Music & Scary Tales for a Hallowe’en Weekend

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by rieladmin on Saturday, 29 October, 2011

Today, it’s eerie music — with scary tales every even‐numbered hour!

Mouahahahahahhhhhh! This coming Monday is Hallowe’en, and Elrik Merlin is kicking off the proceedings today (Saturday) to get you in the mood.

In addition to a wide and sometimes surprising collection of music during the day, varying from classical to rock and including a selection of fantasy SF TV and movie themes to boot — and of course the ZBS Radio Hour at 11am and 7pm Pacific (7pm and 3am UK time) — be sure to tune in at the top of every even‐numbered hour (4am, 6am, 8am etc) to hear a “Scary Tale”. They include old‐time radio plays — and of course we are including the famous Orson Welles 1939 War of the Worlds, in case you missed it on Thursday night — some presentations from that master of the macabre, Vincent Price, and readings of E F Benson ghost stories. There’s Alfred Hitchcock with Music to be Murdered By. There’s also Frederick Bradnum’s classic play Private Dreams and Public Nightmares — the first BBC drama to include Radiophonic music, which led to the foundation of the BBC Radiophonic Workshop.

Today’s programme is produced by Radio Riel in conjunction with the Alexandrian Free Library Consortium of Second Life. You can listen to the programme in‐world now at, or simply click here to start your player, if your browser is configured to do so. Today’s music is presented from the music library of Elrik Merlin.

For more information on the Alexandrian Free Library, current exhibits and the work of Consortium members in general, please visit the Alexandrian Free Library website, or one of their branches in‐world.


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