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I Thought She was Mary, Queen of Scots: Photographs and Memory

Artist Song Buy
Simon and Garfunkel  Bookends  buy on itunes
Art Garfunkel  The Same Old Tears on a New Background  buy on itunes
Paul Simon  Kodachrome  buy on itunes
Joan Baez  Fountain of Sorrow  buy on itunes
The Who  Pictures of Lily (30 Years Remix)  buy on itunes
Rod Stewart  Every Picture Tells a Story  buy on itunes
Steely Dan  Peg  buy on itunes
Patti Smith Group  Space Monkey  buy on itunes
Blondie  Picture This  buy on itunes
The Pretenders  Back on the Chain Gang  buy on itunes
The Vapors  Turning Japanese  buy on itunes
A Flock of Seagulls  Wishing (I Had a Photograph of You)  buy on itunes
J. Geils Band  Angel is the Centerfold  buy on itunes
REM with Natalie Merchant  Photograph  buy on itunes
Peter Gabriel with Laurie Anderson  This is the Picture (excellent birds)  buy on itunes
The Verve Pipe  Photograph  buy on itunes
Mission of Burma  This is Not a Photograph  buy on itunes
The Cure  Pictures of You  buy on itunes
Ringo Starr  Photograph  buy on itunes
Lou Reed  Sad Song  buy on itunes


Somewhere in the middle of the winter of 1995, I walked into an overnight shift and announced with vatic certainty that the next ten years would be all about the portability of associational media. Tavis, the guy I was relieving, said that was very interesting, but he was too tired to discuss it. And he went home. Really, that is the only just and proper response to such a statement.
Even though that sentence sounds about as nonsensical as W's war aims, I did mean something by it. And these ads from HP with the Cure in the foreground remind me of it.
Photographs are very much like songs: we assign feelings to them and call those feelings forth later by viewing them. Our increasing abilty to commit those moments to digital memory makes for interesting changes in the way we remember things. For instance, if we happen to assign feelings to a photograph and a song at the same time and later contemporaneously experience that same combination, well, it sets up an associational feedback loop between Wernicke's area and Broca's which may result in dizziness, nosebleeds, vivid daydreams and an intense yearning for chocolate digestive biscuits. The dark kind.
Or it may cause you to purchase an expensive multimegapixel camera. I don't know, marketing was never my forte.
It's worth thinking about. But not too hard.
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Date: 2/10/2004
Great songs. Great liner notes. Great concept. All in all, this is great. My favorite track that I know here is the REM/Merchant.
Date: 2/11/2004
Some bonus points for including "This is a picture"!

Fine songs by Patti Smith, A Flock of Seagulls, Blondie and J. Geils Band: Seems your roots are in the seventies.
Date: 2/17/2004
I took up photography because I've been suffering writer's block for the past four years. It has much the same effect, though ultimately it's not as satisfying. But I'm quite happy with my crappy 30 year-old Yashica, thank you very much.

P.S. - Like the mix.
Date: 3/31/2004
I was browsing through to find that, as usual, someone has already sucessfully executed my theme idea! Excellent! You might have added "Girls on Film" ... but then you would have had a Duran Duran track in your otherwise excellent mix
Date: 6/27/2004
Brilliant. Fancy a trade?

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