Monthly Archives: November 2016

Castro’s Passing

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Castro’s passing good or bad

Half of Cubans in mourning .The exiles glad

A new era

In Havana……

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Dukla Prague Away Kit

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Bildnummer: 03438713  Datum: 07.03.1979  Copyright: imago/Kicker/Eissner Jozef Barmos (li.) und Torwart Jaroslav Netolicka (beide Dukla Prag) - gemeinsamer Abgang; Europapokal, Europacup, Cup, Viertelfinale, Dukla Prag, Mfdia, quer, close, lachen, lächeln DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE SPORTZEITSCHRIFTEN UND -ZEITUNGEN NUR NACH RÜCKSPRACHE, UEFA Pokal 1978/1979 Berlin Josef Harmonie,  Fußball EC 3 Herren Mannschaft Gruppenbild optimistisch Randmotiv Personen

Bildnummer: 03438713 Datum: 07.03.1979 Copyright: imago/Kicker/Eissner
Jozef Barmos (li.) und Torwart Jaroslav Netolicka (beide Dukla Prag) – gemeinsamer Abgang; Europapokal, Europacup, Cup, Viertelfinale, Dukla Prag, Mfdia, quer, close, lachen, lächeln DEUTSCHSPRACHIGE SPORTZEITSCHRIFTEN UND -ZEITUNGEN NUR NACH RÜCKSPRACHE, UEFA Pokal 1978/1979 Berlin Josef Harmonie, Fußball EC 3 Herren Mannschaft Gruppenbild optimistisch Randmotiv Personen

half-man-half-biscuit

I recall in my 20’s in a Swindon HMV

A Half Man /Half Biscuit album nearly took a hold of me

But at the time I was not brave enough it would seem

To branch out beyond anything resembling mainstream

So i ignored” The Wedding Present” George Best on the cover too

And he never turned out for Dukla Prague but Man U

Half Man /Half Biscuit…. custard cream crumbs

Dukla Prague Away Kit don’t know the guy on drums

Or the guy on bass

Half man Half biscuit I’m sure have played all over the globe

But Dukla Prague are no more so there shirt won’t find it’s way to my wardrobe

Unless it’s a retro number that is…………..

Dukla Prague Away Kit

With hindsight maybe I should have risked it

After all I’ve been down the “Indie” road before

Travelling with “The Smiths” who were anything but a bore

Dukla Prague Away Kit……

 

 

Vitriole To Match The Tabloids (Or Fight Fire With Fire)

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Joe Haines

has sh** for brains

Joe Haines belongs with the gutter press

Jealous of Freddy Mercury’s status

And no doubt envious

Of Michael Jackson’s success

For, Joe Haines, a loser you are….hanging round Fleet st pubs for years

I wonder if you would even have bought a colleague a beer

Joe Haines, Joe Haines

A sewer rat in the drains

Would be far less repulsive than you

Like dear Fred and Michael one day you’ll be dead too

And as a savage old hack they’ll remember you!

 

To Work In A Record Shop

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To work in a record shop must be a labour of love

Listening to The Smiths single “Hand In Glove”

While Millie’s bagging up for some customer Deep Purple “Burn”

He’s got a boring office job.To swap places with her he must yearn

To while away the hours in a record shop

Sorely tempted to boogie on down to Miles Davis “Bebop”

To work in a record shop…

Much excitement a new release from U.2

To work in a record shop

There are a lot worse things you can do

Ascolta I Giovani (Listen To Youth)

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Italians need to wake up and smell the Cappucino

Far too much religious art

Fill your cities with contemporary stuff

Not promote stuffy churches, would be a start

Italians need to wake up and sniff the Espresso

Embrace Modigliani, not MIchelangelo

It comes to me as absolutely no mystery

That youngsters don’t flock to Italian art history

Italians need to wake up and smell the coffee beans

And switch to a more radical art scene

Or the only people visiting their country for years

Will be a few old codgers and old dears

And that really would be a crying shame

For, Italy could be well ahead of the game

Italy wake up and smell the Latte

You’re lagging behind Paris and Berlin….

London,Amsterdam,Oslo, Cologne….

“The Last Supper” where do you even begin!?