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Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on September 29, 2009, 20:22:
 
What would be on your funeral playlist?

Myself, something from Elvis Costello... maybe The Angels Wanna Wear my Red Shoes, or Living in Paradise, but hopefully not Accidents Will Happen. [Razz]
 
Posted by toobe (Member # 3783) on September 29, 2009, 20:24:
 
Cowboy Junkies, definitely. Thousand Year Prayer, or Miles from Our Home. Or Draqging Hooks if I'm feeling particularly morbid when I make my will and arrangements.
 
Posted by MacManKrisK (Member # 955) on September 29, 2009, 21:33:
 
The first thing that came to mind is Pearl Jam - The Last Kiss. [shake head]
 
Posted by Bibo (Member # 1959) on September 29, 2009, 23:09:
 
'Dead, Dead, Dead' from South Park's Mr. Hankey's Christmas Classics

'Dead Man's Party' by Oingo Boingo

'Hell in a Handbasket' by Voltaire

and end it with 'So Long, Farewell' from The Sound of Music [Razz]
 
Posted by iDrifter (Member # 1800) on September 30, 2009, 04:18:
 
Funeral? What funeral? I plan to live forever, even if it kills me. If that should happen, the "The Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner would be a fitting send off. [Wink]
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on September 30, 2009, 05:31:
 
beethoven's 7th symphonie would be good, for a depressing meaningful funeral.

highway to he11 for a fun funeral.

ps

For those of you who do not know Beethoven's 7th second movement is in my opinion the best peice of music ever written.
 
Posted by spungo (Member # 1089) on September 30, 2009, 08:05:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
For those of you who do not know Beethoven's 7th second movement is in my opinion the best peice of music ever written.

Ha! Snap! I have always thought so, and that I was alone in me thinking. (It's nice to know I'm not alone in the world... boo hoo... [Wink] )

Also, Mahler's fourth -- particularly the last movement. Always makes I shiver.
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on September 30, 2009, 08:49:
 
____ TheMoMan checking in,

Roll me Away Bob Segar

Magic Carpet Ride Steppen Wolf

Born to be Wild Steppen Wolf

Night Moves Bob Segar

Scotland the brave On Pipes of Course

If none of the above then

"The Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner
 
Posted by adf32 (Member # 28981) on September 30, 2009, 09:46:
 
Mad Man's Dead - by Mano Negra

Or

The Regent Is Dead - by Add N to (x)

Or

Sick to Death - by Atari Teenage Riot

I know, not very contemplative. There for this Bob Dylan Song:

Death Is Not the End - by Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
 
Posted by Parcival (Member # 28984) on September 30, 2009, 11:25:
 
At my funeral, they will play Helloween's song "Ride the sky". [Cool]

Youtube link
 
Posted by Grummash (Member # 4289) on September 30, 2009, 13:35:
 
Fun Funeral:

1) Motorhead - Killed by Death

2) Pogues - Sick bed of Cuchulainn

3) Jake Thackray - Last Will and Testament

Serious Funeral:

1) Sandy Denny - Who Knows where the Time Goes

2) Pink Floyd - Shine on you Crazy Diamond

3) Albinoni - Adagio in G minor
 
Posted by GMx (Member # 1523) on September 30, 2009, 13:56:
 
Harry Nilsson - Don't Forget Me
 
Posted by GrumpySteen (Member # 170) on September 30, 2009, 17:02:
 
(it should be obvious that this video is NSFW, though there is no nudity in it)

We''re All Going to Hell by The Bastard Fairies

Looped continuously.

It would be a short funeral [Smile]
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on September 30, 2009, 18:00:
 
That's awesome.
 
Posted by Erbo (Member # 199) on September 30, 2009, 21:00:
 
Two selections by Nightwish:

"While Your Lips Are Still Red" (This one is not technically by Nightwish, just Tuomas Holopainen and Marco Hietala, but it's the B-side to the "Amaranth" single, and Nightwish plays it live)

"Sleeping Sun" (Here's a live version sung by Anette. She doesn't have Tarja's operatic voice, but, by God, she puts heart and soul into it.)

And from somewhere in the Great Beyond, I would be throwing the goat \m/ and saying, "Kiitos."
 
Posted by Aditu (Member # 2340) on October 01, 2009, 13:54:
 
They don't go together but

Van Morrison - Moondance
Temptations - Can't get next to you
Chris Connor - Lullaby of birdland
 
Posted by TMBWITW,PB (Member # 1734) on October 01, 2009, 20:11:
 
I gotta go with the classics. Another One Bites the Dust - Queen.
 
Posted by Callipygous (Member # 2071) on October 02, 2009, 03:49:
 
I am not sure quite how you should choose something like this. Obviously I wouldn't be there to hear it, so why? I don't want to inflict my musical taste on anyone else, indeed I don't care how my remains are disposed of, and those doing it should choose the ceremony (if any). They can even play thrash metal at my funeral so long as they are sure that I'm really, really dead. [Wink] By then it is futile and vainglorious to try to influence how you are remembered, if at all.

But if I had to, maybe I'd choose Lord Kitchener - Love in the Cemetary, in the hope it would make them smile, and to stop things getting over solemn.
 
Posted by Ashitaka (Member # 4924) on October 02, 2009, 04:08:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Callipygous:
I am not sure quite how you should choose something like this. Obviously I wouldn't be there to hear it, so why? I don't want to inflict my musical taste on anyone else, indeed I don't care how my remains are disposed of, and those doing it should choose the ceremony (if any). They can even play thrash metal at my funeral so long as they are sure that I'm really, really dead. [Wink] By then it is futile and vainglorious to try to influence how you are remembered, if at all.

But if I had to, maybe I'd choose Lord Kitchener - Love in the Cemetary, in the hope it would make them smile, and to stop things getting over solemn.

I guess this is just anouther last minute attempt to influence how people remember you.

Don't wait for your funeral , start now!
 
Posted by quantumfluff (Member # 450) on October 02, 2009, 20:03:
 
Maybe Warren Zevon's "The Wind". If I wanted to go for balls on accurate seriousness about facing death.

But, in reality, I'ld probably go for the low humor. I would want everyone to smile, remembering my irreverence. I'm thinking the Chipmunk's Hula Hoop song and the funeral dirge from A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.

I want something that everyone in the audience can walk away humming.
 
Posted by Davidkevin (Member # 10545) on October 03, 2009, 23:21:
 
"I'm just a boy whose intentions were good.
"Oh, Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood."


[shake head]
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on October 04, 2009, 00:38:
 
"Highway to hell" for all the AC/DC fans.

And, if I could find a Lesley Gore tribute band to record a custom version...

"It's my party and I'll die if I want to."
 
Posted by The Famous Druid (Member # 1769) on October 04, 2009, 20:08:
 
MMKK has produced a worthy entry.
 
Posted by Xanthine (Member # 736) on October 04, 2009, 22:50:
 
ROTFL
 
Posted by Mr. Geek 2U (Member # 28663) on October 15, 2009, 13:31:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Ashitaka:
beethoven's 7th symphonie would be good, for a depressing meaningful funeral.

highway to he11 for a fun funeral.

ps

For those of you who do not know Beethoven's 7th second movement is in my opinion the best peice of music ever written.

Hey there, Mr. Ashatika!

Did you know that Beethoven's 7th is the most played symphony in the world? Yes, it is!

In fact, ask some conductor's to play it and you will get this kinda thing:

[Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes] [Roll Eyes]

I love it, btw! I have it on my iPod: Herbert von Karajan conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra version on the Deutsche Grammophon label. (Me and 8 other people just loved his Mahler's 9th Symphony. Play that at most houses in the good, old US of A and people go running for the door!)

I play the 7th when I ride my indoor bicycle trainer. It changes moods like a peleton!

Hey, I think you will like this joke that von Karajan told when he was asked why he preferred conducting the Berlin Philharmonic to the Vienna Philharmonic:

"If I tell the Berliners to step forward, they do it. If I tell the Viennese to step forward, they do it. But then they ask why."

Ha-ha-ha! Have a great day!

Mr. Geek 2U!
 
Posted by Mr. Geek 2U (Member # 28663) on October 15, 2009, 14:12:
 
quote:
Originally posted by Snaggy:
What would be on your funeral playlist? [Razz]

Ha-ha-ha, Mr. Snaggy!

You are so funny! Funny, funny, funny!

You post what would be on my funeral list on the very day I get Dx with CANCER!

CANCER! Hello-o-o-o-o!

LOL! Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat all over my computer screen and keyboard! I laugh so hard.

You do children's shows and corporate events, too?

Hey, just bustin' your prostate gland there, Mr. Snaggy! Really.

Bet I had you going there, eh? (As they say in Canadia!)

Heck, I rented The Bucket List, Dead Man Walking and The Unbearable Lightness of Being that night. Mrs. Geek 2Me did not think that was funny, but I did!

My bucket list? I mean funeral play list?

Well I did have some time to think about a serious list:

Start Me Up -- The Rolling Stones

I Feel Good -- James Brown

Topsy -- The Blue Wisp Big Band (so upbeat with VanOhlen banging out a jumpin' beat on the skins!)

I'm Coming Home -- Collective Soul

Unchained Melody -- The Righteous Brothers (from Ghost, just to let Mrs. Geek 2Me! know my love for her did not die)

Ave Maria -- Franz Schubert version

Hallelujah Chorus -- Handel's Messiah

Ode to Joy -- Beethoven's 9th Symphony

So Long, Farewell -- The Sound of Music

That is it for now, Mr. Snaggy. I hope you took no offence with me pulling your leg there in the beginning!

Ha! Ha! Ha!

Have a great day!

Mr. Geek 2U!
 
Posted by Snaggy (Member # 123) on October 15, 2009, 21:09:
 
Mr. Geek 2U, the day after we posted that funeral mix comic, I discovered a friend's mom had died suddenly, and that my friend had posted about looking through the most popular songs on her Mom's iPod. [ohwell]

Laugh every chance you can.
 
Posted by Mr. Geek 2U (Member # 28663) on October 16, 2009, 00:45:
 
Mr. Snaggy, Hello!

Do not worry!

No offence!

I was not offended by your topic. No Sir-e-e-e! I really thought it was funny.

With what has happened to me, I figg'rd I should take some time and really think about those songs be-cause I might need them soon. So I did!

My sister told me she thought the list was really good and I must have thought about it a real long time. And I did!

I hope your friend's Mom had time to say good bye, and laugh and go with a smile! That is my plan.

I am using up a whole lifetime of laughs before I go. No kidding there!

Have a great day!

Mr. Geek 2U
 
Posted by TheMoMan (Member # 1659) on October 16, 2009, 03:06:
 
.

____ Ah the string of life, we all get one at birth, however we never know how long it is. While we are young it seems to go on forever. Then some of our friends or parents die and see that maybe this string is not as long as we thought. Some of us go off to a war and start to believe that our string is very short, then somehow we come home. Our age doubles from then and we start to see that we should have done some things in our life much differently than we did. More years add-on and the infirmities of life start to add up, we start looking at what was the average life span of my Aunts and Uncles where is my string, what can I do better, that would stretch this string, out for some decades.

____ String shorteners, at least mine

____ A: High Blood pressure
____ B: High Cholesterol
____ C: BMI of 34
____ D: Had Cancer, not yet totally considered a Survivor.

____ So do I have twenty more years of string. I want to have.
 


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