This Halloween was a remarkable bust, but I’ll get to that later. First, I must remoralize by visiting Halloweens past through the magic(k) of photography. Here’s me a million years ago, photographed in a basement apartment near Berwyn, Illinois. This has been my Halloween costume now for several years running. (Hurts like hell since I grew the beard, though.)

Noise: The Mountain Goats, “This Year”