And the new winner is…

I’ve been out of the news stream for a couple of weeks while in a virtual form of writer’s seclusion…but I emerged in time to find this cheery update from The Independent: Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life” has just eclipsed Frank Sinatra’s “I Did it My Way” as the most popular song at British funerals.

Sinatra was the reigning champ for a decade, but the Brits have pushed him out in favor of the local talent. Those who still prefer a bit of solemnity in their funeral music can take heart that the number two and three slots go to “The Lord is My Shepherd” and “Abide With Me,” respectively. However, the number four slot is, er, the “Match of the Day” theme. As I am not a soccer fan, I had to look that one up, and…well. Let’s just say they won’t be playing it at my funeral.

Monty Python, though — that’s a definite possibility. If you’re not familiar with it, here’s the original version from Life of Brian.

However…I’d totally want this version, with the confetti and bagpipes and everything else.

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About Fletcher DeLancey

Socialist heathen and Mac-using author of the Chronicles of Alsea, who enjoys pondering science, politics, well-honed satire (though sarcastic humor can work, too) and all things geeky.
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6 Responses to And the new winner is…

  1. Power Wench says:

    I’ve repeatedly told Husband that at my funeral I want the original Johnny Nash version of “I Can See Clearly Now.”

  2. Mel Robertson says:

    Cracking start to my day Fletcher!!! especially as two of Suz n my cousins ( professional singers) were singing in the chorus of the concert performance!! Off to make tea and whistle through my day! xx

  3. Mick Coleman says:

    Hey, Fletcher! How’s going, most awesome expat! Happy Holidays to you and yours! Glad to hear you are doing some writing! The Caphenon, perhaps? ; )

    • oregon expat says:

      Thank you, and boas festas to you as well! The writing is actually for the first book *after* The Caphenon — because that one is already at the editor, being proofread. (And it was hard to let my baby go.)

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