Pop thinking

A dreamin’ morning

Dec 15th, 2014 | By | Category: Pop thinking

“The Mamas and The Papas versus The Boomtown Rats – it’s one of those days”: a friend’s words to accompany his photograph of a threatening morning sky on a Dublin winter’s day. It’s not about the ominous colours of an Irish morning, though, it’s a state of mind, an approach to life: buoyant optimism versus grim realism. “California dreamin” versus “Rat Trap”; being in L.A. or a “Banana Republic”.

“California dreamin” evokes imaginings of a mythical land where winter and gloominess have no place.  Perhaps being there on a December …