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As some of you know, perhaps our favorite category here at Certain Songs are songs about SPACE!!
And while — technically — the happening described in “The Happening” happens on Earth, it is about spacepeople, so close enough for me!
One of my favorite drives is along Highway 15 between Los Angeles and Las Vegas, because the Mojave Desert is huge, weird and ever-changing. And while over the years some of the weirdness has been lost — good-bye Rock-a-Hula Water Park; hello outlet malls in Barstow — there’s still plenty of strangeness about it.
And, of course, aliens!!