Halloween Sounds through the Ages

One of the earliest vinyl albums I can remember owning was this one: Sounds To Make You Shiver. I can’t remember where or when I got it, but I can remember playing it on my small, plastic record player as a kid and getting creeped out by the sounds contained within.


By the time I was a teen, vinyl records were out and cassette tapes were in. I owned two or three cassette tapes such as this one.

(image courtesy of TheSurfingPizza.com)

(image courtesy of TheSurfingPizza.com)

Eventually cassettes stepped aside and made way for CDs. In the beginning CDs were really expensive to purchase, but I’ve picked up CDs such as this one for literally 99 cents at Dollar General and Big Lots.


Over the years I’ve owned compilations of spooky Halloween sound effects in vinyl, cassette, and CD formats. These days, you can find what you’re looking for in mp3 format. Both iTunes and Amazon have hundreds of “chilling” mp3s for sale, but if you’re not looking for a specific album, you can probably find what you’re looking for with Google. That’s where I found this treasure trove of old vinyl Halloween records, converted to mp3. There’s even a link to those old General Mills Monster Cardboard Records.

(Image courtesy of Scar Stuff)

(Image courtesy of Scar Stuff)

Grace Digital Audio’s The Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio Released Today

I spend a lot of time listening to the radio. I do this for two reasons, one I spend a lot of time on my computer and I like to have something on in the background while I work and two, I grew up with the radio. As a kid I would spend nights swinging through the low end of the FM band and the AM band trying to find unusual shows and Old Time Radio. Now as an adult, thanks to the internet, those things are easier to find. But what if you cannot be at your computer or just want a more handsome way to listen to your favorite audio? Enter devices like the retro themed, The Victoria Nostalgic Internet Radio from Grace Digital Audio.

I have been wanting to pick up a nice looking retro styled radio for a while, so a Retroist Review of the Radio will be here soon (when I get to fully play with all its features). I think that the specs look to include most everything I would want in a device. Plus it looks great.

  • Allows complete control of Pandora from the front of radio, the remote control, or a FREE iPhone remote control app
  • Access to over 50,000 radio stations and on demand content, including Pandora, SiriusXM, Live365, MP3 Tunes, DAR.fm, Rhapsody, NPR, CBS Radio, and more
  • Pandora integration: thumbs up/down a song, add/delete stations, and pause live streams
  • 4” full range speaker and rear port for a rich bass, 4-line backlight display, 5 alarms, built-in 24 hour sleep timer, and aux input to connect CD player, iPhone, iPod, or other music source
  • Walnut exterior with birch inlay, gives a vintage look to a modern day internet radio
  • Built-in wireless Wi-Fi 802.11n card connects to any 802.11b/g/n wireless router
  • Stream your music from your PC/Mac or connect via USB drive to play local media files
  • Stay tuned for the review in a couple of days. If you happen need right now for yourself or that special radio lover in your life, drop by Amazon and order yours today.