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Old 01-26-2017, 01:06 PM
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My only request is that there be bagpipes.
Now there's an idea! Pass them out to all the guests like party favors and compel everyone to try to play simultaneously - it will be called my death bedlam!
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Old 01-28-2017, 07:31 AM
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5? Perhaps as background music.

You only need one.

Wagner - Siegfried's funeral march

The trick is to lead a life that would justify such music.

Best music for a funeral I attended was hiring a quartet of musicians from the local symphony orchestra - they played much Bach.

I will say that choice of music at funerals is a two edged sword. There are pieces of music I can no longer listen to because they were played at the funerals of people close to me that died tragically and too early. It is impossible to wipe the association, no matter how much you enjoyed the music before.
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Old 01-28-2017, 09:53 AM
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"Old and Wise" by The Alan Parsons Project.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4HI1_LTWIk

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Old 02-01-2017, 12:17 PM
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Gotta have...

Prop Me up beside the Jukebox

Well I ain't afraid of dying it's the thought of being dead
I want to go on being me once my eulogy's been read

Don't spread my ashes out to sea don't lay me down to rest
You can put my mind at ease if you fill my last request

Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die
Lord I want to go to heaven but I don't want to go tonight
Fill my boots up with sand put a stiff drink in my hand
Prop me up beside the jukebox if I die

Just let my headstone be a neon sign
Just let it burn in mem'ry of all of my good times

Fix me up with a mannequin just remember I like blondes
I'll be the life of the party even when I'm dead and gone
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Old 02-01-2017, 08:12 PM
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5? Perhaps as background music.

You only need one.

Wagner - Siegfried's funeral march

The trick is to lead a life that would justify such music.

Best music for a funeral I attended was hiring a quartet of musicians from the local symphony orchestra - they played much Bach.

I will say that choice of music at funerals is a two edged sword. There are pieces of music I can no longer listen to because they were played at the funerals of people close to me that died tragically and too early. It is impossible to wipe the association, no matter how much you enjoyed the music before.
And you better warn your executor in advance to book a place large enough to house the full orchestra.
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Old 02-06-2017, 09:16 PM
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Surprise me.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ab5PBS32LtY
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Old 02-06-2017, 10:55 PM
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I've asked my family to play these three when I go:

Let there be love by Nat King Cole

Into the West by Annie Lennox

Lucky man by Alison Krauss

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Old 02-07-2017, 01:14 AM
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Son Of Mr. Green Genes. Frank Zappa & Ian Underwood.

Not that I'd want a funeral per se, much less be around to give a shit. But SOMGG has been my go-to audio comfort food "centering" music for 45 years.
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Old 02-07-2017, 04:18 AM
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..and not necessarily in this order:

Golden Crown King Tide
Blister in the Sun Violent Femmes
Heaven Talking Heads
This Must Be The Place Talking Heads
Prisencolinensinainciusol Adriano Celentano
Original Prankster The Offspring

All in celebration of my wonderfilled, dance-lovin' life, folks!

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Old 02-07-2017, 08:46 AM
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I'm going for cremation so all I want is for my coffin to be displayed with Albonini's Adagio playing.....no eulogies, no prayers, nothing.....

once the piece ends, my coffin just slides behind the curtain, people get up and leave
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:54 PM
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Funeral or the wake? I'm Catholic and they are pretty strict about what can be played in church at the funeral.
We had a Catholic funeral mass for my sister and at her request played Love Is The Answer by England Dan & John Ford Coley and Sunset by Roxy Music .The priest didn't have a problem with it.
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Old 02-07-2017, 06:17 PM
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My friend died in February 2016 and she had Always Look at the Bright Side of Life. It played right at the end as we were leaving (not a church). It really was bitter sweet and so typical of my lovely friend.

My uncle also had it at his funeral. He was always a bit of a joker and he had said he wanted a particular advertisement song. for one of our supermarket chains. He figured he was going "Down, down". I don't think his family obliged him in this.
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Old 02-08-2017, 09:42 AM
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Just two.

Samuel Barber's "Adagio for Strings" on the way in
"When The Saints Go Marching In" on the way out
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Old 02-08-2017, 12:00 PM
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I guess the best form of revenge wold be to make everyone sit and listen to 5-10 songs from my playlist, but cruelty was never my forte.
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Old 02-09-2017, 03:53 PM
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What's New, Pussycat?, by Tom Jones. With one exception thrown in...

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Old 02-17-2017, 06:29 AM
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The Sickbed of Cuchullain by The Pogues. Oh, and it would be nice to have Work , for the Night is Coming sounding as they carry my casket away...
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Old 02-17-2017, 01:19 PM
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Many Rivers to Cross- actually like the UB40 version
I'll Fly Away- Oh Brother where art thou version
Angel- Sarah Maclachlan
In My Life- Beatles


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