It’s been a sad week for sure and while we try pretty hard to keep all of our posts bike related, this week’s events could not go unmentioned. Lots of things and people have passed on quite recently. Of note: Farah Fawcett; Ed McMahon; Michael Jackson; Iz the Wiz; and even Kodachrome film.
The last three, MJ, IZ and Kodachrome have touched a nerve for the authors here at CZ and we are quite broken up at this three-fold loss of culture. You will all be missed for sure.
MJ influenced generations with his music.
Iz taught us that art didn’t just belong in galleries, and changed the way we saw the urban landscape. Growing up with Subway Art and Wild Style, Iz always seemed like the cool older brother that we never had.
And while this last loss wasn’t a person, and it’s not meant to lessen the impact of a physical death, but it had as large of an impact as the above two people: It changed the way people look at the world. With a camera and a roll of film, we saw things in ways that we had never seen them before. So like the above two, Kodak’s Kodachrome film will also be missed after 75 years of being the best.