Another One Bites The Dust…

What a Halloween! The alternative title for this post is “Yes sir, yes sir; three bags full.

Stella has a toy dancing death’s head with red flashing eyes that sings “Another one…” as it dances (at least until the batteries run low); the kids loved it. For a while in there, I set my digital piano on its Church Organ sound and improvised stuff that sounded like an old scary movie.

And as for the alternative title, I’ve never, ever seen so many kids come by the door for Halloween! We must have had between 50 and 100 kids, all duly escorted by families, and we used up essentially all of three bags full of candy. I hope the kids eat their fill in the coming week and don’t get sick; stuffing candy is part of what Halloween is about.

Out of candy at last, we turned off the light and shut the door… and still they came and knocked! I wonder if it has anything to do with the state of the economy.

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  • karmanot  On Monday October 31, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Same here. It’s great to see parents and kids out. I know it’s awful to say but I always drag out some Buxtehude organ piece for scary house music.

    • Steve  On Monday October 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm

      You know, karmanot, when you say “Buxtehude,” nine out of 10 people will think of his organ music (and it is fine indeed), but did you know he wrote some excellent trio sonatas for violin, viola da gamba and continuo? How about his keyboard suites that are manifestly NOT organ pieces, but French-influenced harpsichord pieces? Buxtehude showed real versatility but is little known for it today.

  • Bryan  On Monday October 31, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Down here is South Fundistan we can’t compete with the “harvest festival’ of the so-called church down the block. But next year may be different after my Mother finishes screaming at the town hall tomorrow. The ‘harvesters’ parked on her lawn this year, one of them coming very close to her favorite crepe myrtle.

    I haven’t seen a trick or treater since I returned.

    • Steve  On Tuesday November 1, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Bryan, your Mother sounds like a person unwilling to put up with BS… more power to her for that!

      In Houston, parking on someone’s lawn will typically result in your car being towed to one of the many successful businesses dedicated to little else but impounding autos, at which the figure you will pay to retrieve it may end in two zeroes. Most people here don’t make that mistake twice!

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