David Axelrod would have probably scoffed at this tribute.
He would have likely criticized the theme.
Pointed out why these selections weren’t worthy of spotlighting.
Reminded us why certain sessions were nightmares.
Questioned the order of the track list.
Told us which songs he got fucked on royalties for.
And likely chastised us for over analyzing his life’s work.
The truth is, we’d give anything to be berated by the man simply known as ‘Axe’.
Because that would mean he’d still be here.
Rest in Peace, Mr. Axelrod.
Thank you for the music. And the honesty.