Stages of grief playlist

Stages of grief playlist

My sister had breast cancer for 7 years. She said that the five stages of grief missed two. She adds “Acting Out” and “Revenge”. I am planning a series of stages of grief playlists, because we are coming up on one million US citizens dead of Covid-19 and we are at six million world wide and counting. We need help grieving. I have other stuff going on to, so my go to is music.


Eagle Mountain String Band


Lake Street Dive: I want you back


Over the Rhine: oh yeah by the way

Acting out

Lily Allen: Smile


Lily Allen: Fuck you


Citizen Cope: Sideways


Over the Rhine: All of My Favorite People

7 thoughts on “Stages of grief playlist

  1. Therese Peffer says:

    I remember talking to Chris about adding revenge! seems like it was after a certain break up. Hope you are well!

    • drkottaway says:

      Thank you, Therese!

    • drkottaway says:

      She told me both when her cancer had recurred. She wrote a very funny and sad piece about acting out with a stroller buying liquor with another friend with cancer.

  2. Lou Carreras says:

    Love your selections, but have to admit that Over the Rhine always yanks me into a strange place. Love their music, but have to be in the right frame of mind for it.

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