Monday, October 17, 2011

On the End of the World Part II

I once did a forecast based on penguin migrations and determined that on the 25th of August 2011, penguins would take over the world. You may think that we had a narrow escape, but I have found that my fridge is ever so slightly colder than I thought it was set to - clearly evidence that the penguins have been using it as a hideout.

More importantly, according to Harold Camping, the world is going to come to an end on Friday (just before supper, unfortunately), so I thought I'd be nice and help set the mood for our impending doom. I have arranged a nice depressing soundtrack to the end of the world so that, just in case the world does end, we will be in the right mood for it.

The Alphanumeric Sheep Pig's Soundtrack to the End of the World

  1. Gustav Mahler - Symphony No. 5, I. Trauermarsch (7:45)
  2. Virgin Black - Of Your Beauty (4:00)
  3. Frédéric Chopin - Piano Sonata No. 2, III. Marche Funèbre (9:33)
  4. Lacrimosa - Satura (9:23)
  5. Anathema - Shroud of False (1:37)
  6. Visions Of Atlantis - Atlantis, Farewell... (3:39)
  7. Wintersun - Beautiful Death (8:18)
  8. Ludwig van Beethoven - Symphony No. 3, II. Marcia funebre (13:49)
  9. Counting Crows - Raining In Baltimore (5:13)
  10. The Foreshadowing - The Last Minute Train (4:09)
  11. Rhapsody of Fire - Symphony of the Enchanted Lands, I. Tharos' Last Flight; II. The Hymn of The Warrior. (4:09)
  12. Eluveitie - Anagantios (3:26)
  13. United States Army Band - Taps (0:48)

Total playing time: 75 minutes, 49 seconds.

You can listen to the complete playlist on YouTube. If you start listening at 4:44 on Friday afternoon, you should finish the album just in time for Judgement. And don't forget to have a good meal beforehand, because if Mr Camping is correct, you won't get another meal again, ever.

(Some rather irrelevant notes: My apologies to those who do not share my taste in music. If I were a video game character, I'd be the little guy on the second island of Black & White, who wanders around in the mountains cheerfully whistling Chopin's Funeral March. The final two movements of the Symphony of the Enchanted Lands are far too uplifting to be included in this list (plus, they'd make it too long to fit on a single CD). Even though I am not American, Taps has an emotional depth that Last Post can never have, no matter how well it's played (I don't think my grandfather would like me saying this though). And then, obviously, I do not claim in any way that these videos or the music therein are my own.)

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1 comment:

Robot said...

Brilliant! Listening to the playlist now