October 25, 2007
A couple of years ago I posted about a list of Britain's favorite funeral songs, and was amazed at the response in the comments. People still are chiming in with their selections, so I decided to throw a contest (admittedly also inspired by the Halloween coffin a couple of houses down the street).
As I stated in the original post, my choice is still the Mountain Goats' "Golden Boy" (live mp3 link), but I am curious to hear what you would want played at your memorial service. Please leave the song of your choice in the comments, and a winner will be chosen at noon central on Monday.
The winner will receive:
The Arcade Fire's Funeral album (naturally)
The Mountain Goats' Ghana album (which includes "Golden Boy")
Eudora Welty's novel, The Optimist's Daughter (which prominently features a funeral)
Plus an assortment of surprises