Day 24

Sep. 4th, 2010 07:52 pm
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Day 01. Your favorite song - Peg, Steely Dan
Day 02. Your least favorite song - Takin' Care of Business, Bachman Turner Overdrive
Day 03. A song that makes you happy - Donkey Rhubarb, Aphex Twin
Day 04. A song that makes you sad - This Woman's Work, Kate Bush
Day 05. A song that reminds you of someone - Flakes, Frank Zappa
Day 06. A song that reminds you of somewhere - City of the Angels, Wang Chung
Day 07. A song that reminds you of a certain event - Stick Your Neck Out, Dot 3
Day 08. A song that you know all the words to - I Believe She's Lying, Jon Brion
Day 09. A song that you can dance to - Soft Core, Maurice & the Clichés
Day 10. A song that makes you fall asleep - Thursday Afternoon, Brian Eno
Day 11. A song from your favorite band - You're The Wish You Are I Had, XTC
Day 12. A song from a band you hate - You're Beautiful, James Blunt
Day 13. A song that is a guilty pleasure - Since U Been Gone, Kelly Clarkson
Day 14. A song that no one would expect you to love - Work It, Missy Elliott
Day 15. A song that describes you - Blue Jeans, Blur
Day 16. A song that you used to love but now hate - Just A Gigolo, Barbi and the Kens
Day 17. A song that you heard often on the radio - Cinderella Undercover, Oingo Boingo
Day 18. A song that you wish you heard on the radio - Insecure Sober, sElf
Day 19. A song from your favorite album - New Mistake, Jellyfish
Day 20. A song that you listen to when you’re angry
Day 21. A song that you listen to when you’re happy - Uncontrollable Urge, Devo
Day 22. A song that you listen to when you’re sad
Day 23. A song that you want to play at your wedding
Day 24. A song that you want to play at your funeral
Day 25. A song that makes you laugh
Day 26. A song that you can play on an instrument
Day 27. A song that you wish you could play
Day 28. A song that makes you feel guilty
Day 29. A song from your childhood
Day 30. Your favorite song at this time last year

It's not up to me. I won't notice and I won't complain, so play what you want.

On the other hand, I used to entertain fantasies of orchestrating a funeral so painful and awkward that my friends would be glad I was dead. I would videotape a deathbed monologue in which I stare at the camera and recite squirmy racist jokes from a page in slow, labored monotone. I would hire improv actors to approach mourners and chat them up, only to stutter lamely and then lapse into uncomfortable silence. I would pay a musician to perform Casio swing tunes as The Fabulous Donny Mavis. Basically I wouldn't be satisfied unless my corpse was sodomized, or otherwise defiled before interment*.

But I actually sort of like my friends. And there's the whole John thing to consider. I should leave it up to you.

Runner-Up: The Goodbye Look, Mel Torme



*By the way, I've talked about this with friends, but I want to make my wishes clear. When I die, I don't want to be cremated or buried. I'm donating my body to science. As I filled out my drivers' license paperwork, I hesitated when I saw that I could donate my whole body. That seemed a bit creepy to me. But then I imagined a sad group of anatomy students being afflicted with my completely unmanageable, nightmare corpse, and I couldn't sign that card fast enough.

Date: 2010-09-05 03:08 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 50poundnote.livejournal.com
I saw this amazing documentary about forensic science. The FBI has a "body farm" where they place bodies that have been donated outside to let them rot, so they can document the decomposition and use that information to assist in homicide cases. Sun, rain, snow...dead bodies laying in the grass. I remember them turning a very large man over and noting that all the blood had settled in the bottom of his body.

I would totally do that if it wouldn't upset my husband.

Date: 2010-09-05 08:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mamoosh.livejournal.com
Oh, I'd totally do that. John and I are pretty much on the same page here. When we're done, we're done.

Date: 2010-09-06 10:41 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] darke.livejournal.com
this post is exactly why I love you. You had me laughing so hard I was crying while I was reading this out loud to matt in the ER this morning.

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