Amy H. Sturgis (eldritchhobbit) wrote,
Amy H. Sturgis

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Halloween Countdown, Day 6

I'm off to Portland, Maine for the next several days to participate in a scholarly colloquium on "Freedom, Empire, and Conflict in Two Greek Wars" (to the tune of Herodotus and Thucydides). But never fear! The countdown shall continue without interruption. And speaking of the countdown...

One of my favorite groups to listen to during the Halloween season is Nox Arcana. Whether you want music inspired by the Grimm Brothers, Edgar Allan Poe, and H.P. Lovecraft, or music inspired by pirates, vampires, and haunted houses, their albums are a perfect backdrop to October. You can listen to many of their songs at their website.

They have a new thematic album available for preorder, The Dark Tower. This is the "trailer" music video. Enjoy!

Text of the Day: Today's text is "The Lady Witch" by Jane Francesca Agnes, Lady Wilde (1821-1896).

About a hundred years ago there lived a woman in Joyce's Country, of whom all the neighbours were afraid, for she had always plenty of money, though no one knew how she came by it; and the best of eating and drinking went on at her house, chiefly at night -- meat and fowls and Spanish wines in plenty for all corners. And when people asked how it all came, she laughed and said, "I have paid for it," but would tell them no more.

So the word went through the country that she had sold herself to the Evil One, and could have everything she wanted by merely wishing and willing, and because of her riches they called her "The Lady Witch."

Read the complete story.
Tags: halloween, music

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