First Lines - X

January 10, 2019  •  4 Comments

Tenth edition of First Lines.  The caption is the first line of a popular R&R song.  Have a guess in the comments.  I'll hold all comments for a day or two so you don't see correct, or incorrect, attempts.  I've been told some of these are way too easy.  This one my be a tad difficult.

GullGullBandon Beach, Oregon
First to Fall Over When the Atmosphere is Less than Perfect
 


Comments

Mark(non-registered)
OK, no idea on the song. I am so much better at recognizing audio snips than lyrics! Thank you for leaving this in B&W. :-)
JWSmith Photography
Katherine: “That’s a disturbing image, Joe.”

Me: “Disturbing would have been leaving it in color.”

Perhaps it is but I didn’t see it that way once I got over finding a dead gull on an Oregon beach. What stopped and struck me was the way the wing cuts across the neck of the bird. It’s a strong gesture, perhaps to whomever comes across the remains; a warning perhaps? I wasn’t going for morbid. The gull has much of its form even though the innards are mostly gone so it still has the presence of a seabird so we can still relate to it. And now having looked up pronkstilevens I can see how it resembles that style.
Cedric Canard(non-registered)
Woah! That was one big canary :)
Interestingly, while on my recent beach holiday, I took a similar shot of a bird that had met its end. In my experience, I have found that people do not like such images. Perhaps they do not wish to be reminded of their own mortality; something I find odd. Maybe your experience is otherwise. In any case, I very much like your image. There is a palpable memento mori quality about it. The style of the photo looks pronkstillevens, but in black and white. Anyway, well done on a most poignant image.
JC(non-registered)
No clue to the song but the lyric songs like something Pink Floyd would write - Waiting to Fly or Learning to Fly was one of their songs
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