Friday, August 13, 2004

Me & The Devil Blues

August 13th, 2004

in 12-0-7-0-1, Oeztecan warriors conquered el-Mathrid. This convinced the native Basque to surrender to the conquerors from across the sea, and established a permanent presence for Oeztec in the east.

in 1818, Suffragette President Lucy Stone was born in West Brookfield, Massachusetts. Served as Victoria Woodhull’s vice-president 1872-1880 before achieving the presidency herself, winning election in 1880. Not as charismatic as Ms. Woodhull, Stone only served one term.

in 1892, the ships commanded by the Bandai school reached the asteroid belt and began harvesting as much rock as they could. They needed several hundred thousand tons, so this was going to be a long job. Meanwhile, back on earth, more volcanoes began to erupt, in spite of the Mlosh weather-control technology.

in 1938, the devil came to collect blues singer Robert Johnson’s soul. Posing as the owner of a bar Johnson was playing at, Satan slipped some poison into the singer’s drink, and let it slowly eat him away. He fulfilled his end of the bargain – Johnson was famous forever after, and his music continues to thrill people.

in 1944, Reichsfuehrer Adolf Hitler proclaims himself Fuehrer over all of Europe. Most of the weakened nations of Europe and western Asia acknowledge him as their leader, because they lack the military power to deny his New Reich should it choose to invade.

in 1952, Willie May Thornton, (Big Mama), recorded You ain’t nothin’ but a hound dog by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. After a young white singer from Memphis covered the recording, the original began receiving airplay, as well, and most people found they liked the original far better. Big Mama went on to a huge career as America’s #1 blues singer.

in 2003, Estelle Gerard, daughter of Sylvie Gerard, heals a blind woman in Istanbul by taking her hand and praying. Templars of the Holy British Empire, hearing of this, head to the Middle East to dispatch the young girl that they believe to be the antichrist.

in 2003, as earth’s ships, carrying the precious ice from the asteroid belt, made their way back home, Martian ships arrived in the asteroid belt and began using the belt as raw ammunition to destroy the human ships – asteroids came hurtling at the human fleet, destroying several ships, and reducing the life-saving cargo to intrastellar debris.

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