teh s3quence 015 – HALLOWEEN 2011 EDITION

Because I like to do things out of order (and also because I totally forgot that I hadn’t posted teh s3quence 014…), I’m giving you teh s3quence 015, the HALLOWEEN EDITION!

Usually when I make a Halloween mix, it’s pretty straightforward — pick a bunch of songs that are about zombies, vampires, ghosts or are otherwise spooky, mash them together, make sure there’s at least one requisite track from an actual Zombie (Zombie Girl, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Nik Fiend (who actually is a zombie) and call it good. This year, I went about it a bit different.

Rather than just get a bunch of Halloween-themed songs, I tried to pick tracks that were actually spooky, not just about spooky things, or spooky in a campy way (see: Sneaky Bat Machine and Voltaire). So this mix has a lot more emphasis on mood and ambiance. Oh, there’s the Zombie Girl track in there, too, and I threw in “Everyday is Halloween” at the end to lighten the mood (how often can you say that you added Ministry to lighten the mood?), but otherwise I was going for stuff you might actually play if you were hosting a haunted house or a let’s-all-watch-The-Exorcist party. Also, you know, I had to step up my game this year to compete with @slighter’s Halloween Mix…

 

Track list

01 Pugilistas – Sea Soul’s Breath
02 Skinny Puppy – Testure
03 Velvet Acid Christ – Fun With Knives
04 Alien Sex Fiend – All the Madmen (Padded Cell Mix)
05 Air – Radian (excerpt)
06 WAX MONSTERS – Mercury
07 Delerium – New Horizons
08 Marilyn Manson – Redeemer
09 Gary Numan – Dark
10 Angelo Badlamenti – Haunting & Heartbreaking
11 Dax Riggs – Night is the Notion
12 The Black Keys – Strange Times
13 Godspeed You Black Emperor! – The Dead Flag Blues
14 jazzsequence – when the lights go off in space, do you say “Bloody Mary” ten times in front of a mirror just to see if she comes and slits your throat?
15 Krii – Dzaes Manouverz
16 Le Presage (feat. Mr. Dibbs and Jel) – Invitation to Hell
17 DJ Krush – The Blackhole
18 Nine Inch Nails – a mixture of nightmares (Symphony of Noise Remix)
19 Meat Beat Manifesto – She’s Unreal
20 Funker Vogt – Seelenwanderung
21 Zombie Girl – Symphony of the Living Dead (Part 2)
22 Queen Adreena – Heavenly Surrender
23 Ministry – Everyday is Halloween [Original 12″ Version]

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Catching up

It’s 2011 and we’ve been remiss in updating this blog (and the flickr stream) with new pics.  So, here’s the last 3 months in brief…

September

The end of September we had several significant events and a visit from Grandma and Grandpa in California.

But first…

The Open Classroom had an all-school field trip to Antelope Island.  It was big.  There was sand.  There were a lot of people.  We scared some tourists.

And tried (unsuccessfully) to fly a kite…

Not long after was Lilah’s 3rd birthday. Grandma and Grandpa came out from California to celebrate.

October

Then came Halloween.  We were a pirate family.

Nothing at all exciting happened between Halloween and Christmas.  Nope.

December

…and now we’re all caught up

"Spookatini By Colleen Mullaney Serves 4 8 oz. Mandarin Orange vodka 4 oz. Fresh lemon juice 4…"

“Spookatini
By Colleen Mullaney
Serves 4 8 oz. Mandarin Orange vodka
4 oz. Fresh lemon juice
4 oz. Grand Marnier
2 oz. Grenadine
Seltzer to top it off In a pitcher filled half-way with ice, pour all ingredients except seltzer. Let chill. Pour in martini glasses and top with seltzer. To sugar rims:
Rub rims of glasses with lemon juice. Flip over and gently press into a shallow dish filled with decorative black sugar. If you can’t find black sugar, just add a few drops of black food coloring to regular sugar and mix.”

spookatini
Colleen Mullaney: Brewing Up the Perfect Halloween Cocktail

…actually sounds like a damn fine drink.  Gonna need to get me the ingredients…

teh s3quence: 010 — halloween

photography by Sam Javanrouh

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these, so, with the best holiday (especially when it comes to music) coming along, it seemed the right time.  This mix is 90 minutes of spooky tracks to get your demonic groove on to.

1 – Rob Zombie, Living Dead Girl
2 – GraveDiggaz, Diary of a Madman
3 – Jay Gordon, Slept So Long
4 – Dark Disco Club, The Human Condition
5 – Zombie Girl, We are the Ones (Rotting Corpse Mix)
6 – Sneaky Bat Machine, Trick or Treat
7 – The Electric Hellfire Club, Incubus
8 – HORRORFALL, Necroplasm Fix
9 – XORCIST, Scorched Blood (Torch Mix)
10 – Die Form, Cantique
11 – Type O Negative, Wolf Moon (Including Zoanthropic Paranoia)
12 – Trent Reznor, Peter Murphy & TV On the Radio, Bela Lugosi’s Dead
13 – HIM, Vampire Heart
14 – Rasputina, Transylvanian Concubine (Yes Sir Mister Sir – Club Mix)
15 – Marilyn Manson, Redeemer
16 – Gary Numan, Dead Heaven
17 – How to Destroy Angels, A Drowning
18 – Evanescence, Haunted

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