Saturday matinée / Monday treat

Charles Cowling


We were wondering with building bewilderment and annoyance why no one had commented on this marvellous funeral. Now we discover that the wretched caretaker charged with posting it on Saturday morning was drunk and incapable, and has now been dismissed. Our apologies.

This is a gottawatch. If you don’t watch this, consider yourself barred from this blog for a year and a day — by which time it won’t be here.

Here’s a real, proper celebration of life in a culture where death is homecoming — not a culture where people sit and listen with gleamy-eyed smiles to nice words spoken, but a stand up and CELEBRATE culture.

This lovely account of Rosa Sutton’s funeral features easily the grooviest, funkiest pallbearers you have ever seen.

Never has being dead seemed so enviable. Watch and marvel. Six mins, 47 seconds. Click the icon in the bottom r/h corner of the screen to bring it up to full size. 

7 thoughts on “Saturday matinée / Monday treat

  1. Charles Cowling
    tim clark

    Wouldn’t it just? Give us half a chance….

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling
    Belinda Forbes

    Tim – I was serious! Even if just one of the more confident (at bearing) singers did it with accompaniment from the others. It would be wonderful.

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling

    Tim, that’s a great suggestion by Belinda!

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling

    We have a lot to learn..!!
    PS I’ll take care of the donkeys….

    Charles Cowling
  5. Charles Cowling
    Belinda Forbes

    It’s the live music that really makes the difference. Tim – how about the choir being miked up and carrying the coffin?!

    Charles Cowling
  6. Charles Cowling

    Wow, a miked up singing pall bearer, cooooool. Not so sure about the asses.

    Charles Cowling
  7. Charles Cowling
    Priscilla Etienne Funeography

    Oh Lord!!!! Please give us many funerals like this.
    Wonderful, just wonderful.

    Charles Cowling

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