Sunday, October 8, 2017

IOWA MUSIC SHOWCASE PODCAST - Episode 52: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2017, Part 1 of 4 - Killer Cows and Other Iowa Furry Monsters

Hello! Bwahahahaha!

Welcome back, you foolish souls who dare to tread in the abode of The Evil Doctor OlderMusicGeek.

This year, we have done something ingenuous! Bwahahaha!

We have given each episode more of an Iowa flavor by naming it after a monster that can be found in our quaint state, and provide you with a little information on said creatures and its relatives!

Oh yes, The Corn Spirit - whether you follow the Native American one or the pagan European corn gods - seems to have kept our state fairly safe from too many harmful creatures... unfortunately!

We don't seem to have an overabundance of aliens here, despite 3 "airships" with "Martians' chrashing in our state in mid-April 1897.

But like anywhere else, we do have a share of cryptids and cryptozoological creatures!

Some come in a furry form.

For instance, the cow! Yes, the benign bovine you moo at playfully.

Did you know this beast kills more people in the U.S. per year than sharks, alligators, bears, snakes, and spiders combined!

Makes you look at it a little differently doesn't it?

And Iowa also has its share of Bigfeet. Look at The Grassman, the plains' own version of Bigfoot, named because it likes to walk in the tall grass. - Though it would have been more awesome it had been made of grass!

The most famous case seems to be The Hairy Wild Woman seen in 1884 in Gordon's Ferry near Dubuque.

Also, our own Lockridge Monster has been claimed to be a Bigfoot or relative to Bigfeet.

Plus, we have had plenty of plain, good ole Bigfoot sightings here too.

Besides these Bigfoot types, we also have the shunka warakin, hyena/wolf creatures that carries off dogs, and phantom kangaroos have been spotted here as well!

So to celebrate this strange, furry animals that provide a little magic in our cornfields, we present, for this part, some acoustic and folky tunes that are bit bent and twisted.

Art by Dean Sturtevant
stretched to make into a square

IMSC posts related to Halloween:

IMSC posts featuring folk music:

IMSC posts featuring blues:

IMSC posts featuring acoustic music:

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Cover by Dean Sturtevant

Opening - Iowa Music Showcase Halloween theme 3 by Dylan Boyle, Dan OlderMusicGeek, and

Song 1 - "Night after Night" by CW Smith

Song 2 - "The Devil's Bar" by Aaron Earl Short

Song 3 - "Watch Out" by Andy Mitchell

Song 4 - "Imaginary Black Cat" by Kate Kane

Song 5 - "Black Witch" by The Starry Nights feat Heather Cousins

Song 6 - "Ghost Train" by Cheshire Moon

Song 7 - "Nurse Jane" by Bryan Baker

Song 8 - "The Door" by Old Scratch Revival Singers

Closing - Iowa Music Showcase Halloween theme 2 by Jessica Villegas

All song are copyrighted by the performers and composers, and used by their kind permission.

Next episode: We continue the Iowa willies and wailings next week as we educate you on Iowa's own dragons!

One year ago...
Episode 34: Happy Hawkeye Halloween 2016, Part 1 of 4 - A Branch Snaps -

Two years ago...
Episode 17 - A Joe Lawler Dedication -

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