What to do, what to do, what to do with your final remains after you ascend to the great record store in the sky? If that metaphor for the afterlife pleases you, consider And Vinyly (say it out loud if you don’t get it), which presses the cremated ashes of the deceased into real, playable records.
What you put on the record that will be your last statement to the world is up to you: You can record your own words, curate your own soundtrack, or just let the record play blank for the true sound of your own body to emerge. I guess theoretically you could actually produce music for the occasion — I wonder if Bowie knew about this when he did Blackstar?
And Vinyly offers a wide variety of packages, including one that will distribute your record to record stores all over the world, and something called a FUNeral. If it seems like a joke, don’t laugh, because it’s not. The company even released the following statement regarding their process:
“Please note: Despite the site’s lighthearted tone, all of our services are carried out with the utmost respect & care.”
To see the whole crazy thing for yourself, head over to And Vinyly’s official site right here.