picsbymac 2:59pm, 14 November 2006
Hi all,
Last week I had proposed to start a regular thread (monthly?) where members could post pics that spoke to them in some way. Tying into how we 30? see the world and all that. I'd suggested maybe a monthly thing, we pick an idea for the month etc. For this idea I was bestowed admin privileges. Thanks Mike!

While I'm not sure the group is up for this idea yet, I figure we won't know until we try it. The popular thread in recent weeks has been around music so why not start with this?

From November 14 - December 14 post your images (med size please) to this thread. If you are comfortable doing so, add a few comments about what the image evokes, the song that comes to mind or whatever your thought is.
picsbymac Posted 12 years ago. Edited by picsbymac (member) 12 years ago
I'll start with this shot. I picked the colour version since it's so grey here now. The lyrics that came to me were 'in your eyes' (Peter Gabriel) because 30? people from around the globe have expressed a positive 'feeling' reaction to seeing it. The idea that we can react in common ways is appealing to me.

peylex 12 years ago
Great idea Mac! Here is my contribution:

too much?

This one might be too obvious but the song is Another day in Paradise. I don't know who the artist is but it is a country song. With my son heading full steam into the terrible twos, I have far too many of these days lately! 30? moms the world over can relate, I'm sure....
Michael Costolo 12 years ago

Things seem to have changed so much since I was a child. Not just the obvious things like that now I have mortgage payments and taxes to pay, but rather how we're constantly being bombarded by awful news from every angle. It almost seems intentional, as if the goal of the media is to spread misery. I'm sure all these things existed back in my youth, but when I was a kid it was pretty much impossible for me to see a video of someone getting their head chopped off.

My wife and I had our first child in 2002, about the time Daniel Pearl was beheaded, leaving behind his expectant wife. My wife comes from a Jewish family (Pearl was Jewish) and I distinctly remember thinking to myself after hearing that news - what have we done by bringing a child into this kind of a world? I have always wondered what I will say when the day comes for me to explain this crazy world to my children. I still don't know how I'll respond.

There is a certain serenity I find in the woods and I think I need this to remain sane. Usually I'm alone here in the early hours before heading off to work. The place where I took this picture is a place I frequent. Here it is quiet. Here it is peaceful. Here I can think clearly as I start my day.

I think about my wife. I think about our children and their future. I think about the things I want to teach them and the things I hope I don't have to explain to them. I've realized how wonderful a thing is the innocence of youth.

We take the children to places like this for walks from time to time. I'm sure they and I don't see the same things on these walks. But perhaps one day they will find the same tranquility here that I do.
robotwolf PRO 12 years ago
Ground control to major tom
Commencing countdown, engines on
Check ignition and may gods love be with you

Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five,
Four, three, two, one, liftoff

Space Oddity - David Bowie
David de Groot PRO 12 years ago
Blame it on the Moon

Blame it on the Moon - by The Cruel Sea.

It's a fairly cruisey song that was the first thing that came to mind when I was looking for a title.

BTW, I can really relate to Mike's post above. This is one of the many reasons I do not watch television and that I live in the country.
photo by Alison 12 years ago

All the lonely people... where do they all come from?
All the lonely people... where do they all belong?
Can't remember who wrote it.... it was the beatles wasn't it?

I'm just feeling abit like this today... this week....

(actually my daughter wasn't feeling lonely at the time I took this... she was posing for me... and was quite proud of all the fun drawings she had drawn with her friends!'s just that this photo looks like loneliness personified, don't you think?)
David de Groot PRO 12 years ago
It was indeed the Beatles, Alison. And yes it does really signify loneliness.
photo by Alison 12 years ago
Thanks David.
picsbymac 12 years ago
So nice to see people's contributions! Peylex, yours makes me chuckle. And Mike, for your shot I had a sense of soft classical flute to echo the calm in the scene. Robotwolf - so perfect! David, when I saw yours I also heard 'Bad Moon Rising'. Alison, this is such a lovely shot and well matched to the song.

I can't wait to see what else turns up in this thread!
Michael Costolo Posted 12 years ago. Edited by Michael Costolo (admin) 12 years ago
David: It has long been my theory that television rots the brain.

Alison:; The song is "Eleanor Rigby." And not a single member of the band played in instrument in the song.
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