Throwback Thursday Halloween Edition: The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

You’re just in time for a special Halloween edition of Throwback Thursday — a meme re-imagined.

Today’s Throwback Thursday: “The Raven” by Edgar Allan Poe

Is there another poem that is more evocative of Halloween?

The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor
The Raven, illustrated by W.L. Taylor

The Raven” is a narrative poem by American writer Edgar Allan Poe. First published in January 1845, the poem is often noted for its musicality, stylized language, and supernatural atmosphere. It tells of a talking raven‘s mysterious visit to a distraught lover, tracing the man’s slow fall into madness. The lover, often identified as being a student, is lamenting the loss of his love, Lenore. Sitting on a bust of Pallas, the raven seems to further instigate his distress with its constant repetition of the word “Nevermore”. (Source

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More Songs for Your Halloween Party Playlist

Halloween — it’s that time again!

Welcome to another installment of fun songs for any Halloween party — fast on the heels of the first Halloween playlist. Enjoy!

1. Jack White, “I’m Shakin'”

Leave it to Jack White to write this song, perfect for Halloween.

2. DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince, “Nightmare on My Street”

Pure Halloween cheese….

3. Rocky Horror Picture Show, “Time Warp”

4. The B-52’s, “Planet Claire”

A true Halloween treat.

5. The Rolling Stones, “Sympathy for the Devil”

Mick Jagger telling an allegorical story. In Song. While prancing around.

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silly halloween costumes

Timely (But Not Always Tasteful) Halloween 2014 Costume Ideas

[Editor’s Note: Get into the Halloween spirit by listening to Zombie Jamboree! A Walking Dead Podcast on either iTunes or Stitcher. Come Hungry. Stay Happy.]

Halloween 2014 is just around the corner. In San Francisco, people seldom need an excuse to dress up in various costumes. Just last month, the city enjoyed the Superhero Street Fair — and then there’s always Burning Man Decompression.  For Halloween, everyone gets to dress up if they want to!

Whether you’re going to the Village Halloween Parade in NYC — or stuck at some awkward family party —  here are some Halloween 2014 costume ideas:

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10 Awesome Halloween Songs for Your Party Playlist

Halloween — it’s that time again!

No matter where you are — if you are having a Halloween — you have to include these fun songs on  your playlist! Hope you enjoy my selection of songs for Halloween. As much as I could, I tried to find lesser-known songs for your spookfest!

So, just for you, here are…

Halloween Songs for Your Party

Enjoy!

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