Letters from the Johnny’s pub – Harry

 

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The first chapters of Stars of dust: A gift for you

 

I have many imaginary things. In this place, I feel at home. I like to sit at the table sipping beer and looking out the window at the afflicted world. I do not have many interests besides music and I only have imaginary things, but maybe I have already said that.

 

- Hi Johnny!

- Hello Miss Harry.

- Such a nice pub...

- Oh, it's not like the CBGB...

- I'm telling you it's ok, Johnny, I've been hanging out on many places...

- Well, thank you... well, I'm not Mr. Kristal...

- Everyone's what he is, Johnny...

- Yeah...

- Why be another when you can be yourself?

- I don’t know where to start...

- You've already started, Johnny...

- You think?

- I trust you.

 

It is a magic word: no one has ever told me I trust you. It instils itself like a mantra. In front of me, the most famous blondie in the new wave scene is saying nice things to me. It does not happen often. People rarely say nice things, they rather keep them for themselves.

- Do you like my boots, Johnny?

- Yes, they go nice with leather pants...

- Well, I didn’t find these in the trash...

- You are very sexy...

- You say?

- Absolutely...

- You're my baby, Johnny...

- Oh...

- You should distract yourself, Johnny...

- Well, it's not easy...

- You should go out, meet people...

- I…

- What?

- It bothers me to see people...

- And why?

- I don’t know, maybe because too many have a high opinion of themselves...

- Is it possible to drink something, Johnny?

- Oh, of course: Johnny – I tell to Johnny B. Strong - two red ales at the table, please.

 

They are on their way - he replies. He is a good waiter, Johnny. It has the ability to forecast the orders, after all it is not that difficult, what can you drink in a pub if not beer? Nevertheless, he really is good. He arrives at the table visibly excited.

 

- It's a real pleasure, Miss Harry - he says - you're beautiful!

- Thanks - she replies.

- Oh, I've never seen him do anything like that to anyone! - I say.

- Come on, Johnny, I bet it's a little game you do with everyone...

- I swear not... I mean, not with everyone...

- Do you like sex, Johnny?

- Well, quite enough...

- Well, quite enough? It seems like you don’t like it at all...

- No... yes, I like it...

- No? Yes? What's the problem, Johnny?

- No problem, Miss Harry.

- So what?

- In my opinion, too much importance has been given to sex...

- You don’t say…

- ...and this is sometimes counterproductive...

- Here it is Johnny and his new punk provocation: Stop sex!

- Uh, you make fun of me...

- You really don’t want to tell me what the problem is, Johnny?

- Maybe I'm a little numb...

- Numb? I bet the gun you have in the holster could cause a massacre, Johnny...

- You say?

- Do you know what the problem is, Johnny?

- Which?

- You think too much.

- About sex?

- No, in general... and when you think too much, things appear more serious than they really are...

- Who knows, maybe it's like that...

- A journey begins with the first step, Johnny...

- Yeah...

- You should distract yourself, Johnny...

- I know, but it's not that easy...

- Try to laugh more. Do you never dance, you, Johnny?

- Oh, no, I can’t...

- You can’t? Anyone can dance, you just have to move a little...

- I feel embarrassed…

- About what?

- Of what I am... I feel uncomfortable when I move...

- You could use a little dance, Johnny...

- I don’t know how to do…

- Close your eyes and let yourself go... follow me...

 

POSTS FROM THE JOHNNY’S PUB

  1. Introduction
  2. Pete Townshend
  3. Keith Richards
  4. John Lee Hooker
  5. Janis Joplin
  6. Chuck Berry
  7. Patti Smith
  8. Syd Barret
  9. Debbie Harry
  10. Cheeta
  11. Mick Jagger
  12. Keith Richards, James Brown, John Belushi
  13. Stuart Sutcliffe
  14. Keith Richards 2
  15. Sgt. Pepper
  16. The diabetic guitarist
  17. Bob Marley
  18. Queen
  19. The quick tempered guitarist

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