Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Top 2000 Songs of All Time - The Final Day!

It's the final day of Marit's Top 2000 party! This has been so much fun! I have been singing these songs all week, and it's so much fun to pay tribute to them on paper!

Today we are counting down from #272 to #1! My song choice is #40 - "Black" by Pearl Jam. I have loved Pearl Jam's music ever since they started, and I can't believe they have been around for over 20 years already! To me, Eddie Vedder's combination of poetic songwriting and super-emotive singing makes this song a masterpiece. Here's how my layout/poster turned out...
I tried to capture the idea from the lyrics of his world turning to black (at the love lost).

Edited to add: Linda asked how I did the combination color/black and white photo. Good question, and it's super simple! I just printed the photo twice - once in color, and once in black and white. Then I drew the dripping bit on the black and white; cut it out, lined it up, and pasted it on top of the color photo. Easy peasy!

I just love this video of Pearl Jam doing "Black" during an unplugged session on MTV. I hope you enjoy it too...

To see Marit's final blogpost for the party, and all of the other participants artwork for today, click here.

Happy New Year's Eve everyone! Thanks so much for visiting! Stay safe and I will see you again soon!


phinner said...

sigh...28 year old Eddie.

ok, I gotta know how you split that photo into b&w that way!

awesome! of course I love it!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love love love how you did that background with the clouds and I remember those alphas from a SIS kit! Happy New Year! :):):):):):):):):):):)