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Chop Party

from Gallows Man by Ian Evans

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We’d meant to go there for years (since he’d been dating Cathy)
PhD, Wetherspoons, bees… We woke up at 4:30

Smithfields Bus, from outside Katie’s kebabs
Nathan Barleys… to the Butcher’s Cock pub (LOL)

Took Lomus of the brill Port Authority sign
And the white halls where Wallace was killed
Andre Cabanban and Hubert and Kerascoet

It’s not as massive a plate (Got your biggest plate Alan?)
Salty Toms, Devilled kidneys, James Burke, I’m not unhappy
We don’t meet that often, so what to do to hold the morning?
Neither of us will say… I wish I’d suggested the Cartoon Museum

Maccari’s and Rabelais
If I buy that ukulele, I can give Claire my other one
I’d like to buy that Black Dossier novel (but it’s already on Amazon)
I’m tired now
And oh if I could (and I could?) sleep now that the birds are singing

Oh to Zavvi…
There were so few record shops in London
I bought Peep Show DVD’s
And I’m not sure, I could laze and doze off and see them
I didn’t know that Isy from Soul Mates had got in it
“Pukklepop or Lowlands?” we thought

Wolfson House was my home, from my first London days to 2009, when Laura Flynn corporatised
And I knew no one…
Next to the Magic Circle is the Galton collection, Edd’s Corona wins and Hannah
Oh if I could (and I could?) be loyal to things that are loyal :-

* Fox Fest (Saturday all days, with ale) life can’t be better…
* Hindley, the Arndales, Local Girls, the idea of Lewis Taylor
* Jess’s Beehive and Woodlarks at the Queen Boadacea
* Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and the Muffins, make me not unhappy
* Square Pie with gravy and beans
* Banger Brothers’ crispy shallots
* Legendary Felix’s Laura Marling pocket watch
* Nathan Persad’s set at the Church gig was where I next kissed Liz
Significant end to this album (Hoy Hoopflex! Hopeful Chop Party!)
* At bookclub with Magnus Mills, at the Cork and Bottle
* Lex always advises on wines (at the Camberwell Castle with her, I can be happy)

John Hannah Edelstein might think that I think unusually
Iga Wyrwal might not
Tim and Sam’s band loop pedal manly


from Gallows Man, released May 12, 2010


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