29 Mar

If I hadn’t talking about the Raconteurs before in 10kdays, this post about the 7th Millennium would be a perfect time for “Steady as She Goes”. All around the world, the 5 million humans have begun to settle in to different places and agriculture and animal domestication is advancing in leaps and bounds. Then came the 6th Millenium. This begins the copper age. Plus, you have the creation of ploughs. China starts making their pictographs and in Persia, they start making wine. Suddenly the world has gone from a steady course to charging headlong into a world of invention.

Then there is all this talk about a flood. No, no, not the big Noah flood. There are some who believe that the Black Sea flooded during the 6th Millennium. Here’s the concept of Black Sea Deluge theory in a nutshell. Since the end of the ice age, the sea levels went on a rise. Eventually, the sea water rises to the point where it starts to spill into the Black Sea basin. The basin overflows and there is a flood and that forces more people to migrate around the world. This idea is highly disputed. But great floods, even disputed ones, are worth a mention. Most mythology and religion has a flood story. I think that a 10kdays look at history would be remiss without a flood post.

Now, the easiest choice of Flood song would be that one by Jars of Clay but that’s all about the Noah flood. Instead, I’m going to go for a song produced by Flood. Flood (aka Mark Ellis) is one of music’s greatest contemporary producers, having worked with Depeche Mode, U2, Nine Inch Nails, Placebo, Goldfrapp, and The Killers, among countless others. He produced one of my favorite Depeche Mode albums, “Songs of Faith and Devotion” and here is my favorite from that album:

Song 857- “Condemnation” by Depeche Mode

Dave Gahan’s delivery in this song is amazing.


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