Last night I was looking for songs about photography and came across Kodachrome by Paul Simon and it is an immediate favorite for the 'genre'. My favorite line has to be "everything looks worse in black and white" :) What are your favorite songs about or referencing the taking of photos?
Oh , afterthought re your favorite line , "everything looks worse in black and white". Lol. That definitely revealed that Paul Simon never knew a rat's ass about photography., lmao .
I don't think he's talking about photos here - I take 'Black and white' as the reality of the present, as compared to the memories that are colored by his experience, imagination and dreams - in 'Kodachrome'...
This is a great post! I LOVE Kodochrome and Paul Simon. Kodochrome and If You'll be my Bodyguard are two of my all time favorite songs. How about "Do you want to take my picture" by Filter. I love the song and the message.
Oh , afterthought re your favorite line , "everything looks worse in black and white". Lol. That definitely revealed that Paul Simon never knew a rat's ass about photography., lmao . If so, he would have had quickly written another song that corrected that statement by saying, " ... except for Ansel Adam's images ..."... and called the song , "Zone VI" or to a much much lesser degree, "Ilford".
Yes, I agree, Kodachrome has to be THE PHOTOGRAPHY SONG as Paul Simon truly sang about everything that is truly the only slide film to use. There is nothing to replace Kodachrome 25. And digital media has a long way to go before it even come close to a digital Kodachrome 25. As for other tunes, I remember there was another tune called "Freeze Frame" that came out a little later. I can't recall the singer as I had by that time lost interest in pop music. But I did recall it was quite good.
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