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It's holiday wishlist time once again, see [community profile] holiday_wishes and [community profile] wish_list and as usual, I'm doing a themed mix CD as my outgoing gift.

This year's theme is to honor the end of the Mayan calendar on 12/21/12, and the possibility, slim though it may be, that the world will end.


1. "End of the World"--Blessid Union of Souls

Just to be clear, the world probably isn't going to end on a schedule, or because of a single event. Even if bad things happen, catastrophic events, you'll probably make it through. Somehow.

2. "The End of the World"--Susan Boyle

But sometimes it sure can feel like your personal drama should be reflected in the rest of reality.

3. "Aftermath"--REM

"And the living sjhall envy the dead."

4. "The End of All You'll Know"--Scott Matthew

For this generation, the cybercrash and loss of Internet might be considered an apocalypse.

5. "Grand Finale"--Yoko Ueno

There's no reason we can't face the end with dignity, if it comes.

6. "I Saw My World Go Down"--Bill and Brenda Sutton

No one said that the world that ends has to be Earth.

7. "I Will Follow You"--By the Tree

For some people, their faith in a person or concept, will see them through the dark times ahead.

8. "It's the End of the World as We Know It"--Leslie Fish

The first of three tracks with Ms. Fish, which is more than I usually give one artist, but she is a leader in the field.

9. "Game Over"--Final Fantasy XIII Soundtrack

"Game over! Game over, man!"

10. "Alone and Forsaken"--Hank Williams

"Winter is coming."

11. "The Last Filk Song"--Dave Luckett

Sadly, we have not yet found a proper escape route, should the Earth be destroyed.

12. "Mars Attacks"--Various Artists

That's especially bad if the threat comes from off-planet.

13. "It's the End of the World as We Know It"--REM

You didn't think I would skip this track just because it's so obvious, did you?

14. "Merry Millenium"--Leslie Fish

"Some say the world will end in fire, some say in ice."

15. "A Mushroom Cloud"--Sammy Salvo

Not so long ago it was nuclear war favored to destroy the world...or at least the people living on it.

16. "Ragnarok"--Final Fantasy XIII Soundtrack

The Norse vision of the end of the world, the death of the old gods and the old humanity.

17. "The Red Invasion"--The K-Pers

Flying Saucers filled with Commies? Frighteningly plausible, once.

18. "Virtual Star Embryology"--Kikuko Inoue

"Smash the world's shell!" The mysterious Ends of the Earth may have some of the answers....

19. "Godzilla Roars"--Godzilla 2000 soundtrack

Giant monsters awakened by humanity's hubristic abuse of science make a great metaphor.

20. "Serious Steel"--Leslie Fish & Joe Bethancourt

Even in the post apocalyptic world, there are those who will survive, nay, will thrive. And you all laughed.

21. ""Sun Collapse"--The Chemical Brothers

Okay, that we might not be able to survive.

22. "Talking Atom"--Pete Seeger

Atomic war may not be on the horizon, but that doesn't mean we should get complacent about the Bomb.

23. "This Jesus Must Die"--Broadway Cast

Sometimes, it's a new idea that threatens the extinction of the world we know.

24. "We Kept On Dancing"--Nate Bucklin

So how do we prepare for the end of the world? Dance!

25. "Day Is Done"--Dream Factory

Every time you go to sleep, the world ends, and there is a changed world when you awaken. The world is always ending, and always beginning.

I'll be posting my wishlist a bit later, but your thoughts and comments?


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