Each “Foto Friday” 2dopesistahs pay homage to our love of Pinterest by remixing one of the posts we saw there, the “30 Day Photo Challenge,” originally posted on the Little Bennet blog. We are presenting our photographs so that we can explore the power of the camera and how we see the world.
Day 13: I Can’t Live Without
Da Hype 1
In 1985, L.L. Cool J released his debut album Radio, with the single, “I Can’t Live Without My Radio.” It was an ode to his radio and to a music genre that he helped to grow up. He says, “My radio, believe me, I like it loud. I’m the man with the box that can rock the crowd.” He then goes on to say, “I’m sorry if you can’t understand, but I need a radio inside my hand.”
I understood what L.L. Cool J was saying because I always had a nice radio and even a boombox like his at some point in my youth. When I was a kid, my father had a really nice stereo with really loud speakers. At any given moment, you could come to our house and hear Miles Davis blaring from our speakers. The music in my house was always LOUD. That’s how I am and so if there is anything I can’t live without, it’s my radio.
Da Realist 1
Sometimes I have to think deeply about my picture for Foto Friday, but not this time. My answer will not surprise anyone who knows me. I can’t live without my. . . BOOKS! I am a certified bookworm.
Every historian I know has a massive library, books collected for research, for teaching, and for pleasure. I remember going to a professor’s house when I was in
graduate school, and I saw that she had books everywhere, even in the kitchen. I thought to myself, “Awesome.” Now, in my home, there are probably books in all rooms except the bathrooms. I try to keep them on the bookshelves, but they often spill out onto tables, the floor, etc.
The books that I am currently reading or using for research are supposed to live on the bookshelf next to my desk. But, as you can see, some of them have begun to migrate from the shelf to the floor.