Also, Satan | Liner Notes

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Researching this podcast was a blast. There is a fair amount of information about the Process Church of the Final Judgement, some harder to get than others. Above all the Neil Edwards documentary Sympathy for the Devil is one of the most enjoyable such sources, full of information about the church that we couldn’t include here:

If you go down the rabbit hole of Lori Lieberman’s “Killing me Softly”, it is really quite an adventure. Not only has it be covered hundreds (thousands?) of times, but it is a somewhat contested and bizarre story of a young songwriter’s success and the sordid history of attempts to steal/borrow/re-make its origin story (supposedly about Don Mclean). The song has a nice resonance here though because if you listen askance, it can sound like its actually about Satan.

Using music from The Exorcist (d. Friedkin, 1973) was also important to us for this episode (specifically, Penderecki’s “Polyrhythmia” and Mike Oldfield’s “Tubular Bells”) because they simply scream Satan! William Friedkin’s story of his choice of music really makes clear just how important it was (and subsequently turned out to be) for the cultural resonance of the movie.

There also turns out to be a lot of material available from various preachers, pastors, amateur theologians, and famous folks (Falwell!) about Satan and animals going to heaven. Not sure how they feel about copyright infringement, but I figure their goal, like that of us scholars, is just to get their message out there. You will be reunited with your pets in heaven, is the current wisdom from the internet.

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Rachel Leinson Sounds of an Animal Shelter
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Victor Keller Border Collie Cuddle Time /
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Thalamus_Lab The Forgotten Violinist > Lowest String Creative Commons Attribution /
InspectorJ Organ Ambience, Calm, A Creative Commons Attribution /
Process Church The Gods on War: Lucifer [Holy Writ of the Process Church] - Robert DeGrimston /
Authentic Sound Effects Murmuring, Small Group of Men and Women /
Thalamus_Lab The Forgotten Violinist > Trembling Creative Commons Attribution /
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Thalamus_Lab Clavicordio > Clavicordio - Short Disturbing Melody Creative Commons Attribution /
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Brylie Brylie Christopher Oxley- Sequencing > Brylie Christopher Oxley Sequencing 2018-05-25 Creative Commons 0 /
Caquet City > Organ Creative Commons Attribution /
MrAuralization Radio > FM Radio Tuning Creative Commons Attribution /
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Kyles Random > TV Channel Change Static Blips (Scanner CB Radio Tuning Static Blips + Static Sharp + CB Radio Blips on+Off Good2) Creative Commons 0 /
The Kino Library 1960s New York Vietnam Protest /
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Neil Edwards Sympathy for the Devil - The True Story of the Process Church of the Final Judgement
The Fugees Killing Me Softly
Roberta Flack Killing Me Softly
Mike Oldfield Tubular Bells
Krzysztof Penderecki Polymorphia
Shirley Bassey Killing Me Softly
The Rolling Stones Sympathy for the Devil
Luther Vandross Killing Me Softly
Grete Wiedecke and Carl Nebe. Edison Goldguss Walze: 15928 KATZE UND HUNDE
Destroy All Monsters Killing Me Softly
Roman Polansky Rosemary’s Baby
Best Friends Animal Society BTS: How Los Angeles became a no-kill city
Billy Graham Ministries Billy Graham - The Devil and Demons - Dallas TX 1971
Bauhaus Bela Lugosi’s Dead DEVIL WORSHIP: Exposing Satan’s Underground: Part 1
FixNation (Karn Meyers) FixNation - Overview
Perry Como Killing Me Softly
Eternal Perspective Ministries with Randy Alcorn What Does Scripture Say About Our Pets Being in Heaven?
Funkadelic A Joyful Process
Animal World with Bill Burrud Animal Airlift episode, 1971, on 16mm LA Animal Services Archives
PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) The Betrayel of ‘No Kill’ Sheltering \
Lori Lieberman Killing Me Softly