There’s a difference between the costumes we wear everyday, performing the roles we often aren’t conscious of choosing, and actively choosing to play dress up. To question who we are or who we could be. To turn towards the lesser understood selves contained within, often only experienced through our projections onto other people, animals, and objects.
Halloween, for those who participate can offer an experience that’s rare for most adults. Whether you choose to stay in the light or travel into the dark, it’s all in the spirit of play. And even if costumes aren’t your thing, do you have ways of challenging and playing with your concepts of self? Are the costumes of your daily life comfortable? Do you sometimes wonder if there are other you’s left under expressed?
This broadcast features an interview with Carolyn of Mt. Fog who just released her new album Spells of Silence, which she characterizes as "haunted". You can support Mt. Fog by visiting Bandcamp and purchasing a digital copy and even ordering it on cassette or vinyl. You can find Mt. Fog on Twitter and Instagram.
And thank you Gwinna for chatting with me about dressing up for Halloween for the intro!