Ashes To Ashes, Dust To… Groove? Mix Your Remains Into A Vinyl Record
I sometimes wonder what it would be like when I'm gone. Will future generations of my family tell stories about me? What would they remember me by? And how?
And Vinyly, a UK-based company specialising in fusing your cremated remains with vinyl records, is taking family heirlooms to the next level. And Vinyly’s owner Jason Leach describes the reason for his idea had stemmed from poor experiences with spreading his loved ones’ ashes, his own obsession with sound, and wanting to leave his mark on the world in a unique way.
Crank my legacy up to 11? Yes please!
Instead of being kept in a jar, scattered across your favourite place on earth, or becoming a tree, you could choose to have your cremated remains fused into a playable vinyl record.
Personally, I think (physically) being a part of a vinyl record would be awesome! My otherworldly track list would probably look something like:
Common - The Light
John Legend - Stay With You
Michael Jackson - Blame it on the Boogie
Tuxedo - Take a Picture
Flying Lotus - Never Catch Me ft. Kendrick Lamar
DJ Shadow - Midnight in a Perfect World
Unfortunately, copyrighted music can’t be pressed on your afterlife record so instead of having a compilation of songs, I'll stick to an A-side of bad dad jokes read by yours truly, and a scratch battle sample record on side B for my turntablist descendants.
Would you want to become part of a limited run vinyl pressing? And if so, what audio would you want on it?
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