#15 on the countdown comes form the awesome rock band, Faith No More! Although my favorite song from them is "Epic", this has already been in the Rock Band song rotation since the first installment and it was time for a new song from them. "Midlife Crisis" off of their 1992 album Angel Dust is a worthy addition! Surprisingly, this was Faith No More's only song to reach #1 on the Modern Rock Charts. I would have thought Epic would have been a bigger song. The song, although called "Midlife Crisis" is supposedly not about having a midlife crisis at all. Instead, lead singer Mike Patton said the song is kind of about Madonna. HUH? This is what he says...
"..the song is based on a lot of observation and a lot of speculation. But in sort of a pointed way it's kind of about Madonna ... I think it was a particular time where I was being bombarded with her image on TV and in magazines and her whole shtick kind of speaks to me in that way... like she's going through some sort of problem. It seems she's getting a bit desperate."
Interestingly enough, the song was originally called Madonna and when they played concerts, they still called in by that name on their set lists. The song has been covered a few times, been in a few video games, and will make a great addition to Rock Band 3. I love the drums on this and I know my foot will get a workout on the bass pedal!
So if this song is about someone in midlife, what about we talk about a young life. It has been about a week now, but I haven't had a chance to talk about it. Last week, I did a photo shoot for some friends with their daughter at a pumpkin patch. I think it turned out great even though I didn't quite get all the shots I wanted to. Thing I am learning about shooting children, you can't force them to take the pictures you want and I would rather improvise than kid a crying child. Here are a few of my favorites and the whole slide show can be seen here!