Sunday, 25 November 2012

Morning Star & Stoke Newington Lit Fest Christmas Assembly

Once again, I'll be DJ'ing at the Morning Star & Stoke Newington Literary Festival on 8 December.  This promises to be a packed and exciting line up of poets, including:

Perry Benson
Tim Wells
Anne Brechin
Sophia Blackwell
Niall O'Sullivan
Emlyn Hugill
Graham Bendel
Matthew Hedley Stoppard
Jah-Mir Early
Nicola Gledhill
Charlotte Henson

Plus a short talk about the upcoming Fifth Monarchist film by Ian Bone and Suzy Gillett.

Once again, I'll be DJ'ing and won't be performing myself, so please don't drop by in the expectation that I'll be taking the mic, as one person did on the last occasion!  But what myself and fellow DJ's John The Revelator and Graham Bendel will bring you is the best vintage sounds we can muster from our vinyl collections, with the usual merry mixture of freakbeat, mod, soul and funk noises.  It shall be good.

For those of you who Facebook, the invite page is here.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Girl From The End of The Line

Despite the bubbling meat of
chat between us, the
inexplicable way we start
chewing facts and cannot
stop making correlations in our
tastes, you’re digging for a
wishbone to pull together so
you can pray for escape from this
block headlines hostage situation.
We just get hungrier,
dig deeper in.

Despite the support we’ve
provided each other, the
flesh hook fingers
dragging each other out of
manholes, the common
clunk trip of scuffed shoes on
city pavements don’t send us
sailing towards the cushion of
each other.  The bone-shattering
occurs.  You bite down on your
lip without the comfort of anaesthetic.

Despite the rules I was told,
the modern facts I think I know,
the way things should be,
I don’t find you attractive.
Tomorrow you’ll get the train home.
Next week you’ll tell your friends
I’m a hypocrite and an arsehole.
Today I’ll beat you to it.