One of my many inspirations as an MC. May he rest in peace!
President Obama addresses the people of Cuba.
It is the most that a vinyl obsessed person can do; die and have his remains pressed into vinyl. It is, in fact, the obsession becoming complete, when the obsessee becomes the obsessed.
The company And Vinyly is offering this dream come true for vinyl enthusiasts. They actually will take your ashes and press them into vinyl so you can actually become a record. They offer a few different packages and, like an album, you get two sides to get your message across, albeit each side is only 12 minutes long.
According to their website, they say, “record a personal message, your last will & testament, your own soundtrack or simply press your ashes in to hear your pops and crackles for the minimum approach”
The basic package starts at £3,000. You get up to 30 discs, your rest in vinyl album cover and label artwork (including your birth date and date of passing). You must supply the music or vocals you want, but they do state they are liable for any copyright infringements that you may incur.
If you don’t want your whole body burned and pressed into vinyl, they do accept body parts as well, as long as they have been incinerated. Yes, they do accept pets too!
For big spenders, they will plan your send off for a mere £10,000.
The company started out as something to do for a laugh, but has had clients put their money where their mouth is (or was). For those who want to “live on from beyond the groove”, check out your options here.