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Thursday, March 31, 2011

You Know They Won't Win

For the last 2 nights I've been watching the old mini-series of The Stand, Stephen King's opus of the great battle of good and evil. It's been years since I last saw it and it still holds up, even if it's a bit uneven in acting. Humans are always in a battle of good and evil somehow, because we all perceive ourselves as right, no matter whether that's true or not. The soundtrack of The Stand stood out to me this time. Crowded House's "Don't Dream It's Over" is eerily applicable to a friend who's in a personal Hell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjBwAYIxUso And one of my favorite songs ever opens the series- BOC's "Don't Fear the Reaper": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUO_5EALZoM I never noticed before that in the middle of the exodus, the musician character sits on a car hood singing this old song that we sang on my block as children... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wRAU11JXcvU "Hate your next door neighbor but don't forget to say Grace" stuck with me. I hope it sticks with everyone who hears it. Peace and freedom shouldn't be too much to ask in 2011 CE.

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