Short Circuit: Live at the Electric Circus a fantastic Live EP recorded at the Electric Circus, Manchester on the 1st and 2 October 1977, two concerts to mark the last nights of the venue before it closed. Released in 1978, the album was originally only available on 10-inch blue, black, and yellow vinyl.


The Fall – Totally Wired

The Fall – Totally Wired (1980)…one of the greatest singles of all time.


Monochrome decay


Photograph by John Rose April 2014…


The Modern Lovers

The Modern Lovers – Astral Plane

Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers from 1976…


Sylvia Plath

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Sylvia Plath – Monologue at 3am…

Written in 1956, powerful poem with some vivid, striking imagery, This poem is about loneliness, resolution, anger and determination and the strength to decide what’s wrong and what she has to do to avoid falling into madness. She has to be honest, to reflect in her words the violent passion of her emotions.

(Illustration by John Rose)



Galaxie 500 – Tell Me

Galaxie 500 – Tell Me…from the classic 1989 album ‘On Fire’