Saturday, November 16, 2013

Saturday afternoon tunes: Shocked by the foul, evil deed I had done

So here's a classic story of a man on the run, a man with murder on his conscience, alone in the badlands of New Mexico, hoping for redemption – or if not, then at least one last glimpse of Her before he dies.

Yes, I'm talking about the finale of Breaking Bad.

Okay, no I'm not, I'm talking about the western classic “El Paso,” written and first recorded by Marty Robbins (on his Gunfighter Ballads and Trail Songs, no less!) in 1959.

Okay, maybe I am after all, because the song figured prominently in the Breaking Bad finale.

And now I think Breaking Bad is out of my system.

Except for this update.

And to just mention that “Felina,” the femme fatale in the song and the title of the BB final episode, is also an anagram of “finale.”

That's all.

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