EXCERPT - 2min 30 of 3min 40sec | DV | 2012
In “song for Elliott Jacques”, the seemingly invulnerable Superman has been crippled with over-sized monster hands. His psyche struggles to come to grips with this sudden shift of identity. After failing to go back in time by reversing the rotation of the earth, he surrenders to his situation. Track Fourteen of, TAPE NUMBER ONE, is dedicated to psychologist Elliott Jaques who coined the term “midlife crisis” in his 1965 article "Death and the Midlife Crisis”.
It is only through crisis that self-realization can occur. It is only through crisis that we begin to uncover truth and strengthen our relationships to our authentic selves. Crisis brings with it the destruction of self while opening the door for us to once again be lost, not know, declare individualism and transcend.
video and music; written, recorded & performed by Tommy Becker, 2012.