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Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
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If you were* a pagan aristocrat, what items would you want burried with you in your barrow or immolated in your longship to accompany you into the next life? Food and drink items, books, music, favourite clothes, whatever.

I'd probaby start with the drinks - a really good bottle of single malt (latest favourite: Dalwhinnie Distiller's Edition, it's like having a little pool of molten gold coating the inside of your mouth) and a few choice beers - please don't ask me to choose. Some cheese from Neal's Yard or equivalent quality and a large lamb shish from Yayla on Green Lanes. A pack each of really good English Breakfast and Earl Grey.

The nice hand-made rug on my bedroom floor. My shisha and some good fruit tobacco. My favourite coat and hat.

Music is tricky: a good start would be the first four Sabbath albums. Probably some Kraftwerk in there too. Dunno really - don't concentrate on the music, this isn't meant to be a Desert Island Discs thread. Edit: but I wouldn't mind 'Blue Monday' on original 12" and Devin Townsend's three really good records.

Books: similarly tricky. Would definitely include a copy of Dune, maybe Moby Dick, and some Robert Rankin for light relief.

DVDs: definitely Ghostbusters! The Jonathon Meades box set. The complete Blackadder. Probably Brass Eye.

Edit: on a purely practical note, Zippo lighter and Swiss army knife. Be prepared, people!

*or, indeed, are
 
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you

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Food and Drink: Barolo wine, Parma Ham, Olives, Manchego & Membrillo, Lagavulin 16, can I ask for a last steak too? Rare as you like please - and a good tannic claret to accompany it... oh and a cigar, i'd like a cigar....

Books: Shit, where to start? Brother Karamazov, American Psycho, Blood Meridian, Gogols Ukrainian Tales, a Nick Land book, something by Sebald....

Art: My John Martin Mezzotint of the plains of heaven, something ivory too, oh and my own framed oil....

DVDs: Videodrome. Alan Partridge, Pulp Fiction.

Music: Pixies, Radiohead, Chris Clark early stuff, Chopin by Ashkenazy anything really.... stones throw records back catalogue too

Clothes: My oldest cashmere jumper, my old japanese selvedge jeans, a shirt by Turnbull and Asser ( because I've always wanted one ) - old converse.
 

scottdisco

rip this joint please
food: tacos de lengua, a plain sourdough loaf, a slab of feta

drink: a bottle of Weller bourbon, a bottle of Viognier, a case of De Koninck

music: 'Dusty in Memphis', Ali Farka Toure 'Radio Mali', our very own Benny's Grimy Garage 1999-2004 mix

books: The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis, complete Emily Dickinson, The Tale of Genji

art: a later period Bridget Riley, some sort of early-mid 20th c. Inuit sculpture, a print of Red Landscape by Fred Williams

DVD: Northern Exposure, Day of Wrath, Terje Vigen

clothes: some rather beat-up old taupe/sandy hued loafers from Marks & Sparks (!), an old plain green Fruit of the Loom hoodie i live in in cooler months, some light green/tan Marmot shorts (very good back pockets)
 

scottdisco

rip this joint please
and Devin Townsend's three really good records.
does this include any Strapping Young Lad?!

liking the answers thus far, You's food & drink mouthwatering, although i think Sloane got a very attractive proposition right there...
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
does this include any Strapping Young Lad?!

liking the answers thus far, You's food & drink mouthwatering, although i think Sloane got a very attractive proposition right there...
How could I not include City, The Most Immensest Album Of All Time(tm)? \m/_ :mad: _\m/

Great to see a little Strapping love on this forum! Oo-er, etc. :D

By the sound of it, hucks is a Tolkienesque dwarf who once enjoyed a holiday in Spain...?
 

hucks

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By the sound of it, hucks is a Tolkienesque dwarf who once enjoyed a holiday in Spain...?
We met that time, as you obviously remember.

Will also accept diamonds. But mainly, i want gold and Spanish sausage.
 

scottdisco

rip this joint please
if we're dialing it down in terms of number of items required, i'll prune my list to the Northern Exposure boxset, a bottle of French white, and some salty Greek cheese.
 

Sick Boy

All about pride and egos
I would err on the side of caution and take some pointers from what I've learned throughout my living years. So I would take some gold as well, because many cultures seem to get the idea there is some sort of toll required for passage to the after life, and one of those inflatable neck pillows so I might get a fraction of a chance of some bloody sleep on the way there.
 

STN

sou'wester
A spare pair of pants and a copy of Wolf Solent. And maybe some jazz mags in case I have been insufficiently good in this life to be eternally serviced by randy celestial beings in the next.
 

Dr Awesome

Techsteppin'
Pigeon feather cloak.
Spear made from a broom handle with a letter opener lashed to the top with electrical cabling.
Loincloth of Rat.
(Prized?) Collection of computer mice.
Circular Saw blades.
Chieftans welding goggles.
Small collection of AA batteries in rat skin purse.

Ideally buried in a 11th century Viking grave somewhere.
 

Mr. Tea

Shub-Niggurath, Please
Staff member
We met that time, as you obviously remember.

Will also accept diamonds. But mainly, i want gold and Spanish sausage.
I remember meeting you - you could just be an exceptionally tall dwarf?

There's a "girl's best friend" gag to be made there about diamonds/sausage...

Edit: I like Dr Awesome's modern-primitive take.
 
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mistersloane

heavy heavy monster sound
A laptop would be really cool, with one of those wi-fi dongle things, so I could post on dissensus from the dead and freak you lot the fuck out.
 
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