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Soundtrack for the end of the world

Post by Cheryl Tucker on May 20, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
May 20, 2011 3:35 pm

Having an end-of-the-world party? If you believe 89-year-old Christian radio broadcaster Harold Camping – and who am I to say he’s a deluded nut case? – Judgment Day is coming. At 6 p.m. PDT Saturday, to be precise.

That’s when a powerful, worldwide earthquake is supposed to hit, throwing open all the graves. The righteous will ascend to heaven in the Rapture and the sinners will be left in torment to endure the chaos and destruction that will be rained down on Earth.

Guess that mean I don’t have to plan dinner for Saturday. Well, maybe I’ll pick up something, on the off chance Camping is in error. It wouldn’t be the first time his “math” has been off. He made a similar prediction back in 1994 that, obviously, was wrong.

Apparently some folks are planning to party before everything goes to heck. John Fisher, the DJ at the radio station I listen to in the morning  (KMTT, 103.7 FM), put together a playlist of end-of-the-world songs from listener suggestions.

The ones that made it on air: “Eve of Destruction” (Barry McGuire), “It’s the End of the World” (R.E.M.), “All Things Must Pass” (George Harrison), “Last Night of the World” (Bruce Cockburn), “The Afterlife” (Paul Simon), “Dead Man’s Party” (Oingo Boingo), “Gimme Shelter” (Rolling Stones), “Time of Your Life” (Green Day), “When the World Is Rising” (The Police), “Bad Moon Rising” (Creedence), “Before the Deluge” (Jackson Browne) and “Golden Slumbers Medley” (Beatles).

To see the entire list of apocalyptic songs, click here.

See you on Monday. I hope.

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