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#16    Simbi Laveau

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:14 AM

View PostMichelle, on 17 October 2012 - 03:04 AM, said:



If I were to have a funeral I think that would be cool. As it is, I have strict orders not to have a funeral at all. They are torture, in my opinion. Buy a keg and have a celebration of my life in the Irish tradition.


I've always wanted a new Orleans funeral . With Treme becoming popular ,at least my friends know what I'm talking about now. I have no direct next of kin . Distant cousins .
I'm very close to some of my friends,and I told them,if there aren't a bunch of black guys from NO,playing horns in front of my casket ,I will be seriously pissed off.
And strict orders ? Someone's telling you how to do your own death ?
Funerals are for the living . It's to mourn ,tell stories ,celebrate who you are . That's not fair . If you want a kegger for your day,DO IT !
Our friend john ,wanted his ashes sprinkled on Kurt weils grave.
We took him,all the way up to this cemetery somewhere upstate ,and danced around Kurt weils grave .
We took some of John's ashes in turns ,with big spoons ,and sprinkled them ,where he wanted to be sprinkled .
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If people love you,they do it,because its what you wanted .

Edited by Simbi Laveau, 17 October 2012 - 03:17 AM.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:29 AM

View PostSimbi Laveau, on 17 October 2012 - 03:14 AM, said:

I've always wanted a new Orleans funeral . With Treme becoming popular ,at least my friends know what I'm talking about now. I have no direct next of kin . Distant cousins .
I'm very close to some of my friends,and I told them,if there aren't a bunch of black guys from NO,playing horns in front of my casket ,I will be seriously pissed off.
And strict orders ? Someone's telling you how to do your own death ?
Funerals are for the living . It's to mourn ,tell stories ,celebrate who you are . That's not fair . If you want a kegger for your day,DO IT !

If people love you,they do it,because its what you wanted .

NO...those are my strict orders! Being an Athiest, I don't want some unknown preacher spouting Bible scriptures at a bored audience for an hour. That isn't who I am. I want to be cremated and my life to be celebrated...even roasted. Make fun of me and have a good time!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:35 AM

I will survive by Gloria Gaynor!


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:37 AM

An old friend of mine wanted "sit down next to me" by James.
She said thats exactly what youd be doing.

Not sure what id want at my own funeral, possibly "du hast" by Rammstein but having a nipper changes your outlook on these things.

If what I type offends you, don't see it as an attack, but as my opinion.

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 03:50 AM

View PostMichelle, on 17 October 2012 - 03:29 AM, said:



NO...those are my strict orders! Being an Athiest, I don't want some unknown preacher spouting Bible scriptures at a bored audience for an hour. That isn't who I am. I want to be cremated and my life to be celebrated...even roasted. Make fun of me and have a good time!
Ohhh,well still ,you should do a party then . I don't want anyone saying rites over me . I've never actually contemplated that part of it.
Given I was born Catholic ,I should probably stipulate that .
I wouldn't mind someone painting a voodoo veve over my plot though .in whitewash .
Hmmm,yeah ....which veve is the question .Baron Samedi or Simbi ....hmmmm....

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 04:21 AM

Mozart's Clarinet Concerto, Keith Jarret's Koln Concert, part I only, and the soundtrack from the first Muppets movie, of which I know all the lyrics to all the songs.


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 08:13 AM

Always look on the bright side of life
So long and thanks for all the fish
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It's not gonna be in a church either it's gonna be at a party, celebrating the life I had.The only crying that should happen is from laughing to much. Now that I think about it.. It's actually more depressing to think about everybody crying about my death then myself dying...


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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:44 AM

View Postsynchronomy, on 17 October 2012 - 01:02 AM, said:

Funeral For a Friend by Elton John

Yeah....should throw this one in too

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 09:47 AM

I don't get the long list of songs people have... Who is going to hang around all day at a funeral, listening to the deceased top 40 ?  lol

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:00 AM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 17 October 2012 - 09:47 AM, said:

I don't get the long list of songs people have... Who is going to hang around all day at a funeral, listening to the deceased top 40 ?  lol

because there'll be like a two hour viewing on tuesday night, two hours wed afternoon, two hours wed evening, and then the actually funeral thursday morning. 6 plus hours of dead air to fill...

...besides....the music aint for the people hanging around...its for me!!!

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

View PostThe Mule, on 17 October 2012 - 10:00 AM, said:

because there'll be like a two hour viewing on tuesday night, two hours wed afternoon, two hours wed evening, and then the actually funeral thursday morning. 6 plus hours of dead air to fill...


When I die..I want a quick funeral and no dead air to fill..  Last thing I would want, is people moping around for hours..

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:33 AM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 17 October 2012 - 10:30 AM, said:

When I die..I want a quick funeral and no dead air to fill..  Last thing I would want, is people moping around for hours..



When I die.. I wont hear it.. it wont matter what they play...

Its going to cost a small fortune for the funeral, might as well get their money's worth

How do you know you wont hear it?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:37 AM

View PostThe Mule, on 17 October 2012 - 10:33 AM, said:

Its going to cost a small fortune for the funeral, might as well get their money's worth


If others are paying for my funeral.. then why would I want it all my way?

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Posted 17 October 2012 - 10:40 AM

View PostBeckys_Mom, on 17 October 2012 - 10:37 AM, said:

If others are paying for my funeral.. then why would I want it all my way?



If I did, the doctors would have made a wrong call................  RIP-And quiet   lol

Aren't I supossed to be the skeptic and you the beleiver???

On a more serious note....I was working on a song when my grandfather passed away, I wrote the lyrics the night I heard he died, and we recorded the vocals right after his funeral, without even changing clothes. I guess it too should play at my funeral

http://www.soundclic...5&q=hi&newref=1

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