I love me a good conspiracy. Who really shot JFK? Is the British royal family actually lizard people? Did NASA fake the moon landings? It’s not that I believe in them, though; instead, I love to hear the ramblings of people who do.
Conspiracy theories thrive because humans have a pathological desire to have the inexplicable explained. Nothing just “happens.” Someone or something is controlling events from somewhere. “Wake up, sheeple! The truth is out there!”
With that in mind, I thought we’d take a look at some of the greatest conspiracy theories in music. And no, we’re not going to dwell on the obvious and well-trod theories. If you want to know if Elvis/Jim Morrison/etc faked their own death or if Kurt Cobain was murdered, look elsewhere. But we will delve into the alleged assassination of major musical figure by the CIA. We’ll try to understand how the Rockefellers and the Nazis collaborated to use music as a thought control device. And there is a disturbing number of people who believe that the attack on the Bataclan Theatre in Paris last during in the midst of a Eagles of Death Metal show was a false flag operation.
Prepare your tinfoil hats now.
Music from this week’s show includes:
Steinski and Mass Media, “And the Motorcade Sped On”
Blink-182, “Aliens Exist”
Coldplay, “The Scientist”
Sex Pistols, “Anarchy in the UK”
Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”
Bob Marley, “Get Up Stand Up”
Eagles of Death Metal, “Save a Prayer”
The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:
- 102.1 The Edge/Toronto – Sunday night at 7
- Live 88-5/Ottawa
- 107.5 Dave-FM/Kitchener
- FM96/London – Sunday night at 7, Monday night at 11
- The Drive/Kingston
- Power 97/Winnipeg (Sunday nights at 11)
- 98.1 The Bridge/Lethbridge – Saturday night at 6, Sunday morning at 10am
- Rock 97.7/Grand Prairie – Sunday nights at 6.
- Sonic 102.9/Edmonton
- The Zone/Victoria
- The Fox/Vancouver (Coming soon!)
- Live 105/Halifax
We’re still looking for more affiliates in Kamloops, Kelowna, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor, Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do.