September is recovery month, and I'm happy -- very, very happy -- to tell you I haven't had to drink or use in 12,836 days. Crazy, huh?
But even at 35 years sober, I like a distraction from real work as much as the next addict. So this weekend, when I should have been putting up the living room blinds and pulling weeds, I spent a shitload of time putting together a Spotify playlist called "What we were like, what happened, and what we're like now." You'll find the link below. I think it's around 60 songs, so I'll be kind of surprised if anyone actually listens to the whole thing, but what the hell. I'll listen to it, plus I get a blog post out of it. So there.
If you do decide to listen, a couple warnings:
First, it's not terribly child friendly, unless your child has a mouth like a sailor. Probably not a great idea to play it while you're hauling the neighborhood kiddies to school.
Second, TRIGGER ALERT. It starts out pretty light, but the section on "what we were like" gets progressively darker, and ends up very dark indeed -- just like the disease of addiction, So if it starts to get to you, skip ahead to "Amazing Grace." It's pretty much uphill (in a good way) from there.
Finally, if I've accidentally included a skinhead band or something similarly awful, please tell me so I can take it out.
And now, for your consideration: