Wednesday, January 7, 2015

retro-quotes #7773992042999

retro-quotes: a series of germane remarks, by others, plucked from all over the place, and from all over the time

"Anyone born between the early 60s and the early 70s is at risk from the past in some ways - being the generation who were raised in one kind of Britain (a cosy-but-progressive social democracy, where the arts were valued and thought was encouraged) and then came of age in another, there's a sort of dissonance and suppressed fury there which makes our nostalgia deeper and more painful than it should be. That sense of an inheritance having been snatched away, of being a motherless child..... I always thought of the Ghost Box stuff, for instance, as a howl of separation anxiety. The problem is, when you immerse yourself too deeply in that world - which is easy to do - it's hard to clamber out into the chilly light of the 21st century, where evil has gone overground, and "society" is only understood in terms of combat" 

-- Taylor Parkes, from a work-in-progress.

1 comment:

  1. Excellent. I like TP a lot; he seems to get better as he gets older. Looking forward to seeing the finished work-in-prog.