The President That Took My Kodachrome Away–Videos

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June 22, 2009

A Tribute to KODACHROME: A Photography Icon

“…They say all good things in life come to an end. Today we announced that Kodak will retire KODACHROME Film, concluding its 74-year run.

It was a difficult decision, given its rich history. At the end of the day, photographers have told us and showed us they’ve moved on to newer other Kodak films and/or digital. KODACHROME Film currently represents a fraction of one percent of our film sales. We at Kodak want to celebrate with you the rich history of this storied film. Feel free to share with us your fondest memories of Kodachrome.  …”

http://1000words.kodak.com/thousandwords/post/?id=2388083

Kodachrome Slideshow

http://www.kodak.com/eknec/PageQuerier.jhtml?pq-path=15398&pq-locale=en_US&_requestid=14137

- Kodachrome-Paul Simon

Lyrics:

When I think back
On all the crap I learned in high school
It’s a wonder
I can think at all
And though my lack of edu—cation
Hasn’t hurt me none
I can read the writing on the wall

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

If you took all the girls I knew
When I was single
And brought them all together for one night
I know they’d never match
my sweet imagination
everything looks WORSE in black and white

Kodachrome
They give us those nice bright colors
They give us the greens of summers
Makes you think all the world’s a sunny day, Oh yeah
I got a Nikon camera
I love to take a photograph
So mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome
Leave your boy so far from home
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away
Mama don’t take my Kodachrome

Mama don’t take my Kodachrome away

 

Paul Simon – Kodachrome

 

 

 

Background Articles and Videos

The origin of Paul Simon’s “Kodachrome”

 

 

Kodachrome

Kodachrome” is a song written and recorded by Paul Simon. It appeared on his 1973 album There Goes Rhymin’ Simon.

Description

The song is named after the Kodak 35mm film Kodachrome. For the week ending May 19, 1973, Kodachrome made it onto the Billboard Hot 100 chart and five weeks later, the song moved to number nine, just ahead of the song Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando and just behind Give Me Love (Give Me Peace on Earth) by George Harrison.[1] The song then became a major hit in the United States, peaking at #2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart[2] as well as the Billboard adult contemporary chart,[3] but it was not released as a single in Britain because, according to American Top 40 host Casey Kasem, the British Broadcasting Corporation would not play the trademarked name.

Eastman Kodak Co. required the album to note that Kodachrome is a trademark of Kodak, and to include the registered trademark symbol (®) after the song’s title. In the late 1990s, Kodak used the song in commercials to sell film.

The lyrics on There Goes Rhymin’ Simon differed in wording from those on the The Concert in Central Park and Paul Simon’s Concert in the Park, August 15, 1991 albums. The former said, “…everything looks worse in black and white,” but the latter said, “…everything looks better in black and white.”

Development

In an interview conducted in November 2008, Paul said that what he had in mind when he was writing the song was to call it “Going Home”. However, finding that this would have been “too conventional”, he came up with “Kodachrome”, because of its similar sound and larger innovative potential. He also refers to its first line as apparently the “most interesting” part of the song.[4] The first line runs, “When I think back on all the crap I learned in high school, it’s a wonder I can think at all.”

The song was featured in the films Coneheads and Cops & Robbersons. …”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodachrome_(song)

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