Happy Friday and welcome to the 31-Days of Halloween! After today, only 11-days remain until the big pumpkin drops or the Great Pumpkin rises... Or something like that. A note about the music playlist (on YouTube and Spotify:) As you know I've been adding one song per day throughout October and while I have loosely structured it as a countdown, some songs have gotten moved around a bit to fit-in with birthdays, film anniversaries, and other events. So don't fret as we get into our final 13-songs. If something's not quite where you feel it should be ranked, there's probably a reason... It's all about having fun anyway, right?
Happy Birthday to actor John Lithgow! He turns 73 today. His long acting career includes a number of Sci-Fi roles in "Interstellar," "Rise of the Planet of the Apes," and "The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension." In the 1983 "Twilight Zone" movie he reprised William Shatner's role in the story, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." Speaking of remakes, we were just talking about Stephen King's "Pet Semetary" a couple days ago and as it turns-out, a reboot of that film is slated for April of next year with John Lithgow playing the role of the elderly neighbor Judd Crandall (played by Fred Gwynne in the 1989 original!)
So I don't have an exact tie-in between the birthday boy and today's musical selection, but what the heck? It's Friday. Let's just go with it. Today we turn to London post-punk band, Shriekback for a tune off their 1985 album, "Oil and Gold." The track is entitled, "Nemesis" and it's just been added to the 31-Days of Halloween playlist. Happy listening! -Kristen