Jun 26, 2008

Thursday Music

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


Anonymous said...

Hi, I'm HANS and I'm FRANS and we're here to *clap* PUMP... YOU UP!

I use music to motivate too. For instance Pantera is always on my ZUNE when working out. Or a little R&B as the "soundtrack" to other times ;)

Anonymous said...

It's hard to get the timing just right, but you know that moment when you're driving onto a highway onramp and start to really accelerate. I find it helps me, emotionally so-to-speak, if I get a great driving song to start at the very moment I have to accelerate. A song like STP's Heaven & Hot Rods, or T.Rex's Buick Mackane. Great driving music pumps me up for highway driving.

JLee said...

We used to listen to Ratt's "Round and Round" before going out. lol (ok, I'm showing my age here)
I was never a big Paul Simon fan, but I always liked Kodachrome. It was funny & snappy. I think I just made a pun..snappy! haha

Mattbear said...

I loathe Paul Simon.

That is all.