Sunday, September 27, 2015

Happy Hallowe'en!

Welcome to the 10th and final "The Island of Lost Souls Podcast at RadioFreeCatlandia". I always claimed that I would only do ten of these, (I may, or may not have ever said it out loud...but I'm sure it was implied). That doesn't mean that this is the end of the RadioFreeCatlandia podcasts. There will be more, it will just take another form. Having said that...I felt with Hallowe'en Season rocketing toward us at a dizzying pace, it would be only fitting to send "The Island of Lost Souls" podcast off with a Hallowe'en theme. After all, it's the tenth's the tenth do the math. It equals jack o'lantern.

Now then, somewhere back in the mid-late 1980s, I was in my early-mid 20s. My group of friends would put on a very elaborate Hallowe'en show for the trick or treaters. It was at my friend Alan's house in Westwood. Alan had been doing this for many years before I entered the story, but as a lover of Hallowe'en myself, I jumped right in. Alan had made, what can only be described as a Hallowe'en Mix Tape. It was a collection of various Hallowe'en themed songs, mostly from long out of print folk records. It was delightful. We listened to it year after year when the Dark Month rolled around. It was no easy task, but I have tracked down some of these songs, oh so many years later and have included some of them on this final episode. Those are joined with some other classics I have chosen...and even an original Hallowe'en ditty by Alan himself.


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The Island of Lost Souls Podcast at RadioFreeCatlandia - Ep. 10


  1. Wow! Hearing some of these really brings back memories! Of course, I still listen to the aforementioned tape every Hallowe'en in my car but it's super cool to hear someone else collecting so many of those tunes! I love your other choices too!

  2. Finally got a chance to listen to this. Very cool! Well done sir! I'd love to know the names of the tracks from the original tape.