(SPECIAL EXTRA LONG HALLOWEEN EPISODE!) First up, a band called North American Halloween Prevention Initiative which is a amalgamation of TONS of band, such as Arcade Fire's Win Butler & Regine Chassagne, Beck, David Cross, Devendra Banhart, Feist, The Postal Service's Jimmy Tamborello, Rilo Kiley's Jenny Lewis & Blake Sennet, Smoosh's Asya & Chloe, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore, Wolf Parade's Dan Boeckner & Spencer Krug, and Yeah Yeah Yeahs' Karen O (among others) with a fantastic new song released just in time for Halloween called "Do They Know it's Hallowe'en". We heard the radio edit, but there are 4 versions on the EP (iTunes, Amazon). Next was Philadelphia's Matt Pond PA with "Halloween" which is on his new album Several Arrows Later (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music). Then lo-fi girl-led rockers DQE did "Halloween Song" from their 2002 album Queen of Mean (Amazon). Next was the also lo-fi (but that's where the similarities end) Devendra Banhart with his song "Pumpkin Seeds" from his 2002 album Oh Me Oh My the Way the Day Goes by the Sun is Setting Dogs are Dreaming Lovesongs of the Christmas Spirit (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music). Then London's The Clientele did "Haunted Melody" from their 2003 The Violet Hour (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music). The do also have a new album that has just come out called Strange Geometry (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music). Next was one of two very tacidly related to halloween songs, it was California's Rogue Wave's cover of Buddy Holly's "Everyday" as heard on the brand new, super good, Stubbs the Zombie soundtrack (iTunes, Amazon). Get it? ZOMBIE! Then New Hampshire's so-bad-it's-good band The Shaggs did "It's Halloween" from their retrospective collection Philosophy of the World (iTunes, Amazon, Other Music). And who'd have ever thought there'd be a Shaggs tribute album? Well, there is, and Joost Visser covered "It's Halloween" (iTunes, Amazon). And finally, also from the Stubbs the Zombie record, we heard San Francisco's Oranger doing a cover of The Chordettes' "Mr. Sandman". This week's episode features a clip of Woody Allen doing standup in the mid-60s (Amazon), and a clip from The Rachel Maddow Show on Air America Radio. We also heard a clip from Real Time with Bill Maher.