Open source research request - Baxil [bakh-HEEL'], n.
[The TTU Wiki]
View My LJ
Open source research request|
"When I die, bury me deep, lay two speakers at my feet, put some headphones on my head and rock 'n' roll me when I'm dead."
I am assuming that these are lyrics (or a movie quote). I've found them occasionally cited (anonymously) around the 'Net; they were also the last words of executed killer Douglas Roberts just today in Texas.
I can't find the original source. Anyone ever hear this in their music, or have strong Google-fu?
n.b.: Real updates coming soon. Still alive, just have been taking an unexpected and unannounced Internet sabbatical recently.
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: Total Eclipse, "Le Lotus Bleu"
|Date:||April 21st, 2005 04:04 am (UTC)|| |
I found this in someone's Yahoo! profile, which is an admittedly non-authoritative source:
"When I die Lord, bury me deep Place two speakers at my feet Place two headphones on my head And always play the Grateful Dead. - Jerry Garcia"
I saw several references, unattributed, in the Grateful Dead newsgroup, though, so it seems plausible.
Screw the headphones. Connect the speakers! It's not like the neighbors are going to complain.
Internet Sabbatical? I'm all ears. And scales. And wings. But mostly ears.
Holy cow, there are a metric buttload of variations on the quote, including a healthy smattering of knock-off poems. No originals or attributions, though; looks like Douglas Roberts might've clobbered some other quote.
From a YaBB for some dude named James LaBrie
, I found the quote in its entirety. The commentor said that he'd seen it on a t-shirt some time back.
Also out there is a shorter variation written by somebody's grandmother about 100 years ago.
Hi! Just letting you know that I'm slowly adding people back to my friends list, since I seem to have a better handle on the time management, so I've just refriended you. Still alive is good :-)
I know the book "When You're Up To Your Ass in Alligators" mentioned several variations and perhaps history of that phrase, but I can't remember what it's deal was, since it's been years since I read it.
(The book is a study of urban folk art and poetry, of the sort that gets xeroxed and hand-copied and passed around endlessly and attributed to anonymous. As such, a lot of its content is quite obscene, which is why I read it many, many times when I was 14.)
The only other thing it reminds me of is the book titled "Bury me standing," which is a rather grim book about Romani culture and interaction with other cultures, and as such is part of a Romani phrase: "bury me standing, I've been on my knees all my life."
|Date:||May 20th, 2005 12:47 am (UTC)|| |
I don't know what the original was, or where it came from, but variations on this have floated around the military as a cadence since time began.