OLD PA'S WEDNESDAY CLUB
HIS 'N HERS : A DECLARATION
|PERFECT! maybe! a little art!|
CHARLES AND EDDIE - Shine (1992)
When you get my age you start to think about what songs you would like to be played at your funeral. It has to be something that all the good folks attending the event will identify as 'what you are about' and it will have them immediately burst into floods of tears. (well if the like you)
How many Funerals Parlorus have probably a cynical playlist at hand and will contain the obvious contenders, Endless Love, Angels, My Heart will Go On and on and on and of course for heavy metal dudes Highway to Hell. You old Punks out there, well it would not be correct if you did not have something like Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll or maybe Garry Gilmour's Eyes.
For Old Ma, there is only one that stands out and that is Shine by Charles and Eddie. She loves the song and it has I suppose become 'our' song and I do have to say, it describes her pretty well (most of the time).
For me well the obvious choices would be All Along the Watchtower or Into The Mystic. I know a lot of people do not like Dylan so I think I have almost decided on Desolation Row as it goes on for over 11 minutes and all these Dylan haters, would have to sit through and listen to the whole song. I would be lying in my coffin with a little grin on my face.
Talking about coffins, I want one of theses cardboard affairs, nice and cheap. Like the one shown on the pic. Maybe a little art, the Love Logo (Arthur Lee Love) or the Dylan Eye Logo. No brass handles please or expensive wood. After all, the dam thing is going to burned along with me anyway. I do not want anybody there accept my very immediately family. (well I don't have any friends anyway).
I want my ashes to be mixed with Old Ma's and a boat hired and throw the ashes into the Mediterranean.
It would be a great boat trip out. You no what I mean, a bit of an event. I will pay for the drinks and nibbles. (if there is anything left)
For my second song, well lets leave that one for a surprise. See you there folks! and dont forget, I will be watching you!
BOB DYLAN - Desolation Row (1965)
Charles and Eddie - Shine/Bob Dylan - Desolation Row
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