Music Monday: Witches and Magic

What’s Halloween without a little black magic?

I Put a Spell on You by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins
Witch-Hunt by Abney Park
Here There Be Witches by Creature Feature
Poor Unfortunate Souls by Jonathan Young
Witchfinder General by No Heart Country
Song of the Witches by S. J. Tucker
Double Trouble by John Williams
Witchcraft by Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys
Love Potion Number 9 by The Searchers

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Music Monday: Terrible People and Things

Bad people, bad places, and bad activities are all fair play this time of year.

Jack the Ripper by Northern Cross
Ed Gein by Zombiesuckers
Psycho Killer by The Talking Heads
Murder by Within Temptation
When You’re Evil by Voltaire
Bates Motel by Sedated Tears
Cannibal by Kesha
Mz. Hyde by Halestorm
They’re Coming to Take Me Away by Napoleon XIV
Such Horrible Things by Creature Feature

Music Monday: Carnival

And so begins the Halloween music Mondays. Today, we open with the much macabre carnival

Welcome to the Carnival by Midnight Syndicate
Carnival Noir by Cauda Pavonis
Carousel by Melanie Martinez
Dark Carnivale by Frenchy and the Punk
Something Wicked by Vernian Process
The Greatest Show Unearthed by Creature Feature
Circus for Psychos by Skillet
Spellbound by Nox Arcana
Carnival of Lost Souls by Marc Jungermann
Creepy Clown Symphony by Myuu
Circus at the End of the World by Abney Park

Music Monday: Awesome Mix #2

This Awesome Mix is based more on what I’m listening to right now. I hope you find something new to love here.

Hymn by Kesha
Rocket Science by The PDX Broadsides
Women Know Math by The Doubleclicks
Ugly by Courtney Act
Brave by Josh Groban
Strange by LP
Champion by Fall Out Boy
Shiny by Jonathan Young
Low by Todrick Hall feat. Rupaul
Talking to Myself by Linkin Park
Black Wedding by In This Moment
Somebody’s Watching Me by Hidden Citizen

Music Monday: Awesome Mix #1

I thought about what songs I would want on my Awesome Mix if I could only listen to a limited number of songs for a long time. I thought about what I typically listen to most days and what music serves me well.

When I get angry, music is one of the few things that helps me calm down. I wanted to include a couple of songs to soothe my savage beast. I also wanted a couple of songs that are slower but had an undercurrent of menace to them. I think you need some songs that are slower and sadder for when you need to feel your feelings. You also need songs that pump you up.

Woman (Oh Mama) by Joy Williams
Cynics & Critics by Icon for Hire
Hard Times by Paramore
Only if for a Night by Florence + the Machine
Throne by Bring Me the Horizon
I Will Never Die by Delta Rae
Fin by Anberlin
Immortals by FOB
Shoot It Out by 10 Years
Everybody Wants to Rule the World by Lorde
The Grey by Icon for Hire
Breathe Me by Sia

I got to make a mix tape for extra credit in a sociology class in college. My professor said I liked anthems. That definitely holds true with this. It’s probably not the fun awesome mix tape of the original but this would sustain me for a good long while.

Music Monday: Back to School 2

Your next round of bookish tunes. These won’t rock quite as hard as last week but they may up your hipster cred.

This Charming Man by The Smiths
Birdhouse in Your Soul by They Might Be Giants
Sylvia Plath by Ryan Adams
Annabel Lee by Stevie Nicks
Ender Will Save Us All by Dashboard Confessional
Wrapped Up in Books by Belle and Sebastian
Body Electric by Lana Del Rey
Come On! Feel The Illinoise by Sufjan Stevens
Wuthering Heights by Kate Bush
The Book of Love by The Magnetic Fields
Books Written for Girls by Camera Obscura