FUCK YEAA! It’s another Halloween Playlists!

Bittersweet Susie | Halloween Playlist 2014

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns

Friday friday SPPOOOOOKY Friday. One more week until Halloween friends. Over here in casa de bitter I have been hard at work on Christmas projects.

CHRISTMAS PROJECTS! Bleh! It is so horrible and I almost completely skipped over Halloween.

Don’t fret though, I still made you a brand new Halloween Playlist!

Remember last year’s playlist? You can find it here! Play them back to back, on repeat, for all your Halloween activities. It makes great pumpkin carving music. Confuse your trick or treaters by playing weird 1960s monster tunes. THE FUN NEVER ENDS.

Bittersween Susie – Halloween 2014

  1. The Keytones – I Was A Teenage Monster
  2. Billy Taylor – Wombie Zombie
  3. The Duponts – Screamin’ Ball (At Dracula Hall)
  4. Bo Diddley – Bo Meets The Monster
  5. Lorry & The Biters – Frankenstein Stomp
  6. Carl Bonafede – Werewolf
  7. Tyrone A’Saurus – The Monster Twist
  8. Dave Gardner – Mad Witch
  9. The Grim Reapers – Two Souls
  10. Terry Gale – The Voodoo
  11. Ervinna & The Stylers – Witch Queen Of New Orleans
  12. Betty Lavett – Witchcraft In The Air
  13. The Circus – Burn Witch Burn
  14. Miss L. L.Louise Lewis – Monster’s Bride
  15. Larry & The Blue Notes – Night Of The Phantom
  16. Richard Rome – Ghost A Go Go
  17. Leroy Bowman – Graveyard
  18. Hollywood Flames – Frankenstein’s Den
  19. The Fabulous Imperials – Moon Beat
  20. Screaming Lord Sutch – Jack the Ripper
  21. Howlin’ Wolf – Howlin’ For My Baby
  22. Carl Perkins – Put Your Cat Clothes On
  23. Virgil Holmes – Ghost Train
  24. Elroy Dietzel And The Rhythm Bandits – Rock ‘n’ Bones
  25. Bobby “Boris” Pickett – Skully Gully

There are also some very SCARY activities you still have time to enjoy *(if you live in the greater Los Angeles area but I am sure there are similar happenings wherever you are)

My favorite on the list is the Anaheim Halloween Parade!

This is like one amazing art piece and the parade has been going strong since 1924. This takes place on Saturday Oct 25th. This is a DO NOT MISS plus I will be there and you can come eat snacks with me!

There is also RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns – this is at Descanso Gardens here in LA – and also in New York! Oooh Fancy!

Bittersweet Susie | Halloween Playlist 2014

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns – RAWWRRRRRR

Descanso Gardens is magical on an ordinary day but it’s really amazing during this event. I totally am going to steal some of those ideas for our Halloween display.

Bittersweet Susie | Halloween Playlist 2014

RISE of the Jack O’Lanterns – This reminds me of Ray Bradbury’s Halloween Tree

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride
is a classic October event. I am a super scary cat and I went to this!

I did have a gaggle of the raddest people to hold my hand and I took FULL advantage of that!


My Friend Technicolor Cutie and I are coming up with a helpful list for the hay riders next year:

They include boots and a flask!!

SINCE it is a FUCK YEA friday post we NEED some creepy vids to get you through this friday and on into your weekend.

Have a happy Halloween my friends! You should totally trick or treat at my parents house this year. They pass out the GOOD candy!

Bittersweet Susie | Halloween Playlist 2014





• What are your favorite Halloween activities?

• Do you have your costume nailed down yet?

• Would you hold my hand on a haunted hayride?

Come On I Wanna Lei Ya!

Hi Everyone! I got some feedback from many FRIENDS that they loved my recent back from Hawaii playlist – but missed some CRUCIAL songs. My bad! I hope this Vol 2 can make up for it. I am sure there are many favorites still not included – so LET ME KNOW. We can make this a trilogy of playlists.

Let’s have a multi-volume set, shall we?

Come On I Wanna Lei Ya!

  1. Tommy Sands – Hawaiian Rock
  2. Ray Conniff – The Hukilau Song
  3. Annette Funicello – Pineapple Princess
  4. Don Ho – Tiny Bubbles
  5. Gabby Pahinui – Hi’ilawe
  6. Harry Belafonte – Done Laid Around – a/k/a Gotta Travel On
  7. Jimmy C. Newman – Bop-A-Hula
  8. Smokey Joe Baugh – Hula Bop
  9. Emilie Lambert – Le Hula Bop
  10. Tom Moffat – Rock Along
  11. Art Davis – Hawaiian Boogie
  12. Annette Funichello – Waikiki
  13. Buddy Knox – Hula Love
  14. Don Ho – E Le Ka Lei Lei (Beach Party Song) – Remastered
  15. Connie Francis – Blue Hawaii Stereo
  16. Bill Haley – Me Rock-A-Love
  17. Jay Epae – Putti Putti
  18. Les Paul – Hawaiian Paradise
  19. Fats Waller – Why Do Hawaiians Sing Aloha? – Remastered
  20. Elvis Presley – Moonlight Swim
  21. Louis Jordan – Run Joe
  22. Gabby Pahinui – Hula Medley
  23. Moana Serenaders – On The Beach At Waikiki
  24. Alfred Apaka – Makalapua
  25. The Royal Hawaiian Serenaders – Blue Lei
  26. King Oliver And His Orchestra – Everybody Does It In Hawaii
  27. Ray Kinney With Dick Mc Intire – My Hula Lady
  28. Eddie Bush`S Biltmore Trio – My Little Grass Shack In Kealakekua, Hawaii
  29. Andy Iona – Maui Girl
  30. Frances Langford With Dick Mc Intire – In Waikiki
  31. Harry Belafonte – Coconut Woman
  32. Sol Hoopi – I Like You
  33. Hawaiian Serenaders – Honolulu Stomp
  34. Annie Kerr – I’ve Gone Native Now – The 1930’s

Friends in SO Cal are enjoying some early summer weather – so put this on and bask in that summer warmth.

A little sun kissed glow looks SO GOOD on you friend. I like it!


• Shut up it’s friday – NO HOMEWORK 

Singin’ in The Rain – It’s Friday

Oh friends, It is STORMWATCH 2014 here in Southern California. Scary shit. We are supposed to get more rain than we have had in 3 YEARS! Everybody FREAK OUT! So far it has been a bit lackluster as far as mother nature has been in the past. I am not complaining. Any rain is good rain here but I would like one good daylight DOWNPOUR.

This horrifying weather (the sun just fucking came out) guided me to our FUCK YEA FRIDAY YouTube extravaganza!

We are all (or I hope you are) familiar with the Gene Kelly “Singin’ In the Rain” – but did you know it was in a film earlier?

Here is Cliff Edwards – also know as Ukulele Ike – in The Hollywood Revue of 1929

Right? How amazing is that? Does his voice sound familiar? IT SHOULD. He is none other than Jiminy Cricket!

He is also Jim Crow (I KNOW) in Dumbo – he is the friend in the pink spats – so STYLISH. If he wore some crappy suspenders and a clip on bow tie he would be the belle of Dapper Day.

I think he also may be doing that scat part by our friend in the red beatnik sweater.

Cliff unfortunately led a hard life. He started in vaudeville and was extremely famous! Like heart-throb – or maybe more like comic buddy FAMOUS! He went on to do movies and had popular recordings on through the 1940s – and voice work. A drug and alcohol addiction took him down a different path and he died in the 1970s – in obscurity. I read that Walt Disney was quietly paying for his medical bills and even paid for his headstone. I don’t have that fact checked but it is a nice thought all the same.

Blah I ruined the FUCK YEA vibe – let’s bring it back. Cliff is so charming and talented I dare you

(I FREAKING DAAAARRRRE YOUUU) to not get into some of these clips.

It really get’s going at the end of this one:

Here are some more wonderful YouTubes: They make me want to break out my Ukulele (no really I should – I can play all of one song on it because I DON’T PRACTICE)

“It’s Only a Paper Moon”

With Buster Keaton:

We could be here all day with the treasures of Cliff Edwards out there! I think this is a perfect soundtrack for brightening up a gloomy friday. Celebrate Cliff with listening to a few of his wonderful tunes.

Have a good weekend – visit me again!


• Best/worst thing about the rain? 

• What do you watch or listen to on a gloomy day? I put on BBC’s Pride and Prejudice!