It’s Halloween! Or, rather, it was Halloween. So this moderately suitable Halloween song is a few days late, but what’s a boy to do in this crazy mixed-up world.
Jonathan Richman is one of my all-time favourite singer-songwriter guys, and he’s not an easy man to sum up. He started out a dedicated loner, before becoming a playful romantic, and now becoming more of a continental lover of life. From his later middle period I give you the song “Vampire Girl” from his 1995 album You Must Ask The Heart, where he professes his fondness for girls dressed to look scary – what perhaps is today known as “goth chicks”.
Does she do ritual sacrifice?