Sorry this one was kind of late due to my first day of house sitting in Capitol Hill which included walking and cleaning up after a geriatric and incontinent Dalmatian and then taking a car to a garage for service and then commuting from there to my apartment/office to work… You get the idea…
I confess that for the most part other than having the name “Frankenstein” this didn’t quite have the mood of what I would call “Halloween” music, but Marcus Miller serves his Jazz hot just like I like it so what the hell?
Minotaurs are yet another one on the list I wasn’t looking forward to and I have a sneaking feeling I might be subconsciously cribbing a New Yorker cartoon but despite being another rush job I’m rather happy how this one turned out.
Today’s Halloween song I first heard in the Henry Selick movie, Monkeybone; “Hell” by the Squirrel Nut Zippers (which I always thought was called “In the Afterlife” until I was looking for it just now.)
I’ve been a fan of the Squirrel Nut Zippers for years and this is a great song to introduce them with.
This was another one I think I knocked off too fast. My knowledge of the Jersey Devil was vague enough that it’s the first of this series that I needed a visual reference to remind myself what it looked like. I remember first coming across the Jersey Devil when I was interested in cryptids as a boy. I remember it being the only creature in the book where even at that age I was able to say “no, that’s a folktale. ”
So anyway hope you like it.