Lockdown Dairies / New York – Dmitry Sokolenko

New Yorkers! You shouldn’t treat your phone booths with such disdain! I can assure you that soon you’ll be needing this type of telephone. I’m not talking about the theory of a plot by Bill Gates’s friends, wanting to trade iPhones and SAMSUNG for injections and so forth. No, I’m talking about something else. During the long duration of mask-wearing, our ears begin to stick … Continue reading Lockdown Dairies / New York – Dmitry Sokolenko

Disobedient Art ? Graffiti and Ancient Imagery in an Armenian Landscape

Disobedient Art ?  Graffiti and Ancient Imagery in an Armenian Landscape Fay Stevens What is the  difference between art and graffiti ?  Is the former an acceptable facet of the established creative  community ? While the latter seen more  – and problematically – perhaps as an act of antisocial behaviour ;  a disobedient art1i?    The French philosopher Gaston Bachelardii once commented that to disobey in … Continue reading Disobedient Art ? Graffiti and Ancient Imagery in an Armenian Landscape

The Lockdown Diaries

The Cure It was once said to me that “everything that you need to photograph is within the confines of where you live” good advice but right now spending my creative time looking in and exploring the hidden gems within my own domestic environment is not for me. Surely the most comfortable and harmonious of homes under lockdown 23hrs a day must feel like an … Continue reading The Lockdown Diaries

Carlo Keshishian – Lockdown Diary

One of the first people that we interviewed for Deviation Street Magazine… was artist and broadcaster Carlo Keshishian.  You can revisit that article and his incredible artwork /meta doodles  via https://deviationstreetmagazine.com/2017/07/16/carlo-keshishian/ The Intricacies of Carlo’s Brain, 1999 ink on canvas  Carlo lives in South London with his partner and their 3yr old son Nemo.  We are grateful to Carlo for giving his time to share … Continue reading Carlo Keshishian – Lockdown Diary

BLOCH -Dmitry Sokolenko – New York

Here’s another piece of news – a couple of weeks ago, I decided to become a cultured person! High time! And, although one can become a cultured person at any time, this very moment is perfectly suited for it! To achieve this goal, you need to have the opera close by. And so, I began to attend the Met Opera without a mask… Online (in … Continue reading BLOCH -Dmitry Sokolenko – New York

The Proper Ornaments ‘Mission Bells’ Album Review – Jon Gordon

The Proper Ornaments ‘Mission Bells’ (Tapete Records) The path of PsycheRock is a well trodden one. On their fourth album, the Proper Ornaments are perfectly aware of this, and their soporific yet jagged songwriting is seamlessly performed at a steady pace, perhaps on the basis that minimalism plus repetition creates its own velocity over the length of a complete album. Unconcerned that others might make … Continue reading The Proper Ornaments ‘Mission Bells’ Album Review – Jon Gordon

NEW YORK – Good Friday – Dmitry Sokolenko – Lockdown Diary

  I no longer know what I want from Friday. Am I looking forward to Friday evening? Though why would that be? Friday evening is now the same as every other evening. Or is today even Friday? Somehow I’ve completely lost track of the days of the week. Here’s what I really want – I really want the old sounds to come back and I … Continue reading NEW YORK – Good Friday – Dmitry Sokolenko – Lockdown Diary

16 Years: Gigs In Scotland 1974-1990 / An interview with Chris Brickley

History begins at home. From the living room to the classroom and beyond, we are taught that the importance of what happens, happens elsewhere. As a result, our own narratives tend to be put aside. Of course, there are valuable lessons to be learnt when we focus our attention towards a prescribed view of the world, but to disregard one’s own personal experiences within a … Continue reading 16 Years: Gigs In Scotland 1974-1990 / An interview with Chris Brickley

Lockdown Diary – Chris Brickley April 7 2020

We begin today with a Lockdown Diary from Chris Brickley . We interviewed Chris a few months back about his forthcoming book 16 Years: Gigs in Scotland 1974-1990 the interview was to appear in Issue 5 of Deviation Street ,which was due to be launched on the 10th May. . Of course everything has changed since then,  time has stopped still as we periodically mull … Continue reading Lockdown Diary – Chris Brickley April 7 2020

The Lockdown Diaries- Gavin Tate

 Gavin Tate is in lockdown on an island, not the St Helena where Napoleon was exiled to  but its about the same size, The Isle of Jersey near the coast of Normandy. Where in 1944 over  15,000 soldiers lost their lives between the months of April and May as part of the D-Day landings the ensuing battles of Operation Overlord, . Today another war rages, … Continue reading The Lockdown Diaries- Gavin Tate