Music for The Grim(m) Season: Unto Ashes

Happy third day of Hallowmas!  It’s the Day of the Dead, aka All Souls’ Day; and while we’ll get into describing that later next week in more detail, for now we’ll help you celebrate with this week’s musical offering. Unto Ashes is a musical ensemble that describes itself as “unrepentant purveyors of apocalyptic folk, medieval […]

Music For The Grim(m) Season: John Williams’s Harry Potter chorus

As those of you who regularly follow this blog may have noticed, SpookyThings online is really a blog for adults.  That doesn’t mean it’s x-rated or anything like that, but we deal with a certain sensibility and subject matter that (let’s face it) isn’t really for the littlest kiddies, much though they may love Halloween, […]

Music For The Grim(m) Season:  Spooky Songs Of The Week bonus tune – A-Soalin’

Aw heck, I couldn’t help myself.  Here I was, looking for material for the next post, when a tune kept nagging me in the back of my head.  The truth is that when I spent time over the last week looking into the music of Kristen Lawrence, the tune I really wanted to hear was […]

Music For The Grim(m) Season:  Spooky Songs Of The Week, Oct. 12th

Have you ever thought that Halloween deserved its own set of serious spooky music?  We don’t mean camp or cute, though the soundtracks that Danny Elfman wrote for Tim Burton‘s dark fairy tales border on that.  We also don’t mean pop music (“Monster Mash” would certainly qualify for that category).  Naturally, there’s already classical music […]