Guess What Today Is?
At work everyone was talking about how it is a Friday the 13th, and a full moon.
I know that freaks some people out.
So I thought I would bring you something to put you at ease:
(Don’t Fear) The Reaper by Blue Öyster Cult
This song was written by the lead guitarist Donald “Buck Dharma” Roeser and is about accepting the fact that we are mortal and eventually our time will end. In the song he tries to talk about how we shouldn’t be afraid, after all:
And that when our time eventually ends the love we have with others will carry on until we can meet again on the other side.
“And then he [the third brother] greeted Death as an old friend, and went with him gladly.” J. K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I love this song, not just for the message, but the guitar:
And the cowbell! I just LOVE it. It is just perfect.
And of course this song has been on countless films and TV shows, including Halloween (original and remake)
It is a fantastic song.
For more on Friday the 13th, go to Who Ya Gonna Call?
For more of my musical choices, go to No Mere Mortal Can Resist the Evil of the Thriller: Thriller (1983)
For more on Jean Froissart, go to It’s A Hard World: Backfire (1950)
For more Harry Potter, go to What Separates the Real Fans from the Fakes
So you guys know what Friday the 13th means to me. My annual tradition:
Time to Ghostbuster up in uniform or shirts:
Bring out the pizza!
And horror films:
Or TV shows: