Saturday, October 07, 2006

songs to play at my funeral

blogMD started quite a morbid meme. list 5 songs that you would want played at your funeral. here's his list:

"Now, I will admit to both having thought of what song I would want played at my funeral and I’ve also discussed it with my wife. I told her that I wanted a traditional Jewish funeral … with bagpipes. And Guinness. All that being said, I’ve not yet composed a top five list of songs to play. And so, without further ado, I present to you the Top 5 Songs I Want Played (Over My Dead Body):
“When the Levee Breaks” by Led Zeppelin: Because “Stairway to Heaven” is so obvious.
“Dies irae” from Mozart’s Requiem: This piece speaks for itself. I’ve loved it for years.
“A Love Supreme” by John Coltrane: I consider this to be one of the greatest pieces of music ever composed. Coltrane’s “humble offering to God” in the “Acknowledgement” converted this tired agnostic.
“Steppin’ Out” by Joe Jackson: A fitting way to say adeiu.
“Non, je ne regrette rien” by Edith Piaf: No regrets. None."

this was actually quite a fun distraction, not that i like to imagine my own demise. here's my contribution, which is, oddly, not that melancholy:
1. "shine on you crazy diamond, parts 1 & 2" by pink floyd. according to wikipedia, the album, wish you were here, was written as a tribute to syd barrett who i can only assume was the crazy diamond.
2. "serenade" by emiliano torrini. it's hauntingly beautiful.
3. "sweet thing" by van morrison. "we shall walk and talk in gardens all misty wet with rain. and i will never grow so old again."
4. "wond'ring aloud" by jethro tull. one of my all-time favorite songs. "we are our own saviours. ... it's only the giving that makes you what you are."
5. cello suite #1 in G by yo yo ma. i just love it and it's beautiful and peaceful.

as for who to tag...the usual suspects. you can blame sam for this one. :)
sister smile
fat doctor