Saturday, May 21, 2011

A sentimental journey

Good morning, and Happy Judgment Day.

It's supposed to end for us today, the world as we know it. According to one broadcast evangelist who has been wrong before, the destruction will begin with earthquakes that ravage our planet and make listening to music with a turntable virtually impossible. There may be time, however, to grab a few favorite CDs.

And that brings us to today's question: What would (will) be your doomsday listening choice? Something topical like Skeeter Davis' "End of the World" or R.E.M.'s "It's the End of the World As We Know It (and I Feel Fine)"?  Or maybe you'll just decide to go up in flames with a favorite artist (in which case we'd strongly consider Neil Young's "Everybody Knows This Nowhere," which is not only timely but also defiant.)

Right now, just in case, we're rounding up a few of our alltime favorites. These change from week to week, but if the end really is near we're giving a final listen to "Moonlight Serenade," "What a Wonderful World" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow."  Not bad for starters -- or enders, as it were.

Call us sentimentalists.


  1. Somewhere Over the Rainbow -- Harry's version -- gets me teary-eyed. Every Time.

  2. If this is the day, then Skeeter is a good choice because we'll have to get along with out her now.

  3. I'm going down swinging. Sympathy for the Devil.