I used to use music for, if you'll pardon the expression, pumping me up for a particular task. Whether it be 'Back in Black' for football, 'Battery' for fighting, or 'Alabama Song' for drinking, various songs always put me in the mood for some particular activity. There were other tunes that I used to get me in the mood for certain things that I won't post about here, because after all today is Thursday Music, not TMI Thursday.
When I was a photographer before every shoot I tuned my stereo to Paul Simon's 'Kodachrome'. Even though I've never been a fan of his solo career I was always amused by his attempts to prove himself the more talented of his former band mate; however many times he may have failed. From his miserable Broadway show to dancing with Chevy Chase, Paul Simon will go down in history as one of the great icons of music regardless of how you feel about the quality of his music.
All that being said 'Kodachrome' was the song that helped fuel the creative juices while behind the camera. Without further boring you with my ramblings I bring you, dear readers, Paul Simon:
"I don't consider myself to be a major talent, so the only solace I can take is to hope I'm growing." - Paul Simon