The images below were shot on a walk through the neighborhood downtown using a Holga with expired, cross-processed Kodak E160T. After last week’s interview questions, I’ve been thinking a lot about how music and photography relate. Both the process, and the finished product. What soundtrack do you hear when you look at your photos? While downtown I bought the new Neko Case CD Middle Cyclone. Love all of her previous studio albums. Not sure about this one yet. Also picked up a Sublime Frequencies release by Syrian music legend Omar Souleyman that is absolutely brilliant.
While trying to sort out connections between the sound and images, I ran across a post on the WFMU blog called Captain Beefheart’s 10 Commandments of Guitar Playing, which contains gems such as:
5. If you’re guilty of thinking, you’re out
If your brain is part of the process, you’re missing it. You should play like a drowning man, struggling to reach shore. If you can trap that feeling, then you have something that is fur bearing.