Pixies, "Motorway To Roswell"

>> Monday, July 08, 2013


Today's Google Doodle commemorates the July 8th, 1947 news report that something landed in Roswell, NM.  Which is a pretty goddamn good excuse--if you ever needed an excuse--for some Pixies.

"Last night, he could not make it.  He tried hard but he could not make it."  Such a plaintive, desperate way to cast the story.  I don't think it was an alien, myself, mind you, but it's always fun to think about that kind of thing.  But it's so often assumed, by those who take the story as one about an alien intrusion, that the ETs were here on purpose, whether they crashed or something else happened.  Rarely, if ever, that the ET might have been horribly, hopelessly lost and ended up here only because he had a hard time following directions and was supposed to be somewhere else.  "How could this so great turn so shitty?"  The Pixies' version is a science fiction version of Deliverance, with some poor bastard BEM playing the role of Ned Beatty.  (You shore would look pretty in some Army crates.)

"Last night he could not make it.  He tried hard but he could not make it."  Poor son of a bitch.  Poor, poor son of a bitch.  We're afraid of them, but I think the song has it right: they oughta be afraid of us.


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