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Posted: Oct. 30 2008, 13:13

Thats easy...I want to annoy my fucked-up family for the last time, so I will force them to listen to MO´s Light & Shade - BOTH ALBUMS!   :D
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Posted: Oct. 30 2008, 13:53

There ya go!

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Posted: Oct. 31 2008, 05:21

"Here in Heaven" - Sparks  -- Hopefully !! :cool:

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Posted: Oct. 31 2008, 14:17

Now I think about it, maybe "Bat out of hell" by Meat Loaf is more suitable for me..

*Like a bat out of hell I´ll be gone when the morning comes*  
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Posted: Oct. 31 2008, 14:38

If i wanted to annoy epople at my funeral i'd play Heavens Open.Well obviously i wouldn't be able to personally play it.....may be a touch difficult. :laugh:

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Posted: Oct. 31 2008, 15:04

If I wanted to annoy the attendees, I would have them use the same crap drivel that is usually played at funerals (or at least the ones I've sat through; maybe it's just a midwest-America thing). I'm talking about the recorded, very poorly performed hymns -- the ones where you can picture the beehives, mullets, and powder-blue outfits of the singers. More than once (as an adolescent, of course), I've had to bite my sleeve to keep from cracking up.

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Posted: Oct. 31 2008, 15:09

I think it may be at least a USA thing if not a mid-west thing (not being from America though i'm not sure i'd know the difference).With that vision in mind i think i'd probably be throwing up rather than cracking up Gladstoner mate!!! :laugh:

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Posted: Nov. 01 2008, 14:04

Several years ago a work colleague died, and they played "Spirit in the Sky" at her funeral. Another colleague, who seldom goes to funerals because she just gets too creeped out, went to that one anyway. Well....my living colleague took over the job that the dead one had, and the first time she got into the work car used by our departed one, "Spirit in the Sky" was playing on the radio.  She was so creeped out that she drove her own car for work events!

A few months ago I attended a grave-side funeral for a colleague's mother. I was standing next to a long marker that  would eventually encompass three graves. "The Wheel in the Sky Keeps on Turning" was engraved on it as were stars, along with pictures of all three people. It was really quite lovely as those things go.  The guy was in the middle, and to his right was his wife and to the left was his soul mate. The women were still living, and his "soul mate" would be in her 40's. I just couldn't get it and trying to figure it out was very distracting from the funeral at hand!

Anyway....all these things have led me to think that I want a grave-side service because it is more natural, particularly as an earth-based person.  When the kids and I were in Kington in '05, the pet shop was highlighting earth-friendly caskets (people caskets)--they looked like baskets. Hmm...a basket casket? Hehehe.  I thought it would be nice to have one of those. So....short service, and it will be ecumenical, with Christian, Earth-Based, and Unitarian traditions represented, in that the living will need solace more than I.  Maybe someone could chant "Ancient Mother" and sing "Lady of the Flowing Waters" because I love those. Perhaps some drumming. Oldfield? Hmm....not sure what I would use. But after the funeral, the living can have a reception and everyone can party. Beer and cheese and the playing of the complete Incantations, Tubular Bells, and Ommadawn.  Not that I am planning on crossing over anytime soon (or becoming the Chocolate Ghost) but  hopefully someone will notify my co-admins....60 years from now when it happens. :D  Wow--tubular.net @ its 70th year. <shudders>


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Posted: Nov. 02 2008, 00:12

Only Time Will Tell. Seems sort of fitting (and it's my favourite). I could probably think up an excuse to make it make sense for the ceremony. lol

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Posted: Nov. 02 2008, 04:25

I can't believe I forgot 'What You Want' by the John Butler Trio. It's probably my favourite song from my home country of Australia.

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Posted: Nov. 02 2008, 05:52

Quote (Bassman @ Oct. 29 2008, 18:00)
The idea being that the lyrical or melodic content would provide the mourners with your last "message" so to speak... the last words you would want to leave them with.

I tried and couldn't find a song with the words "your next" in it.  Anyone know of one??? :D  :D

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Posted: Nov. 03 2008, 11:21

Quote (Ray @ Nov. 02 2008, 05:52)
I tried and couldn't find a song with the words "your next" in it.  Anyone know of one??? :D  :D

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Posted: Nov. 07 2008, 09:20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XndpvVRXxeY

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Posted: Nov. 08 2008, 06:18

Quote (Gladstoner @ Oct. 28 2008, 03:44)
Ray Lynch -- 'The Vanished Gardens of Cordoba'.

Lost for words. I am so pleased I clicked that link. This is some of the finest instrumental music I have heard for a very long time. Thank you.

One of my choices: Wavestar - Moonwind Available for 7 days only as I can't seem to get a direct link on Last FM.


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Posted: Nov. 11 2008, 03:06

If you really want to mess with their heads, have them pop in 'The Killing Fields' and play 'Worksite', 'The Year Zero', 'Blood Sucking', 'The Year Zero 2', and 'Pran's Escape/The Killing Fields' back to back. :laugh:

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Posted: Nov. 11 2008, 22:34

Quote (Baggiesfaninessex @ Nov. 08 2008, 05:18)
Quote (Gladstoner @ Oct. 28 2008, 03:44)
Ray Lynch -- 'The Vanished Gardens of Cordoba'.

Lost for words. I am so pleased I clicked that link. This is some of the finest instrumental music I have heard for a very long time. Thank you.

Yes, Ray Lynch's music needs more exposure.

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Posted: Nov. 17 2008, 19:50

forgotten how to add video links, sorry

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Posted: Nov. 17 2008, 22:53

maybe this dark melody..
but only the piano bit. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZIrmRfSSTA&feature=related

really dark and beautiful.....


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Posted: Nov. 18 2008, 00:23

I like dark music. Dark, foreboding, bleak, scary. I remember when I was.....whatever age I was when I bought Renaissance Novella, I put on "Can You Hear Me" for a 16yo freind. The intro scared the hell out of him. To me that's funny, happy, grinning stuff......cheery, Santa Claus is coming to town stuff.....

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Posted: Nov. 18 2008, 02:44

Saw this clip over the weekend and thought it might be appropriate for this thread.The relevant bit is about four minutes in I think...Soul 2 Soul heh heh!
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