Features
22.04.2010, Words by Charlie Jones

Gallery: Peggy Sue on their album

A fossil expression is a word that’s original meaning has dropped out of use, but still lingers within a phrase. It represents an absence, but within a set group of words its missing meaning is re-provided. For example, ‘neck of the woods’ means an area or neighbourhood; the original meaning of ‘neck’ in this context being a narrow stretch of forest.

Below is a collection of songs and ideas which when added together represent that which remains after and in spite of absence and endings – a collection of fossils and phantoms. As a group they each lend meaning to one another, separately however they have their own. The songs on the album did not come from the photos and stories below, but they are all to some extent representations of a part of them.

Text: Rosa Slade
Photo: Katy Young

Click on any image to open the gallery.

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