The list of Record Store Black Friday releases is available, and guess which deliciously ominous TV theme music is being pressed to vinyl?
DAAAH DAAAH DAHDAHDAH DAAAH DAHDAHDUMMMMMM
That’s right – they’re releasing the music from Season 1 of Game of Thrones, which includes the terrifying theme that plays over the opening credits. I love it – it’s so scary and fun and sets such a fitting mood for what follows. Violence. Deception. Plot developments I don’t remotely understand. Hot damn, I love Game of Thrones.
I thought I’d post the theme music today in case some of you out there were considering not voting in this midterm election.
Take a listen to it below. I’ll wait…
That’s the sound of an ancient hellscape where self-proclaimed kings and queens make diabolical, confusing decisions and normal people get very little screen time and are as likely to die a horrible, bloody death as they are to have a speaking part.
We, on the other hand, do have a speaking part — we get to vote. We get to decide which people make decisions for us, hopefully avoiding the people who will be diabolical and confusing. It doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it’s better than the hellscape-y alternative, and the best way to keep humanity from reverting to a world as ominous and spine-rattling as Ramin Djawadi’s amazing theme music is to vote.
As I mentioned two years ago, thanks to some grade-A assholery, Virginia voters have to show a photo ID. Here’s a list of acceptable forms of ID:
Important note: As I understand it, if you go to a polling place (click here to find yours) without an acceptable form of identification, you can still cast a provisional ballot and sort out the ID part afterward.
Enough chatting — go out and vote!