This is intended as a meeting place for folk interested in the music I make with Marcus Cliffe as Miracle Mile or my solo stuff as 'Jones'.
I hope it'll be fun and might host some healthy banter; giving me a chance to share some music, video, thoughts etc.
It can get a little lonely in the attic; why not slide a note under the door...
Monday, 18 June 2012
I'll leave this up as the lead post until Friday in the hope that it'll catch your eye and imagination. I posted it a few days back and had enough response to sense that there's much mileage here; objects that inspire memories of childhood; revisited, revealed or re-invented.
Come on folks, reveal your Rosebuds in the 'Comments' box below...
"Rosebud is the emblem of the security, hope and innocence of childhood, which a man can spend his life seeking to regain.
It is the green light at the end of Gatsby's pier; the leopard atop Kilimanjaro, seeking nobody knows what; the bone tossed into the air in 2001."
Here's an interesting one.
I recently posted this in conversation with Toronto Tim regarding Paul Buchanan's 'Mid Air':
"For me, that's what's potent about Buchanan's writing TT; he details the concerns of man; seen and recognised by a worldly man; then a revelation will be qualified with a small 'child's eye' detail'; a red car in the fountain, christmas tree lights; starlight in a suitcase. Is he dreaming; pining for the safe harbour of childhood, or using signifiers that help him to decipher to confusions of the adult world?
I suspect that Buchanan has a 'Rosebud' or two in his attic... don't we all?
Mine's a Blue Tractor.
Anyone who's seen the film 'Citizen Kane' will be familiar with idea of 'Rosebud'.
In the film Kane's last word is "Rosebud"; one of the themes of the film is the search for the meaning of that word. This itself is a symbol of lost childhood; a cherished memory of an object that signifies or embodies lost youth.
So, I ventured a blue tractor (it's a long story).