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Music Measures Memories – The Diaries of a Melomaniac

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Jamie Robertson

Format: Paperback

ISBN: 978-1-84888-549-3
Published: 1st May 2024
Publisher: Inter/Connexions
Dimensions: 553 pages – 210 x 148 x 28.8mm
Series: Inter/Connexions

 

 

As a schoolboy in the 1960s I dreamt of working in Hollywood. Using only my imagination, intuition and wits to guide me, I travelled to and from Australia multiple times in the hope of advancing my career in the movie business in both countries. Whether learning my craft as a filmmaker, backpacking around the globe or indulging in my obsession for attending live concerts, I enjoyed each of my passions equally, but it was my love of music, which kept me on the right track and helped me cope with my mental health issues until I finally achieved my dream.

Measuring my life with music has helped me recall experiences both good and bad but more importantly, it has enabled a healing process that I hadn’t realised I needed until I began writing my story. The end result might best be described as The Diaries of a Melomaniac.

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As a schoolboy in the 1960s I dreamt of working in Hollywood. Using only my imagination, intuition and wits to guide me, I travelled to and from Australia multiple times in the hope of advancing my career in the movie business in both countries. Whether learning my craft as a filmmaker, backpacking around the globe or indulging in my obsession for attending live concerts, I enjoyed each of my passions equally, but it was my love of music, which kept me on the right track and helped me cope with my mental health issues until I finally achieved my dream.Measuring my life with music has helped me recall experiences both good and bad but more importantly, it has enabled a healing process that I hadn’t realised I needed until I began writing my story. The end result might best be described as The Diaries of a Melomaniac.
Introduction
What’s a Melomaniac?

VOLUME ONE: 1954-1981
1 Da Capo
2 School Days
3 Break on Through (To the Other Side)
4 Nothing is Easy
5 Changes
6 And You and I
7 The Cinema Show
8 Show Me the Way
9 It’s a Long Way to the Top
10 Solsbury Hill
11 Free Bird
12 Kashmir
13 The Kids Are Alright
14 Prove It All Night
15 Even in the Quietest Moments
16 London Calling
17 Comfortably Numb
18 Tunnel of Love

VOLUME TWO: 1981-1997
1 History Never Repeats
2 Great Southern Land
3 Reckless (Don’t Be So)
4 All Lovers Are Deranged
5 Give Me Love, Give Me Life
6 Let’s Go Crazy
7 Now We’re Getting Somewhere
8 Welcome To The Jungle
9 Rock And A Hard Place
10 Hold On To Me
11 Never Tear Us Apart
12 Before You Accuse Me
13 My Country
14 Time To Move On
15 For All The Cows
16 Full Circle

Coda

A-Z List of Concerts
Quote Sources
Acknowledgements
Jamie Robertson is an award-winning film director and photographer who has travelled the world extensively working on a diverse range of productions. He has flown to and from Australia so many times he has earned the nickname ‘Boomerang’.