Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Entrance Music

Suldog posed the question as to what our entrance music would be.  It's a hard question.  I shall endeavor to answer.  I have no way of knowing if any music welcomed me on the day of my birth.

On my wedding day the idiot DJ announced Mr. Lime and me to the Theme from Rocky.  I was less than happy because I hadn't thought about the music for that moment and was never asked.  Also, just moments before, the DJ informed me he did not have the music requested for our first dance.  Were you to watch the video from our reception you'd catch a glimpse of me grimacing as I feigned a smile while telling my beloved through clenched teeth I was going to kill the DJ.  I have never been a Stalllone fan.  This did not help.

Earlier in the day I had processed down the aisle to Trumpet Voluntary. My cousin the organist thought it was far classier than the traditional Wedding March. I agreed but half expected to see Alistair Cooke greet me instead of Mr. Lime.

Over at Suldog's I said I had given more thought to my exit music.  Yes, I know that's morbid but it's the truth. Calypso already knows that when the time comes she will be singing this at my funeral....not that I'm in a hurry mind you...

I suggested perhaps my entrance music should be Also Sprach Zarathustra by Richard Strauss. I thought if I went with that I should then do something to break the air of pomposity by tripping down the stairs and landing with my skirt over my head. Having already done significant damage to myself via zipline though I think it might be best not to tempt fate further with such an entrance.

Alternately, I considered Santana's Jingo because I do love me some of that. I'm just not sure it has exactly the feel I am going for. I also thought of Prince's Kiss (yeah, that was the only half decent version of the song I could find in my exhaustive 2 minute search) but he'd probably sue me because that's how he is and that's my stripper song anyway.

 Ultimately I think perhaps I'd go with this because my entrance song needs to get everyone on their feet and dancing.

18 comments:

Craig said...

Trumpet Voluntary is WAY classy. Just sayin'.

And I'll Fly Away. . . that's just inspired.

But Rocky at the wedding reception. . . I'm not feelin' it. . . (altho I was once at a wedding where the bridal dance was Please Release Me; that was kinda strange. . .)

Beach Bum said...

Also Sprach Zarathustra

Despite being a huge fan of 2001: A Space Odyssey when I hear that music now I think less about HAL-9000 and more about those proto-humans from the opening segment of the Mel Brooks' film "History of The World, Part One.

Suldog said...

Wrestling has ruined me for all of eternity. I can never hear Also Sprach Zarathustra without thinking of Ric Flair.

(I also never hear The William Tell Overture without thinking of The Lone Ranger. I am a cultural wasteland.)



Bijoux said...

These types of questions are just too much for me. I'm sure my answer would be different on any given day.

haphazardlife said...

I tried to think about it after Suldog posted, but nothing came to mind. I will continue to glide in silently and observe.

Love your tune! Been a while since I heard that...

Daryl said...

any music that doesnt get people up and dancing is .. well ... belongs in an elevator ;)

Kat said...

HAHA! Great choice!

I can't think of a song off the top of my head (I have far to many favs and meaningful songs to not think more carefully about this) but I do have my funeral song all planned out.

Over the Rainbow performed by Israel "IZ" Kamakawiwo'ole. Love it. The husband knows this is to be at my funeral.

silly rabbit said...

I will have to think about this for a time.
It seems so many pieces of music have been a part of my life's sound track there should be an entrance and an exit theme.

Craver Vii said...

The most memorable song from my own wedding was right in the middle of the ceremony. One of the groomsmen sang "I Will Be Here" by Steven Curtis Chapman. It was simply my buddy's voice and his acoustic guitar. Something in that moment resonated deeper than any of the rest of the music.

Cosima said...

Everybody dance now... one of my favorites from my disco years :D yeah!!!

I think I would choose this Bach's Toccata by the Toy Dolls for entrances or exits. You got to honor the classics.

lecram sinun said...

Not sure on my enterance.

My Mum exited to Ella singing "Take The A Train."

Right now I'm trending with Stevie Wonder's "As" for my exit.

(M)ary said...

Michael Franti...?
What's the song he sings that is so happy and dancey?

~Tim said...

A song? One song? I could never choose just one song....

Although, I have often suggested Queen's Another One Bites the Dust as a wedding song. So far, no one else has considered this a good enough idea to use it. In fact, it is generally considered not a good idea at all. Maybe I should suggest playing it at my funeral instead?

But an entrance song? I don't know...

Secret Agent Woman said...

I had the Trumpet Voluntary as my wedding processional music, too. And Beethoven's Ode to Joy as my recessional.

Everybody Dance is in my walking mix on my phone and when it comes on I have a REALLY hard time not dancing.

Leave It To Davis said...

We love Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? That is one hilarious movie.

My exit song has been instructed to my family to be Kiss Your Ass Goodbye by Styx. Seriously. I want that to be the last song played before I'm lowered down.

Leave It To Davis said...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHkGqu-JTFY

That's the link to the song on Youtube...has the lyrics....see what you think. I think it will have everyone dancing. :)

snowelf said...

Okay, I really have to think about this--it could be a post as well. As it is late at night, I will work on that. You know how much I love these kinds of posts!
Also, I can't hear Trumpet without thinking of the Sesame Street Version with Alistair Cookie in a smoking jacket!! hee!!
--snow

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