I feel like cooking again in October, and I always feel sorry for my American friends who have to wait until November for that big-assed Thanksgiving roast turkey.
The long-suffering hubby and I celebrate our anniversary in October and I have my birthday (as does 3/4 of the world, I am firmly convinced). So I come away a little fatter, a little older, and a little more married every October, but it's all good. We'll work off all that hearty cooking and aging and married complacency by dancing our fool heads off at the overabundance of concerts that herald Rocktober.
And if that isn't enough of an embarassment of riches, then along comes Hallowe'en. The best holiday of the year, and I will challenge any detractors to a pumpkin guts fight!
To celebrate the arrival of October, I will be offering up the Zombie files (a blatant rip-off of Splotchy's Can't Wait for Hallowe'en Green Monkey Music Project). Since I couldn't fit all of them into my portion of Splotchy's list, the Zombie files will feature for your listening pleasure two of my favourite Hallowe'en-related songs every week until The Blessed Day.
Because I too can't wait for Hallowe'en.
Leslie Ann Levine - the Decemberists
(check yesterday's post for the lyrics and a discussion - okay, not discussion, more of an unfair criticism. But it really is a lovely song.)
Ghost - Neutral Milk Hotel
(surprisingly not about Anne Frank, frontman Jeff Mangum's perpetually favourite spirit, but rather about the ghost which supposedly haunted the bathroom in his apartment.)
What's your favourite month?