I haven't said that much lately; my mind has been elsewhere and I've had a busy past week. It's been a bit tiring. Plus I don't have a lot of perfectly fleshed-out ideas to write about; there are a few, one that has to do with natural belongingness you can get from a place, as well as one that has to do with...I forget.
One thing that's been at the back of my mind for awhile now is my idea to do a song review on this particular song. I started a post on it, but I never got past the first or second sentence as my heart really wasn't in on it.
Well, here it is.
When you think of the song 'Freeze Frame,' do you immediately identify it with the opening organ? The introduction it's probably most known for? The C-C-C-C-C-G-A-A#-A?
I've probably heard that organ introduction many times throughout my childhood, randomly, thinking on some level that I've heard it before. It's one of those sounds you know from somewhere because you've heard it before and recognize it as part of past pop-culture. It's so ingrained in our minds because that's what a song from the past was known for, and that's largely only what it was known for. Of course, that's the mindset of the future generations that hear something striking and only pay attention to that; everyone that was around at the time the song itself came out probably remember the song well as a whole, but those of us that were born later and only heard it somewhere on TV or on radio now and then only notice the striking part it's known for. Even the people who heard it when it was released in 1981 probably identified the song by the introduction.
When I used to hear the organ, I would think it was a song by a southern American rock band. I was wrong.
Generally, when I properly listened to the song, I found it interesting and kind of fun. Here's one thing I want to sort out right now, though: Just because the song contains about a hundred references to photography, it does not mean, as a photographer, I must like it.
Lyric-wise, the song seems to follow a photography theme, as well as a weekday theme. Tools used in contemporary film photography of the time, as well as terms and practices are used as metaphors. It also brings up the days of the week quite often. For instance:
"I could see it was a rough-cut Tuesday
Slow-motion weekdays stare me down
Her lipstick reflex got me wound
There was no defects to be found
Snapshot image froze without a sound"