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It Noh Funny and I agree

Posted in ALGERNON'S BLOGS, AUDIO, POEMS, Uncategorized, ZENA'S BLOGS with tags , , , , , , , , on 05/05/2009 by algernondennis

algernon blog it noh funny picHowdeedoo. Dis is Algernon now. Yesterday I meet up with Elijah and I try to reason wid him. I tell ‘im how I understand what it is like for him as a young man growing up today, that I know what its like to be young man inna Ingland. But he tell me that I could never know what it like to be young now cuz it so violent on the street wid post code war and other madness.

But I can tell him some story an’ story when I was a yout’ and we had to fight off the racist teddy boys. Yes I have some story for him. But that is for later…

Remember I tell you about It It Noh Funny by LKJ? Well, wid a likkle help from Elijah he help me find this on the hinternet. I fin’ the words for Linton Kwesi poem and a link where you can find out more about him. Seems he knows alotta tings about poetry and politics. Yes, he seem like a man wid nuff wisdom. Mm hmm.

So I put them both, de words and de music for your henjoyment and maybe a likkle heducation. Click on the triangle below to hear Linton read his poem “It Noh Funny”.

IT NOH FUNNY

people sayin´ dis
people sayin´ dat
`bout di yout´ of today
how dem carryin´ on away
an´ it noh funny
it noh funny

dem wi` tek chance
fi get a likkle kile (coil: money)
dem wi` tek chance
fi live-it-up a while
dem wi` tek chance
fi live-it-up in style
dem wi` tek chance
fi goh jump an´ prance
dem wi` tek chance
an dem love blues dance
dem wi` tek chance
an´ dem don´t count di caas (cost)

people sayin´ dis
people sayin´ dat
`bout di yout´ of today
how dem causin´ affray Continue reading

No More Shrines by Algernon Dennis Brookes

Posted in ALGERNON'S BLOGS, MODERN DAY STORYTELLING, Uncategorized on 10/07/2008 by algernondennis

I did find this newspaper article. This is something I feel very strongly about. I see too may of these things and though I can appreciate the sentiment, i do not appreciate the reasons for why they are there. Its like they catching like some kind of flu.  No. I don’t like it. I don’ want to see it. This article wouldna be so sad if I didna agree wis the lady who wrote it. – Algernon

“One side effect of the recent spate of teenage knife crime has been the proliferation of roadside shrines to those killed.
Recently I passed the spot where Ben Kinsella died,
where there is an arresting display of flowers, banners and soft toys.
Such tributes are now a depressingly familiar sight.”

HERE IS A LINK TO THE ARTICLE