Sunday, March 26, 2006

Assignment: Requiem

I've been asked to record a song for a songwriter who wants his song to be performed at his funeral. As far as I know, he has no plans of leaving us anytime soon, but his plan for the event is very detailed and specific. I guess if I should outlive him, it's a gig.

I once went on a cemetary tour in Brooklyn where they showed us the tombs of some famous people who were laid to rest there such as Leonard Bernstein and Colonel Sanders. The tour guide was a retired cop who told us that his dream was to have a tombstone with a laser-printed image of himself showing his own tomb to the tour.