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Thursday, 2 May 2013
May Day poetry: Credit Crunch Suicide from Anna Chen
Had a lovely gig last night at the Morning Star's May Day celebrations in Kilburn, London.
Also playing, singer songwriter Sean Taylor, a wonderful guitarist. Q Magazine called him, "A bluesey devotional intensity that rightly draws comparisons to John Martyn". And they;'re right.
Khamis and J-Mac were our DJs for the night, while Attila the Stockbroker headlined with his angry punky poetry. Very funny.
I performed my poems. First video up — Credit Crunch Suicide — about our delightful bankers. Thanks to Charles Shaar Murray for camera duties.
Anna reads Margaret Thatcher Died at the Ritz
Anna reads I am Rich and You are Poor: lines on dead Chinese cocklepickers and their rich benefactors