Sunday, October 31, 2010

Halloween Hodgepodge 2010















The Halloween Hodgepodge edition of the I Hear a New World Podcast is available for download here, and at http://ihearanewworld.podomatic.com/.

Given the time of the season, it is once again time for me to dredge through my seemingly endless archives of spooky music to present a new Halloween mix to the readers. Last year I was rushing against the clock to complete my Halloween podcast before the clock struck midnight on Halloween. After learning my lesson from this, I began compiling my list two weeks ago with possible songs that could make the cut for this years mix. These songs were culled from my own collection, Soulseek users and the numerous Halloween blogs and forums across the internet. Without the help of these sources, it would have been practically impossible for me to finish this mix on time.

Considering my tendency to strive towards perfection, finishing this mix before Halloween has meant spending hours painstakingly crafting a two-part mix of the most terrifyingly bone-chilling music that I could possibly find. Please note that in order to prevent from scaring all of my listeners stiff, I have thrown in some light-hearted Halloween tunes from genres such as rockabilly, doo-wop and soul to balance out the tone. I hope that this mix finds you well and provides the perfect soundtrack to the haunted house of your mind.

Mu-wa-ha-ha-ha!!

P.S. I plan on providing a tracklist for this year's mix, but I want to give you the opportunity to be surprised during the first listen. Be on the lookout for that!

Happy Halloween!

Editors note:
Please make sure to check the comments for the full tracklist to this year's Halloween mix, and why don't ya leave a comment while you're there.

4 comments:

Kevin said...

As Promised, here is the tracklist for both parts to this year's Halloween mix:


Part 1

1) The Poetics- Listen Carefully
2) Halloween intro
3) The Shaggs- It's Halloween
4) Halloween- trailer excerpt
5) The Cramps- Zombie Dance
6) Kip Tyler- She's My Witch
7) Sunn 0)))- Sin Nanna
8) Liars- We Fenced Other Gardens With the Bones of Our Own
9)Castanets- You Are the Blood
10) The Residents- Hello Skinny
11) Excerpt from Curse of the Werewolf Trailer
12) Round Robin- I'm the Wolfman
13)Screamin' Jay Hawkins- I Hear Voices
14) George S. Iving- Dead Man's Brains
15) Ken Nordine- Strollin' Spooks
16) Il Segno Del Campegne- Giorri di Neve
17) Bill Buchanan- Beware
18) Los Saicos- El Entierro DE Los Gatos
19) Mira Calix- Roundabout
20) Bonzo Dog Band- Look Out There's a Monster Coming
21) Les Maledictus Sound- Monster Cocktail
22) Tom Waits- What's He Building In There

Part 2

1) Night of the Living Dead trailer
2) Monotones- Zombi
3) David Bowie- Please Mr. Gravedigger
4) Harappian Night Recordings- Red Eyes, Noose and Goad
5) Jackie Morningstar- Rockin' In the Graveyard
6) Grouper- Way Their Crept
7) Mum- Will the Summer Make Good For All Our Sins
8) The Blob trailer
9) Five Blobs- The Blob
10) Sparkle Moore- Skull And Crossbones
11)The Poetics- Silent Night
12) Leroy Bowman- Graveyard
13) Spooks- Now I'm a Spook
14) The Texas Chainsaw Massacre trailer
15) Hasil Adkins- I Need Your Head
16) LA Vampires & Zola Jesus- Vous
17) Diamanda Galas- I Wake Up and I see the Face of the Devil
18) The Mount Fuji Doomjazz Corporation- The Sexy Midnight Torture Show
19) The Mummy- trailer
20) Lee Ross- The Mummy's Bracelet
21) Tonstartssbandht- The Lake
22) The Horrors- Gloves
23) Michael Small- Final Flight

I hope that you enjoyed this mix!

Best, Kevin

No-head said...

Sorry I haven't called by for a while. This is a nice set but it was just too late for halloween. That's the problem with a round world I guess. :( I'll keep it for next year.
Fill yer boots, big man!

Kevin said...

Hey No-head. It's good to hear from you again. I'm sorry that the podcast didn't make it to your country in time to listen to it on Halloween. I was really pleased with the finished product, as I thought it had a great flow to it. It has plenty of stuff on it that would work for year round, so hopefully you give it a spin before next Halloween.

P.S. What do you mean by "Fill yer boots"?

No-head said...

Scots/Irish expression. Don't know what it means exactly but we say it a lot - sort of "respect to you" or "stand up and be counted" I guess but with a bit more emphasis.