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mike367
06-03-2010, 12:16 PM
Fadi has brought up the subject of death, I'm fine with that.

I'm not even close to be as serious as my good friend Fadi. I try to look on the lighter side of most things in life, death too.

Recently I went to the funeral of a relative, though not a close one. The music they chose to play was sad and mournful. Which brought a tear to many eyes, including mine.
Thats ok for some, but when its my turn, I don't want people said.

So what music would I have. One song came instantly to mind;

Monty Python's Life of Brian;
allways look on the bright side of life, whistle....

Or if cremated
"Smoke on the water"

What would music/songs would you have?

Mike.

Sticky
06-03-2010, 01:53 PM
Hahaha, bright side of life would be classic hahaha.

I have no clue what i'd have play. But it would be something on the lighter side like you've said.
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Admin
06-03-2010, 02:55 PM
when my grandfather died my father picked out a fitting county and western song about a father (can't remember the name of the song but have it on the cd around here) , had to laugh the funeral director came up later and brought the cd off my dad and a few other cds too

not sure what song i would like , something from the 80's , maybe taco - putting on the ritz

Shrek
06-03-2010, 03:05 PM
I Love The Dead - Alice Cooper

If you are going to join them, may as well love them. :)


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Fenrir
06-03-2010, 06:28 PM
If i was to be cremated - The Trammps; Disco Inferno.

Went to a funeral recently and they played the original Black Betty, was fitting for him.

alex
06-03-2010, 06:45 PM
Lamb of God - Laid To Rest...death metal

Decapitated - Spheres Of Madness......black metal

Opeth - Ghost Reveries.....black metal

Fadi
07-03-2010, 12:26 AM
What would music/songs would you have?

Good one Mike! No, no music for me; just Qur'anic recitations.


Fadi.

mike367
07-03-2010, 08:12 AM
Good one Mike! No, no music for me; just Qur'anic recitations.


Fadi.

I had to google "Qur'anic", sounds very spirtiual and emotional.

Tell me Fadi what would the reaction be if......

we both had our funeral at the same time, and our music CDs got mixed up?

I think the people at my funeral would be scratching their heads for weeks, tryiny to understand my last peice of humour.

I'll have to remember this, ha ha ha.

Mike.

Fadi
07-03-2010, 12:20 PM
I had to google "Qur'anic", sounds very spirtiual and emotional.

Tell me Fadi what would the reaction be if......

we both had our funeral at the same time, and our music CDs got mixed up?

I think the people at my funeral would be scratching their heads for weeks, tryiny to understand my last peice of humour.

I'll have to remember this, ha ha ha.

Mike.

Ah you're a funny man Mike :D!
No, the recitation is recited by actual people and not a recording of any sort. So rest assured, there won't be any mix up Brigadier :D!

PS: There you go, I've got two icons playing above...remember our first encounter and how I totally misunderstood your intentions?! Thanks to you now, I won't leave home without my icons Mike...


Fadi.

mike367
07-03-2010, 02:38 PM
Ah you're a funny man Mike :D!
No, the recitation is recited by actual people and not a recording of any sort. So rest assured, there won't be any mix up Brigadier :D!

PS: There you go, I've got two icons playing above...remember our first encounter and how I totally misunderstood your intentions?! Thanks to you now, I won't leave home without my icons Mike...


Fadi.

Real people, mmmmm perhaps I could switch the sheet music:D

I do remember Fadi, quite a few people misunderstand my humour. Being a faceless hand behind a keyboard doesn't help.

I'm glad we got past it though.

Mike.

NPR
08-03-2010, 04:51 PM
A close friends mother just died from cancer.

They had members of the family play Ruby Tuesday by the stones.

Good choice, very moving.

apiewithhoboliftingaroma
08-03-2010, 10:11 PM
I'd request no funeral. Or I'd request people come dressed as either the muppets or umpa lumpas.

Then have serious music.

Zarkov
09-03-2010, 01:13 AM
Good one Mike! No, no music for me; just Qur'anic recitations.


Fadi.

I was under the impression you were Christian Fadi:confused:I`m probably mistaken, I quite often am.

But anyway,funerals are for the living so whatever they choose will do.Me and a mate have a pact that whoever is left out of us will play Hoodoo Guru`s Generation Gap.That particular song has a very special meaning between the two of us.

At my dad`s funeral we played his two favourites.One by Willie Nelson and one by John Williamson just so we could all remember him and the guy doing the funeral (celebrant???) took the lead in singing the fireman`s prayer.

Was a brillo send off.He was a lifetime volunteer firey so the funeral was in the firehouse and all the aisles were marked out with the hoses and held down by fire extinguishers with all the trucks parked in a guard of honor outside.He was a trucky for a living so all the guys came in their workwear and parked his truck out the front.

Fadi
10-03-2010, 02:33 AM
I was under the impression you were Christian Fadi:confused:I`m probably mistaken, I quite often am.

I wonder what gave you that impression Zarkov. Fadi is a name made by the Lebanese Christian church meaning Saviour/Redeemer; basically the nick name of that mighty prophet and messenger of God Jesus Christ (pbuh). But Fadi could also mean a martyr.

I'm a Muslim Zarkov...and if that was not "bad" enough (according to some), I'm also from an Arab descent. Wow; combinations for some of the most despised people on the face of this earth today, (especially after 9/11)!

Now you know for sure my friend, (still friends?) :).


Fadi.

Zarkov
10-03-2010, 10:15 AM
I wonder what gave you that impression Zarkov. Fadi is a name made by the Lebanese Christian church meaning Saviour/Redeemer; basically the nick name of that mighty prophet and messenger of God Jesus Christ (pbuh). But Fadi could also mean a martyr.

I'm a Muslim Zarkov...and if that was not "bad" enough (according to some), I'm also from an Arab descent. Wow; combinations for some of the most despised people on the face of this earth today, (especially after 9/11)!

Now you know for sure my friend, (still friends?) :).


Fadi.
Ahhhh that`s right.I remember you saying your name was christian.
Whatever your faith Fadi I`ll (we`ll) take you as you are!

Fadi
11-03-2010, 12:09 AM
Ahhhh that`s right.I remember you saying your name was christian.
Whatever your faith Fadi I`ll (we`ll) take you as you are!

Your open mindedness is sincerely appreciated my brother Zarkov.


Fadi.

Christian
11-03-2010, 12:24 AM
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Im set.. though being orthodox i doubt the preist will like it.

I want to be picked up and carted out at 3:00 of dire straits and i can rock on to mark! and by 340 gone everyone is crying, smiling and thinking of me in a better place...

Zarkov
11-03-2010, 12:27 AM
Well Fadi I see it like this, you came on here and were a gentleman from the start,always helpful and never shoved your faith and values down anyone's throat and in return you shall receive my utmost respect.I have never cared about ethnicity,skin colour or religion and I have met some absolute turds from every race and religion but also some of the best friends I have ever had.
No need for appreciation as I haven`t done anything but taken you at face value and that is way easier than having biased opinions on someone.

Fadi
11-03-2010, 07:57 PM
No need for appreciation as I haven`t done anything but taken you at face value and that is way easier than having biased opinions on someone.

Again thank you Zarkov. The point you make above is wonderful, it really is. I know for a fact (having 4 girls) that if you put all the kids of the world together, they would have one thing and only one thing on their imaginative and innocent minds..."let's play and have us some fun” :):):)!

No bias toward colour, the shape of the eyes, or any other visual mark of difference. Curiosity is part of human nature (as well as animals') so yes, the question may be posed by that innocent child at some point in time as to the difference in the colour of his/her playmate's skin, without any preconceived prejudiced of any kind as a motivater to the question. The answer that is given by the adult is where the heart of the matter really lies in my opinion. Would you agree with me on that Zarkov or would you say it may be part of our genetic make up to be racist or otherwise, as in nature vs. nurture?


Fadi.

Zarkov
11-03-2010, 11:43 PM
It is not in our genetics to be racist, it is a product of our environment.
I`m always being called gaijin here.Gaijin means foreigner but the characters
used are gai 外 which means outside and jin 人 which means person so it is a bit troubling sometimes to be called this.I ask people what gaijin means and they say foreigner.So I say to explain the meaning of this and they say non-Japanese.Japanese are brought up believing there are Japanese and foreigners.
One of my students almost had a fit when I told him that the foreigners he was referring to talking about his Australian holiday were not foreigners and in fact it was he that was the gaijin.It is usually not used in a racist context but it is terribly narrow minded and ignorant
But the most troubling thing is that the word gaijin is used non stop.I am trying to educate people around me not to use the word,in Japanese or English, unless the context makes it necessary.
It is a bit like me saying "my dark skinned Lebanese non Australian Muslim friend Fadi" rather than just "a guy I know called Fadi".
Anyway,I was in a park on day and a little girl ran up and said "konnichiwa" so I said "konnichiwa" back. Then she said "Oh you speak Japanese!I thought you were a gaijin!"
It made me smile a little.She based her view on language rather race.This happened a few years back now and I only hope she still has this way of thinking but I can`t help feeling she went home and her parents said, "Oh no no no you sweet little innocent thing.He was a gaijin!"

Fadi
12-03-2010, 02:06 AM
Thanks for that Zarkov. You know, I would never subscribe to the notion of that "us" and "them" mentality. Suspicion that can eventually lead to hatred has its roots well implanted in such an idea. We don't have to stop at a race or nation to nation here but take a job like the police for example, that mentality is alive and well throughout the force. It's us the police and them the public. Of course it does not stop with the police (that was just an example), but it goes right across the board.

People always seem to be looking for something that would give them a sense of belonging; some find it in joining a gang of thugs, whilst others find it in joining an Olympic weightlifting team or a flying club or whatever.

Would you say the above comes about because we all need to feel secure in one way or another and having a sense of belonging (on a larger scale) satisfies and feeds that side of our emotions (which then by its very nature creates that us and them mentality)?


Fadi.

Zarkov
14-03-2010, 01:16 PM
The funeral music theme seems to have died Fadi so let`s continue with the thread hijack!
Too right it is dangerous to harbour this kind of thinking.Japan may be one of the more advanced nations around but they are so primitive in amy ways.
And while *they think,no honestly believe, that Japan and all things Japanese are so unique and superior it also leads to a self deprecating mind set a lot of the times.Comments like "We Japanese lost to X country because foreigners are bigger and stronger than us Japanese".There is no rationale or logic behind a statement like that, especially when they say it in a tone that implies they were hard done by.

Fadi wrote;

"People always seem to be looking for something that would give them a sense of belonging; some find it in joining a gang of thugs, whilst others find it in joining an Olympic weightlifting team or a flying club or whatever.

Would you say the above comes about because we all need to feel secure in one way or another and having a sense of belonging (on a larger scale) satisfies and feeds that side of our emotions (which then by its very nature creates that us and them mentality)?"

We need to feel secure but I like to believe that we have evolved enough to find common bonds in other things and not only a patch of turf,whether it be the gym,our homeland,religion, or whatever.
You like OJ?Me too.Let`s be mates,at least for now, and discuss all things fruit juice.Your a Muslim/Christian/Jew/Athiest who likes OJ?But you still like OJ and that is enough for me.

Fadi
14-03-2010, 01:31 PM
Yes we've certainly hijacked the thread alright. Anyway, I thank you for that fruitful discussion my friend, I really did enjoy it. Are you a teacher in Japan Zarkov?


Fadi.

Zarkov
14-03-2010, 01:41 PM
Yes we've certainly hijacked the thread alright. Anyway, I thank you for that fruitful discussion my friend, I really did enjoy it. Are you a teacher in Japan Zarkov?


Fadi.

Ummmm teacher ..... well I`ll say yes to keep it simple although it is very subjective as to what a teacher is in this game.

Christian
15-03-2010, 12:52 AM
It is not in our genetics to be racist, it is a product of our environment.
I`m always being called gaijin here.Gaijin means foreigner but the characters
used are gai 外 which means outside and jin 人 which means person so it is a bit troubling sometimes to be called this.I ask people what gaijin means and they say foreigner.So I say to explain the meaning of this and they say non-Japanese.Japanese are brought up believing there are Japanese and foreigners.
One of my students almost had a fit when I told him that the foreigners he was referring to talking about his Australian holiday were not foreigners and in fact it was he that was the gaijin.It is usually not used in a racist context but it is terribly narrow minded and ignorant
But the most troubling thing is that the word gaijin is used non stop.I am trying to educate people around me not to use the word,in Japanese or English, unless the context makes it necessary.
It is a bit like me saying "my dark skinned Lebanese non Australian Muslim friend Fadi" rather than just "a guy I know called Fadi".
Anyway,I was in a park on day and a little girl ran up and said "konnichiwa" so I said "konnichiwa" back. Then she said "Oh you speak Japanese!I thought you were a gaijin!"
It made me smile a little.She based her view on language rather race.This happened a few years back now and I only hope she still has this way of thinking but I can`t help feeling she went home and her parents said, "Oh no no no you sweet little innocent thing.He was a gaijin!"


You could teach them the word **** head??

I dno is it any wonder though not so long ago something really big got dropped into a nice city of there's...

I dont think lions let elephants into their stomping ground.. are they racists? or speciasts??

I dont know its a funny topic but arnt we talking about funnerals?

Zarkov
15-03-2010, 01:22 AM
arnt we talking about funnerals?

Were.Funeral music thread died in the arse......