A few days ago was the anniversary of my uncle’s death. Here is a pared-down version of a playlist I made the night he died.
some excerpts from Anne Carson’s book ”Nox,” a facsimile of a handmade book Carson put together as an epitaph for her brother upon his death.
— Leonard Cohen
Christmas Eve 1975 at Guy and Susanna’s. Clip from Heartworn Highways.
side note: you can see Susanna’s painting of a denim shirt—which Guy poses next to on the cover of his album Old No. 1—behind Guy in this clip.
Jonathan Richman - “That Summer Feeling”
"You Are Not Needed Now"
It was like getting a love letter from a tree
Eyes closed forever to find you—
There is a life which
if I could have it
I would have chosen for myself from the beginning
Doc Watson - “Salty Dog”
"Six O'Clock News"
John Prine - Six O’Clock News (Live)
"Cruel To Be Kind"