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FOR A MAN WITH THE FU MANCHU MOUSTACHE REVENGE IS NOT ENOUGH : HJ Airport : Atlanta
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CARS COLLIDE, COLOURS CLASH

DISASTER MOVIE STUFF

FOR A MAN WITH THE FU MANCHU MOUSTACHE

REVENGE IS NOT ENOUGH

THERE\'S A DEAD CANARY ON A SWIVEL SEAT

THERE\'S A RAINBOW IN THE ROAD

MEANWHILE ON BEASLEY STREET

SILENCE IS THE CODE

John Cooper Clarke

I saw this guy just now...... today..... behind me.... on the escalator to get out of the airside section of Atlanta Airport........ and this mad line of poetry flashed in my head........ FOR A MAN WITH THE FU MANCHU MOUSTACHE... REVENGE IS NOT ENOUGH! ....... Its completely unfair of me to identify this man with this poem..... but it just happened in a flash inside my head....... my brother used to love the crazed poetry of John Cooper Clarke..... the punk poet........ the Bard of Salford...... Cooper Clark was a weird dude to watch on stage........ bone thin and manic in a static way..... heroin does weird stuff to you......... his poetry was very very occaisonally telling and moving but was almost always simultaneously comic and horrific and totally full of swearing and profanity........ my brother loved this performance poetry and could quote whole screeds of Johnny Clarke stuff....... I surprised myself by being able to suddenly recite bits of it even now...... having not given this mad poetry a moments thought in the last 10 or 15 years.

Here is the whole written poem Beasley street http://www.cyberspike.com/clarke/beasley.html

Here he is doin 'Chicken Town' on You tube........er..... this has some swearing........er......it would be more correct to say there is some small amount of other stuff in this swearing : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OGWhjojt5dw

Cheers Jez XX

PS.........http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2DShC4GhVc&feature=related here is 'the coolestest ending to the Sopranos' featuring John Cooper Clarke this is brought to my attention and recomended by Lee in the comments below.

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