Thursday, September 27, 2012

Somethin' Else - A 1960 Rock And Roll Coming Out and Coming Of Age

Somethin' Else by E.S. Parkinson

In 1960, riding the Rock and Roll dream into the future meant giving up everything you thought you knew in the past.

Set on the cusp of the 60s, when everything seemed grey and staying put felt as scary as getting out, SOMETHIN' ELSE is Jim’s story – a working class lad grimly determined to get to university, but dreaming of nights on the town and the promise of rock and roll. Jim feels trapped in the post-war housing development, the routine of work and school, and with the girlfriend he can’t quite manage to fall in love with.

Until he meets Edward – full of passion and possibility - and in an instant, Jim’s world is turned upside down and nothing is the same. Edward doesn’t seem to notice rules or barriers and helps Jim to see the world through fresh eyes. Jim and Edward long for escape, but in the end, escape means different things to each of them and brings with it as many questions as solutions.

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