Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Counter-culture Journals (文革)

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Happy Halloween/Samhain

By SJ Otto
Our present day Halloween comes from the ancient Samhain celebration. Prior to the Christianization of Europe, this Samhain day of celebration was both a holiday for the harvest season and a time when people believed spirits could come back to Earth. To prevent being harassed by evil spirits people put out jack-o'-lanterns and dressed in scary outfits to scare away the demonic spirits. Pumpkins were not known to the old world back then, so turnips and other vegetables were carved instead.

Here are some dandy songs to go along with this Holiday:

Killer Klowns From Outer Space

Bauhaus - Bela Lugosi's Dead

This is Halloween

And Halloween by Marilyn Manson 

Ramones - Pet Cemetery

This is an eerie musical, because three of these band members have died and in this video they are burying themselves.
A little more than eight years after the band broke up, the band's three founding members—lead singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone—had died.
It’s creepy to see them burying themselves knowing that.