Setting: Henderson Street, Bridge of Allan Date: passing time Music: Gorillaz Street Performance of “Humility” For: Rachel and the Owl man With thanks to: Kathleen Jamie, Charles Dickens, Bernard MacLaverty, … Continue reading revolutionary TIME [the language of MUSIC]
Filmed at Thornton Fever Hospital (later a Children’s Home/School). Music credit: ‘The Campaign for Real Rock’ – by Edwyn Collins Borrowed words: Mary Midgley, Charles Dickens and Tomas Tranströmer,
This film is for Adam. It is the final film in a series. Music credit: ‘Intruder’ by Peter Gabriel. ‘Dr Marigold’: from the writings of Charles Dickens. The first … Continue reading Dr Marigold’s prescriptions
At the time of making this film, nearly 1 in 5 Scots are taking antidepressants. Many are taking them indefinitely. I was prescribed Paroxetine (SEROXAT) over 20 years ago for … Continue reading The Scottish Pharmacist
Last week I visited Craigroy on the Altyre Estate. My great-great-grandparents, John Gordon and Euphemia Ferguson, raised their family here before moving to Cothall. More than 30 years ago my … Continue reading Craigroy [do you think memories are made of atoms too?]
Introducing Girgenti At Girgenti you can still hear two girls sing. Girgenti followed Paestum From Thimble Row to Discoveries:
This is my final film on Girgenti:
It might have been the other way around: Paestum may have followed Girgenti. Nabokov once said that he “did not believe in time”. What follows is Girgenti [in the form … Continue reading Girgenti followed Paestum
Girgenti followed Paestum in a blue sky summer that was not little. Beneath this sky two girls sang. It was a beautiful summer.
Thesis 1389, and that of Dr Iain Smith give an account of Girgenti following the death of Captain John Cheape:
Captain John Cheape died in 1850. Unmarried and with no children, he left Girgenti to six Scottish hospitals. Girgenti was then sold and re-sold. Summer was giving way to autumn.
After serving as a Captain in the Napoleonic wars Captain John Cheape “retired” to the Girgenti of his imagination: