“It’s the end of the world.”

I have been seeing information on Twitter that someone is plotting the end of the world, as well as the end of ds106. It occurred to me that this is just the type of thing that requires superhero involvement. Even supervillains should want to stop this from happening, because they need someplace to do their villainry.

But it also gave me an idea for a mashup of sorts. There are a few songs that talk about The End, or the End of the World. I thought of a few, and asked my better half for input as well. It was a straightforward process to find the songs. I imported each one into Audacity, then copied out the sample I wanted, then went to the next one. I tried to make the transitions work, with slight overlaps in some cases, aligning beats, and adjusting amplification, but it’s still a bit crude. I also stuck in a bit from ELP’s From the Beginning so that it could close on a hopeful note. I exported it as an mp3 anyway. Then I went to iMovie and imported it and the The End 106 video. The audio was twice as long as the video, so I found the speed adjustment in iMovie to slow it down. I used the title function to add in key parts of the lyrics, and got those more or less aligned. It needed something else, so I decided to add “The End” as text. I went to Da Font and found there’s actually a font called The End so naturally I had to use it.

So here’s what I made:

The audio samples are from:
The End, by the Doors
Waiting for the End of the World, by Elvis Costello
It’s the End of the World As We Know It, by REM
Skyfall, by Adele
We are the Champions, by Queen
The End, by the Beatles
From the Beginning, by Emerson, Lake and Palmer

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