Friday, October 18, 2019

Fields of the Nephilim - Moonchild

A little Carl McCoy and crew to usher us into the weekend. Here in LA, a brief flirtation with Autumn-like weather two weeks ago proved a total tease, and we've been back to 80+ degree days, with slightly chilly nights. The smell of the fires that raged over the last week has added a slight tinge of Halloween atmosphere to the air, as the brain can easily mistake the odor for that of burning leaves. For the most part, though, we are on our own to create and sustain a proper Autumnal environment for the season. Hence my leaning heavily on all the "October" music in my collection.


31 Days of Horror:

10/01: House of 1000 Corpses/31
10/02: Lords of Chaos
10/03: Creepshow Ep 2/Tales from the Crypt Ssn 1, Ep 1
10/04: IT Chapter 2, AHS 1984 Ep. 3
10/05: Bliss/VFW
10/06: Halloween III: Season of the Witch/Night of the Creeps/The Fog
10/07: Halloween 2018
10/08: Hell House, LLC
10/09: Dance of the Dead (Tobe Hooper; Masters of Horror Ssn 1 Ep 3)
10/10: Creepshow Episode 3
10/11: Jenifer (Dario Argento; Masters of Horror Ssn 1 Ep 4)
10/12: Poltergeist/Phenomena
10/13: AHS 1984 Ep 4/In the Tall Grass
10/14: Invasion of the Body Snatchers ('78)
10/15: Rabid (2019)
10/16: Wounds
10/17: Behind the Mask: The Rise of Leslie Vernon

I received my copy of Death Waltz Records/Mondo's Vinyl Halloween III: Season of the Witch score. Fantastic packaging. I wish they'd put equal care into their Prince of Darkness vinyl from a few months ago, but I'll take what I can get.


Playlist from 10/17:

Fields of the Nephilim - The Nephilim
John Carpenter and Alan Howarth - Halloween III: Season of the Witch OST
Ritual Howls - Their Body

Card of the day:

Time to change my routine a bit to promote fresh growth. I've felt a touch stagnant in the actual act of writing lately. Part of it is the scope of outlining the second and third Shadow Play books in depth is creating massive change in the story. This is a really good thing, as I feel these books are really coming alive. But the execution of concept is feeling a bit daunting at the moment, and the feeling is paralyzing me. I spent a good deal of time surrendering to an urge to clean and re-arrange the apartment yesterday in the middle of what was supposed to be a day off's writing session. I have no illusions here - I know this was an exercise of psychological displacement, i.e. I'm having trouble plotting one of the character groups' arcs, so I put writing aside and clean because it's something I can accomplish. This tomfoolery is dangerous if it gets out of control, so I need to figure out a way to sidestep this mania. I'm open to suggestions.

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