Letters from the Johnny’s pub – Introduction

 

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

 

The events narrated in this format are the result of imagination and affection for the characters treated, but exist only in my fantasy. It’s all finction, of course. The Stars here described are based on stereotypes, produced works and public statements.

Johnny B. Boogie is the owner of this unique pub where he can meet his idols even for a few minutes. It’s everyone’s dream, basically, and he manages to make it happen in his mind.

His name comes from the famous song by Chuck Berry, Johnny B. Goode, because according to Johnny B. Boogie, in the rock and roll scene everyone should be called “Johnny something” and, somehow, this consideration is a tribute to the great Chuck as supposed father of rock music; so, even the waiters are called Johnny B. Strong, Johnny B. Bup, Johnny Stand By, Johnny B. Cool.

Johnny B. Boogie is an eccentric fan, but not a dangerous one, a gloomy guy who has shut down to escape the greyness of life and who loves so much rock stars to accept their limits, excesses, contradictions; even the betrayals: who can show such loyalty?

Johnny has an excessive respect for them, a devotion that, in the long run, irritates the VIPs. He lets them work off their rage by drinking a pint of beer. What he asks them is only a few minutes of regard.

His idols come to his rescue to shake him, to encourage him, as if they were an inner voice or a speaking soul. When they ask him the fateful question, “What’s the problem, sweetie?“, Johnny gets embarrassed, denies with determination, but in the end must admit his existential problems.

 

LETTERS 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

 


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I define myself a voice and not a writer. What I do is sending messages through texts and images. I draw my plots from the conflict between the characters and the surrounding environment. To narrate the jars is what I intend to do with my books.