Ghost Night

Oh, a ghost by the shrubbery! Or maybe me in a bedsheet. (Pic by my friend Anne.)

Oh, a ghost by the shrubbery! Or maybe me in a bedsheet.

This Halloween I hung out with my friend Anne as she doled out treats to hordes of kids, and I donned the traditional bedsheet ghost costume so rarely seen these days. I almost didn’t bother because even with help it came out crooked, but I’m glad I did because kids’ reactions were a hoot (the photo’s just a pose; I sat on the stoop with Anne).

The first pair shook my hand before leaving. One boy asked if I was a Mister or Miss Ghost and got agitated when I played coy, trying to get a close look and saying things like “What is your gender?” and “Show me your mustache!” We had a couple of skeptics, too; one said, “Nice costume, but I’m not buying it,” and later another said, “You’re not a ghost!” — but only after peering closely :)


Anyone know a good way to share playlists online?

Anyone know a good way to share playlists online? I was using Youtube because it has a lot of music but their ads ruin the experience (I only noticed recently on a friend’s computer; I use an adblocker on mine). I basically want to post online mixtapes but I haven’t kept up with streaming music stuff so I don’t know what’s out there or if it’s even feasible given copyright issues.


Halloween Music Mix

Halloween Mix 2014

  1. “Carve Her Pumpkin” — John Vosel & the Boogie Monsters
  2. “Halloween” — The Mission Creeps
  3. “The Bones in the Ground” — Robyn Hitchock
  4. “Ain’t No Grave” — Crooked Still
  5. “Hall of Heads” — They Might Be Giants
  6. “Graveyard Stomp” — Ursula 1000
  7. “There’s a New Sound (the Sound That’s Made by Worms)” — Tony Burrello
  8. “Dead Man’s Party” — Oingo Boingo
  9. “The Old Woman in the Woods” — Cruachan
  10. “Zombie” — The Death Set
  11. “Werewolf” — Al Storm
  12. “Up Jumped the Devil” — John Davis and the Monster Orchestra
  13. “Enter Sandman” — Richard Cheese

Happy Halloween!





House of the Rising Moon

House of the Rising Moon

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A man (Charles) and a woman (Charlotte) walk in the moonlight.

“Oh Charles,” says Charlotte, “I’ve had such a wonderful time tonight — and the moon is so beautiful!”

“OH NO!” exclaims Charles. “I have to go right now!”

“But why?”

“A terrible curse!” says Charles. “Every full moon I turn into a — AGH!” He doubles over in pain.

“Charles, what — ?”

“RRR — RUN! AAAAAA” Charles screams from off panel as the woman gasps in fright and surprise.

“Charles, you’re a — a — a house!” says Charlotte. And indeed, a one-story house stands in Charles’s place. She hesitates, then asks, “May I use your bathroom?”

This is all a story told by a young girl to her younger brother, who says, “Whooooaaa” in amazement. “So that’s what a warehouse is!”

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