“It takes a lot of time and money to look this cheap, honey,”
~ Dolly Parton, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business
“It takes a lot of time and money to look this goth, honey,”
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|Craig aka The Wolfman|
The Taters played songs from their new album along with numerous Halloween classics like “The Monster Mash” and “Scooby Doo.” While The Taters have fans across the States, the album opens with a bit from The Bowman Body and was recorded in Ashland. It feels like home.
|Greg aka The Mummy|
“I Put A Spell On You” was Halloween perfection! In fact, they said they could make any of their songs have a holiday flare, “Take any song, put it in a minor key… It’s a Halloween song!” Good music and good friends... that makes a very happy Halloween!
|Brad aka Dracula|
As I wrote last year, “This is exactly what I want the world to be like everyday-- folks dressed up in costumes, people playing silly pranks while laughing, neighbors handing out candy, everyone simply having fun. I don’t understand why the holiday ends and everyone’s sense of whimsy goes *POOF* along with it. The night ends and everyone forgets that on one day, Halloween, they loved my bat décor and jewelry. But as Dickens writes, I will honor Halloween in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. Okay, that’s a slight paraphrase but you get the gist.”
“That’s a great Halloween purse! Where did you get it?” I always politely answer and watch them stare at me when I snote the brand. “Wow, you really went all out for Halloween!” referring to the rings and bracelets that I wear on a daily basis.
My fella isn’t goth so sometimes I worry that my goth-flag might be a bit too out there but he’s always proud. When one of his friends commented on my purse, my fella points out the details (he’s a man who appreciates details). “There is velvet on the inside. Show them!” Or, he points out one of the topics that I’m discussing in my vampire course when someone asks if I’m teaching Twilight. “Well, she actually has her students read criticism that points out that Edward is a sociopath” or he deflects, “Last week she discussed racism in I Am Legend and demonstrates how the movie with Will Smith nods to the books sentiments pre-Civil Rights Movement."
He knows because he pays attention and understands me. And really, what more could a girl ask for any day of the year.