In just six days “Trick or Treaters” will come a-knocking, and you’ll need a musical backdrop for handing out treats at the door or for a party crowd.
Of course, you’ll include the standbys:”Thriller,” “Monster Mash” and “Ghostbusters” but don’t leave out one of the ultimate songs for this time of year, Donovan’s 1966 ode to the “Season of The Witch,” which, BTW, Lana Del Rey covered on the soundtrack of the movie “Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark’” (released last Aug.)–her version is modern and fresh, sensuous-slow-and sultry. “Music for Grownups.”
Donovan’s original is so not modern, rather, it’s so 60s–emotionally tortured, practically an existential crisis: a reminder of how cerebral and abstract 60s music was. How can you not admire this:
When I look out my window,
what do you think I see?
And when I look in my window,
so many different people to be.
sure is strange.
Must be the season of the witch