Author Topic: Your funeral playlist  (Read 6661 times)

YahudaMoon

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #25 on: September 21, 2010, 05:01:50 am »
Wham' Wake Me Up Before You Go Go'

AndyH

Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #26 on: September 21, 2010, 05:57:14 am »
Lots of good stuff upthread.

I'm surprised "The Great Gig in the Sky" by Pink Floyd is not on anyone's list. Its the only one on mine. Apart from that I don't really care what gets played.

"And I am not frightened of dying, any time will do, I
Don't mind. Why should I be frightened of dying?
There's no reason for it, you've gotta go sometime."
"I never said I was frightened of dying."


Torslanda

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #27 on: September 21, 2010, 09:18:33 am »
Yeah! I'll have that one as well but the music's gone over an hour, now . . .

BTW The late, great Tommy Vance once declared of Whole Lotta Rosie:

'One of the greatest rock tracks ever, ever recorded! I'm gonna have that played at my funeral!'

Does anyone know if that came true?
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

tiermat

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #28 on: September 21, 2010, 09:33:57 am »
When my late uncle passed away they only played 2 songs at his service, the first one I can't remember, but the second one only had to hit the opening bars and it had me in tears.  It's not an overly sad song, but is a song that always did, and always will, remind me of him, of summer holidays with him and my aunty.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/t0aT0GXW8jw&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/t0aT0GXW8jw&rel=1</a>

So I would like something similar for mine, of which I would suggest the following:

Start Wearing Purple - Gogol Bordello
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
JC - Powderfinger

For the wake:

Hard to Feel - Terrorvision
Stay Forever -Ween (one there for Mrs T)
Veronika - Billy Talent

For the bit when you are all pissed (as per OP):

Only The Good Die Young - billy Joel (and I hope you appreciate the irony)
I Was Born In a Small Town - Bruce Springsteen
Small Town - JCM
The Big Daddy Of Them All - JCM
Jackie Brown - JCM
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clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #29 on: September 21, 2010, 09:36:25 am »
Funeral?  Bollocks to that - anything that can't be used for transplants (and I fear, with my medical history, that there may not be anything that I can pass on :( ) shove on the compost heap or summat.  Once I'm dead, I'm not really bothered what happens to my body, but don't let a preacher anywhere near it. ;D

Have a party, by all means.  But the songs have to be fun.  How's about

Ain't Got No...I Got Life by Nina Simone to kick things off?

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Charlotte

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #30 on: September 21, 2010, 09:44:25 am »
Led Zep's Kashmir.  As they roll the wicker box into the furnace (although I'd rather have a decent bonfire).

After that, I don't much care as long as the party afterwards is thoroughly debauched  :demon:
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #31 on: September 21, 2010, 10:01:13 am »

A relative of anyone known to some here?
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You serious? I knew there was a Legge around here somewhere, I was actually thinking it was Simon-with-the-knee-bandage (who isn't, of course, on this forum, but kind of connected) but I guess I was mistaken.
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Nonsteeler

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #32 on: September 21, 2010, 10:21:25 am »
'Any time will do?' or 'Not ready yet?' - <a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/362egby9cu0&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/362egby9cu0&rel=1</a>
Sadly, melancholy doesn't pay my rent.

Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #33 on: September 21, 2010, 10:30:41 am »
Either utter silence, and let them shuffle awkwardly and look embarrassed; or live music - any kind, but preferably improvised and loud.

Edit: not that I really care.

Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #34 on: September 21, 2010, 10:34:00 am »
Thinking about it, a ukulele band playing 'Whole Lotta Love' could help detract from the surreality of funerals

JT

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #35 on: September 21, 2010, 10:44:17 am »
Come To Daddy by Aphex Twin would be very very tempting indeed.  :demon: ;D

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/tWDAtMPoBHA&rel=1" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/v/tWDAtMPoBHA&rel=1</a>

But probably, Alberto Balsalm (also by Aphex) and Ascent by Brian Eno.
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mattc

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #36 on: September 21, 2010, 10:46:45 am »
BTW The late, great Tommy Vance once declared of Whole Lotta Rosie:

'One of the greatest rock tracks ever, ever recorded! I'm gonna have that played at my funeral!'

Does anyone know if that came true?
Google suggests it probably did:


Tommy's Funeral
Jon Myer attended Tommy's Funeral at Golders Green crematorium, Tuesday March 15th

The crematorium was packed – I had to stand and some people couldn't get in at all and had to stay outside. The music played included George Martin's Radio One music, Theme One, Pink Floyd (Comfortably Numb) and Neil Young (Like A Hurricane).

There was absolutely no religion at all. Richard Skinner (a colleague from Radio One and Virgin), Tony Wilson (Tommy's Radio One rock show producer), Humphrey Walwyn (a World Service colleague) and Softly (his mate) all made very personal and moving speeches. Diane Weston, actress and former partner, read John Masefield's poem "Sea Fever" as well as making a few more comments. The end of a Tommy Rock Show was then played and we trooped out to the strains of his closing announcement and AC/DC! Then off to the pub.
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Cudzoziemiec

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #37 on: September 21, 2010, 12:24:57 pm »
Thinking about it, a ukulele band playing 'Whole Lotta Love' could help detract from the surreality of funerals
Could be appropriate for weddings too!  :D
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Torslanda

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #38 on: September 21, 2010, 12:27:08 pm »
BTW The late, great Tommy Vance once declared of Whole Lotta Rosie:

'One of the greatest rock tracks ever, ever recorded! I'm gonna have that played at my funeral!'

Does anyone know if that came true?
Google suggests it probably did:


Tommy's Funeral
Jon Myer attended Tommy's Funeral at Golders Green crematorium, Tuesday March 15th

The crematorium was packed – I had to stand and some people couldn't get in at all and had to stay outside. The music played included George Martin's Radio One music, Theme One, Pink Floyd (Comfortably Numb) and Neil Young (Like A Hurricane).

There was absolutely no religion at all. Richard Skinner (a colleague from Radio One and Virgin), Tony Wilson (Tommy's Radio One rock show producer), Humphrey Walwyn (a World Service colleague) and Softly (his mate) all made very personal and moving speeches. Diane Weston, actress and former partner, read John Masefield's poem "Sea Fever" as well as making a few more comments. The end of a Tommy Rock Show was then played and we trooped out to the strains of his closing announcement and AC/DC! Then off to the pub.


Fantastic! Style friend, style!
VELOMANCER

Well that's the more blunt way of putting it but as usual he's dead right.

Zipperhead

  • The cyclist formerly known as Big Helga
Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #39 on: September 21, 2010, 02:59:38 pm »
Funeral?  Bollocks to that - anything that can't be used for transplants (and I fear, with my medical history, that there may not be anything that I can pass on :( ) shove on the compost heap or summat.  Once I'm dead, I'm not really bothered what happens to my body, but don't let a preacher anywhere near it. ;D

We've got plans for you - your organs may not be up to much, but I've had a chat with Brooks, and they've agreed that as a special one off they'll make a couple of saddles out of your hide. We thought you might appreciate it.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh, could you try not to get too wrinkly between now and then.
Our son does know who Boz Scaggs is, we've done ok as parents.

mattc

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #40 on: September 21, 2010, 03:06:35 pm »
Live fast, die young and leave a good looking corpse saddle
Has never ridden RAAM
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Charlotte

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #41 on: September 21, 2010, 03:08:37 pm »
It puts the Proofide on its skin, or else it gets the spanner again...
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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #42 on: September 21, 2010, 03:09:09 pm »
My uncle Ron had a humanist funeral, we walked in to this
    YouTube
        - the beatles/ in my life
 
 and we walked out to Yellow Submarine, it's what his family used to sing in the car on days out.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #43 on: September 21, 2010, 03:12:06 pm »
Funeral?  Bollocks to that - anything that can't be used for transplants (and I fear, with my medical history, that there may not be anything that I can pass on :( ) shove on the compost heap or summat.  Once I'm dead, I'm not really bothered what happens to my body, but don't let a preacher anywhere near it. ;D

We've got plans for you - your organs may not be up to much, but I've had a chat with Brooks, and they've agreed that as a special one off they'll make a couple of saddles out of your hide. We thought you might appreciate it.  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Oh, could you try not to get too wrinkly between now and then.

A marvellous idea.  I've had to develop a thick skin for POBI, so it should be just right.
Getting there...

Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2010, 03:21:09 pm »
Come To Daddy by Aphex Twin would be very very tempting indeed.  :demon: ;D

LOL - followed by Milkman no doubt :)

Hmm... tempting.

Aside: Never pass out (pissed) listening to an iPod, and wake up with a start three hours later when Come to Daddy comes on  :o

Gus

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2010, 03:59:10 pm »
I think I would like these two :
Tom Waits and MontyPython

Redlight

  • Enjoying life in the slow lane
Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #46 on: September 21, 2010, 04:32:18 pm »
I'm unashamedly sentimental, so:

At some piint in the (secular) service - Over the Rainbow by Eva Cassidy (yes, I know the Judy version is more street cred but I love the way Eva hits that high note on "dreams" in the last verse)

As they send me off to the oven - Lay Me Low by The Albion Band (lay me low, where no one can see me, where no one can find me, where no one can hurt me)

And as both mourners depart - J'y Suis Jamais Alle by Yann Tiersen, which has great personal significance.

Then a big party...
Between the Disney abattoir and the chemical refinery

Wowbagger

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Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #47 on: September 21, 2010, 04:58:59 pm »
Led Zep's Kashmir.  As they roll the wicker box into the furnace (although I'd rather have a decent bonfire).

I'd have thought you'd have had an enormous home-made stainless steel gasification wood burner. :-*
Oh, Bach without any doubt. Bach every time for me.

clarion

  • Tyke
Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #48 on: September 21, 2010, 05:00:53 pm »
Led Zep's Kashmir.  As they roll the wicker box into the furnace (although I'd rather have a decent bonfire).

I'd have thought you'd have had an enormous home-made stainless steel gasification wood burner. :-*

You mean you don't want this Viking funeral ship we've been building? :-/
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Zoidburg

Re: Your funeral playlist
« Reply #49 on: September 21, 2010, 05:04:08 pm »
The theme from ROTJ.

Funeral pyre for me.

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