6th June 1977 – Deviation Street

In the room next door three teenagers are listening to the 40th anniversary ruby red vinyl edition of Joy Division’s Unknown Pleasures. The album belongs to one of the three. That such music continues to resonate with generation X, Y and Z astounds me, when I consider the timeline. Such music was never conceived with longevity in mind, but then again neither was the music … Continue reading 6th June 1977 – Deviation Street

Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC – Dmitry Sokolenko

842 minutes ago, in Williamsburg — not the one in Virginia, but the cool one — I participated in the loudest protest over the death of George Floyd. There was no need to burn police cars. Or smash bank windows. Or throw eggs at store windows — although of course sometimes a couple of eggs and maybe even a tomato should be thrown at boring … Continue reading Williamsburg Brooklyn NYC – Dmitry Sokolenko

The Nightingales – New Album

The Nightingales‘Four Against Fate’(Tiny Global) Everything, you all know, is overshadowed today. In our popular culture, very much of how we view the past is highlighted by years and summers that were in some way pivotal to the development of music, fashion, consumption of mood altering substances, politics and public society in general. 1967, 1977, 1989, 1995 are all held to be Watershed Moments in … Continue reading The Nightingales – New Album

Lockdown Diaries – Sally De Courcy

I am immuno-compromised as a result of a medical condition, from which I was medically retired as a young doctor. I then did an MA in fine Art at the UCA Farnham. When the country went into lockdown, I decided to create a body of artwork about my experience of being shielded from society. The work would have limitations like myself, I could only use … Continue reading Lockdown Diaries – Sally De Courcy

Patrick Hogberg – Bunny Shepherd

The message on my phone read Patrick Hogberg has been busy. That was back in February, pre  Covid -19 Pandemic , pre Lockdown days . I had meant to do something about the message but had only managed to ……. Then got pre-occupied with the whole of the virus thing and maintaining a relatively sane distance between myself and the mad tweets and so on … Continue reading Patrick Hogberg – Bunny Shepherd

An appreciation of Florian Schneider : Jon Gordon

An appreciation of Florian Schneider :   The 6th of June 1981 was a dull and overcast day in what was still then Industrial North Lanarkshire. In the distance, the cooling towers of the massive steelworks around Motherwell dominated the landscape, while the factories of Coatbridge hadn’t all yet succumbed to the decline that the 1980s would eventually wreak upon them. It was definitely beginning … Continue reading An appreciation of Florian Schneider : Jon Gordon

Flickers X 10 – Kevin Anderson

Tired? Bored? Big Time Ennui ? Kevin Anderson has provided us with a list of 10  Flickers (films to you and me ) coming , I think mostly from Japan .  Actually its 11 films but we are keeping in line with decimalisation and obligatory  standard listing of  the 10 best .. Albums, Books and Films  etc  . Except hopefully we are bringing you the … Continue reading Flickers X 10 – Kevin Anderson

New York 75th St – Dmitry Sokolenko

Today is a truly heroic day in my neighborhood! A café re-opened on 75th St. By the way, today is the 75th anniversary of Victory over the Fascists. I will mark this date with a parade of whiskey and cigars, I will march around all day and possibly even continue until tomorrow! It’s only a little while until the hairdressers open up… I’ve already had … Continue reading New York 75th St – Dmitry Sokolenko

Dave Greenfield – Requiescat in pace – Deviation Street 1977 Archive

  Getty Images I first became aware of  The Stranglers was when two of my friends took a 300 mile trip  to London to see Patti Smith at The Roundhouse, they were the support band and Pete and Trish talked about them on their return with tales from the capital. That was May 1976 , today I read that Dave Greenfield passed away on the … Continue reading Dave Greenfield – Requiescat in pace – Deviation Street 1977 Archive