Monday, December 8, 2014

This Guy's Spotify Playlist Is Most Definitely A Good Omen

by Megan S.
Good Omens fanart by thenizu
The end is nigh, dear readers.*  Though we have no confirmation if the Antichrist (AKA the Adversary, Destroyer of Kings, Angel of the Bottomless Pit, Great Beast that is called Dragon, Prince of This World, Father of Lies, Spawn of Satan and Lord of Darkness) has arrived in Tadfield, England yet, one thing is for certain, somebody's definitely gotten the ball rolling on this whole apocalypse thing.

Eagle-eyed friend of Stellar Four Simone C. spotted a telltale sign** on the Spotify troubleshooting community forums today and it's a whopper.  Every Spotify playlist of user MKWalker's eventually turns into a Queen album.

Though the poor, misguided soul believes he's stuck in a time loop à la Groundhog Day, fans of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett will recognize what's really going on.  For those of you unfamiliar with the plight he faces, demon Anthony J. Crowley (née Crawley, the snake from the Garden of Eden) suffered the same annoyance in Gaiman and Pratchett's Good Omens.
"Crowley was currently doing a hundred and ten miles an hour somewhere east of Slough. Nothing about him looked particularly demonic, at least by classical standards. No horns, no wings. Admittedly he was listening to a ‘Best of Queen‘ tape, but no conclusions should be drawn from this because all tapes left in a car for more than about a fortnight metamorphose into ‘Best of Queen’ albums.
Yes, I'm afraid it's all going to get a bit wonky from here on out.*** Spotify playlists morphing into the music of Queen definitely spell the end for Earth as we know it. You may want to carry an umbrella with you for the foreseeable future in case it begins to rain fish, blood, or what have you and keep an eye out for unexpected potholes occasionally occupied by diminutive men in saffron robes.

Good luck, and let us know if you spot any other portents.

*This is most definitely, without a doubt, true. The end is always near. It's a matter of perspective.

** One not covered in any witchfinder literature, but most likely mentioned by Agnes Nutter in the Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch on a card mentioning "scores of tubes assembled around the worlde so all may hear the Queen and lay eyes on Dour Cats."

***Give or take about eleven years.

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  1. I just want Crowley aka MLWalker to give me a ride in his Bentley. Preferably when it's not on fire. or maybe when it is.

    1. I don't care if it's on fire or not, as long as we're speeding down the M25.

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