Sep. 24th, 2010

lululuvsol: (spooky)
Day 1: Your favorite song.
Day 2: A song that makes you cry.
Day 3: A song that makes you dance.
Day 4: Your favorite male singer.
Day 5: Your favorite female singer.
Day 6: Your favorite band.
Day 7: One band/singer you're ashamed to admit you like.
Day 8: One band/singer whose popularity you will never understand.
Day 9: A song that reminds you of an ex.
Day 10: A song that reminds you of your father.
Day 11: A song that reminds you of your mother.
Day 12: A song that makes you want to have sex.
Day 13: A song you sing in the shower.
Day 14: A song from the year you were born.
Day 15: A song you liked in high school.
Day 16: The first song in your mp3 folder.
Day 17: The last song in your mp3 folder.
Day 18: An instrumental song you like.
Day 19: Your favorite love song.
Day 20: Your favorite breakup song.
Day 21: A song that makes you want to break stuff.
Day 22: Your favorite song from a movie.
Day 23: Your favorite duet.
Day 24: Your favorite cover song.
Day 25: Your favorite song from 2010 (so far)
Day 26: Your favorite music video.
Day 27: One song in your mp3 folder you're pretty sure no one else has.
Day 28: One song that needs to never be played again.
Day 29: One song that gives you the creeps.
Day 30: A song you'd like played at your funeral.

Day 30: A song you'd like played at your funeral.
Patty Griffin - "Nobody's Crying"

I think playing a song for a funeral can be a bit weird. I was only ever at one funeral where they played music, and it was a high school classmate of mine who was sort of a hippy/slacker, so they played Phish as people filed into the funeral home, because it was his favorite band. What was really funny is that at a particularly quiet and somber moment of the ceremony the music blipped back on for a moment, just enough to get everyone to chuckle, and of course his mom who was speaking at the time to think "Danny's here, he hated when people were upset". It was a nice moment, and I think music played an appropriate role there, and not shoved down grieving people's throats for symbolism.

As for me, if I had to choose, it would be Patty Griffin's "Nobody's Crying". It's a song I had often wanted to quote and use in a Christmas card or something, it's just really beautiful and sort of encapsulated a feeling of greener pastures. It's not necessarily about death, but more about hope, telling us that there's a place for everyone where skies are blue, there's plenty of rope to get us out of any hole, and....nobody's crying.

Not gonna lie, pretty excited this is the last one of these, and it's a nice note to go out on.


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