Playlist & Footnotes: http://anywhereanywhen.com/2015/10/01/darkness-descends
Every year about this time, I feel a slight chill enter my bones, a feeling that sinks into my very thought processes and stays with me well into the winter months. The days are shorter, colder, and cause a little more pause when the sun has set and there is nothing but the darkness behind you. It’s at that time of year that I can think of nothing else but the greatest holiday our fair program celebrates: Halloween! And with this show, we kick off five full weeks of programming as part of our annual Halloween Spook-tacular, the backbone of any year here it BlasphuphmusRadio.com.
It’s hard for me to exert any amount of reserve once October rolls around, and before the week is out I’m listening to non-stop monster songs until sometime in December. What can I say? I’m a sucker for it. But this year, instead of jump the gun when it still feels like the end of summer outside, I instead opted to ease our way into this most sacred of holidays, with a show that dramatically presents the night as it begins to take over our lives, and the effect that darkness has on us all. It seems like a happy medium; rather than blow my wad on songs about zompires and vampwolves this early in the game, I thought I would set the scene first, before jumping out of the darkness and saying, “Boo!”
For those of you who want to stay on top of our Halloween Broadcasts – and relive our past triumphs – this handy link will allow you to subscribe to these shows in iTunes, where all the magic will appear on your computer as these shows come out. Last year I produced a number of great programs that I think are among the best ones I’ve ever done, and there are several in the archives that are bound to set the mood for any kind of party you may be hosting this year. I will be adding a few more shows to this archive throughout the month, so now is a perfect time to fire up the old iTunes and find out what we’ve been up to all these years.
Stay tuned, as there will be plenty of Monster Mash’s and rattling chains for the next several weeks. I get so excited this time of year, I can hardly contain it! Fortunately for you, it comes in the form of listening pleasures the likes of which you will rarely hear anywhere else.
Talk to you next week.
Part I: Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark
01.) Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark * The Sonics * Boom
03.) Night Beat * The Phantoms * Lux and Ivy’s Favorites Volume Eight
04.) Dark Thoughts * New Dawn * Love, Peace & Poetry: American Psychedelic Music
05.) Dark Entries * Bauhaus * In The Flat Field
06.) Thru The Night * The Estranged * Singles
07.) Thanks For The Night * The Damned * “Thanks For The Night” b/w “Nasty”
Part II: Paging Doctor Dark
08.) In Dark Tree’s * Brian Eno * Another Green World
09.) One More Night * CAN * Ege Bamyasi
10.) Oh, Deadly Nightshade * The New Bloods * 09/29/06 In-Studio Performance
11.) Doctor Dark * Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band * Lick My Decals Off Baby
12.) Relief Of The Night * Jandek * Living In A Moon So Blue
13.) Heart of Darkness * Pere Ubu * Terminal Tower
Part III: Darkness, Darkness, Darkness
14.) Nochnaya Melodiya (Night Melody) * Orkestar Vyacheslav Mescherin * Orkestar Vyacheslav Mescherin
15.) Late Night * Syd Barrett * The Madcap Laughs
16.) Night Of The Lotus Eaters * Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds * Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!
17.) Dark Lights The Dark * Bishop Of Battle * Prequel Plus
18.) Night Rain * Deuter * Cloud Cuckooland
19.) And Last Night? * The Enablers * End Note
20.) Midnight Raffle * Langston Hughes * The Voice Of The Poet