BY ANDY EMITT
The Halloween season is about nighttime, witchery, bouncin' good times, sin, the occult, crystal balls, getting spooked, breaking taboos, and casting a spell so you can do what'chu want (only if for a night)—that's why Luna Luna made a Witchy, Kitschy Halloweeny Mix on Spotify with songs that celebrate or evoke all those things and more. This mix is for the darklings out there, the ones who risk indulging too much tonight as well as those who risk feeling too sad for themselves because they're sitting around at home (like me!).
Whatever the case—whether you're getting ready to go out (let's face it—Halloween parties last for about 2 weeks) or stay in—this playlist will give you a two-and-a-half hour sonic adventure (be it background music or an escape). These tracks and interludes are arranged carefully, so turn off your shuffle if you're after the full story...Now, to begin, count backward...
One more thing: each weekly Luna Luna mix will now be accompanied by a poem made up of one line from each of the first seven or so songs in the mix.
Here's this week's playlist-poem:
just concentrate and make yr mind a blank:
yes im a witch, im a bitch. i don't care.
ive got you; youve got me—
confucius has a puzzling grace.
shadows all around but you don't make a sound...
i know you better than this.
on the seventh day i rest for a minute or two.
this is my hair; i don't wear wigs.
in the end of the night, I can be with you.
Got cruel intentions this Halloween season? Gonna be up till the morning sun, early morning? Have so much to drink you feel the beat and the pulse? Wear your blue jeans and just go with it? Is night time your time? Ready for lights out and then debauchery from dusk till dawn? Well, let me tell you: I'm a sinner, and I made this mix just for you to do what you want these next few nights.
Andy Emitt has written for Pitchfork, MTVNews, Vice, XOJane & more. He is the music content editor for @LunaLunaMag.