St Ives Festival poetry videos: Credit Crunch Suicide, Burger

I’ve managed to edit and post another batch of videos of me, Charles Shaar Murray and friends performing at the St Ives Arts Festival last month.

Thanks to Louise Whittle for videoing our last appearance at Norway Square for this festival. I’m reading poems from Reaching for my Gnu, joined by Charles and Buffalo Bill Smith for “Anna May Wong Must Die!”.

Other performances posted include Charles reading his poem, “Dylan in ’66” (apologies for my munching of crisps at the beginning — who knew these camera mics are as sensitive as the artists?), and a couple of blinders from Bob Devereux who hosts the Norway Square events and the Big Frug, as well as appearing as Lord Palmerston in The Steampunk Opium Wars in St Ives when John Crow couldn’t make it.

Charles Shaar Murray: Dylan in ’66.

Bob Devereux and Pip Barlow in Norway Square.

Bob Devereux and Martyn Barker at Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge.

Madam Miaow’s Culture Lounge at the St Ives Arts Club on 18th September included:The Steampunk Opium Wars Part 1 and Part 2.
Duelling Harmonicas with Buffalo Bill Smith, Malcolm Hurst and Charles Shaar Murray.
Steve Jones performing Beeswing.
Steve Jones performing Wall of Death.

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