We interrupt your regularly scheduled episode of Sweet Meteor of Death to bring you this musical interlude.
I really miss Tim Russert. He died eight years ago in the run up to the 2008 election, near the end of the primary season. I know he was a bad Catholic, but he was a lot better than most, especially in the District, and he was likeable.
I also really miss Meet the Press, which has never been the same without Russert. I haven’t watched an episode in at least five years.
But mostly I miss our country. We still had one in 2008.
The theme from Meet the Press is a tight 90 seconds of John Williams brilliance. It’s called The Pulse of Events, part of a longer suite called “The Mission”, from which NBC has used various elements as themes for its Nightly News, Today Show, etc.
Great, right? The structure reminds me of another of my favorite bits from Williams: The throne scene from the original Star Wars movie. Please permit just another 105 seconds of geek squad:
Anyway, as all things diabolical continue to accelerate, and the Pulse of Events ever quickens, stay frosty, my friends. We are rushing headlong toward political, financial, and ecclesial collapse. Sprinting. Keep your powder dry, and keep plenty of it. Go to the range. Take some tactical courses. Go to Confession. Educate the people you are closest to.
And remember, in the end, her Immaculate Heart will triumph.