There’s this great scene in Soylent Green, where an elderly character (played by Edward G. Robinson, who himself was dying of cancer during filming) goes to a government sponsored euthanasia center to be put down. The orderlies ask him what kind of music he’d like to go out to, and he picks classical.
I wonder what I’d like to listen to if I was going through the process. It’s tough to say, but I’d imagine it’d be pretty weepy and sentimental material. But who knows, maybe I’d want light hearted stuff to send me off.
Last night walking home, I thought,’what if I was hit by a bus, and as I was dying, I could still hear my i-pod (never mind that the ear buds would be knocked out of my ears). As I walked, I noted the songs that randomly shuffled through the ‘all songs’ setting. Here’s what I got:
I think they’d all be fine songs to die to.