I thought I’d posted this before, but apparently not, and my friend Russ asked to see it. So here it is.
An affectionate mickey stake of some of the slam / performance poets on the Adelaide scene. Pretty soon, someone will write a piece taking the mick out of me.
Recorded at RebelSlam in July 2011, when it was at the old Electra building in King William Street, Adelaide, with the ‘Tuxedo Cat’ brass plate outside.
This is one of his most famous poems. I think it’s another great protest poem. A condemnation of the Thatcher era, how it laid waste to large sections of British cities.
“Keith Joseph smiles, and a baby dies,
in a box in Beasley Street”
Keith Joseph was a Minister in Thatcher’s government.
Beasley Street represents inner city northern England, but is not a real street. JCC said he chose the name because it was easy to rhyme!