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2013-06-21 11:50:24 AM

stonelotus: An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno


Ooooh yes. Perfect.
 
2013-06-21 11:50:24 AM
"Funeral For A Friend" - Elton John
"How Do You Mend A Broken Heart" - Bee Gees
"Over The Moon" - E.T. SoundTrack
I am to be cremated, and I want them to play 'Fire" by The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown during the act, but I am not sure how it would go down... of course, I won't be there to care!
 
2013-06-21 11:50:34 AM
'Heaven' - Talking Heads

Those who don't know the song will hear a haunting elegy, those who do will get the joke...
 
2013-06-21 11:50:47 AM
Opeth - Death Whispered a Lullaby
 
2013-06-21 11:51:39 AM
Waiting for the Worms - Pink Floyd
 
2013-06-21 11:51:44 AM
 
2013-06-21 11:52:09 AM

Death Whisper: meat0918: WTF kinda list has a Tom Waits picture at the head, and no farking Tom Waits' songs?

That's because his music sucks.


May the ghosts of Howlin' Wolf, Kurt Weill, George Gershwin, and Captain Beefheart. give you a right thrashing in Purgatory!
 
2013-06-21 11:52:23 AM
Dawn Of A Million Souls - Ayreon from The Universal Migrator Part 2.

The Universal MIgrator is an awesome concept album. Check out the story as it's super cool, and musically it's unfarkingbelievable.
 
2013-06-21 11:52:35 AM

stonelotus: An Ending (Ascent) - Brian Eno


Dammit, I was going to say that one too.
 
2013-06-21 11:52:35 AM
Pet Shop Boys - To Speak is a Sin
 
2013-06-21 11:52:51 AM
Pantera- Broken

Wagner- Ride of the Valkyries

Queensryche- Silent Lucidity

VAST- Touched
 
2013-06-21 11:52:57 AM
This    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ1WyBGG_Vw

And yes, there will be pyrotechnics, beer and swords.
 
2013-06-21 11:54:03 AM
Whatever frickin' song they want - they're not going to take their damn earbuds out even for a funeral.

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2013-06-21 11:54:10 AM
"The Touch" by Stan Bush from _Transformers: The Movie_ (the real one, 1986)
 
2013-06-21 11:54:13 AM

mirazh1976: Boston - Foreplay Longtime


Forgot that youtube link.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ViT280pfwyc
 
2013-06-21 11:54:14 AM
One song guaranteed to become an earworm for as many of the attendees as possible, played repeatedly during the entire service.
 
2013-06-21 11:54:21 AM

flem77: This    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ1WyBGG_Vw

And yes, there will be pyrotechnics, beer and swords.


there will also be a GAY to have sex with after the funeral is over
 
2013-06-21 11:54:24 AM

scotzrewl: Pantera- Broken

Wagner- Ride of the Valkyries

Queensryche- Silent Lucidity

VAST- Touched


What about VAST- Pretty When You Cry?
 
2013-06-21 11:55:07 AM
BillMurraysGhost, tnx for reminding me on pg 3 that Mungo Jerry (or was that Mungojeri? recall it both ways) did San Francisco Bay Blues.  We still sing that in Sweet Adelines, of course not same arrangement.
Already forgot who 'twas early on pg 1, suggested  We'll Meet Again by Dame Vera Lynn.  Arranger in my SwAd chorus arranged that yrs ago, also did Love Letters that we've done in regional contest.
The Irish Blessing is a traditional for barbershop harmony singers of both genders who shuffle off the mortal coil.  Short & sweet, chords ring if well sung (not if poorly sung).

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Got this while still in 1st chorus before 2007 merge, for Singing Very Very Well.
 
2013-06-21 11:56:07 AM
Hm, I keep thinking of them. How 'bout

Albinoni - Adagio for Organ and Strings
 
2013-06-21 11:56:58 AM
They can play whatever songs they want.  In fact, I think I should leave a few grand with explicit lawyer's orders that the money is spent on booze and food so everyone can have a biatchin party in my honor. Raise your glass, have a blast!
 
2013-06-21 11:57:01 AM

OtherLittleGuy: [img.fark.net image 850x478]


I'm surprised this is not the highest and the most common comment.
 
2013-06-21 11:57:07 AM
Late to the thread but this:


LINKIN PARK"Leave Out All The Rest"
I dreamed I was missing
You were so scared
But no one would listen
'Cause no one else cared

After my dreaming
I woke with this fear
What am I leaving
When I'm done here?

So if you're asking me
I want you to know

[Chorus]
When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
And don't resent me
And when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Don't be afraid
I've taken my beating
I've shared what I've made
I'm strong on the surface
Not all the way through
I've never been perfect
But neither have you

So if you're asking me
I want you to know

[Chorus]
When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don't resent me
And when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can't be who you are

[Chorus]
When my time comes
Forget the wrong that I've done
Help me leave behind some
Reasons to be missed
Don't resent me
And when you're feeling empty
Keep me in your memory
Leave out all the rest
Leave out all the rest

Forgetting all the hurt inside
You've learned to hide so well
Pretending someone else can come
And save me from myself
I can't be who you are
I can't be who you are
 
2013-06-21 11:57:09 AM

ManRay: In my time of dying -Led Zeppelin version as an opening.

For a closer,  Great Gig in the Sky as the pine box is slowly being consumed by fire.


                 Damn......that's EXACTLY what I had planned

This, as my casket is being carried from the funeral home to the crematory. I want the hearse to blast this as all of my friends & family .chase after it at 3x normal speed:

                         http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MK6TXMsvgQg

                         Just before I go into the oven, this
                 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WYM7cxxm2i0 :

Besides "GGITS" playing as my mortal remains are being shaked-n-baked, I want this played:after I'm a crispy critter
                                           http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aNEd0_rm6kU :
 
2013-06-21 11:57:28 AM
I have told my wife many times, first donate any bits and pieces anybody wants for whatever reason, all that should be left at that point is a bag of hamburger (heart, liver, lungs, kidneys, major blood vessels, corneas, , gums, skin, face, major bones would presumably be removed for transplants and grafts)

whatever is left, my buddies are to go deep sea fishing and use it for chum

Tool - Eulogy, obviously.
 
2013-06-21 11:57:47 AM
 
2013-06-21 11:58:18 AM
Linkin Park - In The End
 
2013-06-21 11:58:38 AM
Let the Day Begin by The Call
 
2013-06-21 11:58:43 AM
Foo Fighters.  DOA.

Serious.  It's in my will...
 
2013-06-21 11:58:44 AM
Probably too easy, lame and played out, but, quite honestly: "Simple Man" by Lynyrd Skynyrd... The original album version, not some "Live" shiat (no pun intended) or some shiatty cover version.
 
2013-06-21 12:00:41 PM
 
2013-06-21 12:00:56 PM
Erasure - I Love Saturday
 
2013-06-21 12:01:02 PM
Push the little daisies and make 'em come up
 
2013-06-21 12:01:29 PM
Norman Greenbaum - Spirit in the Sky
Jimi Hendrix - Angel
Pink Floyd - Time
Gloria in D Major/Et in Terra Pax
Bjork - All is Full of Love
Flaming Lips - Do You Realize??
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow/What a Wonderful World
Queen - Fat Botttomed Girls

Yeah - sentimental....I want a wake and a memorial service but not a funeral.  Nice reception and plenty of alchohol.
 
2013-06-21 12:02:25 PM
We played "Your Long Journey" by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss and "Into the Mystic" by Van Morrison at my brother's funeral, and they both hit just the right tone. I might reprise those at my own funeral. Other options:

You, Sailor by Erica McKeown
In My Time of Dying by Led Zeppelin
Bron Yr Aur by Led Zeppelin
The Great Gig in the Sky by Pink Floyd
30 Century Man by Scott Walker
39 by Queen
Absolutely Curtains by Pink Floyd
 
2013-06-21 12:02:35 PM
 
2013-06-21 12:03:40 PM
Wherever I May Roam

Nothing Else Matters

/NEM was my first dance at my wedding. It was awesome, all my metalhead friends got boners.
 
2013-06-21 12:04:00 PM
I am feeling generous today so here. You are welcome:

The deadly nightshade by Daniel Lanois
 
2013-06-21 12:04:26 PM
Yakety Sax, the Benny Hill theme.  Anything can be funny when you hear Yakety Sax.

Also, because hopefully my reanimated headless corpse will be lurching out of the freshly dug grave to chase after the pallbearers, and you've just gotta have Yakety Sax for that kind of action.
 
2013-06-21 12:04:30 PM
Hands down, "Faithfully" by Journey.
 
2013-06-21 12:04:41 PM
Scar Symmetry - Timewave Zero
 
2013-06-21 12:04:43 PM
Paul Williams - The Hell Of It


Roll on thunder, shine on lightning
The days are long and the nights are frightenin'
Nothing matters anyway,
And that's the hell of it.
Winter comes and the winds blew colder
While some grew wiser, you just grew older
And you never listened anyway,
And that's the hell of it.
Good for nothing, bad in bed
Nobody likes you and you're better off dead
Goodbye, we've all come to say goodbye (goodbye)
Goodbye (goodbye)
Born defeated, died in vain
Super-destructive, you were hooked on pain
Though your music lingers on
All of us are glad you're gone
If I could live my life half as worthlessly as you
I'm convinced that I'd wind up burning too.
Love yourself as you loved no other
Be no man's fool and be no man's brother
We're all born to die alone, you know, that's the hell of it.
Life's a game where they're bound to beat you
And time's a trick it can turn to cheat you
And we only waste it anyway,
And that's the hell of it.
Good for nothing, bad in bed
Nobody liked you and you're better off dead
Goodbye, we've all come to say goodbye (goodbye)
Goodbye (goodbye)
Born defeated, died in vain
Super-destructive, you were hooked on pain
And though your music lingers on
All of us are glad you're gone
 
2013-06-21 12:05:01 PM
Probably goes without saying, but I haven't seen it in the thread:  However you want to go out, *please* make sure anything usable is harvested so someone else can be helped.  And more importantly, make sure the important people in your life know you want to be an organ donor. It's tragic how many times a family member will override a donor ID when the time comes.  Of course, being a Farker, your liver is worthless, but maybe you have good corneas, or healthy kidneys, or any of the other things that doctors can transplant to people who need them!

Then, yeah, add me to the "burn me up and dump me in the nearest body of water, please" list.

Then...

RamseyBurger: warren zevon "keep me in your heart for a while"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_NWjehpGSO0
Ball and Chain - Social Distortion


Drat.   Two of mine already taken.  Certain lyrics just really stand out to me... might add:

L.I.F.E.G.O.E.S.O.N.  <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mCHzicKq3W4">

and

A Little Bit Of Everything <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yqhRK_g7WJc"> (crummy user vid, sorry)

Oooh, and maybe

A Man / Me / Then Jim <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_MuX8cjrKA">

But ultimately, gotta end with the trite but unavoidable

Somewhere Over The Rainbow, by Bruddah Iz <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1bFr2SWP1I">

*that's* the kind of funeral we could all only dream of having... hundreds of people who care that you're gone, celebrating your life in one of the world's paradises.  We should all strive, every day, to do something good that will lead to someone being sad to find we're gone -- bleak, maybe, but a sign of living a valuable life.  I know I gotta work on that.

/ why yes, I spend too much time with depressing music....
// also, Fark's new-fangled comment-automation dealieo kinda blows
 
2013-06-21 12:07:05 PM

Pair-o-Dice: Ding! Fries are done.


lol

ty :)
 
2013-06-21 12:07:42 PM
When The River Meets The Sea - John Denver and the Muppets
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KaugIUuhmvI
 
2013-06-21 12:09:00 PM
Take Five - Dave Brubeck
 
2013-06-21 12:09:03 PM
"Surprise, You're Dead!" - Faith No More
"I Won't Come Back Alive" - Genghis Tron
 
2013-06-21 12:09:41 PM

SwiftFox: One song guaranteed to become an earworm for as many of the attendees as possible, played repeatedly during the entire service.


Ah. "Barbie Girl," then.

Or, if you want to go old-school, use the theme from the "Small World" ride at Disneyland.
 
2013-06-21 12:09:59 PM
Pink Floyd - Welcome To The Machine
 
2013-06-21 12:10:59 PM
Jim Carroll Band - People Who Died
 
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