Here is a video of a track from Vanity Project, called Pentecost.

So this is living;
all snot and sacrament,
clocks with blank faces,
I’m utterly floored.
I’d dry your feet with my hair
but, ‘you know’, friction burns.
With every head bowed, every eye closed,
it’s Pentecost.

So this is breathing;
tongues of the angels,
the tears of my fathers
bed down on my cheeks.
‘Is that oil on your hands?’
No, I’m just a sweaty man
with an earthquake in my heart
at Pentecost.

As a young man, I had vision.
As an old man, let me dream.
So this is falling;
it’s not the first time.
Oh God, when you smile.
Oh God, when you smile.
Sing your evening perfume songs,
scratch our names upon a wall.
Rise up and walk
to Pentecost.

Simon Travers (C) 2017

vanity project title

THE STACKHOUSE JONES PROJECT IS PUBLISHING VANITY PROJECT, A COLLECTION OF POEMS AND SONGS WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY SIMON TRAVERS IN A 40 MINUTE FILM TO BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 2017.

There is now a Vanity Project page on the website with an explanation of what the project is about.

This Sunday, 4th June, a preview video will be published of ‘PENTECOST’, a song from the collection.

Jupiter

If you look closely,  there’s a small white dot below the moon. 

Two years ago today,  I was walking across the car park into work. I noticed by the moon a small spark in the sky that refused to give into the first light. Google sky map told me it was Jupiter. 

That moment sparked a poem which sparked the project I’ve been working on for the past 2 years. The project is called Vanity Project. I hope it will appear as a straight-to-youtube film later this year.

I took this photo this morning in the car park at work. 2 years later,  Jupiter still stands beside the moon. 

Jupiter

Checked the sky map on my phone.
Jupiter stands beside the moon,
a pendant for an amber necklace,
toasted light with milk for breakfast
bluntly slicing the street-haze.
No mechanism for counting days,
no concrete plans to change plans soon.
Jupiter stands beside the moon.

(c) Simon Travers,  2017