On Thursday afternoon I went hunting through my picture trunks (yes, I have two of them...plus assorted other cardboard boxes full of photos) in search of the shots I mentioned in my last post that I would post here at the end of the week. I was excited to see those shots of the private airplane tour over Mount St. Helens in September 1980 again. It has been a long time since I saw them, although the day is like a video in my mind. I had searched through one entire trunk-full of photos when it suddenly dawned on me that the shots taken that day by my then live-in boyfriend were slides! At first I panicked thinking they were lost, then I remembered where they are....in our storage unit, along with the carousel slide projector (hey, that was a state-of-the art gizmo a few decades ago).
Since the pictures are not lost but are in a state that will require the assistance of a photo shop to change them from slides to photos (I hope they can be transferred to a photo cd) I cannot at this time fulfill my promise to show them to you. I have in mind getting this project completed by September, when I will post them on the 30th anniversary of the day four people in a small plane very nearly crashed inside the crater of Mount St. Helens.........
I felt lost, just not all here, for most of what was a difficult week for me. Here is something that lightened things up and made me laugh. Our Sunday paper last week had a feature article about the University of Oregon's all-guy a cappella group, On the Rocks. The Statesman Journal article noted that:
The video someone shot of them three weeks ago at UO's Erb Memorial Union amphitheater, performing what has become their most popular routine, a mocking of pop star Lady Gaga's music video "Bad Romance," has been viewed more than 1.7 million times online. . .
That figure has now surpassed 3 million views, and counting. These guys are great!
[Note that I have also included the Lady Gaga video for comparison.]
I think On the Rocks just might get your weekend off to a good start.
On The Rocks sings Bad Romance by Lady Gaga . (Original Upload). On the Rocks is the University of Oregon's premiere all male a cappella ensemble.
photo via vi.sualize.us