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Soothing Memorial Music: “Ol’ Man River” by The Beach Boys

The vocal version of the Beach Boys song is a calming, stripped-down version of a classic that makes a beautiful memorial song

No group harmonizes as well as the Beach Boys, whose songs have become American treasures thanks to their delicate and complex vocal arrangements. While the ‘Boys’ may be best known for hits like “God Only Knows” and “Good Vibrations,” their take … Continue reading

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Memorial Music: “Orpheo” by Andrew Bird

A folk song that channels Greek myth to explore music and loss

Andrew Bird’s “Orpheo” looks at untimely loss and the power of music through a famous Greek myth. Orpheus was the master musician among all men; he could influence trees, stones and streams. No one could resist his lyre and voice, … Continue reading

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Our Beautiful Memorial Music: “Hey Hey My My”, by Neil Young

He sings that once you're gone, you can't come back

We all know rock and roll can never die and we can count on Neil Young to employ his wonderful lyrics to speak to us about the important things in life — including death.  A classic icon of the Boomer … Continue reading

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Our Beautiful Funeral Music: “Shine On (There’s Another Day After Tomorrow)”, by Soundtrack of Our Lives

An original, hopeful look on recovery from grief

For another entry in our series on beautiful funeral music and songs on death, here, Swedish rock band The Soundtrack of Our Lives here performs “Shine On (There’s Another Day After Tomorrow)”, a rousing, hopeful song on death that urges … Continue reading

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Song Review: “Videotape,” by Radiohead

"When I'm at the pearly gates, this will be on my videotape"

I’ve always been of the opinion that the last song on an album holds a special significance. An artist will usually leave the listener with a parting shot– a summation, perhaps, of the album’s themes, or some poignant words of … Continue reading

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”And all you touch and all you see, is all your life will ever be.”

- Pink Floyd; Waters, Gilmour, Wright
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