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The Best Books to Distract You From the Dumpster Fire That Was 2016

Should 2016 be forgot and never brought to mind…

There are, no doubt, a few people who love Donald Trump, hate music, don’t like zoo animals and despise beloved actors and actresses. For the rest of us, 2016 was terrible.

This calls for distractions. We asked Fiction Advocate contributors to tell us which books they read this year that helped them forget, even for fleeting moments, that David Bowie, Alan Rickman, Gwen Ifill, Prince, and America — UPDATE: and George Michael and Carrie Fisher and her mom, Debbie Reynolds — died over the last 12 months.

In what may be the only happy coincidence of the year, the vast majority of the recommendations below come from a few people who have some of the most important things to say about 2016: Continue reading

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Did You Hear? Lay Down

I’m so excited I came across Son Little recently. This song is so good that I can say with nearly 100% confidence that it is the very next song that both Brian Hurley and I are going to learn to play. Then we’ll likely each post a Craigslist ad for a quartet to back us up, and then, well… things will probably go badly. But the song though. What an amazing combination of sounds, grooves, and genres! It’s got some unusual changes and the arrangement keeps you on your toes, but at it’s heart this is a really simple song, done really well. If you want more from this guy (you do), check these out.

Brook Reeder

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