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Haunting of Madelyn

Happy Halloween my music blog loving friends….

Today I want to share an old adventure I had with my daughter Madelyn.

It’s Halloween, no better time to go for a ghost hunt in Victoria. Using my two-year-old daughter as bait… we first headed to Lime Bay in Esquimalt and searched around Spinniker’s Pub. Seeing no definite evidence of the super-natural, we were off to the basement of the Rialto Hotel. Again, we were having no luck until suddenly….

The music I used for background you can find on this mix: MIX: I love you, but you’re terrible at…

I also sample Art Bell from a Coast to Coast AM broadcast on EVP’s from 2005.

Thank you for making the time to have a listen.

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And here a cut for your Halloween dance PARTY!

Go with yourself.

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Its Halloween, no better time to go for a ghost hunt in Victoria. Using my two-year-old daughter as bait… we first headed to Lime Bay in Esquimalt and searched around Spinniker’s Pub. Seeing no definite evidence of the super-natural, we were off to the basement of the Rialto Hotel. Again, we were having no luck until suddenly….

The music I used for background you can find on this mix:http://www.mixcloud.com/jeremybaker/m…

I also sample Art Bell from a Coast to Coast AM broadcast on EVP’s from 2005.

Thank you for making the time to have a listen.

a slightly less compressed mix lives on Mixcloud: The Haunting of Madelyn

Go with yourself.

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Getting in the Halloween spirit with a half-hour collection of songs with “ghosts” as the theme.

Spooky.

Thank you for taking the time to listen to my mix.

Click and listen: Mixtape >> Ghosts

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DJ Notes

Memphis leads off the mixtape with a most fitting Ghost song… Torquil Campbell, the male vocal ying to Stars‘ Amy Milan’s female yang… put out a great little side project album many moons ago.  I saw him perform at Logan’s back in like 2006, and it was mighty.  I always remembered this cut because its so darn spooky.

The next song features a white Motown artist.  SWA?  I know right, a white guy that made MoTown magic back in the 60s and 70s.  Only in Canada.  R. Dean Taylor was born in Toronto, Ontario back when the Leafs lost the Stanley Cup to the Bruins (1939).

He recorded a song called “At The High School Dance” in 1961 which garnered some local success and his next song “I’ll Remember” charted on legendary Canadian rock radio station CHUM.  The success promoted our Maple Leaf Rocker to move to Detroit…this historic occasion also marked the last time a Canadian would ever willingly move to that city yeesh.  R. Dean taylor would get hired on by Motown as a performer and writer and would have a moderately successful career.  Go Canada and obscure white Motown artists!

I make a mean game of dumping on Matthew Good, but the fact of the matter is, I like a lot of his songs.  Apparitions are ghosts and “Apparitions” is on the list of favourite Matt Good songs.

Did I ever tell you the story of running into Matt Good at a gas station convenience store on Burrard street and I ran around the store heckling him till he left? Yeah, I’m an asshole and wouldn’t do that again if I had the day back.  But it made sense at the time.

Hey Matt Good, if you google yourself and my blog comes up and you remember that time some skinny douche bag gave you a hard time in a gas station convenience store…. Sorry.

The only time we ever really dabbled with Band of Horses on the Zone… the song was about ghosts!

You should be familiar with Wintersleep’s “Weighy Ghost.”  A more mainstream cut that got ample play on the radio.

Mother Mother is hard at it right now, working on a new record (due January).  Currently “Hayloft” is the most requested song on the Zone Afternoon Show, but believe this hype! Its not even the most quirky song on the album O My Heart.  Put this “Ghosting” song in your ear-hole and ruminate.

The National are my favourite band, so when I had a song on my iTunes with the word “Ghost” in it… well it had to make the list.

Riot Act, Pearl Jam’s seventh studio record and first post-9/11 and post Roskilde Festival Accident record has a song called “Ghosts.”  Rad.  I do like me some Pearl Jam… and going back to read about Riot Act after jamming out “Ghosts” and now I want to hear the whole record.

yee-yah… Riot Act is a great record.

The mixtape ends with a haunting cut from Spoon’s Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga… “The Ghost of You Lingers.”  Shit’s going on in my right ear… whoa, then my left.  Stereo sound.

Go with yourself.

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Happy Halloween!

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