Sunday's picture and a song - Lana Del Rey in Paris
Don't worry. There hasn't been some sort of weird time warp that caused you to miss out on a full day of your weekend! I'm posting "Sunday's Picture and a Song" on Saturday because my brain is too tired to write a real post.
If you don't recognize the young woman in the photos, don't feel bad. I certainly didn't when I saw a crowd gathered around her in front of the Westin Hotel in Paris on Thursday afternoon. Seeing her name on the cover of a CD that she was autographing for a fan didn't enlighten me as to her identity either. It was only after Ella Coquine commented on my last post that I would probably like Lana Del Rey's music that I decided to listen to some of her songs. And, of course, I know her! Sara and I sang along with "Video Games" while I was visiting our children in Boston at this time last year. Warning: This haunting song is one of those that gets stuck in your head. I've already listened to it about five (or eight or more!) times today.
For someone who grew up in small towns in the mid-western section of the United States far from any well-known people, I always get a thrill when I stumble across someone famous in Paris. The moral of the story is to keep your camera strapped around your neck even if it means that you look like a tourist, take photos first and ask questions later. With any luck, you'll end up with pictures of someone whose work you admire.
Lana Del Rey graciously signed autographs and posed with fans in front of the Westin Hotel in Paris.