Last week I was about to pop in my ear buds and listen to some tunes on my iPod – when I realized it had reset itself. At first I was angry. I mean, come on, there was so much music on that thing it was going to take me FOR EV ER to fill it up again. But then I thought to myself, whatevs I needed to clean it out anyway. As I was scrolling through our music library, I was looking in the Paul Simon section and my eyes stopped on ‘Kodachrome’. As a photographer, this title stopped me. What is this song about awesome vintage film? The film that my favorite vintage images were taken on? I pushed play and listened up. I KNOW that song. When the upbeat tune started I immediately knew what it was and it took me back. I can actually be very specific about what it took me back to. It took me back to when I was eight years and watching the movie ‘Coneheads’ OVER AND OVER AGAIN. This song was in the movie. But, when I was eight years old I had no idea what kodachrome was, so the lyrics never registered with me. I have been listening to it non stop ever since then. The lyrics just make me smile. So here, listen to Kodachrome. While you’re at it, look at these pictures I took of my baby boy last week. I processed them to mimic Kodachrome film and I think I’ll do this much more often. I hope the song puts a smile on your face as it does mine.
You give us those nice bright colors
You give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, oh yeah! ”
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