5 years

Carlton Memorial Lunch: Chocolate cake, chocolate ice cream, french press coffee.

Ok, I should have this widow woman shit down pat by now. And, I think I am doing pretty good.

Today, I was very grateful for all the great years Carlton and I had. I dug out an old “burn list” for our “exit lines” CD which we listened to in the car anytime we were going to a funeral.

Name Artist
A Change Is Gonna Come Neville Brothers
The Far Side Banks Of Jordan June Carter Cash
N Dis Life Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Looking Forward Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Goodbye My Friend Keali’i Reichel
Someday Soon Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Dress Sexy At My Funeral Smog
St James Infirmary Louis Armstrong
Box of Rain Grateful Dead
Tears In Heaven Eric Clapton
Will The Circle Be Unbroken Neville Brothers
See That My Grave Is Kept Clean B.B. King
Only Good Times Keola & Kapono Beamer
The End of the End Paul McCartney

An eclectic assortment.  Rock, Hawaiian, R&B, Country. And that was kind of us. I made the first version of this for cassette tape from real vinyl records.  Every five years or so, I would tweak it. But, it always had to fit on an old school CDDA format CD.

And, I still have all those tunes on Forbin – so, I fired up the list, put on the headphones and listened. Carlton and I did a lot of talking about death and life with these tunes in the background.

Such a long long time to be gone
And a short time to be there


One Reply to “5 years”

  1. I think I’d like to add ‘The Galaxy Song’ and ‘Always Look On the Bright Side of Life’ for my exit soundtrack. Preferably in the origin Monty Python versions. Since my origin point was Oahu it would good to include some fine tunes from Hawaii as well.

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