Ongoing History of New Music

The Ongoing History of New Music, episode 1005: UFOs, UAPs, and rock

I really, really want to believe. There are trillions of galaxies in the observable universe, each containing billions of stars. There’s gotta be something out there. We can’t be alone, can we?

Wait: Can we have some appropriate music, please?

That’ll work. Where was I?

Organisms floating in the acid clouds of Venus. Remains of bacteria in the Martian soil. Creatures swimming in vast oceans below the ice of Europe. Something lurking in the methane lakes of Titan And that’s just the start.

Roswell. The “WOW” signal. Fast radio bursts. The possibility of a Dyson sphere around “Tabby’s Star.” Hints of something on the hydrogen line frequency of 1.42405755117 gigahertz. And now both NASA and the U.S. Government have admitted that they don’t know what’s going on with those strange objects that have been buzzing the planet.

Our culture has absorbed these mysteries and possibilities–and our music reflects that. This is UFOs, UAPs, aliens, and rock.

Songs heard on this show:

  • Babes in Toyland, Calling Occupants
  • David Bowie, Starman
  • Pixies, The Happening
  • Foo Fighters, Alone + Easy Target
  • David Bowie, Life on Mars
  • Muse, Supermassive Black Hole
  • Happy Mondays, Step On
  • Blink-182, Aliens Exist

And yes, we have an Eric Wilhite playlist.

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is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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