This year has started out rough for me personally. We said goodbye to my father on Sunday after a massive heart attack on on January 4th. I’ve been a little out of sorts and probably drinking a lot. I’ve been trying to put together a compilation that captures the feel of this last week but it turns out most of the good drinking songs are about losing girls! While that makes sense you’d think there’d be a lot more songs about men getting what Lewis Grizzard referred to as “crying about your daddy drunk”. There are some country songs that fit the bill like Alan Jackson’s “Drive (For Daddy Gene)”. My favorite so far is The Tosspints “Your Name” followed closely by Shooter Jennings “Daddy’s Hands”. The thing is there’s a lot of songs about shitty dads out there and mine didn’t fit that bill, at all. So I’d like to put together a collaborative mix. We’ve done this before, you comment, offer up your suggestions for the compilation, I put them all together and post the mix here in a week. I thought long and hard about asking for help with this but you folks have never let me down, so here it is. It turns out I have great deal of respect for all you malcontents and miscreants.