Thursday, June 14, 2018

SF dates

Hey Johny, I read a post from you on Facebook a while ago promoting your upcoming festival dates. I didn’t quite catch them. Might be possible for me to attend. Please confirm dates.
Wouldn’t it be nice.

Saturday, June 02, 2018

When Paul McCartney Died

The greatest shock I ever saw
In black and white and Polaroid
Was Paul McCartney jacking off
Naked and inspired
A genius for banalizing

CHORUS
Nobody likes a nice guy
Nobody wants him to win
Your own worst enemy
You stink, and yet you swim

Cheeky cheeky’s not a standard
To which to measure up
Sneaky sneaky’s cuter and
No one gives a fuck
A doe-eyed smile, compassion flowers
You freely harmonise
Your throbbing underlip fellates
I’m complicit, you beguile

When Paul McCartney died
You felt bad not feeling bad
For feeling bad
You felt bad
For not feeling bad
For feeling sad
You felt bad

How is it, like some fish
Age changes gender
Female to male
And male to old maid
The nice guy doesn’t die
But’s strung along
Till quaint, irrelevant
Nothing worse
But the drummer

CHORUS

When Paul McCartney died
You felt bad not feeling bad
For feeling bad
You felt sad
For not feeling bad
For feeling sad
You felt bad

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Today’s Verse: 17 February 2018

Today the script is finalised
Now it’s time to edit
Today the cast is hired
Soon they may regret it

Between the script
And final cut
Lifetime improvisation

That’s the way it’s always done
That’s the way we do it
If you know a better way
Get down and let’s get to it

Friday, February 09, 2018

It’s Not Easy Reading Poetry

Each syllable a little brick
Her breathing is the mortar
The crowd is waiting for a trick
The next act to abort her

A concept’s limping into view
Unfulfilled and tired
The crowd extends its sympathy
But circumstance belies her

The shambles done, a cupola
Of feeling placed atop it
We recognise she’s vulnerable
Applaud and glad she’s stopped it

Sunday, January 07, 2018