It was 35 years ago today
that New York City turned dark, melting into a cesspool of riots and looting, or, in the case of David Byrne and friends, a perfectly pleasant place to grill hotdogs and hamburgers on a rooftop
while taking a break from recording an album soon to be known as Talking Heads: 77
. As you spend some time thinking about the infamous 1977 blackout, we give you a playlist best suited to be listened to in the dark, in 90-degree weather, in 2012, with your future in question.