The Rolling Stones / No Filter Tour / Wallace Dobbin

Once upon a time there was a bass player who was called Wallace who was  in a band called the Mps who were reviewed in issue 3 of the original Deviation Street Fanzine , So we are absolutely delighted to have Wallace  write for Deviation Street and for letting us post up his close up images of the Stones . It’s a gas gas gas.   … Continue reading The Rolling Stones / No Filter Tour / Wallace Dobbin

Late Review / Thurston Moore / Rock N Roll Consciousness / 2017

Welcome to Late Review our take on looking at Albums , films and books  that you might have slipped from your list or were just outside of your radar. We  also welcome a new contributor Jon Gordon. Jon wrote this article last year for Tasty zine.  More late reviews to follow and if you know of some great album or such like that you think … Continue reading Late Review / Thurston Moore / Rock N Roll Consciousness / 2017

Another Music In A Different Kitchen Part 2

Another Music in a Different Kitchen Outsider Art: it’s a term as contentious as that irksome moniker Punk. Whatever whatever, this is not the time for feeling self-righteous about being able to split hairs as to what is and what is not, so for now let’s just say it’s Another Music from a Different Kitchen. The good thing about the combination of the words Outsider … Continue reading Another Music In A Different Kitchen Part 2

Margins & Murmurations Dolly Sen Interviews Otter Lieffe

Many thanks to Dolly Sen for this article first published on Disability Arts Online,  in which she interviews Fiction writer Otter Lieffe. Read on   Dolly Sen I didn’t know what speculative fiction was when ‘Margins and Marginations’ by Otter Lieffe dropped on my doormat. It is a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, … Continue reading Margins & Murmurations Dolly Sen Interviews Otter Lieffe

Interlude / A Recital / Sarah Harrington

From the Buzzcocks live to European Outsider Art Conferences to Music from Another Kitchen and the refined world of the music recital. Sarah Harrington writes.   A Recital Seventeen years of Baptist sermons will give one a real appreciation for the backs of heads. I was an anthropologist in training – still am – I was not involved but I was there. Behaving oneself is … Continue reading Interlude / A Recital / Sarah Harrington

What do I get ? / European Outsider Art Association Conference 2018/ Part 1.

I was fortunate enough to attend a couple of days at the European Outsider Art Conference 2018  held at Pallant House Gallery, Chichester recently. As the promo said, the conference was aimed at artists, curators and collectors as well as representatives from museums, galleries, collections, art projects and studio groups.  This year’s conference focused on ‘the Artist’s Voice,’ – I was there in my capacity … Continue reading What do I get ? / European Outsider Art Association Conference 2018/ Part 1.

Mick Farren / The Titanic Sails At Dawn

Writer and founder of the band The Deviants  passed away nearly five years ago in  July 2013.  It was a track by Farrren and his band that inspired the name of the 1977 fanzine  Deviation Street  and it’s more recent resurrection as a blog and subsequent  maga/zine. So we would like to raise our glass to the man and present an inspired piece of writing … Continue reading Mick Farren / The Titanic Sails At Dawn

MARTIN PURYEAR & JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: QUESTIONS OF IDENTITY Geoff Dunlop

MARTIN PURYEAR & JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: QUESTIONS OF IDENTITY Geoff Dunlop                           MartinPuryear / galleries now.net   I first encountered the sculpture of Martin Puryear on visits to the States in the mid-1980s. How different these still, silent, mysterious objects seemed to be from what was all around me. Those were the most febrile … Continue reading MARTIN PURYEAR & JEAN-MICHEL BASQUIAT: QUESTIONS OF IDENTITY Geoff Dunlop

Peter Please / A Life in the Margins

There is something wonderful about the work of Peter Please. As I write this I’m listening to Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians and those those playful rhythms have set my  mind bouncing over Peter’s texts. The image of fleeting words which are momentarily held on the page before they disappear,  ebbing and flowing over the surfaces of root, leaf and branch – up in to … Continue reading Peter Please / A Life in the Margins