Jill Sobule Sings Her Halloween Horror

Costume Standard

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The musician presents a musical essay on what the singer considers a scourge of modern Halloween: tarty costumes.

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ALISON STEWART, host:

Ah, Halloween. Now, a three-billion-dollar industry that the adults have horned in on the child-like joy of dressing up, but apparently can't resist getting their inner freak on - you know, not just a nurse, Luke…

LUKE BURBANK, host:

Mm-mm.

STEWART: A sexy nurse.

BURBANK: Sure.

STEWART: Not just a cat, a sexy cat. That has BPP editorialist/singer/songwriter Jill Sobule steamed.

(Soundbite of music)

Ms. JILL SOBULE (Singer, Songwriter): (Singing) Halloween was my favorite holiday, but in these last few years, something so terrible filled me with fear. It's not the razor in the apple. No, I heard that never happened. No, it's something much worse. It's women in these Halloween costumes, it's just that they're slutty. Well, that's not a costume at all. What happened to witches and monsters? They left the Halloween ball. Just putting kitten ears on your head is not creative. And a skimpy, black dress is not very scary unless you're Ann Coulter.

Stiletto heels are not that special unless worn by a man. And I'm not a prude. But I'm not a fan of women whose Halloween costume, it's just that they're slutty. Well, that's not a costume at all. What happened to witches and monsters? They left the Halloween ball. Okay, so maybe if you play a dead prostitute for, let's say, Jack the Ripper days. Or maybe a zombie whore from outer space. But that naughty devil outfit in lingerie, well, that's just not good.

(Soundbite of laughter)

STEWART: Jill Sobule, weighing in.

BURBANK: So much for my sexy nurse outfit.

STEWART: …on Halloween.

(Soundbite of laughter)

STEWART: And she had a friend with a Theremin, which you got to love, that she brought along.

BURBANK: Oh, that's great.

STEWART: Thank you, Jill.

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