Friday, November 15, 2013

Permian record Friday Random Ten

The Permian Era was a time of strange giant amphibians, including the snakelike aistopoda.  The dominant reptiles were mammal-like, unlike the proto-birds (a.k.a. dinosaurs) that took over in the Triassic.  And of course all of this ended badly.  The end-Permian extinction was the closest to date that life on Earth has come to being eliminated.  Meaning those of us whose distant ancestors survived are pretty fortunate.

1. Gogol Bordello - Underdog World Strike
2. Pink Martini - Ich Dich Liebe
3. The Bird and the Bee - Birthday
4. Beck - Farewell Ride
5. Talk Talk - Dum Dum Girl
6. Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings - When the Other Foot Drops, Uncle
7. They Might Be Giants - Old Pine Box
8. Jimmy Smith - I Didn't Know What Time It Was
9. Roxy Music - Trash
10. Yo La Tengo - Sometimes I Don't Get You


susan said...

It seems death creates opportunity for the survivors to occupy vacant niches. I'm not so sure the animals who are being made extinct through our greed and ignorance are very happy our line survived.

Nice FR10. Underdog World Strike is a fitting tune for your Permian post. Imagine a dog-lizard. I don't think I'd be excited about petting one of them at the park.

Ben said...

The lot of other animals will be improved when we either learn to do better or come to the end of the line. They'd be good with either.

Yeah, Underdog World Strike does have a certain resonance. It's hard for me to picture a lizard shaped like a collie.