Not A DJ Mix Returns (sort of) with Vol. 1.666: HALLOWEEN


Yes, I know, if you are familiar with my maiden Not a DJ Mix, you will recall that I made a lot of promises. They included an entire series of me explore mixes manufactured from sounds outside of the traditional “DJ” sphere. You said “Yes,” you said, “Please”, you said, “MORE.” I replied with “…”

However, my promises is not lost in a well of tears, it is merely moved along the space/time continuum. Besides, Vol. 2, which I’ve had planned from the very zygote, is more of a winter situation anyway.

But all is not lost, as I have two sub mixes to toss chumly out to the sharks for the interim. Starting with the only holiday worth celebrating, I sacrafice unto you an offering of Not a DJ Mix Vol. 1.666: Halloween.

Somewhere after my obsession with vintage Thai rock n roll compilations, I decided to embrace my ultimate cliché, and begin collecting Halloween vinyl. What better way to continue this series, and savor the short gasp of time before the bastard takes over everything, than to cobble together a short mix, recorded live from The Castle (my house, which is very much a castle, but not some sweet club you’ve never heard of), with two tracks each from some of the best of my slabs of Samhain sounds?

Herein lies a body of terrifying sounds, hellacious tales, and tarantular songs. Take note, as some of these are quite famous albums from the genre.

[Excerpt] A Night in a Haunted House – Sounds to Make You Shiver

Pipe Organ/Violin – Halloween Horror

Goon River – Introducing Frankie Stein and His Ghouls

[Excerpt] The Ghosts From Outer Space – Ghostly Sounds

The Blob -Little Stevie and The McQueens -Horror Rock Classics Vol. II

[Excerpt] The Story of Halloween Horror – Halloween Horror

The Bat – Monster Mash

Count Dracula – Sounds of Terror

Phantom Piano – Sounds to Make You Shiver

Dinner With Drac – Monster Mash

Lullaby of Ghost Land – Introducing Frankie Stein and His Ghouls

The Nightmare of Lost Souls – Sounds of Terror

Cemetery Girls – Barnes and Barnes

Outro – A Night in a Haunted House – Sounds to Make You Shiver

The Wierd Affairs of No Love Lost

So, nature be damned, last week saw Sean Gray and I returning to the epic spires of New York to spin, as No Love Lost, for our favorite NYC party, Wierd. As always, it takes a lot of misanthropic people wrapped in black, to be the nicest, and most supportive community between the DMV and the NYC. This time we were even more honored to be able to hit the decks on a nite when Fan Death’s own amazing, post-punk straight from the Factory, Pleasure Leftists took the stage to tear it apart piece by piece.

We can’t thank everyone at Wierd and Home Sweet Home enough for their gracious hosting. Since perception is reality, and observation leads to perception, here are some fantastic shots by Zincink to make my words historic fact, and if you like these images, you can check out more on Zincink’s Flickr stream.

An incidental reminder: Sean Gray and I do this on the DMV homefront every third Sunday at the Velvet Lounge. So come join us, and remember, there’s No Love Lost….