What’s up Golden Hawks, or should I say Spooky Hawks! That was cheesy I know but bear with me as I try to get this blog into the Halloween spirit. To start off, I hope everyone had a fantastic Halloween and Halloweekend, I’m sure you all looked bomb in your costumes. Whether or not you were able to tune into the show this past Tuesday, we’ve got you covered with a full recap of what we played and talked about this week. If you tuned in because you were unable to go out on Halloween because you had a midterm on November 1st like me- thanks for listening! We hope you enjoyed the show and were able to sing along with us to some of the classic Halloween crooners we played this week. A full tracklist will be posted at the bottom of the blog if you want to give our playlist a re-listen, also feel free to follow me on Spotify, my username is ameliamola88, I post all of our playlists from previous weeks on my Spotify so they’ll always be available for you to listen to.
This week we played a bunch of different tunes, from some different genres and decades. My personal favourite was Donovan’s 1966 crooner, Season of the Witch. Next up was Cream’s classic hit, Strange Brew. This song from Cream’s 1967 album Disraeli Gears is a classic psychedelic rock piece from this time and had a perfect title for Halloween, it’s a win-win. Of course, it being Halloween, we had to throw in Michael Jackson’s classic 1983 hit Thriller. We talked a little bit about this song and the history of the iconic fourteen-minute long music video, I’ll post the link to the full video below in case you want to check it out.
We also talked about our favourite Halloween movies on the show this week. Classic’s like Halloween Town, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and a newer one that I recently just watched called What We Do In The Shadows. It’s an indie movie that was made in New Zealand in 2014 and it’s absolutely hilarious. I wouldn’t necessarily classify it as a Halloween movie, but it’s a documentary about this group of Vampires who live in modern day New Zealand are trying to survive and adapt to modern day society (they’re all about 500 years old). I found it very similar to The Office in the way it was filmed, as it was all the funny moments were very caught in the moment and based off the characters personalities. The movie also has a fantastic soundtrack, and I actually featured two songs on the show this week, one by a band called Black English called Another life, and another by Luka Buda called The Werewolf.
We look forward to our next show, and till Tuesday we wish you all well! Stay spooky Goldenhawks!
Rockwell- Somebodies Watching Me
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Bad Moon Rising
Cream- Strange Brew
Donovan – Season of the Witch
Black English – Another LIfe
Luka Buda – The Werewolf
Michael Jackson – Thriller
Dusty Springfield – Spooky
Lou Reed- Walk on the Wild Side