of course it’s nonsense, but if the mayan’s end of world prediction comes true today, what should the theme song be?
darren hanlon: “calendar girl” by neil sedaka.
john the magnetic fields: thus spoke zarathustra! haha, just kidding. it would be “swinging on a star.”
james dump/yo la tengo: “barracuda.” it’s a kick-ass song.
andrew eggs/talk it: “what a wonderful world.”
hannah grass widow: “return to innocence.”
gaylord cf/wfmu: “is that all there is?” by peggy lee.
stephen the real tuesday weld: tommy dorsey’s “I’m getting sentimental over you.”
gordon the fan modine: “perhaps, perhaps, perhaps.”
corin tucker: “it’s the end of the world as we know it (and I feel fine).”
daniel handler: miley cyrus, “party in the usa.”
pete paphides: tindersticks: “can we start again?”
shaun brilldream: “goodbye” by the sundays.
dawn cf: misfits “astro zombies.”
erin a girl called eddy: “alone again, naturally.”
michael white: the romantic aesthete in me says “is that all there is?” the realist says “flight of the bumblebee.”
clarissa cf: the final riff of the beatles’ version of “twist and shout.” I prefer, however, the idea that the end of the-world-as-experienced-as-present will only be clear in retrospect: cf. virginia woolf’s “on or about december 1910, human character changed.”
fran cannane: as I see the end of the world is due on 21 december I expect it would be some dreary christmas song.
stephin the magnetic fields: the monkees: “do I have to do this all over again?”
jennifer o’connor: prince “1999”?
legendary jim ruiz: another easy one, “edge of seventeen” (just like the white winged dove) by stevie nicks.
gail cf: “waiting for superman.”
allen clapp: doves: “pounding” (from the last broadcast)
tim dagger: versus “insomnia.”
bridget st john: “you’ll never walk alone.”
joe pines / foxgloves: I am not familiar with this prediction, but I agree with stephin merritt about skeeter davis.
ian musical chairs: the verlaines, “we’re all gonna die.”