The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68954 Message #3966515
Posted By: Mr Red
16-Dec-18 - 03:44 AM
Thread Name: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
Subject: RE: Help: Little Boxes (Malvina Reynolds) ticky-tacky?
I always liked the song. Even knowing it was inspired by American architecture, one only has to look at UK housing, particularly from Victorian vintage through to 1960s Britain and beyond - to understand the message. Thankfully I now live in an area that has grown more organically, yet my 25 year old house** is one of a dozen all of a kind, in an extension of a cul de sac with more "of a different" origin all the same. The road curves so the layout is anything but linear, which affords some variety. In the end it is the people that make the community, and these days there is precious little of that!
**yea yea red brick, but only the first storey.