This mixtape is called Halloween 2022

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Happy One year anniversary to me putting mixtapes that nobody asked for on the internet!

When I made my mixtape with Silas I asked him if he ever thought Calvin would make one with me. The jury was out and when I questioned Calvin himself he felt that he didn't have much to offer a mixtape. I appreciated his honesty but still held out hope.

In the beginning of the school year I noticed that Calvin was listening to his iPod more and more often. This wasn't totally uncommon but the frequency definitely increased. When I asked to see what he was listening to I was amused, surprised and very impressed.

Calvin's good music

Metal is a genre that I'm not entirely uninformed on but it's never been a big focal point. I lightly touch on this concept in the writeup to Memoir Side A, specifically when discussing Firehouse. I do have a favorite Iron Maiden album and (inexplicably) two copies of Black Sabbath's "Paranoid". However, even the lightest weight metal-head could call me a poseur and I'd be like "yep... no arguments here". So I was fascinated that Calvin's playlist was full of metal. I loved that he'd found a genre to love that wasn't regularly being played in our house.

Now over time he's expanded a bit outside of metal and exploring music in a new and fascinating way. He's not really attached to genre or time period and is hopping around just checking things out. It's fascinating watching someone discover at a time where it truly is all available.

So when I approached him again about making a playlist he was all in. It just so happened that it was nearing spooky times and I thought what better time to put out a potentially metal-heavy mixtape. Now from my side of the table I wanted to make sure I didn't armchair quarterback the whole thing while still making a playlist that I actually wanted to listen to. The fun thing about these collaborations is that I really end up making stuff that I would never in a million years have put together. It is a fascinating way to bookmark these periods in my life.

So Happy Halloween! Grab a pumpkin and hail satan!!

shhh... you found the secret spot.

of course you want to know who chose what right??

Calvin chose: Metallica - Battery, Black Sabbath - War Pigs, Ghost - Square Hammer, Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit, Iron Maiden - Stratego, Fugazi - Margin Walker (my heart nearly exploded when I saw this) and Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Larson chose: The Murder City Devils - Bear Away, Coheed & Cambria - Blood Red Summer, The Flaming Sideburns - Up In Flames, The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves), Jack White - The Black Bat Licorice, Mai Lan - Vampire and My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words

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Album / Compilation
Clip from Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island
The Murder City Devils - Bear Away
Thelema (2001)
Metallica - Battery
Master Of Puppets (1986)
Coheed & Cambria - Blood Red Summer
In Keeping Secrets Of Silent Earth: 3 (2003)
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Paranoid (1970)
SNL Sppoky Song Clip
The Flaming Sideburns - Up In Flames
Save Rock 'N' Roll (2002)
Ghost - Square Hammer
Popestar - EP (2015)
The Wombats - Tokyo (Vampires & Wolves)
The Wombats proudly present... This Modern Glitch (2011)
Nirvana - Smells Like Teen Spirit
Nevermind (1991)
Jack White - The Black Bat Licorice
Lazaretto (2014)
Clip from Over The Garden Wall
Iron Maiden - Stratego
Senjutsu (2021)
Mai Lan - Vampire
Vampire - EP (2017)
Fugazi - Margin Walker
13 Songs (1990)
Green Day - Boulevard Of Broken Dreams
American Idiot (2004)
My Chemical Romance - Famous Last Words
The Black Parade (2006)
Happy Halloween