Apart from yellow, my favorite color is red; to be specific, blood red or in Filipino slang as per my insistence to call it thus, puta red. I also love red umbrellas to the point that I wrote a tribute for it here.
I feel red’s kick, its vitality, and its oozing luster that just breathes verve.
We all know Macy Gray. We all know her songs such as I Try and She Ain’t Right For You. I recently stumbled upon a fan’s music video that makes use of her song, I Try, over on Youtube. She is caty201074. Her usage of images with red tones is beautifully rendered.
Here are some stills:
I remember a friend who assigned this song to a special someone. I don’t know if they’re still together or if her world “already crumbled,” and she’s rebuilt it. All I know is this truth: Macy Gray’s voice matches red’s vitality. This is red in melody and in harmony. (oh, that rhymed, hee)
Another creation that celebrates red is Salvador Dali’s painting, The Elephant.
And my latest bloody fascination? A photo that merges motion, mermaid, dance, drowning, water, and red’s fiery character posted on this marvelous site (thanks, G dear, for the link).