It's better to burn out than fade away!

Maxoperandi

Northampton, United Kingdom

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Well…it being Friday afternoon and the phones have stopped ringing…had to have a go at this exploding lightbulb shot…saw it done on a site and had to have a go myself. Bit tricky to do but great fun if you capture it!

Oh! the title…..That’s been used before as well!

When Neil Young wrote the song ‘Hey Hey, My My’ in 1978, he would have had no idea of the implications that one of the lyrics would have on music and society. Spoken in full only in the acoustic version of the song, Young states the infamous citation that still resonates today – ‘it’s better to burn out than to fade away’.

The song proved to be a favourite of a young lead singer of a Seattle-based rock band called Nirvana. When Nirvana became a global phenomenon and the young front-man struggled to cope with his new-found celebrity status, Kurt Cobain committed suicide and left a harrowing note with the last line saying ‘it’s better to burn out than to fade away’.

Taken in Studio with my old Canon 1DS…f22…ISO 100…1/4 sec 50mm lens

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