And now the exciting conclusion (though I should add that this was not the conclusion to the night. Nay, we went back to disc 3 and found the remaining liqour in the house - blueberry Smirnoff [NOT RECOMMENDED]).
I like how this turned out overall. Even knowing that you may not get to disc 4 (though we did), there's a lot of weight put on that last song. I always feel like it has to be something meaningful or at least climactic. I chose Jackie Wilson's "Higher and Higher" for two reasons. First, it was preceded by a little soul set anyway, and flowed well. Second - though it may seem cheesy, I saw it as a reappropriation of the song. While the lyrics are directly about a romantic relationship that buoys the narrator's spirit, I applied it to the relationships with my Iowa peeps, who were my friends, colleagues, motivators and support group over the last 5 years. On many occasions, they did indeed lift me "higher and higher." I told you it was cheesy, but what can I say. I'm a bit of a sap.
In closing, I give you:
A Doctor in the House, Disc 4
See previous posts for earlier discs:
And the tracklist for the whole set is in the comments of this post.