Among all the information that I am responsible for knowing is this list:
Tori Amos: Happy Phantom
Tom Waits: Hallelujah
Brett Dennen: Blessed
Talking Heads: And She Was
Pearl Jam: Just Breath
This is the music that my friend Julia wants played at her funeral. I have been the holder of this information since 1993. We revisit the list once every two years or so to make sure it’s still accurate.
Julia has told me that I am the only person who knows this list. Even her husband has been informed that when she dies, he needs to come to me for the music. We’ve never really discussed what happens if I die first, but I guess this blog post sort of negates the need for us to have a contingency plan.