You know the drill, Roadies: here are the best blog posts I read this week.
When I was a kid, my dad used to sing a snippet of a song: “My father said son you’re gonna drive me to drinkin’ if you don’t stop drivin’ that hot rod Lincoln!” I was in my 30s before I learned that this wasn’t just something he made up! Paul Niedermeyer, writing for Curbside Classic, tells this song’s story. Read In Search of the Real Hot Rod Lincoln
You never know the people you will encounter. I once met Jim Belushi, completely at random, in the last place on Earth you’d expect: Michigan City, Indiana. Alexander Denault tells a story of a man who, while singing on the street to earn a buck, ended up with a brief lesson from none other than Luciano Pavarotti! Read You Must Sing Louder
James Tocchio reflects, without resorting to blind fawning, on Kodachrome: what made it good, why it wasn’t perfect, and why Kodak is unlikely ever to bring it back. Read Looking Back at Kodachrome: Kodak’s Most Famous Film and What Made It So Special
It’s not often I’m arrested by a photograph, but I was by this one by ehpem. See Irregular Patterns II
Film-camera reviews and experience reports:
- Agfa Parat I (Mike Eckman)