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Simon Mayo | 08:46 UK time, Wednesday, 31 October 2012

Good morning and happy Halloween etc. I shall be marking the day by attending the Muse concert for Radio 2 tonight. I realise that I am therefore neglecting my trick or treat duties but that's the way it is. I'd love to be at home answering the door to local ghouls, handing out a selection of sweets and cheery 'ooh your scary' comments, but the thought of one of the biggest bands of the UK playing our little theatre is unmissable. I saw Muse at Wembley a few years ago and it was massive and very very noisy. Broadcasting House will tremble. And that's after that Dr Mosh steps up with a Monster Mosh for Halloween.
There was a time when we dreaded Trick or Treat as it seemed to be just an excuse for some ruffians to hammer on your door all evening asking, as Eddie Izzard said once, 'give us sweets for no reason'. But in the last few years though it seems to have become more organised and family friendly and handing over some tuck seems quite the thing to do. It means no one does 'Penny for the Guy' anymore but that was declining anyway. Did any bloggers do that? It seemed on its way out when I was growing up but maybe it's a regional thing.
And the oldies have to be GHOSTLY and, as child 3 has pointed out, WEREWOLFY as it's a full moon as well as All Hallows Eve. How could we not?
Have a cheery and well-balanced Wednesday. See you after 5

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  • Comment number 1.

    Good Morning Simon and Blog Friends

    GHOST TOWN - THE SPECIALS

    GHOST AT MY DOOR - JOOLS HOLLAND

    THE MONSTER MASH - BOBBY BORIS PICKETT AND THE CRYPTIC KICKERS (go on!)

    HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN

  • Comment number 2.

    The obvious choice....

    THRILLER - MICHAEL JACKSON.

  • Comment number 3.

    Good morning Simon, team and fellow blogsters,

    Bring back good old 'Penny For The Guy', and none of this 'Trick Or Treat' American import. I don't remember going round terrorising the neighbours demanding sweets with menaces. We would have a few pals around for 'tea' and play 'apple bobbin' and eat homemade toffee apples.

  • Comment number 4.

    Ooh how could I forget:

    BAD MOON RISING - CREDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

  • Comment number 5.

    THE AUTOMATIC - Monster

    R DEAN TAYLOR - There's A Ghost In My House

    BOBBY PICKETT & THE CRYPT-KICKERS - Monster Mash

    RADIOHEAD - Creep

    WARREN ZEVON - Werewolves of London

  • Comment number 6.

    Good morning again everyone

    A few Halloween Oldies

    WEREWOLVES OF LONDON - WARREN ZEVON

    BLUE MOON - ROD STEWART/or whoever you think is best, NYM

    R. DEAN TAYLOR – THERES A GHOST IN MY HOUSE

    FRANK SINATRA – WITCHCRAFT

    THE SPECIALS – GHOST TOWN

    BOBBY “BORIS” PICKETT AND THE CRYPT KICKERS – THE MONSTER MASH

    REDBONE – THE WITCH QUEEN OF NEW ORLEANS

    BLUE OYSTER CULT – DON’T FEAR THE REAPER

    And one of the best records ever

    SANTANA – BLACK MAGIC WOMAN

    And a Halloween present for all Richard Allinson fans - he is sitting in for Steve Wright this afternoon - I had to give him the afternoon off shopping.....

    JW

  • Comment number 7.

    Only the one from me today as I've got a hedge to plant....as you do! ;-)

    Scary Monsters (And Supercreeps) - David Bowie

    Might catch up with you all later,

  • Comment number 8.

    Actually, for a werewolf:
    PAUL WELLER - Changing Man

    FINE YOUNG CANNIBALS - I'm Not The Man I Used To Be

    FRANK SINATRA - I've Got You Under My Skin

    DEF LEPPARD - Animal


    :o)

  • Comment number 9.

    And can I second Bad Moon Rising, Shona? - one of my favourites.

    JW

  • Comment number 10.

    Actually could I just proffer another??

    Spirit In The Sky -Doctor And The Medics

    Thanks x

  • Comment number 11.

    We used to go 'guising as children in the estate where we were known and only to each other's houses. A party piece had to be done in order to receive a sweet and we did have a lot of fun.

    Some people got the word 'guising confused with Guy and "Penny for the Guy" could be heard by youngsters in the late 70's in a real old celebration mix up.

  • Comment number 12.

    Morning all

    Last year I stocked up on 'treat sized' goodies and no-one came to trick or treat us, so Mr T had to eat them! This year I haven't bothered (Mr T is on a diet) so no doubt we'll have lots of visitations!!

    WEREWOLVES OF LONDON - Warren Zevon (sp?)

    SPIRITS IN THE MATERIAL WORLD - Police

    Tortie x

  • Comment number 13.

    OOps, maybe not so obvious then, I must stop thinking aloud.

    Home made toffee.. usually followed by a trip to the dentist the next day! :O

  • Comment number 14.

    #9 Happy to share Jennie! Hope it gets picked because I love it too!

  • Comment number 15.

    Molly, I hope its a drier day where you are?

    Lets have a look what everyone is getting...

    http://www.raintoday.co.uk/

    Aha, you'd best get a move on ;)

  • Comment number 16.

    Sal,

    The sun has just put in an appearance after a recent light shower. So I'd better get a wriggle on! ;-)

    x

  • Comment number 17.

    For the werewolves

    CHANGES - DAVID BOWIE

    JW

  • Comment number 18.

    *** TWILIGHT *** - *** ELO ***

  • Comment number 19.

    One day Sal, one day...........................

    JW

  • Comment number 20.

    Thats my reckoning Jennie. Good Morning to you too :)

  • Comment number 21.

    Good Morning Simon, Team and Blogpoppets

    Not a fan of Halloween, but I'll give the soapbox a wide berth and choose:

    BAD MOON RISING - Creedence Clearwater Revival

    THERE'S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE - R Dean Taylor

    SPIRITS HAVING FLOWN - Bee Gees

    ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY - Great White

    HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - Duran Duran

    HARVEST MOON - Neil Young

    WHOLE OF THE MOON - Waterboys

    ~X~

  • Comment number 22.

    Good morning everyone

    I have already typed this and was about to post when AOL suddenly went off...

    Simon, I grew up in a small village in the West Country, with only about 35 children in our primary school and Halloween wasn't celebrated like it is now... it's far too commercial these days. My children dressed up and went around with their friends performing their party pieces and I always made toffee apples, crispie cakes sweets etc for the guisers who came around.

    Every year we had a bonfire and fireworks on the village common that the children, helped by adults, went around the village collecting wood and anything else that would burn and villagers would also take unwanted wood etc and gradually it would grow huge and the Friday or Saturday night nearest the 5th, it would be lit at 7pm by youngsters with their 'lit torches' which were empty baked bean cans attached to a long pole and stuffed with paraffin rag.

    Happy childhood days!

    Since the moon was so full and bright last night....

    BAD MOON RISING ~ Creedance Clearwater Revival

    THE MONSTER MASH ~ Bobby Boris Pickett & his Crypt Kickers

    THERE'S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE ~ R Dean Taylor

    GHOST TOWN ~ The Specials

  • Comment number 23.

    Failing that..

    The lights go down - ELO

  • Comment number 24.

    Another werewolf song:
    NICK LOWE - The Beast in Me

  • Comment number 25.

    Morning all!
    Tuts!! My internet went off there, and I lost my post. I'll see if I can remember them all again!!

    HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - DURAN DURAN

    BARK AT THE MOON - OZZIE OSBOURNE

    THE WHOLE OF THE MOON - THE WATERBOYS

    HOUNDS OF LOVE - KATE BUSH

    WEREWOLVES OF LONDON - WARREN ZEVON

    SHE-WOLF - SHAKIRA

  • Comment number 26.

    Having typed my bit twice, I forgot to add that myself and friends in the village, all got together to build a big guy for the top of the bonfire, using someone's dad's old suit and a hat on top of a body stuffed with hay, and he'd be sitting on an old chair on the top.

  • Comment number 27.

    Some spooky things going on around here!!

  • Comment number 28.

    Morning Simon and everyone.

    Prefer penny for the guy and much more toned down Halloween celebrations than the over the top debarcle imported from the States. Forcing people to spend humungous amounts of money they have not got!!! Pfffft.

    Now choons:

    1. BAD MOON RISING - Creedance Clearwater Revival
    2. THERE'S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE - R Dene Taylor
    3. HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF - Duran Duran
    4. WITCHITA LINEMAN - Glen Campbell
    5. WITCHCRAFT - Frank Sinatra
    6. MONSTER MASH - Boris and them Cryptkickers
    7. WHOLE OF THE MOON - Waterboys
    8. MOONDANCE - Van Morrison
    9. IN THE MIDNIGHT HOUR - Wilson Pickett
    10. SPIRIT IN THE SKY - Norman Greenbaum or Dr and the Medics
    11. BLACK MAGIC WOMAN - Santana
    12. WITCHY WOMAN - The Eagles

    Oh well last day of chillaxing as got 2 days work tomorrow and possibly all next week.

    Interview went well, if I get it I will be predominantly be based at Staffordshire County Council. Train journeys will be favoured as I am not subjecting my little car to the Horrors of the M6 even though it is Halloween!!

    Have a nice spooky day.

    Laters

    Mandy ;)

  • Comment number 29.

    Perfect_circle are you also on AOL because ours has been awful recently, just shutting off all of a sudden and it's a flipping nuisance if I haven't saved what I'm typing!!! It also 'freezes' now and again and I have to swicth it off and on again!!

  • Comment number 30.

    Fear of the dark - Iron Maiden.

  • Comment number 31.

    Morning all.

    Suggestions for Hallowe'en

    THERE'S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE - The Fall (for a change!)

    SPELLBOUND - Siouxsie and the Banshees

    BELA LUGOSI'S DEAD - Bauhaus

    SCARY MONSTERS (AND SUPER CREEPS) - David Bowie

    MONSTER - The Automatic

    GHOST TOWN - The Specials

    DEVIL INSIDE - INXS

    COME AS YOU ARE - Nirvana

    I could go on and on and on but I think that's enough for one morning. I'll read back now and see how many I've duplicated (sorry!) but I was so excited that I could think of so many staright away that I had to write them down quickly before I forgot!

    I don't really go with the trick or treating thing, too American for me, and I've never thought begging door to door was a good thing. I remember 'penny for the guy' when I was little and bobbing for apples and home made treacle toffee (project for this weekend) and an apostrophe in Hallowe'en which has now disappeared, and my primary school had a Hallowe'en fancy dress party which was general fancy dress, not just ghoulish - I won a prize for being a belly dancer one year in a pink chiffony number with veil and elasticated harem pants made by my mum!

    Well, I could sit here reminiscing all day but I must get on. Will try and get back later.

    SE x

  • Comment number 32.

    Thought of the day....

    Are there any of us actually brave enough to offer 'just' a penny for the guy?

    How much!!!!

  • Comment number 33.

    BLACK MAGIC WOMAN ~ Santana

  • Comment number 34.

    GHOST RIDERS IN THE SKY - FRANKIE LAINE

  • Comment number 35.

    Red right hand - Nick Cave and the bad seeds.

  • Comment number 36.

    ...and carving turnip lanterns because we didn't have pumpkins where I lived. That was blooming hard work!

  • Comment number 37.

    *coughs* I've just read the blog - shame on me for not doing that first. So keen was I to tune choose on one of the rare occasions I can, that I was watching for the theme on Twitter, where I believe it only talked about moons and werewolves... so I needed a couple of ghost choices.

    On the subject of Hallowe'en, I grew up in Northern Ireland, so it was a bigger deal for us than 5th November (though I do remember Penny for the Guy when I was really young). Fireworks were banned for many years because of the "Troubles" - what an odd term for the shennigans that went on for many years...

    So my main memories were of family parties for Hallowe'en. We ducked for apples and tried to bite apples on a string. And my mum risked our lives by putting a sixpence in an apple pie. No going round the doors looking for sweets, as it was too dangerous.

    Anyway - to ghosts:

    GHOSTBUSTERS - RAY PARKER JR

    GHOST TOWN - FUN BOY THREE

    MONSTER MASH - BOBBY "BORIS" PICKETT

  • Comment number 38.

    UNDER YOUR THUMB - GODLEY AND CREME

    GHOST ON THE CANVAS - GLEN CAMPBELL

  • Comment number 39.

    Welcome to my nightmare - Alice Cooper.

  • Comment number 40.

    Morning All,

    'Scary Monsters Super Creeps' David Bowies

    'Black Magic Woman' Santana

    'Ghost Town' The Specials

    Have a good day everybody

  • Comment number 41.

    #29 Florence - I'm currently staying at amelia's house in Donegal. She doesn't have AOL, but the weather conditions here make the internet connection dodgy at times! My i-Phone did seem to work, but I couldn't remember my log in details, hehe...

    I should be typing in Word and copying and pasting, so as not to lose stuff, I suppose...

  • Comment number 42.

    IM MANDY FLY ME - 10 CC

    JOHNNY REMEMBER ME - JOHN LEYTON

  • Comment number 43.

     
    A pure dead brilliant wee song, about a seriously scary dude!


    Baron Samedi - 10cc



    I'll leave y'all with the best piece of advice y'all'll ever hear...

    Never Moon a Werewolf! - Mike Binder

  • Comment number 44.

    Happy Hallowe'en!

    I am a fan because I love all things spooky. I did used to dress up and go trick or treating when I was little, although it was a less lavish affair back then. I always had a carved pumpkin, and we did stuff like apple bobbing. I do recall 'penny for the guy' too, my cousin and I would stuff some old clothes, and make a papier mâché head for the guy, and then sit with it at the front gate harassing hapless passers by. Them were the days!

    Oldie suggestions...

    GHOSTS - JAPAN

    CRY WOLF - AHA

    I'd also love to hear BAD MOON RISING, me & the mister watched 'An American Werewolf In London' a few weeks ago, the transformation scene is still a classic.

  • Comment number 45.

    Eerie silence!

































    BOO!!

  • Comment number 46.

    Morning all - thanks to the chiselled (in certain lights) DT Dude for my mench last night, lovely - brought a smile to my face as I created a merguez and chicken chilli (don't ask)

    #6 Oooooo You've made my day!!
    A little bit of RA during the day? Yes please.
    Re tunes:
    Would like to 2nd/3rd whatever
    R. DEAN TAYLOR – THERES A GHOST IN MY HOUSE (that was a big hit when I was a 'pop-picker' fan)
    and Werewolves of London, for the very best opening line in a song:

    "I saw a werewolf with a Chinese menu in his hand"

    Re Halloween
    Our sweets are ready by the door, the pumpkin was carved at the weekend (soup made, natch) - and although it's looking a bit flaccid, like it's taken it's teeth out already (central heating) I think it'll do the trick in the window tonight as a lure for all the little kiddies on our estate Bouhahahaha
    I have a scream mask and black cloak ready, but have been told it's too scary!!
    It was an amazing huge orange moon last night as it rose - hope it's as good tonight, looked just like a pumpkin (or swede depending on your point of view/class/greengrocer)

    Re gigs:
    Mr e turned down a free MUSE ticket on Saturday night in London, to go with me and daughter #2 (14yrs a week on Saturday) to see Gaz Coombes, he of Supergrass. T'was a very small room and Boy was that LOUD, yes, I should have not stood at the front, by the left hand speaker - ears still ringing....

    We never had a pumpkin, but apple bobbing yes, - and penny for the guy was quite a regular plea on our local street when Guy Fawkes was approaching. Of course that's in the days when kids could buy fireworks and attach them to cat's tails - so perhaps having no penny for the guy is a good thing.
    Back later, off for caffeine

  • Comment number 47.

    #3 - I must side with Ms Coddle in favour of proper British traditions and against all the imported American nonsense.

    Some excellent ideas already, many of which I would back. Original ideas :-

    BORIS THE SPIDER - THE WHO
    SUN GOES DOWN (LIVING IT UP) - LEVEL 42 I think we can justifiy this, and if we keep suggesting it often enough perhaps it'll get played if only to get rid of us !

  • Comment number 48.

    DONT FEAR THE REAPER - BLUE OYSTER CULT
    THE FEAR - LILY ALLEN
    I WANT CANDY- BOW WOW WOW
    SWEETS FOR MY SWEET - THE SEARCHERS
    I HEAR YOU KNOCKIN' - DAVE EDMUNDS

  • Comment number 49.

    Cast no shadow-Oasis
    cry Wolf - Aha
    Werewolf in London
    Hungry liek a wolf _ Duran Duran
    Maneater - Nelly Furtado/Hall and Oakes
    Moon dance - Van Morrrison
    Moonlight Shadow - Mike Oldfield
    She wolf - Shakira
    The Killing Moon - echo and the bunneymen
    Zombie - Cranberries
    Ghost Town- _Specials
    Ghosts - Japan
    Spooky - dusty Springfield
    Thriller -Michael Jackson
    Voo doo Dolls - Rogue Traders

    For the Mosh
    Omen - Prodegy

  • Comment number 50.

    'Dancing In The Moonlight' Thin Lizzy

  • Comment number 51.

    Morning Simon & everyone

    Pesky work – don’t they know I have to tune choose?


    THE WHOLE OF THE MOON – THE WATERBOYS

    HALLOWEEN – KIRSTY MACCOLL

    THERE’S A GHOST IN MY HOUSE – R. DEAN TAYLOR

    WOLF AT THE DOOR – RADIOHEAD

    WITCHY WOMAN – THE EAGLES

    BAD MOON RISING – CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL

    YOUR LATEST TRICK – DIRE STRAITS

    THE MONSTER MASH – BOBBY “BORIS” PICKETT

    I WAS A TEENAGE WEREWOLF – THE CRAMPS

    DON’T FEAR THE REAPER – BLUE OYSTER CULT

    I HEAR YOU KNOCKING - DAVE EDMUNDS

    SCARY MONSTERS – DAVID BOWIE

  • Comment number 52.

    #45 *jumps* Blimey, what was that?!

    #47 Seconded, Parsley_cat - there's not nearly enough Level 42 on the radio these days...

    :o)

    We never celebrated Hallowe'en when I was a child. Loved the more traditional Guy Fawkes night though - my Dad would let off a few fireworks in the garden, then we'd go to an organised display where there would be tomato soup and the best jacket potatoes I have ever eaten!

    ~X~

  • Comment number 53.

    #41 perfect_circle, 'type in Word then copy and paste it into an email and should the internet go down, it's not a problem' is just what my husband says to me when I moan if AOL shuts off suddenly, just as I am about to send a lengthy email...!

    THE GHOST OF YOU AND ME ~ Colin Blunstone

  • Comment number 54.

    Morning Simon, NYM & spooky blogpoppets

    I need to go and buy some treats for tonight's visitors - I daren't buy them before as I have zero willpower and they'd all be eaten. My young(ish) visitors last year were polite enough, but frankly some of them hadn't made much of an effort!

    When we were kiddies we went 'guising' - which I think is a Scottish tradition. You had to sing a song (or recite a poem etc) before getting sweets. I also remember doing 'penny for the guy' with Brownies in the 70s & early 80s but I haven't seen it for many a year.

    There have been great oldie choices thus far and so I can only add my vote for:
    Werewolves of London - Warren Zevon
    Scary Monsters (and Supercreeps) - David Bowie
    Bad Moon Rising - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    Cry Wolf - AHa

    I'll add:
    Bad Things - Jace Everett
    Blood on Blood - Bon Jovi
    The Power of Love - Frankie Goes to Hollywood (I'll protect you from the Hooded Claw, keep the vampires from your door)

  • Comment number 55.

    EVERYBODYS CHANGING - KEANE

  • Comment number 56.

    I meant to add that I'm jealous of Simon for his Muse tickets, I quite fancied that. I wouldn't call myself a huge fan, but I think they'd be great live.

    I did however get Bon Jovi tickets for next June which I'm very excited about. They have consistently been the best live act I've ever seen. Weeeeee :)

  • Comment number 57.

    #49 Ponyclubmum - Ooo I hope THE KILLING MOON by ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN gets played, I love that song! It's also making me think of one of my favourite films, Donnie Darko, I think I'll have to watch something suitably spooky later.

  • Comment number 58.

    Morning all :-)

    School holidays here in Wigan. So far cherub has enjoyed 2 trips to the cinema and a fancy dress disco, im not sure I can keep up this level of entertainment though. Headache looms.

    We carved our pumpkin at weekend and its already started looking sorry for itself. Was a darn sight easier than the sweed I remember carving at cherubs age. Have also made a lovely pumpkin/carrot soup. (has to be done!).

    Having a propper halloween of a day ~ my tumble dryer seems posessed. Its new to me (sisters old one) and have only started using it today. Basicly its not happy with the position Ive put it in (ie on an extention). Have managed to trip the switch twice already so have now given up.
    Oh appliances, why have you forsaken me??

    Not amused by the George Lucus/Disney news. Think im gonna have to lock myself in a vault with Star Wars 4, 5 & 6 to preserve my sanity !

    ~gill~

  • Comment number 59.

    If anyone is going 'guising round these parts tonight, there are going to be some mighty soggy costumes by the end of the night.

    It is chucking it down!

  • Comment number 60.

    #52 Ah yes, Dad in the garden letting off a box of 'Standard' fireworks (other brands are available etc etc) is a memory for me too, and it had to be ON the NIGHT of 5th, not a day afore or aft.
    We've been hearing fireworks for days now, poor cats and dogs!
    Local firework displays - usually just school ones where I grew up, but here in Oxf we have a huge one with fair etc in a large park that I have been to in the past.
    However, since I moved to a new area, it turns out that our local parish council put one on in the field at the top of our road and it really is as good as any I've seen.
    We always have friends over to see it, then back to ours for some food and drink! Just happens to be daughter #2's birthday so 'hey presto' instant party!
    Re tunes
    MOONSHADOW by Cat Stevens or 2nd/3rd WHOLE OF THE MOON by the Waterboys.
    I've been out with binoculars on a clear night and you really can actually see craters and shadows on the moon, it makes you realise we are just on a lump of rock twirling through space..in fact makes me feel giddy.

  • Comment number 61.

    We never 'celebrated' hallowe'en when we were children but bonfire night was a time for the village to get together. We also had fireworks in the back garden - catherine wheels that didn't go round and had to be prodded with a long stick, rockets in milk bottles sunk in the ground and as you say, Deebee, the best jacket potatoes ever.

    We also made a guy and took it round and about in an old pushchair, collecting the odd penny here and there, which we spent on black jacks to make our teeth and tongue go black, fruit salads and liquorice sticks.

    Happy days ..........

    JW

  • Comment number 62.

    Like the other Scots here I went guising as a child. Dressing up, doing a party piece (must have been reciting poetry as I can’t sing, dance or act) around neighbours who knew us.

    I hate the notion of “trick or treat” something really menacing about it.

    I’m not especially creative, nor were my parents so I had some dreadful costumes. I remember a dice once and trying to dye something with the juice from a jar of beetroot!

    Don’t think we ever did penny for the guy. Organised displays in the grounds of the local mental hospital (really) and dad setting off fireworks in the garden. Like Deebee I associate it with soup too.

    Halloween is a huge thing here in Ireland – as much for grown ups as children – not my thing at all – never liked dressing up even as a child.

    In my village they have a “torch-light parade”. Health & safety is less of a thing here and small children carry round blazing torches – it is quite terrifying and even after 6 years here I can’t believe what I am seeing each year.

    Muse – they are a band I would expect to like but they just don’t do it for me.

  • Comment number 63.

    Morning (just) all!

    My spooky selection:

    'Maneater' - Hall and Oates
    'Spooky' - Dusty Springfield
    'Supernature'- Cerrone
    'Bark At The Moon' - Ozzy Osbourne
    'Stay' - Shakespeare's Sister
    'Wuthering Heights' - Kate Bush

    N x

  • Comment number 64.

    We live near a huge scout and guide centre, where they hold jamborees and the like. They have a huge firework display every year which is very well supported and the bonfire is one of the biggest I've seen.

    JW

  • Comment number 65.

    Also:

    'Little Red Riding Hood' - Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs
    'Wild Thing' - The Troggs
    'Diamond Dogs' - David Bowie

  • Comment number 66.

    hungry like the wolf-duran duran

    cry wolf-aha

    monster mash-bobby boris pickett

    werewolfs of london-warren zevon

    theres a ghost in my house-r dean taylor

    money for nothing-dire straits (theres a wolf howl in the song)

  • Comment number 67.

    Gazza, can you explain why you cost just as much as a full size loaf? ;)

  • Comment number 68.

    HAUNT YOU - SHOW OF HANDS

  • Comment number 69.

    Don't think anyone has suggested

    SPIRIT OF RADIO - RUSH

    How can that be ?

  • Comment number 70.

    #47 Parsley - Hi yes more Level 42 here please! I cannot recall 'Trick or Treat' at all in my childhood. It seems all came out of American films such as ET. I enjoyed taking part when I lived in Wheelton as there was only one family of children came round, really well dressed up and lovely, well-supervised and collected for a well-known local charity with an official tin. So a good donation in the box & some sweeties all round.

    As part of the economy drive - here in the office where I stamp bits of paper we have painted scary faces on tangerines with black felt pen - very effective!

    Here's a scary joke - I used to be a Warewolf but I'm all right nowwwwwwoooooooH!

    *creeps back into the crypt for a crepe*

  • Comment number 71.

    Lots of you out there are 'Floyd fans - tell me if I'm imagining that this track BALLOON has shades of DSOTM in it??
    http://soapyjefferson1.bandcamp.com/

  • Comment number 72.

    Hammer (House) to fall - Queen

    Mind you, I would be a bit cheeky to suggest anything from Richard Allinson's Sunday Shuffle!!

  • Comment number 73.

    PJ Hughes, Richard Allinson is on in place of Steve Wright this afternoon... yippee!!!

  • Comment number 74.

    See my earlier post #6 was it?

    I've been waiting all day............

    JW

  • Comment number 75.

    I don't remember guising when I was a nipper. We moved away from Scotland (boo!) when I was only about 8 years old, so maybe I never really got the chance. And of course it wasn't done down here.

    I do remember plenty of bobbing for apples - Golden Delicious (other variants are available) were frequently used cos they were easy to get your teeth through the skin. And a toffee apple afterwards.

    Where I live now, although not far from a main road and 'civilisation', is a quiet, dark lane with a row of only 10 houses. No street lights, and the other side of the road is a copse in which you can hear regular rustling coming from the darkness as the deer, rabbits, badgers, foxes, owls and other nighttime creatures move about.

    Oddly we don't tend to get trick or treaters....

  • Comment number 76.

    Apologies Jennie for not having looked back at all of the messages.. I shouldn't be on here at the moment... lots to do!

  • Comment number 77.

    Richard Allinson has just tweeted that he's looking for suggestions for Halloween oldies from 3 o'clock.

    I hope his producer and Simon's producer are talking to each other...

    ;o)

  • Comment number 78.

    Well Warren Zevon has been done to death so how about:

    Rolling Stones - Sympathy for the devil

  • Comment number 79.

    #76 - I 'sounded' quite reproving Florence -didn't mean to!

    Enjoy Richard this afternoon - I was thinking the same Deebee - I wonder if a double mensch could be obtained this afternoon on 2 different shows?

    JW

  • Comment number 80.

    6 Music have played a fair few of our suggestions today too!

  • Comment number 81.

    2.44 - knock on front door..............

    "Sorry we're a bit early, but we're going out later. Trick or Treat!" from a pair of (unknown to me) 8/9 year olds.

    Are they kidding??

    JW

  • Comment number 82.

    Go on Jennie, what did they get for their cheek?

  • Comment number 83.

    I invited them to come back later when they were dressed up! Little treasures!

    Mr Allinson is playing all of my suggestions for Mr Mayo! Ah well - at least I get to hear the good choons!!

    JW

  • Comment number 84.

    YES YES YES!!!

    My day is made - thank you Mr Sinatra and Mr Allinson!!!

    JW

  • Comment number 85.

    Well done, Jenny, for the mensh!

  • Comment number 86.

    For what it's worth, this is what we're playing in the shop...

    http://open.spotify.com/user/deeceefc/playlist/6OIz9GVJO6x3fjbfM8U1Zq

  • Comment number 87.

    But Paul, its later than you think!!

  • Comment number 88.

    Anybody else have the 3 worder to the effect of: I hate Christmas!

    Unfortunately I'm not a fan: too commercial etc.

  • Comment number 89.

    #88 - I'll side with you there, PJH. I gave it all up 20 or so years ago.

    I used to have a small sheep and a black & white mint to display on top of my computer terminal during December. See if you can work that one out !

  • Comment number 90.

    Too late but no one mentioned...Hellraiser - Ozzy Osbourne

    Amelia, pizza again tonight as it's mizzle and drizzle here tonight so best to walk next door and get one to go. ;) Having a terrific time, sightseeing, eating copious quantities of gelato and general dashing about Florence. I'm feeling pretty good. Not much Halloween here and ok by us.

    Ciao,
    LB, x

  • Comment number 91.

    I guess it's too late for suggesting anything from the Full Moon Fever (by Tom Petty) album!

  • Comment number 92.

    LB glad to hear you're having a wonderful time. Florence is so lovely.

    Congrats to Jennie for her Werewolves of London mensh - a double mensh day!

  • Comment number 93.

    #88 PJ - I'm with you on that! Halloween I can get onboard with, but Christmas? No, thanks.

    Well done to everyone who's had a Halloween mensh v""v

  • Comment number 94.

    Congratulations to Shona and Mandy - I heard your names for Bad Moon Rising and something else (?) - sorry, was cooking dinner at the time!

    JW

  • Comment number 95.

    Ooh didn't hear my name for Bad Moon Rising - just Mandy and some Muggles but claim to fame for the Monster Mash! What a thrill. Hee hee!

    Well done Jennie for your menshe. I was in the shop at the time of the menshe but Mr W said someone from the blog got a mensh.

    Anyhoo have a good Hallowe'en everyone!

  • Comment number 96.

    A mention from both Mr Allinson and Mr Mayo - my life is complete ;0)

    We've had quite a few ghosts and ghouls visiting tonight and rewarded for their efforts - no sign of my earlier visitors though - #81 !

    Have great evenings all.

    See you tomorrow.

    JW

  • Comment number 97.

     
    Daniel Craig says that Adele's Skyfall makes him cry.

















    "Please make it stop!" *sob*

  • Comment number 98.

    Driving home in the rain and dark tonight and listening to Simon as usual I thought I heard mention of Freckles the fabulous fire dog. Is he due on the show or did I imagine it? X

  • Comment number 99.

    @67 sal i havent a clue but bread is a lot these days i get the supermarket superlife bread and it now costs 90p i remember getting a loaf for 20p everything goes up apart from wages lol

  • Comment number 100.

    #100 ?

 

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