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

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


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?