While handing out Halloween candy I like to crank up the stereo and play Halloween music. What is music you ask, see the list;
Toccata and Fugue in D minor by Back. I use an organ version. It’s a classic.
Tubular Bells. People don’t recognize it but sets the mood for Halloween
Grim Grinning Ghosts by Thurl Ravencroft, from Disneyland’s haunted house. Lighter fare after the grim classics
Monster Mash by Bobby Boris Picket You got to play it on Halloween.
It’s Alive by Bobby Boris Picket. A little known song that I like.
Psycho Chicken by The Fools.
The Addams Theme by Vic Mitzy. A snappy tune that young trick-or-treaters have never heard.
Masochism Tango by Tom Lehrer. Tango during Halloween, what an idea.
Zombie Jamboree by Rockapella.
Ghostbuster by Ray Parker Jr.
Out of Limits by Marketts
The Time Warp from the Rocky Horror Picture Show.
Thiller by Micheal Jackson. You gotta love the laugh at the end.
Werewolves of London by Warren Zevan.
What does a playlist of Halloween songs have to do with writing steampunk stories? If your writing a horror or spooky part of your story putting on the right music will get you in the mood or mind set to write a good horror bit. It might even entice the muse to come by. Try Tubular Bells the next time you want to add a Science Fiction or fantasy element to a scene.
Stray strong, write on, listen hard. Professor Hyram Voltage