Ginger John – Nowt

From New Youth, number 4, 1984.

You’re the engaged tone in my mind
The blank cassette that won’t rewind
The high pitched whine on the telly at night
A census form in a derelict house
A holiday for two in the Afghan hills
A sales rep for Argentinian beef
A union shop steward in Polish steel
A National Front candidate in Notting Hill
A Young Conservative outta work
A pain in the place where it really hurts
You’re all of these, you’re not worth nowt!
A transistor radio without a battery
A video tape without a player
A motor car without an engine
A prostitute without a clinic
A bank account with nothing in it
The S.D.P. dream of running the country
You’re all of these, you’re not worth nowt!
You’re just a square wheel on the road of life
An abcess in the mouth of mankind
A late night bus that’s broken down
A telephone box that’s been vandalised
You’re all of these, you’re not worth nowt!

Ginger John

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One thought on “Ginger John – Nowt

  1. Rowena Wallach

    Greetings and Salutations from MIAMI in the completely unreal U.S. of A !!!!!
    THIS IS ROWENA TOSH (now Wallach) typing excitedly but slowly with 2 1/2 fingers
    If this reply goes straight to Ginger John then…..
    “AAAAAAAAAARGH…I’VE FOUND YOU AT LAST!!! AND YOU”RE ALIVE!!! (OK SO MAYBE YOU’RE NOT AS ‘GINGER AS YOU USED TO BE, BUT WHO CARES!!!)
    If not, then PLEEZE forward this to him ASAP and maybe we could meet up as I will be in London UK from Aug 2 to August 14 .
    Just so you know I’m the real deal, I still perform The Flasher , Georgie Porgie,
    and here is the poem I gave you for Seething Wells rant- zine back in the 80’s
    Little Drops of Vomit
    Little of drops of vomit, flying through the air
    Covering upturned faces looking up to stare!
    Little drops of Vomit , there’s diced carrot everywhere
    so get your straws out people and suck it up with flair

    Reply

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