Wednesday, 24 July 2019

The Majors Tom : GoatBoy





On December 16, 1961, The World turned upside down and inside out, and I was born, screaming, in America.

CUT: Tower Bridge – The Horse and Rider cross The Bridge, approaching the camera

It was the end of the American Dream, just before we lost our innocence irrevocably, and the TV Eye brought the horror of our lives into out homes for all to see.


CUT: The rider dismounts upon a cobblestoned street, and leads his horse past the burning shells of televisions.

FX: howling wolves

I was told when I grew up, I could be anything I wanted – A Fireman, a Policeman, a Doctor. Even President, it seemed. 

And for the first time in The History of Mankind, something new called an 'Astronaut.'

But like many kids growing up on a steady diet of Westerns, I always wanted to be The Cowboy Hero :– That Lone Voice in The Wilderness fighting Corruption and Evil wherever I found it, and standing for Freedom, Truth and Justice.


CUT: The Dark Rider throws a lighted match into an oil drum full of newspapers.


And in my Heart of Hearts, I still track the remnants of That Dream, wherever I go, on my never-ending ride into The Setting Sun.

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