About Forbidden Child
LOVE, PEACE, A LITTLE COMPASSION, SOME TREASON, MANY ILLUSIONS AND A BIT OF MOJO.
That sums up the ‘70s pretty much for me. Up to 1969, love, peace, compassion, and illusion were only characters of a fairy tale in my book. I got a full understanding of the significance of each of these terms as the ‘70s progressed. By the end of the decade, I had a clear understanding of what these words did NOT mean.
Forbidden Child finds its roots in Texas, year 2000. There was a new Cameron Crowe movie playing downtown Austin, Almost Famous. The soundtrack, the clothes, the hair, the dialogues, the easy way people of that era connected with each other, I was taken back to a time that had been pivotal to me, a time I had not thought of in a long time. It was nothing short of an epiphany. I realized that two things had played an undeniable role in the adult I had become: my early family life and the ‘70s. Joni Mitchell and Led Zeppelin had had as much influence on me as my own family.
Walking out of the theater, I was flooded with images of friends from that era, my ears buzzing with the music I had loved so much. It’s in the ‘70s that I started taking decisions about my future, forging opinions about social events and questioning the spiritual aspect of life. I came to the ‘70s as a child. By 1980, I had become more or less the adult I am today.