A Devil of a Post

17 Jul

When my last post was published, I realized that a milestone had been reached. Yep, it was post number 666. Most people know what that means to Christians around the world. It shows up in the Book of Revelation and has become associated with the Antichrist.Dice

To mark this auspicious occasion, I decided to look into this number and see what else is out there. A recent project of mine would be a good place to start.

I read the Bible from cover to cover. At church, they always take out verses and talk about them. It seemed to me that the Bible is a book, and books are meant to be read. In other words, I felt that I would understand it better by reading the verses within the context of the overall work. I will not go into detail about all of that, but I will say this. The number 666 turns up a few times before the Book of Revelation.

Every year, Solomon collected 666 talents of gold.

It is also the number of Adonikam’s descendants who return from Babylonian exile.

Outside the realm of Christianity, the number does some other things.

The numbers of the roulette wheel add up to 666. That is a good reason for me to stick to Blackjack.

The Chinese consider it to be a lucky number.

In Lafayette, Tennessee, which I wrote about a few posts ago, it was the telephone prefix. Growing up, I was always intrigued by that fact.

Despite the luck of the Chinese and the telephones of a small Tennessee town, 666 dominates as a number of evil. With that in mind, we will delve into the dark reaches of my iPod and see what devilish tunes lurk within its bounds.

“The Devil Went Down To Georgia” by The Charlie Daniels Band

“Dark Night” by The Blasters

“Lucifer” by The Alan Parsons Project

“Living Dead Girl” by Rob Zombie

“Fallen Angel” by Robbie Robertson

“The Road To Hell” by Chris Rea

“The Devil Made Me Do It” by Golden Earring

“War Pigs” by Black Sabbath

“Toccata and Fugue in D Minor” by Johann Sebastian Bach

“The Voice And The Snake” by Enigma

“(Don’t Fear) The Reaper” by Blue Oyster Cult

“The House Of The Rising Sun” by The Animals

“Werewolves Of London” by Warren Zevon

“Season In Hell” by John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band

“O Fortuna” by Carl Orff

“The Witch Queen Of New Orleans” by Redbone

“Witchy Woman” by The Eagles

“Satan Is Her Name” by Steve King

“Bad To The Bone” by George Thorogood

“(You’re The) Devil In Disguise” by Elvis Presley



9 Responses to “A Devil of a Post”

  1. Marilyn Armstrong July 17, 2015 at 23:04 #

    I slid right past that post and didn’t even notice it go by. It was probably two years ago, so I guess I survived the evil aura 🙂

    • Rick July 18, 2015 at 00:41 #

      Your blog is not possessed.

  2. sittingpugs July 18, 2015 at 00:41 #

    “O Fortuna” — excellent.

    • Rick July 18, 2015 at 00:42 #

      It’s a good one.

  3. jcalberta July 18, 2015 at 03:36 #

    Remember the song ‘Fire’ by Arthur Brown? Sort of a one hit wonder.
    ‘I Put a Spell on You’ – done by few folks – CCR did one version.
    ‘Hell Bound Train’ by Savoy Brown.
    ‘Sympathy for the Devil’ by the Stones …
    Lots of ’em.

    • Rick July 18, 2015 at 03:56 #

      Screamin Jay Hawkins did the original “I Put A Spell On You”. It’s an awesome song.

  4. Bantering Ram July 24, 2015 at 05:35 #

    The Devil Game by Kansas?

    • Rick July 24, 2015 at 22:02 #

      I need to add that one to my iPod.

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