Jun 28, 2008

"the price of tea in china"



Ok. I need to confess something. For the last month or so, I have been infatuated with Elton John. He has me mesmerized for some reason. Then to my delight I find out he is one of the biggest contemporary photography collectors in the world today. With very good taste might I add... (crewdson, weston, sherman).

Watching the above compilation of videos, I can relate to his costumes and "characters". As far back as I can remember I've been fascinated with role playing. I remember walking over to pick up a pizza at the local pizza joint in a gritty downtown neighborhood in Pittsburgh, PA when I was 11 years old wearing my mother's full length faux skunk jacket and a leather skull cap. Just one of many examples that I could point out from my youth and even today where I've dressed to impress by disguising myself and/or dressing out of character.

"He has 900 photographs at his sprawling, two-story condominium in Atlanta, which has become his American hometown." – source: cnn.com

note: Today's picture comes courtesy of Susan & Darby's wedding. This was taken on the way home from the wedding. I must admit that my wife had to drive, cuz I was quite inebriated, but I sobered up enough with the help of a McDonalds southern style chicken meal and Sir Elton John.

"ridge road"

14 comments:

jimmieknuckles said...

man, you squeezed, elton,his steichen,stieglitz,mcdonalds,your drunken mayhem,a wedding, your fine lady, and a puppy all into that post,

bravo my friend

well played

Anonymous said...

Aaron...

First...if it's still available, Jill and I would like to purchase "a long cold night"...just got the okay from Jill. Let me know if you want me to drop off the cash or whatever...just buzz me or shoot me an email...sweet deal on some incredible photography...thanks man!

Also, not sure if you're into author Rick Moody at all (Ice Storm, Garden State, etc.), but he cites music as a major influence in his writing/art as well...this is what he had to say about Elton John: "...my first worshipful relationship to a rock & roll record as a kid was to Elton John's Goodbye Yellow Brick Road."

Cool to read and gain some insight into your c-scapes in relation to what you are listening to at the time. Great new c-scape...

James

jimmieknuckles said...

well if this picture says anything, it says
" here I go again on my own
Goin down the only road Ive ever known,
Like a drifter I was born to walk alone "

youve been listening to the wrongqueens my dude

Steven said...

Just between you, me and the fence post, I'm a total sucker for piano rock... don't know why... Ben Folds, Billy Joel and Elton. Now, that's totally a guilty pleasure thing cause I'd never admit that publicly or out loud or anything.... being a rockabilly, roots rock, bluegrass guy...


.... errrrrrr.

Tell me again why I visit your blog? Oh yeah, the photography.

Hope you're enjoying your 8 weeks of summer. Snow and ice soon, son. Soon.

Aaron said...

There are songs that I would turn up and start singing along with only while driving @ 60mph + with the windows rolled up. If I found myself at an intersection with people around and my windows were down, that same song would be muted in less than a nano-second.

I have lot's of those songs.

Steven said...

Exactly! And I'd give it an awkward cough, too, as I was turning down the radio -- in case anyone happened to hear!

**cough cough**

jimmieknuckles said...

ben folds , really?
i knew when i saw elton, that this was going nowhere good

Aaron said...

steven wrote: "Just between you, me and the fence post"

you forgot a few hundred daily blog visitor's... DOH!

jimmieknuckles said...

nah man, thats just me clicking and refreshing all day to boost your ego

Aaron said...

boost my ego? I don't need no stinking boost, cause I'm the rocket man!

Steven said...

Bwahah... the rocket man. Hee.

jimmieknuckles said...

you realize that song was about a battery operated sex device called the " pocket rocket" right?

i mean,its pretty much the biggest joke ever on straight people, gays laught everytime we sing it.

Aaron said...

I could've sworn that there is an unwritten rule somewhere about the author of the blog always getting the last word in.

so here it is... word

JBo said...

I can't believe you convinced your lovely wife to drive out there, oh she must love you so!