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Easily the best gift I got this Christmas is the above “Calendarium of Deceased Musicians”. Bought to remind me that I “could be dead in the morning”, it’s basically a diary that lists all the musicians that died on that date, as well as a handy “death of the week” highlight page.

It was fun finding out that Al Jackson Jr (drummer from Booker T & The MGs) was shot by burglars at his home on my birthday in 1976.

It may sound a bit morbid, but it’s a great reminder of the important fact that life is short – for everybody.

Perhaps to off-set that, I thought a great use of the larger diary pages would be to keep a “being there” diary – basically I write a short, tweet-length account of the best moment of each and every day, to remind me how amazing every day actually is.

Can’t think of a better use to be honest …

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Dead musicians