I love Halloween. Almost every year around late September time I start making plans for a big amazing Halloween party in my head. I plan what themed food to make and bake, what decorations to buy or craft, what costume I will wear, and I will compile play-lists in my daydreams.
Then a few weeks before Halloween, I start to realize the amount of effort involved to make this imaginary party happen. The amount of shopping, cooking, baking required, not to mention the cleaning that my house needs before and after said party is enough for the lazy part of my brain to say “nah, sod that” and then forget all about it!
I then will hope that one of my friends will invite me to a Halloween party they have gone to all the effort of organizing, so all I have to do is bring along a bottle and this CD I would have burnt of the following!
Ghostbusters – Ray Parker jr
Ghost Town – The Specials
Dusk Till Dawn – Ladyhawk
Hunting For Witches – Bloc Party
Satan Spawn – Orbital
Halloween – Siouxie and the Banshees
Tombstone – Peaches
Evil – Ladytron
Sukie in the graveyard – Belle and Sebastian
NYC’s like a graveyard – The Moldy Peaches
Devil’s Haircut – Beck
Little Ghost – The White Stripes
Lullaby – The Cure
Heavy Water – Foals
Soft Power – Ladytron
Internia creeps – Massive Attack
Is there a ghost – Band of horses
Last living souls – Gorillaz
Below is one of my favourite spooky themed videos.
At 2.06 mins is how I imagine my party will be in my house, but with a beautifully styled food table in the corner!
N.B I compiled this play-list in my iTunes around 4-5 years ago, that’s how long I have been planning the party that will never happen for! Please feel free to suggest more tunes in the comments for me to add to it. Oh and this year Rob and I have been invited to a friends party round their house!