By now, it should be apparent that I get a kick out of pairing song lyrics with pertinent pictures and blog topics… but today’s is downright eery.
It started with the obvious…
It’s almost Halloween, so I drew my own spin on the holiday, featuring the typical botanical accompaniment. When it came time to pick out some blog-writing music, The Smashing Pumpkins were the natural choice. But as I scrolled through my lengthy catalog of their tunes my eyes were drawn first to the demos, “Autumn” and “Holiday”.
Fittingly, both reinforce the seasonal angle of the drawing. Too fittingly, really. Next, I gave a listen to “Valentine” for a slightly ironic take. Its sound was a little off the mark, though.
At the same time, I was also checking in with a few of my east-coast friends and family to see how the oncoming storm was treating them. On returning to the media hunt, the pieces fell into place: a rarity titled “Jersey Shore”.
The lyrics, excerpted below, enhance the image AND the current events, beautifully.
Enjoy, and stay safe.
What can we do?
There’s life there for me
With a sweet young thing
And a cool, cool breeze