For this playlist I've decided to continue with the Halloween theme. Previous playlists have included songs about black cats
, and zombies
, but for this list I have chosen the skeleton. The skeleton is an much used costume on Halloween. For one, it's pretty simple to pull of by simply painting white bones on black clothes, but the skeleton will always be creepy. It is, after all, what remains of a human being after all the flesh has rotted away. I will never forget a visit I made to an underground Capuchin labyrinth in Rome, which was filled with neatly stacked human bones from floor to ceiling. These were the bones of monks who had passed over the centuries. A hand-painted sign placed among the bones in this place struck me profoundly. It simply said, "Where we are now, you will one day be." No truer statement has ever been written. The reason for the sign was to make the viewer reflect on their mortality, and hopefully be inspired to live a better life, make better choices, and appreciate the important things in life.
Let this skeleton-themed playlist be a pile of bones to remind us that one day, we too, will be nothing but bones.
1. Skeletons - Yeah Yeah Yeahs
2. Skeleton - Helium
3. Skeletons - Rickie Lee Jones
4. Skeletons - Stevie Wonder
5. Skeleton - Dolores O'Riordan
6. Skeleton - Ginger Baker Trio
7. Skeletons In The Closet - Alice Cooper
8. Skeleton Christ - Slayer
9. Skeleton - Abe Vigoda
10. Skeleton Bang - Rasputina
11. Skeletons - We Are The Arsenal
12. Skeletons - Tiny Masters Of Today
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