Semi-OT: The greatest song about photography ever written?

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by DJ!, Feb 1, 2006.

  1. DJ!

    DJ! Guest

    Here's my nomination. Extra points because it cites Nikon hardware ;-)

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    Kodachrome - Simon and Garfunkel


    When I think back
    On all the crap I learned in high school
    It's a wonder
    I can think at all
    And though my lack of education
    Hasn't hurt me none
    I can read the writing on the wall

    Kodachrome
    They give us those nice bright colors
    They give us the greens of summers
    Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
    I got a Nikon camera
    I love to take a photograph
    So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

    If you took all the girls I knew
    When I was single
    And brought them all together for one night
    I know they'd never match
    my sweet imagination
    everything looks better in black and white

    Kodachrome
    They give us those nice bright colors
    They give us the greens of summers
    Makes you think all the world's a sunny day, Oh yeah
    I got a Nikon camera
    I love to take a photograph
    So mama don't take my Kodachrome away

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    DJ! - OzDJ

    http://phlog.net/user/OzDJ
     
    DJ!, Feb 1, 2006
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  2. Is there any other good photography song?
    Sadly, here in Australia, mama did take our Kodachrome away. At least
    Velvia is still here.
     
    Graham Fountain, Feb 1, 2006
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    Struggling, but how about one line ...:

    Hold On Me -Grinspoon

    "look sharp at dark without a power shot lense" Of course you might look
    sharp, but the high ISO noise'll kill ya.

    KC
     
    Ken Chandler, Feb 1, 2006
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    kosh Guest


    how boout Siouxie and the Banshees" - "Red Light"

    don't even need to come up with didgy lyrics!

    kosh
     
    kosh, Feb 2, 2006
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    chrlz Guest

    songs:
    the model - kraftwerk
    camera, camera - renaissance
    photograph - def leppard
    photograph - nickelback
    take a picture - filter
    hope you have your camera - jane siberry
    number one camera - nina gordon
    family snapshots - peter gabriel

    groups:
    aztec camera, camera obscura

    I offer no comment on the quality/relevance of the songs, although Take
    a Picture by Filter sounds *wild* on a good stereo system!

    'Heeeey, Dad, what do you think about your son, Nooooow!!!???'

    (Sorry.. can't get it out of my head now!)
     
    chrlz, Feb 2, 2006
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    Annika1980 Guest

    songs:
     
    Annika1980, Feb 2, 2006
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    Guest Guest

    "Photograph" -- Ringo
     
    Guest, Feb 2, 2006
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  8. DJ!

    Guest Guest

    Sorry, scrap that. I doubt whether Ringo's effort would qualify
    for the "greatest song about photography ever written".
     
    Guest, Feb 3, 2006
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  9. Sorry, scrap that. I doubt whether Ringo's effort would qualify
    Hey, don't apologise - I couldn't believe it when I saw your post - how
    on earth did I miss *that* one!!! Seriously, I'm actually a bit of a
    Ringo fan..


    (meanders off..)
    honey don't.. da dum dum dum dum dum dum dum...

    ...."and the little fat controller..."

    (O:
     
    mark.thomas.7, Feb 3, 2006
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    Narelle Guest


    "Girls on film" - Duran Duran
    and there was a line in a song recently by Black Eyed Peas (maybe):
    "Shake it like a Polaroid picture"
    DJ! is the winner I'd reckon
     
    Narelle, Feb 3, 2006
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    Ken Chandler Guest

    Outkast - Hey Ya
    See: http://articleonline.net/blog/archives/000130.shtml for Polaroid's
    original warning. This has now been modified on the Polaroid site, probably
    something to do with their apparent sponsoring of an Outkast tour :).
    Again!?!? What did he win THIS time ?
     
    Ken Chandler, Feb 3, 2006
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    Guest Guest

    Speaking of sixties icons, I wonder if The Who's "Picture of Lily"
    fits into the list --

    Pictures of Lily made my life so wonderful
    Pictures of Lily helped me sleep at night
    Pitcures of Lily solved my childhood problems
    Pictures of Lily helped me feel alright
     
    Guest, Feb 3, 2006
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    kosh Guest

    actually... I found the lyrics for the siouxsie and the banshees song..
    Redlight.

    She falls into frame with a professional pout but the polaroids ignite
    on seeing their subject and the aperture shuts-too much exposure
    Voyeur sucks into focus-floodlit the glossy kiss-pit but as emulsion
    drips down...down
    the aperture shuts-too much exposure
    Come into this room-Come into this gloom See the Red light rinsing
    another shutterslut wincing the sagging half-wit sister
    pretty, pretty picture
    of an ancient nipple shrinking-that Kodakwhore winking 'til the aperture
    shuts-too much exposure.


    I reckon this has to be a contender

    kosh
     
    kosh, Feb 4, 2006
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    Scotius Guest

    I always thought the line in the ELO song "Do Ya" was great.
    "...I've seen... pictures sitting watchin' picture slides...". Great
    line in a great song.
    The Who's "Pictures of Lily" comes to mind...
    Sorry for the somewhat late reply by the way, but I just
    subscribed to this newsgroup and my newsserver has quite a long
    retention... in this case it was back to early 2005.
     
    Scotius, Jul 6, 2010
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    Mr.T Guest

    And unfortunately very prophetic!

    MrT.
     
    Mr.T, Jul 7, 2010
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