Book Review: ‘One Last Song: Conversations Of Life, Death And Music’ By Mike Ayers

by | Oct 13, 2020 | Books | 0 comments

If you had the choice to pick your final song before you died what would it be? Author Mike Ayers asks 30 musicians what their choice would be and their answers may surprise you. Most of the people he talked to I wasn’t familiar with but the songs they pick are real interesting. Anything from Katy Perry’s Firework to Baker Street and why each person would choose what song the did.

See if one of your favorites and what they might want to have played is on the list. Jim James of My Morning Jacket, André 3000, Killer Mike, Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, Phoebe Bridgers, Richard Reed Parry of Arcade Fire, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine, Colin Meloy of the Decemberists, Wayne Coyne of The Flaming Lips, Lauren Mayberry of CHVRCHES, A.C. Newman of The New Pornographers, Courtney Barrett, Bobb Bruno of Best Coast, Angel Olsen, Regina Spektor, Kevin Morby, Will Oldham, Julia Holter, Margo Price, Sonny Rollins, Ryley Walker, Merrill Garbus of tUnE-yArDs, Yannis Phillippakis of Foals, Bettye Lavette, M.C. Taylor of The Golden Messenger, Wanda Jackson, Roseanne Cash, Lucinda Williams, and Beth Orton.

You can pick up One Last Song in stores now.