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Best of 2006, Pt. 3

December 17, 2006

Christina Aguilera’s cd Back To Basics came out this summer, and as a lover of the styles & music of pretty much the entire 20th century, I was pleased at her choices; namely, cleaning up and going retro. “Ain’t No Other Man” & “Candyman” are still my favorite songs from the cd.

Gnarls Barkley’s Crazy is another song that accompanied me on these trips, and while I loved it, I wasn’t as crazy about (…sorry) any of the other songs from the cd. Everyone kept referring to it as “disco,” which to me, no. Modern disco is say, Scissor Sisters. This was just a good solid pop song.

I remember spending the summer blasting all of them while shooting pictures in two cemeteries in particular.

Sunset Cemetery, which is so far west of town that I think it’s technically in Galloway, has a lot of really unique stones, and a striking crematory, dating from 1932. Kirkersville Cemetery is also on the National Rd. (Rt. 40) but all the way on the other end of Columbus, so far east as to be on the way to Zanesville. Kirkersville was one of the most beautiful places I shot this summer, as odd as that seems. It’s hidden away from the world, and if you go all the way to the back of it, you feel like no one will ever find you. But in a good way.

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