Hey all!! This will be one of the last posts that I make for this month. I didn't get nearly as much done as I had planned, and now Halloween is upon me! I think that I may have come up with a plan to make next year's countdown go more smoothly, and have more frequent posts. Yes, I'm already thinking about Countdown to Halloween 2012! Today I will be carving some pumpkins with my siblings and then watching The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror later this evening. Before all that, let's set the mood shall we? How 'bout a little Halloween music?
First up, a podcast I've been listening to for awhile now, 'Music From 100 Years Ago' with host Brice Fuqua. Here's a link to all of the Halloween shows (and one called Autumn Songs). Also he has a short podcast featuring Berlioz 'Witches' Sabbath'. I enjoy listening to this show, not just on Halloween, but on other holidays as well. And throughout the year.
Next, one of my favorite new artists that I discovered earlier this year, Zack Bellissimo, has been posting his own Halloween mixes on his blog, Snaggle Toothsalad. Each volume is illustrated with Bellissimo's super art and as of yesterday (Sat. 29), he's posted 11 volumes. Maybe he's going for 13? Anyway, I'm a big fan of his work and I had originally planned to do a post about him in an 'Artists I Love' feature, which is something I did in my 2009 countdown. But I've been busy at other things. I will say that I love his art and you should check out his work. Go get some of his Halloween mixes or at least go look at the great covers. Here are 3 of my favorites he's posted this month.
Well, I'm off to do some pumpkin carving. I'll have a post prepared for tomorrow, as a final farewell to October *sniff*. Also have to figure out what I'm going to wear tomorrow. Ack!