Monday, February 05, 2007

A send-off to remember

What could be greater than having Marcia Ball play you out? And with Great Balls of Fire? It was quite a shock to see that some notices displayed maps locating First Methodist and Scholz's, two places within walking distance of the Capitol. That says a lot about the Austin of today. Goodness, gracious!


At 11:49 AM, February 07, 2007, Blogger Linda Ball said...

Molly not only had Marca but also Christine Albert and Chris Gage for her send off. I hope all these musicians outlive me so I can have them for my funeral.

At 11:55 AM, February 07, 2007, Blogger Rantor said...

It sure does make a person think: what would be great hymns and songs and musicians has been a wonderful topic of conversation. It's hard to surpass GBofF.

At 12:45 PM, February 07, 2007, Blogger Linda Ball said...

I've fiddled endlessly with my funeral's playlist, but of course, I don't think it will make any difference to me. Some of my choices are Iris DeMent's "Let the Mystery Be"; someone singing the jazz standard "For All We Know"; and Louis Armstrong's "It's A Wonderful World."
Of course a rousing Louis Prima "It's Later Than You Think" could work, too. If Christine could sing my funeral I'd have her do the Edith Piaf song "Je ne Regrette Rien."'s endless fun.

At 5:41 PM, February 07, 2007, Blogger Rantor said...

It's rather like trying to pick your ten favorite movies or books. I was surprised to learn how many of us have heard Amazing Grace a few too many times (for me, babpipes are still okay). When it comes to music, whether hymns, the popular songbook, instrumentals, or whatever, the choices seem endless.


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