TIME ANXIOUS MUSIC | Another year has come to an end. Time for some closure.
So, the dreaded year 2012 is upon us and people are scared s##tless. Yet again...

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Ironically enough, the '99 song "Anthem for the Year 2000" by post-grunge trio Silverchair seems relevant as ever these days, staggering twelve years later. Back then people feared the Y2K bug (amongst other things), now it's instead ancient Mayan myths and natural disasters.

Silverchair - 'Anthem for the Year 2000'

From the album "Neon Ballroom" (1999)

Dutch Electronic/Gothic/Symphonic metal outfit Nemesea made their own, updated "anthem" (well, not really..) of the year 2012 on their latest record "The Silent Resistance", which isn't too uplifting, to say the least. Whereas the 1999 track essentially was a protest song with a strong "stickin' it to the man" mentality, about youngsters revolting against a government that ignores them; Nemesea's "2012" shows no sign of a future at all. It's a dystrophy in the truest sense.

Nemesea - '2012'

From the album "The Quiet Resistance" (2011)

RUSH were decades ahead of their time

2012 is obviously not the definite end as we know it. Just ask Neil Peart of Rush, who wrote the concept album '2112', already in 1976. According to its narrative, a galaxy-wide war will in the year 2062 eventually result in a union of all planets under the rule of the Red Star of the Solar Federation. By 2112, the world is controlled by the "Priests of the Temples of Syrinx", who determine the content of all reading matter, songs, pictures - every facet of life.

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Numbers are scary

The future has always scared humankind. Especially significant transitions in time, that are based off nothing but a simple, human invention called maths. Even last November 11th managed to creep the more superstitious minds, simply since it could also be written "11.11.11" in numeric form. Ooooh - Numbers! Pretty intimidating, huh?

I'm guessing it's the same kind of people who suffer anxiety of not knowing how many fish sticks they'll get served at the local diner. Rain Man, anyone?

Happy New Year!

Anyhow, I'd like to wish you all a pleasant new year, even if it's NUMBER doesn't seem very fortunate to some of you. Below's also my little New Year's guitar video submission. Check that out if you'd like, and I'll see you in 2012!

Drive safely, or not at all.
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