The Lion Sleeps Tonight: A Musical Tribute to the Berkeley Mountain Lion

Categories: R.I.P.
This too shall pass

The Berkeley Police Department shot and killed an errant mountain lion early yesterday morning. In the minor controversy that has ensued over whether they should have made more of an effort to tranquilize her before pulling out the patrol shotgun, we've already lost sight of the human element to this tragedy. Well, okay, the feline element.

Lest the life lost languish in obscurity, we propose the following dramatic reenactment-cum-audio compilation in honor of Puma Thurman. That's what we're calling her. We'll see if it sticks.

1. Iron & Wine "Lion's Mane"

2. Seam "The Wild Cat"

3. 2Pac "Panther Power"

4. Spoek Mathambo "Don't Mean To Be Rude"

5. Freelance Whales "We Could Be Friends"

6. Tara Jane O'Neil "Beast, Go Along"

7. The Rural Alberta Advantage "Don't Haunt This Place"

8. Happy Birthday "I Want To Stay (I Run Away)"

9. Broken Social Scene "Chase Scene"

10. Pat Benatar "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"

11. The Paper Chase "You Will Never Take Me Alive"

12. The Go! Team "Panther Dash"

13. A Tribe Called Quest "The Chase, Pt. 2"

14. Rjd2 "A Shot in the Dark"

15. Qua "The Lion's Flying Dream"

16. The Tallest Man on Earth "A Lion's Heart"

17. The Clash "I Fought the Law and the Law Won"

18. Supertramp "Goodbye Stranger"

19. Jets To Brazil "Cat Heaven"

20. Cass McCombs "Lionkiller Got Married"

Rest in peace, cougar.

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