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Rumor has it the rapture is going to happen tonight, and the world will go to hell-in-a-handbasket in short order…  There MAY however, still be time to arrange for the salvation of your pets by atheists who plan to make a killing off of Jesus’ second coming.

Being a musician…  I can’t help but find musical symbolism in such a day as this, and so it is with great honor that I present to you:

“The Last Music You’ll Ever Hear: A Playlist for The End of the World As We Know It”

  1. We start off with the “title track” of our playlist.  A classic by R.E.M. “It’s the End of the World.” Do YOU feel fine?
  2. Now if I told you our second song would be a Johnny Cash song, you’d probably immediately assume I’d be talking about “Ring of Fire” but Cash had a song slightly more appropriate for Jesus’ Second Coming tomorrow, “When the Man Comes Around.”
  3. And what would an end of the world playlist be without music from one of the best movie scores of all time.  A soundtrack from a movie that just so happens to be about the end of the world, Armageddon.
  4. As the world descends into chaos, you may want to “Summon the Heroes” with this John Williams classic written as the theme for the 1996 Summer Olympics and performed by the Boston Pops.
  5. I felt like this song by Bright Eyes needed to make the list, if for no other reason than that it’s a really cool song.
  6. Our next two songs are about being comfortable with your impending doom.  Don’t be afraid of death, and “Don’t Fear the Reaper.”
  7. And the reason you SHOULD be comfortable about the end of the world?  Because We’ll ALL Go Together When We Go…
  8. Finally, you’ll recognize the last song from the movie Requiem for a Dream.  Unlike, the other videos that I merely linked you to, I felt it was necessary to directly embed this one.  The video itself is an elaborate “collage” of video clips from various apocalypse films.  It’s pretty epic:
Music is an essential part of everything we do. Like puppetry, music has an abstract quality which speaks to a worldwide audience in a wonderful way that nourishes the soul. -Jim Henson

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