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Robert Johnson, 1911-1938

“At first the music almost repelled me, it was so intense, and this man made no attempt to sugar coat what he was trying to say,or play. It was hard-core, more than anything that I had ever heard. After a few listenings I realized that, on some level, I had found the master, and that following this man’s example would be my life’s work.” - Eric Clapton

“when Johnson started singing, he seemed like a guy who could have sprung from the head of Zeus in full armour.” - Bob Dylan

anonymous asked:

what makes american witchcraft different than european witchcraft? is it just that your american?

This is another really good question, and one that deserves more than a five minute answer! 

The short answer is yes, American folk craft is very different than European folk craft. High/ceremonial magic is more similar between the two; there are still differences there, but they’re less pronounced. For the sake of speaking to what I know, I’ll just be talking about folk craft/”traditional” craft here. Read more after the cut:

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I couldn’t create this kind of monstrosity and keep it all to myself, so here it is: my ultimate Supernatural playlist, Greatest Hits of the Mullet Rock!

On this playlist you will find almost every single song ever played on Supernatural, as well as tracks that had episodes named after them, songs that were referenced on the show, and pieces from the score. There is also a “lite version” for those of you who don’t want the instrumentals, anemic pop music, or “Carry On Wayward Son” repeated more than ten times.

I hope you enjoy rocking out to this playlist as much as I enjoyed putting it together. The entire very long track listing is below!

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Southern Gothic Spotify Playlist

“Down in the murky bayous of Louisiana, things aren’t exactly what they seem.” - a playlist by Paula Ibánez @spanishmossandvoodoospells 

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1. Far From Any Road - The Handsome Family || 2.  Big Black Bull Comes Like a Caesar - Munly and The Lee Lewis Harlots || 3. Clap Hands- Tom Waits || 4. Ragin’ Cajun - Munly and The Lee Lewis Harlots || 5. Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya - Dr. John || 6. Iko Iko - The Dixie Cups || 7. Sign Of The Judgment - The McIntosh County Shouters ||  8. Old Devils -  William Elliot Withmore || 9. Devil At The Door - Highlonesome || 10. Woman King - Iron & Wine || 11. Arsonist’s Lullabye - Hozier || 12. Bobby Reid - Lucette || 13. Awake O’Sleeper - The Brothers Bright || 14. Blood On My Name - The Borthers Bright || 15. Bottom Of The River - Delta Rae || 16. I Will Never Die - Delta Rae || 17. Evil Ways - Blues Saraceno ||

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B A C K W A T E R   W I T C H C R A F T

spells with bones and graveyard dirt, muddy water and rusty nails, devil’s shoestring and black salt.

(a convenient 8tracks playlist of my favourite voodoo blues, southern gothic, swamp witch sounds)

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Back Burner - Isobel Campbell And Mark Lanegan  |  Bottom of the River - Delta Rae  |  Didn’t Leave Nobody But The Baby - Alison Krauss, Gillian Welch, Emmylou Harris | Hecate - Wendy Rule  |  Demon - Kandle  |  Dead and Lovely - Tom Waits  |  Cemetery Blues - Bessie Smith  |  Maneater - Blue Eyed Blondes  |  Evil - Howlin’ Wolf  |  I Been Dealing With The Devil - Sonny Boy Williamson  |  I Put a Spell on You - Screamin’ Jay Hawkins  |  Evil Hearted Woman - T-Bone Walker  |  Strange Brew - Cream  |  Pagan Baby - Creedence Clearwater Revival  |  Black Magic Woman - Fleetwood Mac  |  Me and the Devil - Soap&Skin  |  Crossroads - Robert Johnson  |  Sugarland - Papa Mali  |  Strange Moon Rising - Smoke Fairies  |  Believer - Viva Voce  |  Me And The Devil Blues - Robert Johnson

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The Ultimate Supernatural Playlist Collection

Season One

AC/DC—Back in Black

AC/DC—Highway to Hell

Rush—Fly by Night

Ratt—Round and Round

Bad Company—Movin’ On

Metallica—Some Kind of Monster

Fall Out Boy—Sugar, We’re Going Down

The Rolling Stones—Laugh, I Nearly Died

Iron Butterfly—In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida

Filter—Hey Man

Free—All Right Now

Quiet Riot—Bang Your Head

Boston—Peace of Mind

Def Leppard—Rock of Ages

The Scorpions—No One Like You

Bad Company—Bad Company

Blue Oyster Cult—(Don’t Fear) The Reaper

Bad Company—She Brings Me Love

Blind Faith—Can’t Find My Way Home

Little Charlie & The Nightcats—You Got Your Hooks in Me

Blue Oyster Cult—Fire of Unknown Origin

Blue Oyster Cult—Burnin’ For You

Ozzy—Road to Nowhere

Grand Funk Railroad—Bad Time (To Be in Love)

Triumph—Fight the Good Fight

Credence Clearwater Revival—Bad Moon Rising

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Two

Ted Nugent—Stranglehold

The Chambers Brothers—Time Has Come Today

Journey—Wheel in the Sky

AC/DC—Back in Black

REO Speedwagon—Can’t Fight This Feeling

Soundgarden—Fell on Black Days

Foreigner—Cold as Ice

Robert Johnson—Hellhound on My Trail

Robert Johnson—Crossroad Blues

Nazareth—Hair of a Dog

Styx—Renegade

Bob Dylan—Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

The Animals—The House of the Rising Sun

Queensryche—Silent Lucidity

Alice in Chains—Rooster

Boston—Foreplay/Long Time

Boston—Don’t Look Back

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Three

AC/DC—Hell’s Bells

Creedence Clearwater Revival—Run Through the Jungle

Bad Company—Crazy Circles

Poison—Every Rose Has Its Thorn

Asia—Heat of the Moment

Huey Lewis and the News—Back in Time

Bachman-Turner Overdrive—You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet

Howling Diablos—Mean Little Towm

J. B. Burnett—I Shall Not Be Moved

Goodnight City—40,000 Miles

Mother Superior—Did You See It?

Screamin’ Jay Hawkins—I Put A Spell On You

The Doobie Brothers—Long Train Runnin’

Grand Funk Railroad—We’re an American Band

Focus—Hocus Pocus

Leslie Gore—It’s My Party

Bon Jovi—Wanted Dead or Alive

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Four

AC/DC—You Shook Me All Night Long

Billy Squire—Lonely is the Night

The Allman Brothers Band—Ramblin’ Man

Survivor—Eye of the Tiger

Nine Days—Just as Through With You

Bad Company—Ready for Love

Foreigner—Long, Long Way from Home

White Zombie—Thunder Kiss 65

George Highfill & Jai Josefs—Perfect Situation for a Fool

The Kinks—A Well-Respected Man

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Five

AC/DC—Thunderstruck

Foreigner—Long, Long Way from Home

Lynyrd Skynyrd—Simple Man

The Contours—Do You Love Me

Beck, Bogert, & Appice—Superstition

The Main Ingredient—Everybody Plays the Fool

Santana—Oye Como Va

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band—Rock & Roll Never Forgets

Warrant—Cherry Pie

Bob Dylan—Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Steve Jeffries—My Fantasy

Jen Titus—O Death

Def Leppard—Rock of Ages

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Six

Bob Segar—Beautiful Loser

Deep Purple—Smoke on the Water

Kenny Rogers—The Gambler

Chris Jones—All that for Me

David Bowie—Space Oddity

Aerosmith—Back in the Saddle

Blondie—One Way or Another

Federal—Reprise

Federal—Hero

Federal—The Hanging

Hot Chocolate—You Sexy Thing

Billy Paul—Met and Mrs. Jones

The Rolling Stones—Play With Fire

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Seven

Foghat—Slow Ride

The Doobie Brothers—Black Water

Air Supply—All Out of Love

Phil X—Wolfman

REO Speedwagon—Ridin’ the Storm Out

Traffic—Dear Mr. Fantasy

Brett Detar—The Devil’s Gotta’Em

AC/DC—You Shook Me All Night Long

Bell Biv DeVoe—Poison

Don McLean—Vincent

Stepperwolf—Born to be Wild

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Eight

Jethro Tull—Locomotive Breath

Styx—Man in the Wilderness

Reverend Horton Heat—The Devil’s Chasing Me

Milo Green—What’s the Matter

Soundgarden—Fell on Black Days

The Animals—We Gotta Get Out of This Place

Creedence Clearwater Revival—Born on the Bayou

Marlin James—That Old Familiar Pain

Bob Segar—Katmandu

Supertramp—Goodbye Stranger

The Rubens—I’ll Surely Die

David Bowie—Changes

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Nine

George Thorogood and the Destroyers—Who Do You Love?

AC/DC—For Those About to Rock

Journey—Stone in Love

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band—The Famous Final Scene

Billy Squire—Lonely is the Night

The Velvet Underground & Nico—Heroin

David Alan Tomilson & Gary Alan Jones—Plastic Princess

Frankie Volli—The Sun Ain’t Gonna Shine

The Ozarks Mountain Daredevils—If You Wanna Go to Heaven

Blind Faith—Can’t Find My Way Home

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

Season Ten

Pat Benatar—Heartbreaker

Right Said Fred—I’m Too Sexy

Warrant—Cherry Pie

Warren Zevon—Werewolves of London

Gorgon Lightfoot—Sundown

Bob Seger—Travelin’ Man

Electric Light Orchestra—Long Black Road

James Gang—Ashes, the Rain, and I

Taylor Swift—Shake it Off

Hozier—Take Me to Church

Kenny Rogers—The Gambler

The Lizzy—The Boys are Back in Town

The Who—Behind Blue Eyes

Patty Griffin—Go Wherever You Wanna Go

Kansas—Carry On Wayward Son

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Oh crap. The last thing I need is for the M4s and M3s to think I sold my soul for a residency spot to the Devil I met at the intersection between our hospital and the morgue.
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-Intern correcting herself after I asked “Would you redo any aspect of your residency application process?” and her answer was “Sell my soul so I didn’t have to spend all that money.”

Note: she is referencing the legend of Robert Johnson, famous blues singer

Songs of Supernatural Challenge - Season 2

The Season 1 song challenge was pretty successful, so I’m posting signups for Season 2. Songs are below the cut!

Rules:

1. Sign ups start immediately from now until 11:59pm eastern time September 1st. To sign up send me a character and the number of the song you’re choosing, along with a backup number(s) just in case. Send them to me in an ASK ONLY. Reblogs, messages, or replies will not be accepted.  

2. Fics will be “due” 9/30 but if you need an extension, just ask me. I’m not gonna say no.

3. Can be any character OR actor from Supernatural. 

4. READER INSERT ONLY. NO SHIPS. Don’t want the drama they will surely bring.

5. No minimum word count. Max word count 5000. 

6. Can be smut, fluff, angst, flangst, smangst, smuff, whatever. I’m down for anything.

7. AU’s are welcome!

8. Can be a drabble, one shot, the start of a new series, or part of an existing series. Does not matter.

9. You can do anything you want with the song whether it’s playing in the background, you use the lyrics, or just use it as inspiration.

10. Must tag ME in your fic when you post it and also use the hashtag #Songs of Season 2 Challenge (sorry it’s long I know) in the first 5 tags. Please put the Song Title and Artist somewhere in the header of your post. 

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