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What is the song that you want played...
Thu Nov 13, 2014 8:12 am
  • ...at your funeral?

    Among the moving memorial services I have been to throughout my life, many have included, or concluded with, a musical piece that is either performed live or played through the sound system. We all know when it happens the waterworks really kick in, and that one song or melody that is introduced as that person's favorite song seems to always be the perfect song to describe that person. The final piece to the puzzle, and in many cases, the key to the real person you may not have had a chance to get to know. Sometimes, it's exactly 180 deg from what you'd expect.

    A single cellist playing a somber tune. A pianist playing while a small child sings a gospel song, or a full on band playing a song without vocals being sung at all to signify a voice silenced. Seen them all, and all were powerful moments in their own way. One time in particular, the song "Over the Rainbow" was sung by a guy's two daughters, one of them playing guitar. It was awesome.

    So, If you could only have one piece of music played, or spare no expense to bring in an artist(s) to play it live, who would it be? What song would it be? How do you want to be remembered through a particular piece of music?

    Now, most of you know I am a huge Rush fan, and there are several bands and songs that would say what I needed to say. But in my mind, there is absolutely no female vocalist on the planet that can sing as perfectly as Miss Alison Krauss. (Plus, she would look really awesome in a black dress.) I had a chance to hear her sing live with Union Station, and I wept like a baby. Perfect pitch, and a tone that can cut you like a knife. An insanely talented and beautiful woman.

    I am also a huge Heart fan, so naturally when these artists combined it produced a very special meaning for me. Of note: I enjoy this particular song as it featured Nancy on lead vocal for the first time in Heart history. To me it signifies an insertion of surprising talent and a fresh perspective into a situation already thought to have been complete and decided. A life trait I have aspired to, and one that means that when you think things are fine how they are, to never assume that somebody can't make something better than it already is.

    So, when I pass on, attendees at my funeral would witness something like this...

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  • HoustonHawk82 wrote:Nice, Rob, but seriously?


    OK.......try this.

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  • Well, a more metal decision on my part would be probably this:

    Slash, featuring Myles Kennedy.

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What is the song that you want played...
Thu Nov 13, 2014 2:02 pm
  • Dude. Rhonda and I went when they opened for Ozzy last trip to Houston.
    We had a blast. Image

    If you look hard enough you can see Slash in the center, with some fans.
    Myles did a great job.
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  • Last edited by hawksfansinceday1 on Thu Nov 13, 2014 5:41 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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  • This one's fairly easy, I think. Especially if you're going for maximum impact. If it was winter, I would also accept Ice on the St. Laurence, but Move would be my first choice.

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  • Either that or Benny Hill's Yakety Sax.
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  • I'm slightly embarrassed to admit it but Alison krauss is pretty amazing. Nice choice.
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  • I think I'd want my eulogy delivered by Morgan Freeman also.

    That would be pretty cool.

    Krauss:

    While standing 15 feet in front of the leader of the free world...

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  • HoustonHawk82 wrote:I think I'd want my eulogy delivered by Morgan Freeman also.

    That would be pretty cool.


    I think you will out live him Scott.
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  • Largent80 wrote:
    HoustonHawk82 wrote:I think I'd want my eulogy delivered by Morgan Freeman also.

    That would be pretty cool.


    I think you will out live him Scott.


    To have him pre-record a 10-min statement costs approx. $2000.00, from what I have been told anyway.

    Chris Rock told a story at one of Freeman's lifetime achievement award shows about him sending a bill for $800,000 for a eulogy.
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  • For me it would be a Doors Medley. Start with Break on through, followed by When the Musics over and finally the End!
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  • Evil_Shenanigans wrote:For me it would be a Doors Medley. Start with Break on through, followed by When the Musics over and finally the End!

    I'm changing mine from just "Break On Through" to this. GREAT call ES!!
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    And I want everyone moshing, screaming the chorus at 136 db while Kenny Easley, wearing a gold jacket, raises the 12.

    I am confident such activity will bring me back to life. If not, it will send me off the way I lived it.

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