In my quieter moments I imagine the music that might be played at my funeral. It sounds morbid, but I find the process of imagining three tracks a creative joy. The process goes like this. The first track is background for entering the building , it needs to set the tone and be respectful of the occasion. The second track is mid-service and needs to engage with the subject at hand. The third track is for leaving the building, it can be joyous in carrying people out of the building. So here goes, that moment that you have all been waiting for:
In the Middle
I have gone for the This Mortal Coil version of ‘Song to the Siren’ off It’ll End in Tears. It’s an obvious choice, with the bell sounding. You can almost imagine Liz Fraser singing to the Ferryboat man. It always connects with me whenever I hear it. It is a masterpiece which has been covered many times, but this was the version for me. I remember the Jeff Buckley documentary, you gained the impression that Liz was singing this song penned by Tim Buckley as a memorial for Jeff.