I learned long ago not to try and convert any of them. I think what happened at Disneyland once illustrates it best. In one of the studios at California Adventure, you can use this machine to determine which hero or villain you are.
I was Tarzan. All three of them were villains.
So as we move through October, I'm in a mad rush to get my Christmas station ready to go. I turned it on early again this year, and I'm featuring Halloween songs up until November 1. Mostly, it's just for my family, while I kick the tires and otherwise make sure everything is set to go for the coming season. But I've found there are a lot of people that love Halloween, too, so I've expanded the playlist and hope you have a good time with the Sounds of Halloween.
This year, I'm planning to continue something I started last year, a little something extra for Halloween fans - War Of The Worlds!
On Monday night, October 30th, at approximately 7:00pm (Eastern), I'll be playing the original broadcast from 1938 of "War Of The Worlds" as performed by Orson Welles and the Mercury Theatre On The Air.
That will be followed by Jeff Wayne's updated version of his musical adaptation of "War Of The Worlds" (which features Gary Barlow from Take That, Joss Stone and Liam Neeson).
And on Halloween night at approximately 7:00pm (Eastern), I'll be playing Jeff Wayne's original musical adaptation of "War Of The Worlds" from 1978, which featured Justin Hayward of the Moody Blues, David Essex and Richard Burton.
Here's an example, the last dozen songs that played while I wrote this...
The Beach Boys "Monster Mash"
Echo and the Bunnymen "People Are Strange"
The Duponts "Screamin' Ball (at Dracula Hall)"
The Puppini Sisters "Spooky"
Cab Calloway and His Orchestra "The Ghost of Smokey Joe"
The Alan Parsons Project "The Raven"
Sofia Carson "Rotten To The Core"
The Buoys "Timothy"
Five Man Electrical Band "Werewolf"
Tom Petty "Zombie Zoo"
Lewis Lee "Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes"
Santana "Black Magic Woman"
Are you getting in the spirit? For either of these holidays? I'm going to continue to try and prepare for both, as I munch on this candy cane while trying to figure out where Lisa hid the Halloween candy...