Monday, 16 November 2015

Saeed Jaffrey - d. November 15th 2015

You dignified a continent
we only knew through archetypes
lit your scenes a different way, 
spoke in your own accent,
found a better passage.

Read about Saeed Jaffrey here

Cynthia Payne - d. November 15th 2015

In my Father's disorderly house
are many rooms; behind each door 
I hear the rustle of satin, the swish
of the crop, the cork leaving the bottle.

Read about Cynthia Payne here

Saturday, 14 November 2015

Warren Mitchell - d. November 14th 2015

See, the trouble wiv actors
is they ain't real people.
They're all Jews or queers,
never done a day's work,
never changed nuffin'.

read about Warren Mitchell here

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Phil 'Philthy Animal' Taylor - d. November 11th 2015

Ahead of the beat,
behind the beat,
missing the beat,
subbed, overdubbed,
drunk, sunk, out of time.

Andy White - d. November 9th 2015

Forget what madness followed;
when it really, really mattered,
you played to tempo, kept it tight,
packed the sticks, took the bus home.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Allen Toussaint - d. November 10th 2015

The fortune teller said
a man will come,
a hurricane of song.
He'll take a melody, 
sweat out a rhythm,
make the levees sing.

Read about Allen Toussaint here

Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Colin Welland - d. November 2nd 2015

I remember those blue hills,
the emptying playing fields,
the hum of a squad car
in a new town.
I hear a voice on the wind;

the actor is coming.