Most of us have heard the story about how the great great grandparents “did such and such” while they were building the family legacy. Grandma’s wisdom has been passed on – generation after generation, but some things are invariably lost in translation.
The most important questions: What was Great Grandma actually like? What was her sense of humour like? How did she actually manage all those things her family was up against?
While some folks keep an accurate account of family lineage and major life events, how would it be to hear Great Great Grandma talk about what life was like for her? YOu know, instead of some romanticized version of a half remembered story.
We have someone working on it – Jason Leach.
Leach started a company called And Vinyly that will take your ashes and press them into a vinyl record. So when you family puts the record on, they will really, actually, for real, be playing YOU.
The company is not licenced to redistribute your favourite music – so forget about that. But they can press your remains into original compositions, or into vocal recordings. You can tell all those major life stories and have them available to your great great grandchildren. And the best (or most morbid) part is they will actually be holding you in their hands. It sounds sick – and I love it.
It’s a wild level of connection to your ancestors that I never would have thought of. So if you’re a vinyl fanatic, or you want to freak your family out a bit – check it out. And Vinyly
The video below, is a short piece on how the idea came up, and the woman that inspired it all.