Charles Cowling
  Most people end up at the GFG through a web search using some variant of  ‘coffin prices’ or ‘where can i buy a coffin’. Ranking a lot higher than you might think is the search term ‘viking funeral’. It only goes to show what a grip the idea of
Charles Cowling
Last Orders: The Narrowboat Coffin from Jason Hendriksen on Vimeo.
Charles Cowling
The other day, Jamie, or was it Paul Hensby? at My Last Song challenged me to come up with a good song to play at a goth funeral. The fact that I couldn’t think of one was not significant: I listen to very little music. I can’t even think of
Charles Cowling
Why a pillow, I wonder? Especially a pillow that looks nothing like a pillow. I’m not at all sure that the feeding-duck look as it goes down is a good look. If you turn down the music this gets dull. These guys have missed a trick, leaving a gap in
Charles Cowling
A friend writes. She is to be interviewed for the talking wireless. They’re going to want her take on Viking funerals. What, she wonders, are my views on Viking funerals? Can you, I wonder, help? Interesting territory. We think of the classic Viking funeral as a blazing longship, bearing the
Charles Cowling
My good friend the embalmer is not noted for halfway utterance, nor for half-tones in her vocabulary. She calls a spade a spade and hits you with it if she thinks you’re wrong, thwang thwang. She’s never less than invigorating. One of the themes she warms to hotliest is that