Rock & Roll Funeral Pyre
You know you have great friends and amazing fans when they eulogize you twice after you’re dead. The rock world was hit hard with the news GWAR front man Orderus Urungus died of a Heroin overdose. I loved seeing this band live. It truly was a rock show, and his energy and talent will surely be missed.
At this year’s Gwar B-Que, legions of GWAR fans celebrated the life of Orderus Urungus (David Brockie) in full Viking style. There were moving speeches from lifelong friends in honor of the late Orderus, Valkyries with flaming swords, and a funeral procession that ended with an effigy (his costume) of Mr. Urungus being lit aflame in a Viking ship. Yes, someone shot a flaming arrow to strike the flame that set the boat ablaze.
I had the honor and privilege of sending off Oderus Urungus of Gwar, Viking-funeral style.
When I was 17, I used to think I’d want my ashes placed in a puck beneath center ice in some random ice rink. I was an extreme hockey player/nerd, and this seemed like a great idea at the time. I don’t know if wifey would go for it, because she hates extreme cold, but that’s where I thought I wanted to be put to rest. This funeral pyre thing is pretty legit though. What are your creative thoughts on being sent in to the afterlife? Call me during the noon hour and we’ll discuss. Here's a few of the Rowdy Rockers thoughts...
Some of my favorite GWAR memories include "celebrities" being eaten on stage. Por ejemplo, here's Jerry Springer, a honorary 'Scumdog' for life.
Jerry Springer on stage with GWAR