It’s still summertime, but the first hints of autumn are starting to creep into the air. It’s hard to believe, but Halloween is only about eleven weeks away! All the autumnal fun will be upon us before we know it.
We also enjoyed some unseasonably low humidity in South Carolina this weekend, along with temperatures in the mid-eighties. It’s been quite pleasant this weekend; a pleasant foretaste of fall.
Naturally, we obliged.
For my short set (open mics typically allow two songs), I went with “There’s a Light (Over at the Frankenstein Place).” I’ve always enjoyed the interesting chord progression in this tune, which is nothing too crazy, but there are some fun little surprises, such as the walk from A major to A minor. There’s also a very fun build-up on the bridge, which I think might be one of my favorite bridge sections.
I can’t get behind the message of Rocky Horror these days, but I do enjoy the campy music. I’m a big sucker for late 1950s/early 1960s pop, rock, and, doo-wop, so I appreciate that style showing up so much in the film. I also like schlocky horror films, so it makes sense that I’d like the music from Rocky Horror.
Here’s to the approach of fall—and to many more open mic nights!
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