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    IAMX - I Salute You Christopher

    I was watching an episode of Tin Star (drama) this week, and an emotive bit of music kicked off. As I listened the hairs on the back of my neck went up. As a big fan of Christopher Hitchens (who died back in 2011), certain lines of the lyrics made me realise it was about him (specifically when it got the the bold text below)... Wow!

    What a great track and a great homage to a great thinker!

    Play it loud...




    I salute you Christopher
    I salute your life
    How you played the dice

    Your words will live in us
    Timelessly insane
    Explosive, fresh and wise

    Some will just forget
    Some will close their eyes
    Some will turn the tide

    I salute you Christopher
    Whiskey raised and downed
    You risked and you took the crown

    Console yourselves
    That a scientific death is better than a fairy tale
    Of the eternal life

    Control yourselves
    Because the man in the sky is a tyrant and a lonely psychopath
    Dreamed up to steal your minds


    A horseman on a trial
    A brilliant gentle wreck
    With a brutal mouth for press

    No submit, no compromise
    Saint Christopher of the truth
    And a destroyer of smoke screens and threats

    They will learn to see in time
    They will think before they refuse
    The civilisation rules

    I salute you Christopher
    I declare you as our king
    Or queen, depending on your mood
    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
    -Carl Sagan

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    I've seen all of "Tin Star" and it was great (aside - no spoilers - from one plot point I wasn't keen on).

    Which episode was this track in? I remember it being quite skin-tingling when it came up, but can't quite recall the context.

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    I think it was episode 5? In non-spoiler lingo, where he was burning the car after "the driver" had "taken a trip" through the windscreen, and the driver's "friend" was watching from the woods... It was playing during that scene...
    Look again at that dot. That's here. That's home. That's us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was, lived out their lives. The aggregate of our joy and suffering, thousands of confident religions, ideologies, and economic doctrines, every hunter and forager, every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician, every "superstar," every "supreme leader," every saint and sinner in the history of our species lived there--on a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam. [click for more]
    -Carl Sagan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neil View Post
    I think it was episode 5? In non-spoiler lingo, where he was burning the car after "the driver" had "taken a trip" through the windscreen, and the driver's "friend" was watching from the woods... It was playing during that scene...
    Ah, yes! A good scene, that!

    Have you see all the episodes yet? I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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