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As the curtain draws closed

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by lovemunkey187, May 31, 2005.

  1. lovemunkey187

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    What song(s) do you want playing before the curtain closes and your casket is sent to the furnaces below?

    And please 3 choices only.

    1)How Will I Laugh Tomorrow, When I Can't Even Smile Today - Suicidal Tendencies.
    This song always makes it into my topten song list.

    2)I Love Myself Today - Bif Naked
    Generally just because.

    3)Copacabana - Barry Manilow
    You can't cry and shake your booty to disco at the same time.
     
  2. squirrely

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    Cremation for me :smashin: i don't want those worms sucking my eyes out:thumbsdow

    1: it's getting hot in here- Nelly......just to give everyone a laugh.
    2:halleluja-jeff buckley........my favourite song ever.
    3:sinead o'connor-nothing compares to you.....for all the ladies that will be there.
     
  3. Peridot

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    Well personally I'd like to go down to AC/DC's Highway to Hell :devil:

    But taking the possible feelings of surviving relatives into account, I'd probably go for the first three tracks off my favourite Van Morrison album - 'No Guru, No Method, No Teacher'

    Got To Go Back
    Oh The Warm Feeling
    Foreign Window

    Funny, I never though of them as funeral music until this thread :).

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    I can't believe that there's only three others given this any thought.
     
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    The sounding out of eight bells. :cool:
     
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    Muse - Citizen Erased

    The one and only song i would want played.
     
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    ben folds five - "underground" (well ya gotta take the **** aintcha!)
     
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    Elvis - its now or never :)
     
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    Beware of Darkness - George Harrison
     
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    The Pogues - Worms
    ...fading into...
    Beethoven's 6th
    ...ending in...
    Charlton Heston shouting
    Solyent Green is People!
     
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    Guns 'n Roses - Paradise City :devil:
     
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    As my fate would be cremation in the oven, I thought I'd be turning into a kind of a biscuit, so thought I'd have a HMHB fest at my funeral ;)

    The Light At The End Of The Tunnel - Half Man Half Biscuit
    When The Evening Sun Goes Down - Half Man Half Biscuit
    Dickie Davies Eyes - Half Man Half Biscuit
     
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    Wouldn't "The Continuous Cremation of Hattie Jacques" be more appropriate?
     
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    It would, but it's not one of my favourite tracks :D
     
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    Funerals are on my mind at the moment, as my Art Director is going to one next Friday: a dear, longstanding friend of her fella died this week from cancer.

    I hear he's having a humanist funeral, though no mention was made of any music being played. That got me thinking: 'What music would I want played?' I decided it would have to be the Ave Maria from Rachmaninov's All-night Vigil - my all-time favourite complete classical work. It's so moving, so beautiful. I'm not conventionally religious - and certainly not orthodox Russian Christian! - but I'd still choose this piece.

    If it's not too awful a thought to contemplate, what would you choose for your funeral?

    NB: My deepest sympathies to anyone reading this who has lost someone recently. No offence is intended.
     
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    Old School is one of my favourite films and I found Will Ferrell's rendition of the old Kansas song "Dust In The Wind" quite moving and funny during Blue's burial service...

    Not sure I'd choose it for mine, but can't think of anything else right now apart from Isaac Hayes' theme from Shaft or Ennio Morricone's "Ecstasy of Gold" from "The Good, The Bad and the Ugly."
     
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    From experience it is a deeply moving - and helpful experience - to choose music for a funeral. Perhaps something that always made them exclaim "Isn't that wonderful". For anyone attending a funeral it can make the service - of whatever kind - a very much more relevant and personal ceremony. As such I think it is a good idea to let people know what you would like.

    For myself I would like the last of Mahlers 5 Ruckert Lieder (Ich bin der .....) to make the buggers cry followed by the duetta for trombone and double bass from Stravinskys Pulcinella suite to make them all smile.

    As with shadowritten, many sympathies to anyone for whom this is not a hypothetical thing at the moment.
     
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    I always think that I could go one of two ways with my music. I could go for the meaningful and sentimental or, as is my choice, go for the theme music to 'Match Of The Day'. My wife thinks I'm nuts but I want my funeral to be a celebration of my life - hence the music choice - no black ties etc only football shirts to be worn with pride, whatever team you support.

    That sounds flippant but I strongly believe that as and when it comes around I would be laughing in heaven (I hope) at the sight of all my dear friends and family standing in church / crematorium humming along to MoTD while I make my final journey. It seems appropriate for me.
     
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    The most amazing music I ever heard at a funeral was at one for a family friend who was from Ireland and had some relatives who were in a traditional Irish group - the whole service was highlighted by some wonderful laments on Uileann pipes, fiddles and voice - a single piper played as the coffin was laid to rest and it was very poignant - something along those lines would be the choice for my funeral ...
    A close friend had his favourite song ("Everybody Hurts" by REM) played at his funeral & I always think of him when I hear the song - I'd love to think of a similar song for mine but somehow I cant see a Rory Gallagher track going down too well (maybe "I could've had religion" from Live in Europe would be appropriate in my case?)
    Paul
     
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    I've never been sure about picking funeral music - it can ruin your own favourite song for those who attend which isn't what I'd like. :(

    Having said that; Self Preservation Society from the Italian Job has been favoured funeral piece for a while now. :rolleyes:

    Have to admit that I disagree with Abbeygoo and think that funerals work best when those attending do wear black. :)
     
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    Ah! Maybe a Mod could merge these two threads?

    Sorry! :blush:
     
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    I can do that :)

    Threads merged.
     
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    Thanks, Mylo.

    I've edited my original post/thread start above so it has continuity.

    Feel free to delete these last three posts to tidy things up if you wish.

    Cheers!
     
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    Spot on. So funny but so moving.....
     
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    i love it when he shouts out "you're my boy blue" at the end of it,

    a few years ago a freind of mine passes away and they palyed "one sweet day" by Boyz to Men and Mariah Carey which i thought was beautiful , as for me "wish you were here" by Pink Floyd, -just kidding, not sure what i would like yet, i'l come back to that once i have a good think
     
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    My coffin will be going into the furnace ringing to the trumpets of 'Ring of Fire' by Johnny Cash.
     
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    My brother wants Embrace's 'My Weakness Is None Of Your Business' (what an anthemic track!), followed by The Divine Comedy's (quite amusing at a cremation: Dante's 'Inferno', anyone?), 'National Express'.

    The reasons for these? The Embrace track was one of the first that he and I agreed we both liked - his taste in music much more 'indie kid' than my largely conservative rock/pop and predominantly classical one! We were coming back from a drinking session in Sailsbury (back in the days before I quit the booze), and I was lying on the back seat p***ed as a newt, staring up out of the side windows as this track played. It now always reminds me of my brother - not least, because people think they know him when they really don't.

    'National Express' was chosen for another of our shared memories. We both used to work nights at the same place, and one sunny morning we were going home in his car with the windows wound down fully and this track blaring from the car stereo! We reached some traffic lights and realised we'd both been uproarously singing along at the tops of our voices! Aaah, happy days!

    I think this is the best way to choose music for a funeral: stuff that reminds you both of the poigniant times, and the happy times, too.
     

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