It certainly felt like Halloween today. I was still in bed when I heard something strange on WTOP.com. They played an audio clip of Dr. Frankenstein shouting “It’s alive, it’s alive!” Unfortunately, they played it immediately before a commercial for an in vitro fertilization clinic. I switched to WNOX-FM in time to hear Mike Shaw play the theme from The Addams Family.
When I went outside, there was an unpleasant surprise in the swimming pool. A squirrel had met its demise possibly while chasing after an acorn. Unlike SpongeBob’s friend Sandy Cheeks, this one didn’t have a diving suit. Be warned that if you click on the thumbnail photo, the picture gets larger.
As I drove to a remote broadcast from This Is It Wood Fired Pizza, I heard the music from Psycho on WUOT-FM. While listening, I saw big black crows on the telephone wires and an old man dressed all in black walking along Schaad Road. When I got out of my car, I could hear “Monster Mash” coming from the speakers atop the WNOXmobile. An hour later, the station played “Tubular Bells.”
I played special songs for Halloween during my afternoon show. On my log, I had “Devil in Disguise,” “Purple People Eater,” “Somebody’s Watching Me,” and “Ghostbusters.” A listener called in a request for “Monster Mash.” It had been almost seven hours, so I played it again. I also snuck in a snippet of the best of them all, “Halloween Spooks.”