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Sunday
Nov252012

Apocalypse Yesterday

One of the best moments in television history was the airing of Twilight Zone's "Time Enough at Last." The plot follows a fellow named Henry Bemis as he lives in a world that is too busy for him to sit down and read. His only passion in life is in the company of books while his job at a bank along with his uncompassionate wife never allow him to partake in what he loves the most. One day as Mr. Bemis sits in the bank vault on his lunch break, a nuclear bomb goes off outside and kills everyone around him. The vault saves his life which also eliminates his problem of never being able to read. 

*Spoiler Alert*

Once Mr. Bemis leaves the vault he soon realizes that he has all the time in the world to sit down with every book he can get his hands on. However, as soon as he sits down to begin reading, he bends over and his glasses fall off his face, shattering on the ground below

After watching this episode, I have often thought about what I would want with me after the world ends. If I were the last one on Earth, what would keep me happy as I ride out the destruction of everything I know? Besides the obvious steady supply of single malt scotch, I would happier than Max Rockatansky with a flying car if I had the company of Heyward Howkins' music. The calming affect of his lyrics along with the ambient rhythms he produces with his guitar would help guide my way through the rubble. 

Mr. Howkins debut release of his album The Hale & Hearty is the perfect accompaniment for the end of times and for every day before then. Songs like "Plume and Orange" bring out traditional American elements that our great-grandfathers would play on their front porches along with the contemporary folk style we have grown to love today.

As we all ride the coattails of the unknown, we can take solace now or after the bomb drops with each sound he creates. Of course, that is if we don't break our headphones the moment before listening. 

 

 

Prepare for doomsday

 

Heyward Howkins | Philadelphia, PA | Age 37

Was named after his great-great-great-great-great grandfather, Thomas Heyward, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.  

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    Yesterday was the past day, which we had learned a lot. We had taken more and more information regarding it. The past day was invented on the different stages with the high terminology.

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