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Halloween

"A grandmother pretends she doesn't know who you are on Halloween." ~ Erma Bombeck

The Halloween holiday is so full of magic, imagination, creativity, make-believe, and trying on alternate realities (not to mention candy), no wonder children of all ages love it so much! Here are three Halloweeny things I want to tell you about:

1. OUR NEW HALLOWEEN SONG is now available as a free download, through Oct 31! It's a soundtrack for your family's Halloween preparations and shenanigans. Can you still DANCE in your costume? I bet you can! Please download and share the song all around, add it to your Halloween playlists, enjoy it! (And for a challenge, see if you can figure out what existing JAMband songs this song references ;-)

2. WE NEED YOUR HELP MAKING A VIDEO FOR THE SONG! Please send me photos and short video clips (20 sec max) of your children in their costumes -- posing, dancing, marching, twirling, sneaking, hopping, whatever. No fancy camera work required -- high-res smart phone videos/photos will do just fine. See the lyrics below if you want to be specific, but this is not required. Please email photos/video directly to me NO LATER THAN SATURDAY OCT 11, 2014 (past years' costumes are of course acceptable and encouraged!)

3. FINALLY, REMEMBER TO PURCHASE ORGANIC FAIR TRADE CHOCOLATE to hand out at your front door, office, school, wherever candy is present or expected. Did you know that most mainstream chocolate comes from cacao plantations in West Africa, where forced child labor has been documented? We don't have to contribute to this! My favorite source is Equal Exchange -- you can even Fair Trade your Halloween with their awesome party ideas! I will be handing out this chocolate at our Oct 26 Halloween Show @ The Park Chalet. Join me in supporting small-scale farmer co-ops and earth- and people-friendly practices -- let's model this important behavior and choice for our amazing and deserving children! Every choice we make, no matter how small, in the direction of creating a more equitable and healthy planet is worthwhile. In fact, it is our RESPONSIBILITY!

Halloween
by Charity and the JAMband
Words and music copyright 2014

Boo, boo, oh yeah, I say
Boo, boo, boo?who are you?
Boo, boo, oh yeah, I say
Boo, boo, boo?who are you?

I can still sway in my costume
I can still shimmy in my costume
I can still twirl in my costume
And I can still dance in my costume

Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?
Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?
Whatcha gonna wear?
How you gonna walk?
How you gonna talk?
Whatcha gonna be for Halloween this year?

Boo, boo, oh yeah, I say
Boo, boo, boo?who are you?
Boo, boo, oh yeah, I say
Boo, boo, boo?who are you?

I can still jump in my costume
I can still hop in my costume
I can run really fast in my costume
And I can still dance in my costume

Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?
Whatcha gonna be for Halloween?
Whatcha gonna wear?
How you gonna walk?
How you gonna talk?
Whatcha gonna be for Halloween this year?

Princess
Fireman
Super Hero
Bumblebee
Dragon
Flower
Kitty Cat
Leafy Green Tree
Scary Dude
Wicked Witch
Wizard
Little Black Bat
Skeleton
Gorilla
Hungry Ghost
Sea Pirate
Mushroom
Rockstar
Fairy
Elf
Underneath my costume
I am still my self

That's what I'm gonna be for Halloween!
That's what I'm gonna be for Halloween!
That's what I'm gonna wear
How I'm gonna walk
How I'm gonna talk
That's what I'm gonna be for Halloween this year!

We wanna wear our costumes
We wanna wear 'em every day
We're gonna wear our costumes
We're gonna wear 'em every day
Yeah, we're wearin' our costumes
We're gonna wear 'em every day
Uh huh, uh huh, we're wearin' our costumes
We're gonna wear 'em every day

ENJOY!



"Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite,
All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray,
Thrives their helter-skelter play"
-- Joel Benton


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