Madness – It Must Be Love

Charles Cowling


Much as it irks us to see popular musicians subvert the serene if lugubrious dignity of the Honourable Order of Undertakers, we simply cannot resist it. 

Hat tip to Richard Rawlinson for finding and then recommending this fine example of funereal madness. 

11 thoughts on “Madness – It Must Be Love

  1. Charles Cowling

    or you could always have the style of one particular female fd who has wild and unruly hair which she scrapes absent mindedly into an old black scrunchie with flyaway wisps of the unruly woolly hair escaping ever increasingly from under her very smart hat as the funeral progresses.

    Thanks for a bit of madness x

    Charles Cowling
  2. Charles Cowling

    Charles – Don’t you mean carrying a corp….se?

    Charles Cowling
  3. Charles Cowling
    gloria mundi

    Steady Charles lad….

    What a lovely clip, thanks.

    Charles Cowling
  4. Charles Cowling

    And so you can, Jenny. A tip-top one. Thank you for the offer.

    What a beguiling way with a ponytail, Evelyn. To my mind, a female FD should be clad in period riding attire, carrying a crop.

    Charles Cowling
  5. Charles Cowling

    swishing pony tail? and levis? what a buzzzzzzzz

    Belinda is referring to an extremely interesting session where I was explaining civil funerals to an arranger who listened carefully, seemed to be fully comprehending the concept of not a vicar, not a humanist – but rather that I am an independent and go your own way sort of celebrant. Then she suddenly said: “So do you collect the bodies in your car then?” and, before I could regroup my thoughts to answer that one, she asked: “What do you wear? I saw a funeral lady once who had a little hole in her hat where her pony tail swished through…she looked great”

    (I’ve been growing my hair ever since)

    Charles Cowling
  6. Charles Cowling
    Jenny Uzzell

    I can provide a male FD with a pony tail if that’s any help? 🙂

    Charles Cowling
  7. Charles Cowling
    Belinda Forbes

    Evelyn: you’ll have to have two fds paging your hearse then because you HAVE to have a lady fd with a pony tail, don’t you? I like the look of that bumble bee. On second thoughts, that might be one step beyond.

    Charles Cowling
  8. Charles Cowling

    Good find – and really nice to see Labi Siffre at the close.

    Charles Cowling
  9. Charles Cowling

    Yep, that’s proper paging isn’t it, Evelyn?

    Charles Cowling
  10. Charles Cowling

    Truly, madly, deeply grateful for this gem of a video!
    Cheered me up immensely – I want a galloping faded levi wearing FD ‘paging’ my hearse just like that!

    Charles Cowling

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