This year I found it extremely difficult to get into the holiday spirit. Fall is my favorite time of year and October is a special month for me. My man’s birthday was last week and we also met each other for the first time on a cool October evening so I have a lot of romantic connections to the month. And naturally I always associate Halloween with wonderful things I love like horror films, candy, costumes and hot apple cider. I blame my sour mood this year on the countries current political climate. After living most of life under Republican/conservative rule I’ve grown extremely weary and just plain tired of it. With the strong possibility that the current administration and its cronies will do just about anything to stay in power, I’m finding it damn difficult to enjoy the season. Frankly, I find the idea of a McCain/Palin presidency and 4 more years similar to the last eight a more scary premise than any horror film I can think of at the moment. The election is very distracting and I hope that this nasty feeling of doom and gloom dissipates soon.
In the meantime, here’s a couple of great French pop songs about monsters and their makers from Serge Gainsbourg . . .
Serge Gainsbourg sings Docteur Jeckyll & Mister Hyde (1968)
France Gall sings Frankenstein (1972) written by Serge Gainsbourg
And if you’re looking for some more Halloween fun I recommend visiting last year’s Halloween post that was written when I was in a much more festive mood.