Juke Box Karma is `a search for meaning by a writer coming of age at a time when this elusive prize seemed the object most worthy of pursuit...' Follow poet, playwright and screenwriter James Vollmar as he shares his journey from the small Northamptonshire town of his childhood through the black-and-white world of radio request shows, early TV and seaside holidays in 1960's Cromer, with its magical juke box, to the colour, chaos and cultural ferment of 1970's London and beyond. In the wake of the deaths of both his parents, and drawing inspiration from sources as diverse as Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, the Beatles, William Blake and Ken Dodd, Vollmar explores a philosophical landscape of religion, politics, rationalism and alternative culture in search of `something real'. Blending personal memoir and cultural commentary with philosophical enquiry, Juke Box Karma is a journey in every sense of the word and will appeal to all interested in the culture of the 1960s and 1970s.
James Vollmar was born in Northamptonshire and has been a published poet since 1973. He has since worked in theatre where his plays include Crossroad Blues and The Last Laugh - both for Eastern Angles Ipswich, and GI Blues for Forest Forge Hampshire. His one-act play Clearing the Colours was produced by Sir Alan Ayckbourn at the Stephen Joseph Theatre Scarborough. He has worked on a number of film screenplays and his poetry collection Peacetime is also published by Matador.