Music & More challenge
26.) your least favorite photoshoot
2006 Victoria & Albert museum
The above pic is my all around favorite from the shoot. The neck/Adam’s Apple/necklace combo draws my eye away from the hair and clashing gold background. The somewhat bored expression makes it enjoyable too.
The legs are what save this one. and that piercing look that dares me to poke fun at him. you’ve got to ask yourself one question, ‘Do I feel lucky?’ well, do ya, punk? *gulp* I’ll pass.
I refer to this shoot as the hang-over. I’m sure I looked much worse the first time I had a hang-over. I was 16 and convinced I was dying. I never drank again. true story.
music question: a song that you despise
old folktune “Babes in the Woods”
When I was small my mother and grandfather used to sing this song to me because they knew I hated it. I would yell and cry and my mom thought it was funny(she loves me, I swear). The song is about 2 small children who were lost or kidnapped, depending on the lyric choice, and died out in the woods. after they died, the birds covered them up with leaves. fun song, huh?
One of my strongest childhood fears was that I would get taken, or “stolen” as the song said, and never be able to find my way home. part of this fear came from the Adam Walsh kidnapping story, when a little boy was lured out of a shopping mall and ended up being decapitated by his captors. put those two stories together and you get major separation anxiety that lasted my whole childhood. so although I might normally find the melody of this song soothing, it still makes me tense up and sick to my stomach.
While searching Youtube for a version that most resembled the way it was sung to me, I ran across a video of a young man playing this song on his guitar. he jazzed it up a bit too much for my liking and I didn’t like the way he kept breaking in to talk. he said he used to sing this song to comfort himself when he was feeling homesick. what the hell? singing a song about little kids getting lost and dying comforted you?! but then the sarcasm became more clear when he talked about it being the cause of him wetting his bed until he was 12…and beyond. but it’s good to know I wasn’t the only one traumatized by this song.
Parents, don’t be jerks