Like most people, I believe in a whole host of mythical creatures. So, its not unusual that someone like me might get caught up in all of the endless vampire hype and latch-on to the undead much like they might latch-on to an attractive blonde on a moonlit night. Well… thats not true. You see, all of what I just said is actually bullshit. And I say all of this in small type instead of BOLD letters as to not upset the angry hordes of daydreaming housewives and over-emotional teenagers who are obsessed with those sexy, sexy vampires and that probably don’t give 2 shits about this blog post. The thing is, there is an important exception to all of the werewolf and vampire series out there. True Blood.
Now, you might be saying to yourself,’Well, I’ve never seen True Blood and I don’t have to. I know it sucks without having to watch it because its about vampires’. This was your first mistake. Yeah, True Blood is about vampires but remember, this is HBO we’re talking about here. Did the Sopranos suck because it came after The Godfather? No. Did Curb Your Enthusiasm suck because it took 7 seasons to include Jerry Seinfeld on the show? Hardly. Did Tales From The Crypt suck because… well, okay I can’t defend that one. What a piece of shit!
True Blood, unlike Tales From The Crypt, is HBO perfecting horror. Sure mistakes were made, but hey, so long as they don’t bring the crypt keeper on as Sookie’s new boyfriend, HBO and I will stay on good terms.
In the meantime, while you’re waiting for the newest episode to come on, I’ve assembled a themed mixtape about vampires, werewolves and other True Blood related material because really, the songs on that show suck. Enjoy.
Starlight by At The Drive-In
All The Way To The Bloodbank by Blaster The Rocket Man
Nosferatu Man by Slint
Post Coitus Rock by Joan of Arc
Beating by Silver Scooter
American Werewolf by Blaster The Rocket Man
Sucker And Dry by Cursive
Trailer Trash by Modest Mouse
She’s Hearing Voices by Bloc Party
You Only Live Twice by Bjork