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Linton Kwesi Johnson

Well now what do you say about this man. Simply the coolest man you are ever likely to meet.

This is the second time i have met him and seen him perform. The way he plays with words and adds his own onamatapae is a joy. Quite simply the best spoken word artist i have ever seen. His poems sound like songs and you find yourself swaying listening to him. It's no wonder that he was only the 2nd ever living poet to be put on the Penguin Classics list.


Homespun hit the decks afterwards and they were pretty nifty too.....i have never heard a reggae version of "Staying Alive" before and it is so so wrong on so many levels but it worked brilliantly.

Great night was had by all.

The thing of note in this portrait is that i used flash and i'm coming around to the idea of using it a little more, i'll be trying it out later on with Billy Childish

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Taken on January 16, 2009