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Tuesday 10 January 2012

Bang & Jangle Radio Hour, Season 3, Episode 1: The End of the World

It felt good to be back on the air last night, even if our subject matter was a tad grisly. Thinking about the end of the world frequently moves musicians to song, and last night I played thirteen prime examples. Now that we've hit the big 2012 and the end draws nigh, use this playlist to ease your passage:

Bozie Sturdivant - Ain't No Grave Can Hold My Body Down
Hobart Smith - Heaven's Airplane
Fats Domino - When the Saints Go Marching In
Civil Defense Spot - How Much Time Do We Have? (Disaster on a Grand Scale)
The Louvin Brothers - Great Atomic Power
Sheldon Allman - Crawl Out Through the Fallout
Tom Lehrer - We'll All Go Together When We Go
The Buchanan Brothers - When You See Those Flying Saucers
The Handsome Family - When that Helicopter Comes
Tiny Tim - The Other Side
Les Cowboys Fringants - Plus Rien
Godspeed You! Black Emperor - Dead Flag Blues
Tom Waits - Earth Died Screaming
Skeeter Davis - The End of the World

Making this episode reminded that on New Year's Eve, I met someone who had just visited the CFS Carp Diefenbunker outside of Ottawa. Apparently the 'bunker, which was meant to shelter our most important civil servants in the event of a nuclear attack, is now decommissioned and open to the public. The huge blast doors, clunky computers, and sheer number of toilets is said to be quite impressive. A visit is definitely in order...

The Bang & Jangle Radio Hour airs Mondays 9:00-10:00 p.m. on Trent Radio, 92.7 in Peterborough, or online at

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Season 3, Episode 1

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