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  1. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Merciless Vagabond
    04 Oct '08 15:20 / 1 edit
    If you had to pick one song to be the sound track to your death and/or memorialize you what would it be?

    Personally, I'm partial to American Pie, however,m while it certainly sets the tone, I'm not sure it personifies my life. Great song though.

    A long long time ago
    I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
    And I knew if I had my chance
    That I could make those people dance
    And maybe they'd be happy for a while

    But February made me shiver
    With every paper I'd deliver
    Bad news on the doorstep
    I couldn't take one more step

    I can't remember if I cried
    When I read about his widowed bride
    But something touched me deep inside
    The day the music died

    So,
    Bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my Chevy to the levee
    But the levee was dry
    Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin' this'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die
  2. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    04 Oct '08 17:38
    Brokedown Palace, Grateful Dead

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyEvsH4_ySU
  3. 04 Oct '08 17:40
    For me, it's Pink Floyd's "Wish You Were Here", hands down.

    Although there is a tune by Alan Parsons Project titles "Old & Wise", which resonates with a lot of people, myself included.
  4. Standard member rbmorris
    Vampyroteuthis
    04 Oct '08 17:52 / 1 edit
  5. 04 Oct '08 18:02 / 2 edits
    Morton Feldman "For Bunita Marcus"

    I don't have this particular recording, but you can listen to an excerpt of the 70 minute piece here:
    http://www.ginsburgh.net/engl/welcome.html?http%3A//www.ginsburgh.net/Recordings/engl/Morton_Feldman_For_Bunita_Marcus.html

    "Feldman makes use of a limited tonal palette, for the most part, as well as patterns that are not identical, but are nonetheless recognizable as recurring. The spareness of the textures (only rarely are two notes struck simultaneously) adds to the sense of art pared down to its most elemental components. The music's largely untroubled stasis conveys a quietness born out of serenity."
  6. Standard member Nemesio
    Ursulakantor
    04 Oct '08 22:25 / 1 edit
    The first two movements of Duruflé's Requiem (if I'm not allowed to pick the whole piece).

    Here's an amateur performance of the two movements:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jafDikZC880

    Nemesio
  7. Standard member uzless
    The So Fist
    06 Oct '08 15:03
    Momma tried


    -Merle Haggard
  8. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    07 Oct '08 06:46
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    If you had to pick one song to be the sound track to your death and/or memorialize you what would it be?

    Personally, I'm partial to American Pie, however,m while it certainly sets the tone, I'm not sure it personifies my life. Great song though.

    A long long time ago
    I can still remember how that music used to make me smile
    And I knew i ...[text shortened]... whiskey and rye
    Singin' this'll be the day that I die
    This'll be the day that I die
    (1) Definitely, "Spirit in the Sky," by Norman Greenbaum.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4mtlqIfukc

    (2) Followed by, "Let Me Die In My Footsteps," by Bob Dylan.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GFKj7iX150Y

    (3) Then break out the kleenex for, "Into the West," by Annie Lennox.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24fGmWG6kpg

    (4) Bear the poor folks up a bit with the Dropkick Murphy's version of, "Amazing Grace."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=587d9denccI

    (5) Ending with Jonn Serrie's, "Fantasy Passages."

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nwudva0_ULo
  9. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    07 Oct '08 07:01
    Originally posted by Hand of Hecate
    If you had to pick one song to be the sound track to your death and/or memorialize you what would it be?
    The Bee Gees -- "You Win Again".
  10. Standard member epiphinehas
    Luke 12:24
    07 Oct '08 07:35
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    The Bee Gees -- "You Win Again".
    Surely "I Started a Joke" would be a more poignant and stirring statement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq6YmSVAOG8
  11. Standard member Bosse de Nage
    Zellulärer Automat
    07 Oct '08 07:45
    Originally posted by epiphinehas
    Surely "I Started a Joke" would be a more poignant and stirring statement.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dq6YmSVAOG8
    No doubt, but I don't understand it.
  12. 07 Oct '08 17:01
    Frankie Teardrop by Suicide
  13. Standard member Palynka
    Upward Spiral
    07 Oct '08 17:29 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    No doubt, but I don't understand it.
    I guess the joke's on YOU, then.
  14. Standard member Lord Of Pie
    Worlds Greatest Noob
    08 Oct '08 03:46
    Cast Down the Heretic - Nile

    Cause' i love me some irony, and a song about torturing blasphemers fits perfectly with the death of an avowed atheist. =] Lyrics: Not for the faint of heart!

    *If you don't know a word, it's probably an egyptian god

    Lyrics: NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!
    Blasphemer, Heretic, Defiler of the Sacred Ones
    Thou art deprived of your limbs
    Thy nose shall be split
    Thou art cast down and overthrown
    Ra-Harmakhis destroy thee
    He damn thee and driveth hooks into thy body
    Isis sayeth in a mighty voice
    "The number of thy days are cut short
    Thy bones are broken to splinters
    Thy vertabrae are severed."
    Horus Hammer thy head.
    The Sons of Heru smash you with their blows

    Thou art decimated
    Thou fallest backwards as thou retreatheth
    like unto apep
    The great company of Gods gather in retribution
    They hath passed judgment upon thee
    They cast down your heresy
    They spit upon thee and thy rebellion
    And turn thy backs upon thee
    Horus repulseth thy crocodile
    Sut defileth thy tomb
    Nephthys hacketh thee to pieces
    The Sons of Horus speareth thee
    The Gods repulse thee
    The flame of their fire is against thee
    Cursed art thou! Impaled thou art! Flayed art Thou!
    Heretic, thou art cast down

    Blows are rained upon thee
    Dismemberment and Slaughter are on thee
    Thy crocodile is trampled under foot
    Thy soul is wrenched from its shade
    Thy name is erased
    Thy spells are impotent
    Nevermore shalt thou emerge from thy den
    Thy city lays in ruin
    Damned art thy accused soul and Shadow
    Dio o one which art consumed
    Thy name is buried in oblivion
    Silence covereth thee and thy false one
    Down upon thy belly
    Be drowned! Be drowned! Be vomited upon!

    Cast down the heretic!
    Cast down the heretic!
    Cast down the heretic!

    Khnemu Draggeth thy spawn to the block of slaughter
    Sick shalt thou be at the mention of thy own name
    Sekhmet teareth out thy bowels and casteth them into flames
    She fill thine orifices with fire
    Uadjit shutteth thee in the pits of burning
    Nevermore shall you breath or procreate
    Neither thy house or tomb exist
    Thou shalt drive thy teeth into thine own body
    Heretic, thou art cast down
    Overthrown, ended, hacked in pieces
    Slaughtered, butchered
    Ra hath made Thoth to slay thee utterly
    Thou art cast down!

    Any other metal-heads out there? Any death metal fans out there? How many chess players like that kind of stuff? Am I alone in this respect?
  15. Standard member Hand of Hecate
    Merciless Vagabond
    11 Oct '08 14:06
    Originally posted by rbmorris
    Been listening to some old Tragically Hip:

    "Watch the band through a bunch of dancers
    Quickly, follow the unknown with something more familiar.
    Quickly something familiar
    Courage, my word it didn't come it doesn't matter

    Sleepwalk, so fast asleep in a motel
    that has the lay of home and piss on all of your
    background and piss on all your surroundings
    Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter
    Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time

    So there's no simple explanation
    for anything important any of us do
    and yea the human tragedy
    consists in the necessity
    of living with the consequences
    under pressure, under pressure.
    Courage, my word, it didn't come, it doesn't matter,
    Courage, it couldn't come at a worse time. "