The Straight Road / Johny Brown Chapter 9 / July

On the road again I just can’t wait to get on the road again The life I love is makin’ music with my friends And I can’t wait to get on the road again  Lyrics by Johnny Cash/ Willie Nelson   It’s  Sunday a day for reflection as we reach chapter 9 of our serialisation of Johny Brown’s urbn tale of horror show and hope , … Continue reading The Straight Road / Johny Brown Chapter 9 / July

Gentrifries

Correspondent Violet Dahl takes to the street to discover GENTRIFRIES   a sizzling new restaurant situated within the  quarter of the World Heritage City of Bath  Gentrifries topped with popcorn and pistachios   Tarquin Haberdashery talks in an exclusive interview with us at Deviation Street about how Bath has been waiting for a restaurant like his for centuries.   DS- Hello there Tarquin, please tell us more about your … Continue reading Gentrifries

The Straight Road / Chapter 8 / Johny Brown

  We have reached March and the wedding bells of bliss are ringing Susan for Sam . So how do those  memories of that night down at the quarry chime ??? MARCH On the day the wedding ceremony was the usual social travesty illuminated by sparse moments of hilarious awful brilliance and thankfully done with inside the day. The next two months passed by in … Continue reading The Straight Road / Chapter 8 / Johny Brown

The Straight Road / Johny Brown / Chapter 7/ February

Welcome to the seventh chapter of Johny Browns,  Straight Road …how long will Susan’s horror show walk through the valley darkness continue  ????       read  on ….FEBRUARY Susan shambled out the car park and staggered down the high street until she saw the church at the end of the street and oh how resplendent it seemed, it’s spire bathed in a sudden ray of … Continue reading The Straight Road / Johny Brown / Chapter 7/ February

Metropolis Collective

From the Metropolitan Museum of Art  (if  driving)  get on the NY-495 ,  take the I-78 W and I-81 S to Central Blvd in Hampden Township. Take exit 4 from US-11 S Drive to PA-641 W into Mechanicsburg  merge onto Central Blvd turn right onto PA-641 W… You Have Reached Your Destination. ….The Metropolis Collective.  Photograph by Stephen Cavrich 2017 The distance  from  New York City to the pragmatically named small town  Mechanicsburg is around 200 miles.  At a glance the cultural distance between these … Continue reading Metropolis Collective

A few words on The Fall and Mark E Smith / Brian Gibson

As I write this it’s less than 24 hours since the announcement of Mark E Smith taking a sideways step from this world, that is to say his death.  I first saw The Fall in the summer of 1980.  They were supported by  Rhythm Clicks (fronted by Gary Chaplin who was one of the founder members and original guitarist of the excellent then and now  … Continue reading A few words on The Fall and Mark E Smith / Brian Gibson

The Straight Road / A serialised tale by Johny Brown, Chapter 6

God is alive  but winter has come howling in, so very cold and chilling to the bone bringing with it the devastating death of one infant child. David decides to take his sister Susan out for a drive … JANUARY Evening came and the hymns of sadness passed one by one. At midnight David knocked on his sister’s door and before she could reply he … Continue reading The Straight Road / A serialised tale by Johny Brown, Chapter 6

A Day At The Museum /A Tale Of Two Worlds Part 2/ Bunny Shepherd

You have reached  your destination Frankfurt MMK , The Frankfurt  Museum für Moderne Kunst  A Tale of Two Worlds a collaboration between the Frankfurt MMK and Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires showing a range art produced in Europe and the Americas between the 1940’s and 1980’s.  Throughout the exhibition there are also numerous works from the United States, which seems like an additional world … Continue reading A Day At The Museum /A Tale Of Two Worlds Part 2/ Bunny Shepherd

The Straight Road / 5

Down, down, down the Straight Road they go . The continuing serialisation of a tale from the dark heart of London by Johny Brown Chapter 5  The cold chill  months of  November/December. Kerene and Dave are all sexed up and horror show antics await . NOVEMBER Kerene and Dave arrived back from the hotel via an impulsive detour to Las Vegas for more max-hotel-ity involving … Continue reading The Straight Road / 5

The Straight Road

Once more we venture into the realm of the great metropolis, head on down , down, down the straight straight road where it gets deeper and darker, so lets see what lies there. Episode 4 August /September/ October  by Johny Brown AUGUST Deeper and darker and more bling ridden still were the clubs he was now frequenting, until it happened that he did indeed bump into … Continue reading The Straight Road