Please don’t talk about me when I’m gone.

I slowly am building up an image of things I want done for any wake, funeral, or gathering when I die.

It’s kind of odd to me, because I’ve always said that I don’t care. That people should do whatever allows them to feel better. That goes even for whether I’m cremated, buried, or turned into Soylent Green.

But over the past couple years, some things have slowly crept in that I’ve decided I do want done.

Two are musical selections. One makes sense, but the other is, well, it’s a little odd. It’s no Bay City Rollers (Love Actually, anyone?), but still…

The other is to play a clip from a movie. A short clip from Jacob’s Ladder (1990).

In the film, Danny Aiello plays the friend, doctor, and confidant to Tim Robbins.

Tim’s character has been seeing increasingly disturbing things – monsters or demons – including his own wife and friends. They seem to be everywhere.

The something happens and a change takes place. Danny’s words give it context. They were later sampled in the song “Rabbit In Your Headlights” by UNKLE and featuring Radiohead’s Thom Yorke. The song’s title is actually another nod to the film.

Rabbit In Your Headlights from UNKLE on Vimeo. (Nice but unfortunately is missing Danny Aiello’s words from the film, so here is the full song.)

 

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