Friday, May 20, 2011

My Endtimes Playlist

Well, here we are at the end of days. Darn, I had a few things planned for the weekend. Yoga Class followed by anger management class, volunteering at the animal shelter followed by a big game hunting expedition just north of a suburban neighborhood. I'm bummed about having to cancel my balloon art class as well. I need it for clown college.

Oh Well, life is full of would- ofs, could- ofs , and should ofs.  As I now have to respect that my body has merely been a vessel for chicken wings, pale ales, unfinished reviews and burning tears, I can reflect back on a curmudgeonly life before my last journey.

And before I leave my perfectly clean and folded shirt and pants topped with white sneakers on my bed  where the post -rapture party people can find them, I've whipped up a playlist to pipe into my brain while I lay in state, waiting for my one way trip to the great mosh pit in the sky. I encourage you to do the same, but think about leaving fresh water and a big pile of dry food for your pets first.

1) Fire and Rain-James Taylor
2) Rapture-Blondie
3) End of The Line-Traveling Wilburys
4) Take Me To The River- Talking Heads version
5) Remember-Jimi Hendrix
6) Across the Universe-The Beatles
7) Lake of Fire-Meat Puppets
8) Ring of Fire-Johnny Cash
9) Hell Ain't a Bad Place to Be- AC/DC
10) Travelin' Light- JJ Cale
11) Naked Burn- Mastodon
12) Killed By Death-Motorhead
13) Naked as We Came- Iron and Wine
14) Gone, Gone, Gone-Bad Company
15) Here Today, Gone Tomorrow- The Ramones
16) Paradise City- Guns N' Roses
17) An Ending(Ascent)- Brian Eno
18) Return to Sender-Elvis Presley
19) Waiting Room- Fugazi
20) If the World Should End in Fire-Handsome Family
21) Stop Your Sobbing- Pretenders version
22) The Loser in the End- Queen
23) Exit Strategy- Valient Thorr
24) I've Had Enough- The Who
25) Tales of a Scorched Earth- Smashing Pumpkins
26) Party in the USA- Miley Cyrus

There you have it.  Hours of fun as the world burns(not turns).  I'll see you on the other side, readers, unless I'm re-incarnated as a radioactive garden slug like I've always hoped.   Feel free to add to the list.


  1. The first one that comes to mind after the life I have led is Hellbound Train by Savoy Brown. I like your last selection too. She would be a good one to leave behind :-) I especially like #21. You know she dated Ray Davies back in the day? Great song!

  2. Oh yea, just thought of another....Its the End of the World as we Know It, REM.

  3. We Gotta Get Out of This Place-The Animals
    Into The Void-Sabbath
    Don't Fear (The Reaper)-BOC
    Jingle Bell Rock-Bobby Helms (yeah, I'm drinking..)
    Four Horseman-The Clash

    and a host of other end times favorites...

  4. OMG you are hysterical. If it really were going to end I know what I'd be doing right now. Or else eating chocolate and drinking champagne. How about some heaven songs:

    Stairway to Heaven
    Knocking on Heaven's Door
    Tears in Heaven
    Heaven Beside You
    Heaven and Hell

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  6. Great songs and nice blog. Since the clock has been restarted to chime in October, now, I felt it appropriate to add to the list. I'm not sure you can even make that list without one of the greatest bands, The Doors, and the song "The End"? Pardon me while I wax philosophic for a moment:

    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end

    Of our elaborate plans, the end
    Of everything that stands, the end
    No safety or surprise, the end
    I'll never look into your eyes...again

    Can you picture what will be
    So limitless and free
    Desperately in need...of some...stranger's hand
    In a...desperate land

    Lost in a Roman...wilderness of pain
    And all the children are insane
    All the children are insane
    Waiting for the summer rain, yeah

    There's danger on the edge of town
    Ride the King's highway, baby
    Weird scenes inside the gold mine
    Ride the highway west, baby

    Ride the snake, ride the snake
    To the lake, the ancient lake, baby
    The snake is long, seven miles
    Ride the snake...he's old, and his skin is cold

    The west is the best
    The west is the best
    Get here, and we'll do the rest

    The blue bus is callin' us
    The blue bus is callin' us
    Driver, where you taken' us

    The killer awoke before dawn, he put his boots on
    He took a face from the ancient gallery
    And he walked on down the hall
    He went into the room where his sister lived, and...then he
    Paid a visit to his brother, and then he
    He walked on down the hall, and
    And he came to a door...and he looked inside
    Father, yes son, I want to kill you
    Mother...I want to...

    C'mon baby, take a chance with us
    C'mon baby, take a chance with us
    C'mon baby, take a chance with us
    And meet me at the back of the blue bus
    Doin' a blue rock
    On a blue bus
    Doin' a blue rock
    C'mon, yeah

    Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill, kill

    This is the end
    Beautiful friend
    This is the end
    My only friend, the end

    It hurts to set you free
    But you'll never follow me
    The end of laughter and soft lies
    The end of nights we tried to die

    This is the end...

  7. I guess REM is disqualified for their inclusion in Independence Day?