Funeral Playlist

Okay, so it may be a bit on the morbid side, but for years I’ve been toying with the idea of compiling a full funeral playlist of songs I’d like to have played when I’m gone. So far:

* Joe Strummer & The Mescaleros: “Ramshackle Day Parade”

* Frank Zappa: “Oh No / The Orange County Lumber Truck”

* Jim O’Rourke: “Eureka”

* Tom Waits: “Dirt in the Ground”

* Sloan: “Coax Me”

* Chet Baker: “Everything Happens to Me”

* Elliott Smith: “Oh Well, OK”

* Dave Frishberg: “My Swan Song” / “I’m Hip”

* Calexico: “Crooked Road and the Briar”

* They Might Be Giants: “Kiss Me, Son of God”

* The Beatles: “In My Life”

* A tasteful version of “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”

* Fennesz: “Château Rouge”

* Tortoise: “Glass Museum”

* Robyn Hitchcock: “No, I Don’t Remember Guildford”

* Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass: “Spanish Flea”

* The Kings: “This Beat Goes On/Switchin’ to Glide”

More to come.


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