Saturday, October 28, 2017

Halloween 2016 is back!!!

Greetings!  It's almost Halloween, and I've been too ill to post any scary stuff for the holiday (unless you find barbershop frightening), but... looks like my 2016 posts are still up and running!  I really went to town last year--I'd forgotten how much.  I must have felt a heck of a lot better than I have this year.

So, here are the 2016 post links.  Ignore the message about the preview not loading--just hit the download button.  All is fine--I've test-downloaded all of these successfully.

And there's the fact I have very few "new" Halloween tracks on hand, so I'd just be recycling this year, anyway.  Halloween isn't like Christmas.  If it were, there'd be thousands more Halloween records!  Even as liberal as I am with my definition of a "Halloween track" (I've tossed in flying saucers, Little Nell, and even dinosaurs one year), the things just get harder to unearth.

And... a fun post from 2014 featuring 1964 Sunset House catalog ads.  I wonder if anyone is still selling the "Spook Hand" that sticks out of the toilet seat?  (Not making this up....)




Alan said...

Sorry to hear you’ve been ill. I hope things are improving. Be well.

Lee Hartsfeld said...

Thanks, Alan.

garrido said...

Lee, when I was 11 years old (around then-) my Mother took me shopping in the Glendale California Sears-Roebuck store and as we were walking through the appliance section I lifted the lid of a toilet that was on display and that very hand was in the bottom of the bowl! Needless to say it scared the living **** of me! You brought back terrible! moment-thanks.

siys said...

Been visiting your blog every day watching for Halloween posts and it dawned on me you weren't feeling well, which you have confirmed. Feel better and have a Happy Halloween. Cheers, Stevo In Yr Stereo of Nightmare City Halloween

Anonymous said...

I hope you're feeling better.
A apropos of the "Spook Hand" . . . I remember seeing a Halloween novelty item for sale in a store in New York City. It was a box, with a push button. When you pushed the button, the top slowly opened, a hand came out, pushed the button and retreated back into the box. Then the top closed again. Great fun.
Philip in Canada

Anonymous said...

Hi Lee
Happy HaLEEween !
Bwhaaa ! (as you would say)
Every time around this season I remember
you would post all during the month as Halooween
approached. Your knick knack pics would accent your
music delights. Hoping you're feeling better sooner
for a mooner for Halloween
Take Care good care
I remembered you purchased a record after I suggested
a request of The Vogues - Which Witch Doctor on Dot
and you posted it. What a novelty moment I'll always remember
Byron Dick