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Happy Alt Halloween – Music for your fears

For your Halloween playlist…with spooky music videos, as well!

You can listen to and watch them all on my YouTube Playlist! For free!

I included some new songs by Billy Eilish, Of Monsters and Men and Avril Lavigne. I dipped into the 80s to pick up some Duran Duran and Depeche Mode. There’s a lot in between. I even included some good songs from bands I’ve never heard of before, like The Haxans.

Here’s a list of the tracks I picked for 2019. Let me know if I left anything great out!

  1. Omen – The Do
  2. Ghost sYMbOL – Zero 7
  3. Roseblood – Mazzy Star
  4. Everyday is Halloween – Ministry
  5. Bring Me To Life – Evanescence
  6. Heathens – twenty one pilots
  7. A Little Wicked – Valerie Broussard
  8. The Killing Moon – Echo And The Bunnymen
  9. Disturbia – Rihanna
  10. Let’s Kill Tonight – Panic At The Disco
  11. Don’t Call Me Angel – Ariana Grande, Miley Cyrus, Lana Del Rey
  12. Monster – Imagine Dragons
  13. all the good girls go to hell – Billie Eilish
  14. Evil Eye – Franz Ferdinand (I could not playlist the official video for this because I am squeamish about blood 🙂
  15. I Fell In Love With The Devil – Avril Lavigne
  16. Shake It Out – Florence + The Machine
  17. Hunting For Witches – Bloc Party
  18. Alligator – Of Monsters And Men
  19. Way Down We Go – Kaleo
  20. E.T. – Katy Perry
  21. Blood In The Cut – K. Flay
  22. Devil Inside – INXS
  23. Graveyard – Halsey
  24. Only Happy When It Rains – Garbage
  25. Heads Will Roll – Yeah Yeah Yeahs
  26. Emperor’s New Clothes – Panic! At The Disco
  27. Monster Hospital – Metric
  28. bad guy – Billy Eilish
  29. Bury Me – The Smashing Pumpkins
  30. Season Of The Witch – Lana Del Rey (cover)
  31. In The Woods Somewhere – Hozier
  32. Howl – Florence + The Machine
  33. I Put A Spell On You – Bryan Ferry
  34. bury a friend – Billy Eilish
  35. Arsonist’s Lullaby – Hozier
  36. Help I’m Alive – Metric
  37. Heart-Shaped Box – Nirvana
  38. Do I Wanna Know? – Arctic Monkeys
  39. Cold Cold Cold – Cage The Elephant
  40. My Boy Builds Coffins – Florence + The Machine
  41. Tonight, Tonight – The Smashing Pumpkins
  42. The Ghost in You – The Psychedelic Furs
  43. Waiting For The Night – Depeche Mode
  44. The Wolf – Fever Ray
  45. Keep The Streets Empty For Me – Fever Ray
  46. Werewolf – Cat Power
  47. Call Me When You’re Sober – Evananescence
  48. Strangelove – Depeche Mode
  49. Monster – Paramore
  50. Full Moon Tonight – Silvastone
  51. Set Me On Fire – Flyleaf
  52. Pretty Visitors – Arctic Monkeys
  53. Born To Die – Lana Del Rey
  54. Ghost Town – The Specials
  55. My Immortal – Evanescence
  56. Zombie – The Cranberries
  57. Come Undone – Duran Duran
  58. Cat People – David Bowie
  59. Building A Mystery – Sarah MacLachlan
  60. Theme Song: Charmed – Morrissey
  61. Theme Song: Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  62. Ballad For Dead Friends – Dashboard Prophets
  63. Black Cat Bone – The Haxans
  64. Dirty Magic – The Haxans

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Tonight is the Hunter’s Moon, the full moon of October

Do you love gazing at the moon? The moon will full at 5:08 pm, eastern standard time. In September, we had the Harvest Moon. Tonight the moon is called the Hunter’s Moon. The moon will also be full tomorrow night. If we are lucky and it doesn’t rain, the moon may appear to have an orange hue as it appears on the horizon.

You can see a calendar of the moon phases here from the University of Arizona Lunar and Planetary Laboratory as well as daily information about moon.

At sunset, Jewish people also celebrate Sukkot, a religious harvest celebration.

The Farmer’s Almanac is another great source of information about the moon.

Check out their 1-1/2 minute video that talks about the Hunter’s Moon and its traditions.

The New Moon will be October 27 at 11:28 pm.



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A 3-minute animated short on autumn

low light photography of dried maple leaf

Photo by Vlad Bagacian on

Fall is here and I am glad. I love fall.

Here is a sort little animated film — no words — about autumn. It’s hard for me to describe, but if you watch it, I think you’ll like it.

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Fall Market Fair at Claude Moore Colonial Farm Oct 14 – 15

Enjoy a fun day outside surrounded by costumed interpreters (1771 historical period), entertainers, demonstrations, children’s activities, and lots of delicious foods.

You can purchase a variety of items, from handcrafted soaps to plants.

Food for sale includes savory meat pies, roast chicken on the spit, cooked over an open fire, bread and cheese, pie, and mulled wine and ciders.

Learn to dip candles, make potpourri, or turn a piece of wood on the carpenter’s lathe.  The farm is also open during the Market Fair.

This is a great, low-key, non-crowded event for kids and adults.

Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and seniors. Use your AAA card to get a discount on admission.


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Howl-O-Scream opens today at Busch Gardens

Ready to get your Halloween on?  Busch Gardens‘ Howl-O-Scream in Williamsburg, Virginia begins Sept. 23 and continues every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Oct. 30.

Howl-O-Scream is rising to a whole new horrifying level in honor of its 13th anniversary, with new scare zones, shows and gruesome creatures lurking around the park.

The park’s younger guests will be treated to Halloween happenings with their favorite characters at Sesame Street Forest of Fun.

For more information, visit or call (800) 343-7946.

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Halloween Shopping at Merrifield Garden Center (VIDEO)

Merrifield Garden Center (corner of Gallows Road and Lee Highway, just outside of Falls Church, Virginia) is a lovely time to visit any time of year.  If you love Halloween decorations, I recommend you visit. You’ll find

  • Pumpkins (59 cents/pound)
  • Mums and pansies
  • Halloween decorations
  • Harvest-themed decorations
  • Holiday lights and candles


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