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Posted by shanoah on October 31, 2008

I’m posting a little late tonight, but here we are. Holloween. All Hollows Eve. The day when the veil between the spiritual and material world is at it’s weakest, and ghosts and goblins come out to play.

And the day that I voted. I couldn’t think of a more appropriate day, and it made sense symbolically, in it’s own way.

I was going to write a filk to celebrate today, and post it, but I never got to it. For those who are interested, the title was going to be “I Voted Obama (and I Did Not Vote for John McCain)”.

Still, while aliens are cool, as is a nation-wide freak out, for today I thought I’d play a song that goes more on the spiritual site of things. And, frankly, creeps me out:

The Jezebel Spirit – Bryan Eno & David Byrne

This actually strikes me as a song you’d like, Sean. You see, the voices on this song are recorded off the radio, from an American Evangelist[1] doing an exorcism.

With the music and the pictures set to it, I just find this a very disturbing piece. And since that was clearly the intention, I consider it well done.

Of course, being a Talking Heads fan, I’m a bit biased…

[1] Possibly more then one; I can’t really tell.


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