I'm not much for Halloween (previous post) so it's surprising this post grew this long. [Above, pumpkins from two years ago]
This year, dear husband, older son, and daughter will bring the bat around the neighborhood (right). Younger son will go out earlier with daughter. He's being a wizard (with cloak and light up staff).
My Friday Fun Song is also Halloween-inspired.
This is not obvious to you?!
Daughter is going as "Lady Luck" with playing cards pinned to her 40's-inspired clothing and dice jewelry. The obvious song would be "Luck Be a Lady" from Guys and Dolls, but my favorite song from the musical is the "Fugue for Tin Horns." This version is performed by Michael Crawford, Hinton Battle and Barry Manilow from Manilow's album, Showstoppers.* They're singing the parts of three gamblers discussing betting on a horse race. I think Michael Crawford sounds very Phantom-esque when he's singing "Mud, this horse likes mud!"
This song also introduced me to Hinton Battle, a three time Tony Award Winner (Miss Saigon, The Tap Dance Kid, and Sophisticated Ladies)(Previous Friday Fun Song - Take the A Train by Phyllis Hyman and Hinton Battle). He also played the original Scarecrow in the Broadway production of The Wiz. I'm very grateful that someone has put the song on YouTube, unfortunately, the video doesn't have any pictures of him.
- Pumpkin Simulator. You can waste spend a lot of time on this one. [Hat tip: Christine Kane's Blog]
- Don't Forget to Flush has political pumpkins.
- May You Lead an Interesting Life has simple rules to keep healthy, happy, and safe this seasn:
- Star Trek Time Warp. I can link to myself (grin).
* If it's from Barry Manilow's album, why did I list him third? Because it's a well-done song, and I thought I could lure more people to listen if I didn't list him first (see previous post, Barry Manilow Hell).