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.
|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