I love all holidays, including ones like Halloween that not everyone considers a holiday (in fact, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays). One of the things I like best about holidays is food and establishing traditions around food. This might sound strange, but I love food traditions and knowing that whatever holiday it is, I’ll make a certain dish that I only eat once a year on that holiday, which makes it a special treat, and usually means it’s something somewhat indulgent.
This month’s playlist is (maybe not surprisingly) Halloween themed because, well…I love Halloween. It’s one of my favorite holidays because it revolves around two of my favorite things – candy and costumes. Plus, Halloween seems to signal the start of the holiday season, which I always look forward to. Halloween is also a great way to ramp up for the craziness that comes in November and December – so it’s really like a practice holiday.
This month’s playlist is heavy on both goth and metal because those two genres naturally have so much Halloween themed music, even though the artists might not have intended it that way. I mean, what is Halloween without Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, and Siouxsie and the Banshees? With all the makeup and black clothes, they look like they’re celebrating Halloween 365 days a year anyway. And for that matter, you can’t celebrate Halloween without listening to Thriller and the Monster Mash at least once! I’ve assembled all that and more for your October listening pleasure. Happy Halloween!