In Radio Mara Mara, Masa the DJ plays tracks for a fleeing populace. If you were running to the border, what song would def be on your playlist, and why?
I Ran by A Flock of Seagulls. Why? Because of the obvious pun. But also because it’s a song about being in love and running away from that very thing you love. Although most likely a metaphor for shyness when faced with the object of one’s desires, I think it works well to state the mindset people who are fleeing their homes must have. Final Countdown by Europe would serve the same purpose.
E.G. and Leoni live exiled from Mara Mara and the Leunsa Valley for over a decade, all the while missing the sweet sweet fruit of the Grundub Tree. If you were exiled from New York, what’s the one food you would most miss?
Garlic chicken sandwiches from Pino’s La Forschetta.
The DJ and the Archivist are well aware of the need to pack a kit for any kind of extended journey, either into the Wet Mara Canyons, or running from violence. What’s the one, non-practical thing you would include in your disaster kit?
My copy of Hamlet from high school.
If New York were bombed out and war torn, would you stay or would you go?
I would go. Life is where you live it, not the other way around.
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