Thursday, October 02, 2008

Ok, So It's Actually a Left Hand, and It's Not Red

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My friend Susan and I were visiting Lima, taking photos of the old signs and storefronts as we do, when she looked through the window of a long-abandoned store and jumped a little. When I saw what she was looking at, I jumped too. Then we both realized what it was and relaxed.

But for a second or so, we thought something quite grim had happened there.

So we took some pictures.

Lima, Ohio

Nick Cave - Red Right Hand


Smurfwreck said...

Man, I love the Murder Ballads album. I like the sort of washed out tint to the photo, makes it look like 70s crime scene.

I wonder how many times these cheap novelty arms scare the beejezus out of people who work in landfills and refuse sites?

Susan said...

Wow, I totally forgot about that. Super creepy! Good times.

Also, if I might share a creepy murder song? Sufjan Stevens' "John Wayne Gacy, Jr." is a very chilling balad.

Karswell said...

Deja Vu! Not cuz you posted this before, but cuz when I walked into my cellar this morning I... umm...

Walt said...

Wow. I lived in Lima, Ohio when I was a kid.

That's all.

Dane said...

Shawn, that's an interesting point .. I bet that happens all the time.

Susan, thanks for the rec - I may have to hit you up for that one.

Steve: Not again.

Walt: See what's become of it? :)

Sparkleneely said...

I would have jumped, too... it looks real from a distance!

And thankfully, you had your camera.

Dane said...

I never want to be without it, in case I ever do run across a severed arm, you know?


Music is posted for a short time, and while I use it in part to (hopefully, though not always) go along with the theme of the photo, I also post it in hopes someone will give it a try and fall in love with it as I have. Perhaps they will then seek out more by the artist and buy more cds. That's how it works with me, anyway. If you like it, pick it up at the store; support the artists you love.


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