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garciabuxton
garciabuxton

Reading: What’s the last song you want to hear before you die? (Washington Post)

Need to think about this one. I vacillate between the entire “Rubber Soul” album and the “Charlie Brown Christmas” soundtrack, or maybe early Springsteen.

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kulturnation
kulturnation

@garciabuxton If Fauré's or Mozart's Requiem are allowed to be called "songs" I would know: one of these. But thinking again I would prefer just some nice garden atmosphere with chilly wind in the trees and some birds.

kulturnation
kulturnation

@garciabuxton Sorry, I forgot: thank you for mentioning this article because it let me think about this 🙏🏻

garciabuxton
garciabuxton

@kulturnation You’re welcome, Michael! I’m happy to see that this got you thinking. Definitely curious to know what others would go with.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@garciabuxton not to be picky ... but the question was ‘song’

garciabuxton
garciabuxton

@JohnPhilpin Yeah, I know. 😬 Still mulling this over; I figure I could at least narrow it down to a couple of albums and go from there.

twelvety
twelvety

@garciabuxton What a great question! I've thought about this many times in terms of what I would like played at my funeral, which is a pretty close comparison, I guess? I always come up with "Ceremony”, by Joy Division (but the New Order recording of it, since that's the one I heard first and is still closest to me).

But depending on the mood I'm in in my last few minutes (I know! Heaven forbid!), it might also be:

Broadcast - “I Found the F” Bruce Springsteen - “Born to Run” Donovan - “Lord of the Reedy River” Elizabeth Fraser & Jeff Buckley - “All Flowers In Time” The Fall - “Prole Art Threat” Led Zeppelin - “Immigrant Song" My Bloody Valentine - “Off Your Face” The Smiths - “The Headmaster Ritual” Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot" U2 - “Wire”

(Yes, I have a file in Dropbox called “favorite best songs ever.txt” just for this purpose, but it's more meant for enjoying music while I'm still alive.)

It will probably still be "Ceremony”.

garciabuxton
garciabuxton

@jenett Nice.

garciabuxton
garciabuxton

@twelvety I need to check out most of the songs you listed, but I’m intrigued by the idea of “Ceremony” (either version).

“Immigrant Song” startled me as a possibility for that moment of time; I usually associate that with flooring it on a freeway somewhere (which to me is a good quality in a song).

bradbarrish
bradbarrish

@garciabuxton I don’t know what my answer is, but this was a really great read. Thanks for sharing. Now I have to think about it.

crossingthethreshold
crossingthethreshold

@garciabuxton From a report of British comedian Spike Milligan's memorial service,

The memorial even began in a mildly absurd manner, perhaps fitting for a man famed for his nonsensical humour.

As organ music played the congregation stood up expecting that the service at was about to begin. But after 10 minutes in which nothing happened, it dawned upon some that the music was simply a recital of some of Milligan's favourite classical pieces. Everybody sat down again.

Sir Harry gets last laugh at Milligan memorial

smokey
smokey

@garciabuxton For me, no thought required: “Bridge over Troubled Water”

(This also made me flash back to when we took the very iMac on which I am currently typing in to play the old standards from the 20s, 30s, and 40s for my grandmother during her last days…hooray for internet radio 🙏)

schuth
schuth

@garciabuxton I have a playlist called “80 Minutes to Go” (it was originally a CD) of significant music from different chapters of my life. It ends with Bruce Springsteen & Patti Scialfa’s “If I Should Fall Behind” duet with the Seeger Sessions Band on Live in Dublin, then fades out on Leon Redbone’s “14th Streeet Blues.”

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jenett oh .... interesting one.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jenett btw ... nor suggesting this replaces Lazarus ... but I think this is a contender ... not for me .. I have a hard time with these absolute calls ... but I do have a similar post that I am working on ... let’s call it ‘three songs for after you pass.’

// @garciabuxton

MissPidge
MissPidge

@garciabuxton Go with the Charlie Brown. It's an uplifting classic.

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twelvety
twelvety

@garciabuxton Yes! I think "Immigrant Song" is gorgeous in its own way. It still gives me chills every time.

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jenett big fan of the John Mayall school of music ... Jon Mark and Johnny Almond anyone? 🎹🎶🎵

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@jenett +1 on Gdansk

MissPidge
MissPidge

@garciabuxton Re: the last song—I would want Rhapsody in Blue, the whole thing, by Oscar Levant. I'd also like that at my funeral, but the Rector would be against it.

garciabuxton
garciabuxton

@MissPidge Matbe depends on the rector?

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@MissPidge then change the rector ... posts on n this soon

JohnPhilpin
JohnPhilpin

@garciabuxton 👌🏾