We've created posthumous playlists and CD's for friends we've lost along the way. Too late, I say.
I've had many music recommendations, influences, and shared fandom from many friends. John "Otis" Day is a good friend who's a music guy, in addition to serving as the scribe at Dangerman Futbol. He's always had a taste for tunes that aligns with mine, and we've gone to shows, exchanged recommendations, and turned it up to 11 together since 1988.
I can't provide much of a salve to the bad fortune he's had in losing both of his folks in the last few years. But as a small tip of the cap for the hours of great music I've enjoyed with or because of him, here's a swig of Jameson, a Spotify playlist, and an expectation of many more to come.
* Spotify doesn't have the "Straight to Hell" cover by Skinnerbox that Otis enjoys, so here it is.
And worth follow-up inclusion is Big Country, "Chance," from a show in their homeland in Glasgow, Scotland. The crowd participation is outstanding.
Cheers, Otie, and keep the recommendations coming.