Friday, February 27, 2009


You want mint for pillow, Blogworld?

No new blogtent (that's Bloggish for "content") this morning, as I'm traveling in the stonage ("in places with limited internet access"), but a few notes!

Be sure to hit up Wednesday's Song of the Week ("Washing Machine" by Amy LaVere) and celebrate her entire catalogue.  She's great.

If you ain't already, be sure to subscribe to the Blog's RSS (right sidebar).  That's Bloggish for "you get a notice every time there's new blogtent [content] on this page."  Swaction ("cool")!

If you enjoyed Songs for February--the first of my monthly playlists--then you'll love Songs for March.  It's coming Monday morning.

And just so we close out February on the most depressing and morose of all possible notes, a shortlist of...

Songs I'd Want Played at My Funeral!  (Inspired by High Fidelity)
"Pyramid Song" - Radiohead
"Restless Farewell" - Bob Dylan
"Sweetness Follows" - REM
"Many Rivers to Cross" - Jimmy Cliff (copped from High Fidelity's list, but Lord, it's hard to pass up)
"If I Had Possession over Judgment Day" - Robert Johnson
"I Will Sing You Songs" - My Morning Jacket
"I'll Follow the Sun" - The Beatles
"I'll Tumble For Ya" - Culture Club

What's on your list?  And don't tell me you haven't thought about this extensively...

Have a good weekend,


Lady M said...

John Rutter's Requiem.
And, in a perfect world, a recording of this guy Ed Cathey singing "Give Me Jesus" a few years back at one of his annual concerts just before his wife passed away. It was heartbreakingly beautiful.

ross k. said...

Speaking of March, you know all my dad's recent family who came before him died in March? Both parents and all his aunts and uncles--pretty spooky. I'll have to ponder my funeral cuts, but it's worth noting that my cousin Sean had them play "Here Comes the Sun" on the organ at his funeral. It was a cool move. Also, way to represent Robert Johnson, right on.

Lady M said... should be noted that if they didn't want to play the entirety of Rutter's Requiem, they they should play the last two (or just the last) movements, The Lord is My Shepherd & Lux Aeterna, respectively). But that's just the ceremony...the reception would be a different set list altogether.

aside: I actually have a copy of the mix cd played during the "after-party" for my aunt's funeral.

TownCharacter said...
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TownCharacter said...

That would be a sad funeral. Mine:

Nigel Kennedy: Bach, Violin Concerto in A minor BWV1041: II, Andante, just because it's so exquisite.

Faure, Requiem

Bernstein, "A Simple Song" from Mass

Bob Dylan, "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go"

Allman Brothers Band, "Ain't Wastin' Time No More"

Dr. John, "Didn't He Ramble"

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