Friday, May 20, 2011

eschatology - (whimper) - the rapture (pt. 1)

the fascination with eschatology never ends. i present the soundtrack to the end of it all. i'm breaking this post in multiples as apparently a ton of youtube links in one post can break the blogosphere.

let's start with a little commentary on self fulfilling prophecies by the geniuses of six feet under, in particular this episode's intro, written, i believe, by rick cleveland

six feet under - episode 41 "in case of rapture"

only because this current idea and timeframe of the end of days (driven by a mechanical engineer turned evangelic pastor/prophet) is a religious based one, i will pull out blondie's horrific venture into rap music first. in an effort to get it out of the way. as an aside, this is the second time said mechanical engineer has predicted the rapture. the first time he was mistaken.

we are all human.

"rapture" - blondie
besides all the name checking during her "rap", i still don't know how she convinced jean michel basquiat to be in this. (he's the dj).

"rapture riders" - the doors with blondie

since this rapture is supposed to be caused by some earth shaking, now is a good time to share some fantastic roky erickson...

"earthquake" - thirteenth floor elevators

i compiled and burned CDs, complete with cover art, for friends for y2k, the millenium bug in 1999. scroll down past the prophesies since 1999 section for songs are about the end of days and released prior to that date.


"goodnight moon" - shivaree

"california tuffy" - the geraldine fibbers

"tomorrow comes today" - gorillaz

"let's get out" - life without buildings

"a thousand years away" - the minus 5

"it's not the end of the world?" - super furry animals

"no cities left" - the dears

"the dreaming dead" - jesse sykes and the sweet hereafter

"let it die" - feist

"naked as we came" - iron + wine

"end times" - the eels

will be adding more soon...

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