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14-06-2019, 19:05   #136
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Many funerals are live streamed these days as a matter of course.
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14-06-2019, 19:21   #137
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I had never heard of this practice until last month when a relation died at home (I live in the US). A lot of larger cathedrals now have 24 hour streaming, so the elderly and infirm can watch/ attend mass. I'm not a religious man, but I found it comforting to be able to have some small part in the send-off, I think its a good idea in this instance too
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To me that's just strange. Usually if you couldn't make the funeral, you sent a card or a letter as a form of condolence.

And no, I've never heard of it being done. Barring Michael Jackson or Princess Diana's funerals.
I have. Just normal families. Lots of people have family in the Antipodes who can’t make it back at short notice. I think it’s a nice idea. It will become more common, I’m sure.
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I have. Just normal families. Lots of people have family in the Antipodes who can’t make it back at short notice. I think it’s a nice idea. It will become more common, I’m sure.
Our local Church live streams all it's services .
They will also provide a dvd of a funeral service if you wish to have it .
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There was plans for a film a few years ago, but it never materialised
Probably not enough money on offer to cooperate.
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Probably not enough money on offer to cooperate.
I remember there being lots of movies planned that didn't happen (A Jimi Hendrix one too that fell apart). The Irish Times has a decent, short article on it, from around 2004.

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/us-a...life-1.1164401

I think the Sunday World did a LOT of articles about it too.

And then the movie hit the skids when Gary Dourdan (who was allegedly cast as Phil) got busted for drugs.

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...080430?sp=true

I imagine that Dourdan, being the lead, was now a liability. A court case, insurance, and many other things, made the studio dicey.

But the movie stopped altogether when the remaining Thin Lizzy band members wanted the script entirely rewritten, because it was focusing too much on sensationalizing Phil's drug problems.

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ic-387774.html

Probably didn't help that Walk Hard came out the year before the film was axed-that movie parodied music biopics, incredibly well.

Allegedly Omero Mumba was cast as young Phil. I call bull on that tho-the Mumba siblings always hyped themselves up for phantom, non-existent projects.
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He was a talented musician and was generous to and supportive of other up and coming musicians like the Boomtown Rats and Gary Moore. He was also a feckless and irresponsible individual in his private life particularly in regard to the abuse of drugs. He died a chronic Heroin addict and never made any attempts to reform himself.This cannot be overlooked. Yet, we decide to erect a statue on Grafton Street in his honour. They named an airport after George Best as well - another individual with great talent who also possessed deep character flaws. All this does is glorify addiction and is symbolic of the deep hypocrisy that often exists at the core of Irish society.
Our media completely ignore every non mainstream act that visits Dublin. Most of them stop to get a photo at the statue.
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Was she a celebrity aswell?Was she well known for music or what
She was yeah I've seen her at a lot of gigs. Always supported young bands.
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There is a new documentary being made for cinema release made by Emer Reynolds, who made the excellent The Farthest.

https://www.rte.ie/entertainment/201...w-documentary/
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He was a talented musician and was generous to and supportive of other up and coming musicians like the Boomtown Rats and Gary Moore. He was also a feckless and irresponsible individual in his private life particularly in regard to the abuse of drugs. He died a chronic Heroin addict and never made any attempts to reform himself.This cannot be overlooked. Yet, we decide to erect a statue on Grafton Street in his honour. They named an airport after George Best as well - another individual with great talent who also possessed deep character flaws. All this does is glorify addiction and is symbolic of the deep hypocrisy that often exists at the core of Irish society.
Yeah, when I saw that statue of Lynott, I went out to find some smack straight away. And I hear that teachers extol the virtues of heroin to their classes on school tours when visiting the statue.
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Yeah, when I saw that statue of Lynott, I went out to find some smack straight away. And I hear that teachers extol the virtues of heroin to their classes on school tours when visiting the statue.
A flawed individual, for sure. Seems he pressurised himself to the point of destruction.

Everyone wants to be a rockstar, they forget its a business. Once you grab the audience, you gotta work yer butt off to keep em. Poor Phil gave into the pressures, and then having a family and wife to support, he dived deeper into drugs.
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She seemed like a very decent woman, maybe too nice to take on her son about his addiction. May she Rest In Peace.
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She seemed like a very decent woman, maybe too nice to take on her son about his addiction. May she Rest In Peace.
Apparently she wasn't told how bad it was. Like, when he got sick, she knew his schedule and just thought he was ran down. (He'd been really sick during a Thin Lizzy tour before, overworked and pushing himself too far that he got hepatitis, which meant the tour had to be delayed, and really prevented them from becoming major rockstars).
Sadly, the band had to let her know that he was doing hard drugs, not just heavy marijuana (which she admitted to smoking as well).

She went to see him in hospital, and saw the track marks, the places in his legs, between the toes etc where he'd been injecting to hide the track marks (because if you want to wear short sleeve shirts, you don't inject in the arms).

She thought she could help him, take him home and help him recuperate... but a day or two later, Phil called for a priest to administer the last rites.

'Old Town' is one of the most confessional songs Phil ever wrote, frankly.

This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broken down
This boy is crackin' up
This boy has broke down


Philomena said when she listens to those lyrics-it's Phil essentially saying he's not long for this world. His drug problem had worsened, and 2 years later his marriage was over, and 2 years after that, his life was quenched.
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He was a talented musician and was generous to and supportive of other up and coming musicians like the Boomtown Rats and Gary Moore. He was also a feckless and irresponsible individual in his private life particularly in regard to the abuse of drugs. He died a chronic Heroin addict and never made any attempts to reform himself.This cannot be overlooked. Yet, we decide to erect a statue on Grafton Street in his honour. They named an airport after George Best as well - another individual with great talent who also possessed deep character flaws. All this does is glorify addiction and is symbolic of the deep hypocrisy that often exists at the core of Irish society.
The statue was for recognition of his contribution to to Irish music. Nothing to do with drugs
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