Did anyone even celebrate Halloween in the Soviet Union? They did not. But does my boy Alldead Slitsya need some bogus holiday to creep you tf out? HE DOES NOT.
This number,”Es geschah…” from the operaÂ Historia von D. Johann Faustus, is so satanic â€“ andÂ I’m guessing you didn’t know this already â€“ that it was used by Alexander Plato in the final round of the 2016 Armenian Eurovision Song Contest Finals:
OK gang, it’s time for some Halloween fun: which of these five fabulous divas makes the best Pirate Jenny?
1. Lotte Lenya
2. Nina Simone
3. Marianne Faithfull
4. Bea Arthur
5. Hildegard Knef
Before you cast you’re vote, I would just ask that you not to be swayed by the fact that three of these ladies have videos, one is singing in German, and one is singing an alternate (and far superior) translation of the text.
Only an evil genius would pit these ladies against one another.Â Happy Halloween.
In other news, I’m I’m busily assembling a new recording of a new piece I recently composed. It’s a cantata, a setting of the 46th Psalm using the rare and beguiling Young’s Literal Translation.
Making a recording takes a lot of money, so I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to try and raise some funds.Â Perhaps some of my readers would consider kicking in.Â I’d certainly be grateful, and at the very least, you’d get your own mp3 copy of the piece!