Saturday, 31 October 2020

Sean Connery - d. October 31st 2020

Kiss. Shrug off the danger.
Kiss. PPK under the pillow.
Bang. A spectre does not knock.
Bang. Licence revoked.

Friday, 30 October 2020

Nobby Stiles - d. October 30th 2020

Spit out that song
for the spoilers, short 
on skill, wit, physique,
whose call is to compete, 

to urge, when all is lost. 
Swing that rattle

for the tiny, toothless,
dancing destroyers.

Read about Nobby Stiles here

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Bobby Ball - d. October 28th 2020

I seen yer through fug
o Workingmens' smoke,
ole in tha kecks, Medlock 
in tha veins, muck or nettles,
proper monkified, an ah sez
eeyafflaff, dunt yer?

Sunday, 25 October 2020

Frank Bough - d. October 21st 2020

Quiet on the studio floor, 
to you in five, Frank - ready? 
Up to Eddie Waring in Oldham, 
in the cold of the Watersheddings
where both hookers are called Bert
and the lines are just fresh paint.

Thursday, 22 October 2020

James Randi - d. October 20th 2020

I won’t believe he’s really dead. Take
his pulse. Is he holding his breath? Fake.
A trick. Misdirection or suggestion. Wake
him up because I have questions. I’ll make
him talk. Look, he’s laughing, for God’s sake.

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Herbert Kretzmer - d. October 14th 2020

Despite the chill
that autumn brings
and those bitter tears,
heavy on my tongue,
I smile for you, when
I hear the people sing
your songs of yesterday,
when you were young.

Read about Herbert Kretzmer here

Wednesday, 7 October 2020

Bunny 'Striker' Lee - d. October 7th 2020

Drum roll for the keeper
of the keys to the kingdom
of bass, that treasured isle.
Flying the flag of low-freq,
deep symbol of eternal echo,
striker of the sharpest snare,
now and forever be.

In Dub
Drum roll
          cymbal                echo
                    rever b

Read about Bunny Lee here

Johnny Nash - d. October 6th 2020

How does your voice
stir up the sunshine?
Why does your song
pour sugar on me?
The more I find out
the less I know.

Read about Johnny Nash here

Eddie Van Halen - d. October 6th 2020

The earth shakes,
an eruption of magma,
power chords.
A figure stands alone
on molten rock,
fretboard aflame:
Frankenstrat's Monster.

Read about Eddie Van Halen here