A good friend's father has asked me to do a show about his life. He is dying of cancer, so uncertain of his time left. He wants to be able to see it before he passes, and then just play at his funeral. He is not doing well now, and they are scrambling to go through family albums, so I am also scrambling to get all scanned in and then put together show.
I have a number of beautiful songs that work for some who has passed, but some seem a little strange to use before he passes.
Looking for some beautiful songs to use for this type of show. Any help and suggestions will be much appreciated.
That's quite a tough job you've taken on.
As it turned out, her eyesight and hearing were probably a bit too far gone at that point for her to absorb the show as well as one might have been able to if those things were in better working condition. She did absorb most of it.
I think it's a great idea. When they can see it before they pass away, as they watch it, that can stir wonderful memories and sometimes offer a bit more input on story/content for tweaking a final version. Keep the music upbeat and not sad as you might guess.
I would encourage anyone to do a show like this for someone they love and to start early on.
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"Thank You For Being My Dad"
I don't envy the tough job ahead of you.
Has anyone ever done an "auto-memorial show" ?
My good friend who's dad it is, is not dealing with this well and is in the mode of "not wanting to talk about it", so not much input from her. I just thought that maybe I would burn a CD of the songs that might work and let him listen to them and see if OK.
Barbara, good point of using some instrumental, sometimes with this kind of show some of the words in the songs can really get to you. I did a show a few years back for a friend's husband and his daughter gave me all the songs to use, which were his favorites. Some of them were some 80's rocker songs, but then I thought that if that's what he wanted, it worked for me.
So maybe I can get this man to give me some of his favorites and then it would be nice to let people know these were the songs he wanted.
On a happy note, had my 4th grandchild on Tuesday, so another reminder of the circle of life
Thanks for everyone's suggestions, always great to get your thoughts. Enjoy each day....and leave nothing left unsaid to our loved ones. -Terri
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