HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM
“ON THE ROAD WITH DAVE”!
As “All Hallow’s Eve” wanes and the bewitching hour approaches, I want to wish each and everyone of my readers, a very Happy Halloween and Samhain Sabbat and as tomorrow rises you may also celebrate All Saints Day or if you are of Mexican heritage, you’ll be celebrating Día de los Muertos (The Day Of The Dead Festival). May those celebrations be happy, as well.
For your evening diversion, I have chosen a video featuring the music of Camille Saint-Saëns and his work, Danse Macabre from 1874. It is a musical selection written for the Halloween story of the Devil or Death appearing on this night in cemeteries awakening the dead for one night of dancing with Death and his fiddle until the rooster crows at dawn.
And for those that had no idea, that Danse Macabre was inspiration for something a little more familiar to them, we close with Disney’s Silly Symphony, “Skeleton Dance”. By the way, the animator and director Ub Iwerks updated this video in the 1937 “Skeleton Frolic” for Columbia with very similar images in Technicolor.