I just read an article online about the funeral for Luther Vandross. He’s a singer most of you younger readers will have never heard about, but he was a pretty hot commodity during the 80’s (don’t hate me for showing my age!). His chief attribute was being able to curl your toes and singe your hair with a simple love song. A voice like marshmallows melting off your stick over a campfire. His weight fluctuated wildly during his career, which kept him on the cover of tabloid magazines. One week he was skinny enough to be an Olsen twin, and the next he had thighs the size of mine! But back to his funeral. All the best known R&B singers from the past 30 years turned up, and they filled Manhattan’s Riverside Church with a raucous rendition of one of Luther’s best-known songs. Imagine that many powerful, combined voices bellowing an upbeat love song together during a funeral! What an amazing thing!
So here’s the thought it triggered in my overactive mind: What song would I want belted out at my funeral?
And I’m passing it on to you: If you could have any song sung at your funeral, and if it was truly to represent who you are, which song would you want sung and by what kind of singers? Think about it for a moment. Then tell me your conclusion. I’m curious! (Ahram, no Korean songs allowed!)
Bye for now–keep the questions pouring in!