So, here's the wake, my and Mary Queen of Cosmos take on celebrating the end of the year, wherein we play a few songs, raise a few drinks, and remember all of those who now leave us only with those memories.
First rule of 2017? Don't talk about 2016.
Mary Queen of Cosmos recommends some additional reading/listening:
I'm Afraid of Americans -- by Thurston Moore on performing with David Bowie
GuyClark -- The songwriter's songwriter, Texas-born. A master story-teller. Hard-living, hard-loving, hard-working, he died in May at the age of 74. Rolling Stone beautifully eulogizes him much more eloquently than I ever could.
Sharon Jones on NPR:
Jim Carroll -- The People Who Died
David Bowie -- I'm Afraid of Americans
Guy Clark -- Walkin' Man
Sharon Jones -- Without A Heart
Al Caiola -- Temptation
Alan Brown Set -- Mr. Pleasure
Mose Allison -- You're Mind Is On Vacation
Prince - Paisley Park
Tribe Called Quest -- Can I Kick It?
Earth, Wind & Fire -- September
Inspiral Carpets -- This Is How It Feels
The Untouchables -- City Gent
The Specials -- Enjoy Yourself
David Bowie -- Lazarus