OK, this isn't specifically a "buffaBLOG list," it's my weekly column in the form of a list that reflects my lapsed Catholicism, fondness for dark humor, and capacity for easy amusement...so sue me. Anyway, All Soul's Day. An explanation for the heathen among us: not to be confused with the dubious "holiday" Beggar's Night, All Soul's Day is two days after Halloween, following All Saint's Day and All Hallow's Eve. Basically those crafty Catholics piggybacked a few of their high holy days onto a spooky pagan hootenanny to create a high holy trifecta: the congregation gets to get their ya ya's out evil style before honoring the saints (who are dead by their nature) and then everybody else who's dead. Dia de la muertos. Beautiful stuff really when you think about it.So now that you're ready to scrub some tombstones tomorrow, here's a thoroughly incomplete list of rock stars who happen to be dead and deserving of a moments respect....
John and George.
Carl and Dennis.
Plus Syd, Jerry, Bob, Ian, Elvis, Otis, Duane, Keith, John, Freddie, Frank, Bon, Joey, Dee Dee, Johnny, Kurt, Jam Master, Biggie, Tupac, Michael, Whitney, Dimebag, and Mama Cass.
And we're done.
Actually, if you want to add any that I've missed to show that you're the clever one, go nuts in the comment section. Make a drinking game out of it. Knock yourselves out.