Dancing round the kitchen, doing the dishes with the kids on a Sunday night, I treat them to the B52s (or the B-twee and fiftigs as we called them in darkest Amsterdam) and decide that I would like “Roam” played at my funeral. Fuelled by a half decent red and Napster, I cheered the children up immeasurably when I then announced the full list of funeral tunes. No, mummy isn’t going to die. But, this is what she’d like to hear when she does:-
Roam – B52s
You’re More Than Fair – Kilburn & the High Roads
Love the One You’re With – Stephen Stills
Night & Day – Frank Sinatra
Young at Heart - ditto
Kodachrome – Paul Simon
You Can’t Always Get What You Want – Rolling Stones
Finally, the tune to which me and my fellow ballet dancers finish off the class on a Friday with a gallop (yes..). I think it is by that tart Tchaikovsky but I’ll have to check with the teacher....
Where have the kids gone, Jon?