That’s a good story.
Phil Kaufman who helped engineer and execute the burial is a book unto himself.
Before the Parsons incident, he was a cellmate of Charlie ‘Chuckles’ Manson.
Later, he was a roadie for Frank Zappa, and can be seen in the film Baby Snakes performing a ‘make believe’ trombone solo.
I always find Ask a Mortician to be entertaining, interesting and informative; though the one about the Great Lakes is a bit sobering.
Would this be the inspiration behind that subplot in the movie SOB?
IMBD says that was something involving John Barrymore’s corpse being propped up in a chair to startle a drunken Errol Flynn, but this seems to fit better.
I have discussed doing exactly this with friends when I (or any of us ) die.
At best we’ll probably settle for dumping a coffee can of ashes on a mountaintop somewhere.
When the most modestly-priced receptacle just isn’t modest enough.
she makes it sound like this pathetic, drunken fiasco, but really, it’s SUPER rock & roll. gram’s death and the stealing of his body is legendary.
Excuse me? “Pathetic drunken fiasco” = SUPER rock & roll. Not in spite of, but because of.
Saw the movie. Early work by Michael Shannon. Good weird stuff.
good point. all true.
This is a great video-- the Modern Lovers connection is something I never knew.
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