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07 May 2022, 1:35 pm

Anybody listen to the 1969 Zager and Evans song, 'In the Year 2525' lately?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_the_Year_2525

In one word, the song 'In the Year 2525' - WHOA!

The year 2025 might just be the new 2525.

The year 2525 might just be the new..........9595.



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13 May 2022, 1:32 pm

With all that has been happening in the world over the past few years, I've Increasingly found myself imagining my voice singing the opening lyrics of the song 'In the Year 2525.'

I've even moved-up the time-line of 'In the Year 2525' by more than a couple of centuries....."in the year 2*25....." See a pattern?



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13 May 2022, 2:24 pm

Nice song.

Old history.



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13 May 2022, 2:48 pm

Its a disturbing, and interesting song. From my Boomer era. But yeah seems more timely than ever now.



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13 May 2022, 2:51 pm

We haven't reached that stage yet, fortunately......we still have time! :)



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28 Aug 2022, 1:24 am

I always was curious if they were both on the spectrum?



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28 Aug 2022, 10:12 am

Aet1985 wrote:
I always was curious if they were both on the spectrum?
Why? Do you think they exhibited symptoms? Or is this another instance of trying to identify with someone famous by claiming they may be on the spectrum?


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29 Aug 2022, 11:26 pm


I have performed this song during karaoke nights, it works for me due to the time traveling lyrics.



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20 Nov 2022, 2:29 pm

I have always liked this tune.



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21 Nov 2022, 11:53 pm

Just been taking a listen to their less popular records, of which there are many. This one perhaps deserves a better reception than it got, if it had any reception at all back then. From the album "Food For The Mind" (1971):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j6OLpbRs3nA
https://invidious.snopyta.org/watch?v=j6OLpbRs3nA
I'm biased towards recordings that hardly anybody has heard before. 8)



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22 Nov 2022, 1:24 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Its a disturbing, and interesting song. From my Boomer era. But yeah seems more timely than ever now.

It defiantly stuck out back in '69. Still, does I guess.


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26 Nov 2022, 4:11 pm

Love that song. I love songs from that era that contemplated the future (Epitaph by King Crimson, Wooden Ships by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, are other examples). It's interesting as someone born in the 90s to see how the Cold War affected how the older generations imagined a future with the possibility of nuclear death and technology moving faster than we can adjust.

Futurama did an affectionate parody of this song in one of their more recent episodes.


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26 Nov 2022, 4:28 pm

JustFoundHere wrote:
With all that has been happening in the world over the past few years, I've Increasingly found myself imagining my voice singing the opening lyrics of the song 'In the Year 2525.'

I've even moved-up the time-line of 'In the Year 2525' by more than a couple of centuries....."in the year 2*25....." See a pattern?


Glad to see this discussion thread has become active lately.

Lately, I've moved-up the timeline to the song up to a provisional year 2025 (actually, I've set 2075 as the new 2525).

I imagine myself singing, "in the provisional year 2025."



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27 Nov 2022, 4:07 am

roronoa79 wrote:
Love that song. I love songs from that era that contemplated the future (Epitaph by King Crimson, Wooden Ships by Crosby Stills Nash & Young, are other examples). It's interesting as someone born in the 90s to see how the Cold War affected how the older generations imagined a future with the possibility of nuclear death and technology moving faster than we can adjust.

Futurama did an affectionate parody of this song in one of their more recent episodes.

We were affected by the real possibility of world-ending nuclear war, how could we not be? I have always thought that hedonism and overconsumption associated with the baby boomers had a lot to do with the mentality of if we might not be here tomorrow, why hold back?

And now in 2022, the possibility of nuclear war is back(it never really left, the perception of it left), and technology has moved faster then even we thought.


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08 Dec 2022, 9:08 pm

In the year 6969, the entire human race gets laid. Woo!


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15 Dec 2022, 8:44 pm

Meh! I don't believe in a nuclear war.

In case : we would be the first to be destroyed (geopolitically we are dangerous for Russians)

My island and Italy first.

In Belgium they bought some iodine tablets, only they know what they are for.

However if there was it would be in a restricted area.

We think:

1) If you are afraid of an atomic war, you have the wrong island to live in

2) A game of chess is lost if one loses concentration.
And they know how to play chess well.

You have to be very careful.

However, for us it is the least of possible fears.

We'll have a lot of heat and we'll see each other less in that billionth of a second in which we wouldn't have become a big grease stain on burnt ground.
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I did not know her.
It sounds old as Syd Barrett would say that he was autistic as well as Roger Waters.
Many musicians are and have been.

Also Demetrio Stratos Singing voice.

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The song is beautiful but dated.

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In 2525 if there will be someone on earth it will not be a human being, but Robots who will be able to move between the 43 space-time dimensions.

(I'll tell you a fact that the number is assumed to be 43)