Last year I see I marked Halloween by giving what I thought was a rather interesting little lecture on the theology of the Feasts of All Souls and All Saints, and various associated folk customs. If – by any mischance – you missed it, it is available here.
This year I thought I’d take a lighter approach, so here – from her 1980 album Queen of Siam – is our old friend Lydia Lunch with Spooky. I once held to the theory that the source of her unusual name was that she was an Italian-American with the not unusual surname Pranzo, but I discover – on looking into it a bit further – that her real name is Koch. I suppose you can see why she’d want to change it. No Spanish angle here, I don’t think, though the Spanish for lunch is – roughly – La Comida and I fancy Lydia La Comida has a bit of a ring to it.