Sunday, December 7, 2008

My Thoughts (Images) on Sparks while Working on "Angst in my Pants" Chapter in my book on Sparks


Walt Disney


Ron Mael (Sparks)


Mickey Mouse


Walt Disney visions a world that is not the world, but it's his world


Disney sees the world something like this


In Walt's world this is the perfect bedroom


In a perfect Disney "World" this is the perfect girl


Minnie Mouse is our deep secret desire.


But perhaps this is what we really desire as well.


Peter Pan is the ideal man for our fantasies. We never want to leave the world that we made up in our imagination.


Sparks' express the conflict what we desire and dream about and what's out there in the so called world. Disney made up his world and Sparks' made up their world as well.


At last a world where everyone can understand and appreciate.

7 comments:

Mieze said...

I can't wait until this book is finished.

david said...

Disney looks like a procurer for the Seven Dwarfs in the first picture. I think David Stairhairn must have taken wardrobe tips from Disney when he played Pearce Patchett, master of Fleur de Lys ( "Anything You Desire") in L.A. Confidential.

david said...

Disney looks like a procurer for the Seven Dwarfs in the first picture. I think David Stairhairn must have taken wardrobe tips from Disney when he played Pearce Patchett, master of Fleur de Lys ( "Anything You Desire") in L.A. Confidential.

Marc said...

sparks rocks!!
i am intrigued by this novel
you work for what looks like the best bookstore i've never been to.
& btw as a prepubescent 9,10, &12 year-old i wet my pants thinking/daydreaming/fantasizing about disney & all it's related paraphernelia. when that toontown shit came out i fucking freaked. that was like the dream. and then i went there & i was disappointed that so much of it was just cardboard facades, like you could only go into mickey's house & mickey wasn't even f-ing there! i wanted to go to duckburg!
marc

Anne said...

Hi Tosh,
Being following your work - from France - for a few years now. In the recent Kristian Goddard interview you mentionned "Words And Music : The Selected Lyrics of Sparks". Can you tell more about it ? When is it supposed to be issued ? What will it be really about ?
Bien à vous,
Anne (another Sparks fan ...)

Anne said...

... And same questions about "Sparkstastic" ...
Merci !

Jim Cherry said...

Looking forward to reading about one of the only bands that matters. But, have to ask, why the apostrophes after Sparks in this passage? It's written as Sparks' when there is no possessive or contraction.