To be quite frank with you, Halloween is something I’ve never bothered with in my teaching English. But last night while I was busy carving out the kid’s pumpkin and adding a final layer of blood dripping out of its mouth (the pumpkin that is), I kind of got imaginative. Perhaps with my new music site there was a chance to do something creative and fun this year, instead of being all humbug about this most gross of festivals?
Sparked by a request on MusicEnglish for ‘The Cult’ I searched for one of their great hits ‘She Sells Sanctuary’ on YouTube. The video was a bit of a blast from the past – did I really like that band all those years ago? Well the tune still shines in my opinion, and my memory was jogged to back when I was a fourteen-year-old with a mate teaching me the guitar intro. Still one of the few riffs I can manage today in fact. Okay the music is great but as for the image, don’t really need to take that too seriously, I think – but at least well suited for a Halloween appearance.
And so The Cult have become my first music video feature for this #scaryseason. Have you got any ideas for scary bands or songs? If you do then please make a request on MusicEnglish or tweet with the hash tag #scaryseason and @RichGresswell
Hideous Halloween wishes to all of you in this season of evil and bad will >:)