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Yes, yes people I have emerged from my self realised obscurity to bestow knowledge on all headz. Used ta be out and about now strictly lying low dispensing wisdom.
Too much going down to stay quiet, now all of us have to rise up and speak truth to power.

There has to be more to us than dhal roti and Nokia phones...



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Where is da Doc now? Believe it or not just 10
minutes round da corner from my house is the
site of a 'ringwork' or small fortress that dates
back to da bronze age or something. Came over
on lunchbreak to do some writing and soak in da
spooky vibes. It is now surrounded by a copse of
trees which dominate the skyline over Green St.
Areas always been called Desborough Castle
even though theres no castle left, not even any
ruins. All you can just about find is a some traces
of a chalk path and maybe what may have been
entrances or turrets and there is a moat.
27th Mar 2007, 23:59   | tags:,comments (8)

Not clever

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Uh oh can't believe this story. I work with WWFC
and serve on their bloody Diversity commitee. It's
wrong anyway but da timing sucks with da Abolition
commemorations going on.

I will need to have words I think...

When I went to Edge Hill College back in da 80's
they used to have full blown slave auctions where
students would blacken up, dress like slaves and
wear fake chains. It took us two years to get this
particular College 'tradition' banned.

Big shout going out to Feeyo (Fiona Dennis) if
you're reading this.

24th Mar 2007, 15:27   | tags:,comments (1)

Novel blogging 3

You don't think of dark satanic mills and High Wycombe
going together, but yea this place was a mill town for
100's of years.







Use this alley as a shortcut and my lad goes down here
every morning to go to school.







This area is called Leigh St and it's another lowlife
haunt.You wouldn't think that literally a few minutes
away by car or on foot you've got million pound houses
but such is da divide in Wycombe that squalor and
wealth sit side by side.








There is plans for regeneration for the area and whether
this means gentrification I don't know. This place for
example may be getting turned into a boxing club and
gym for local youngsters.Though I've virtually had no
contact with the peeps doing this and as the Senior
Youth worker for da area this makes me wonder...









Rubbish fucking rubbish everywhere. Peeps complain
about da local kids and crime but this is da enviroment
that is around them and none of the local jumped up
politicians give a shit.




As you can see plenty of images and issues and
history which is the backdrop to this thing I'm writing.
Been working on it everyday since da start of da year.

Watch dis space.

Novel blogging 2

This is where da story all begins....









Mad brick wall










Can't remember what dis graf used to say











Old buildings which will all be pulled down shortly no
doubt which is sad as they are a link to Wycombe's
working class history.
















Another little attractive corner of town.











Though you can always find some beauty if
you look hard enough.

Novel blogging 1

Spending breaks at work taking shots of my
surroundings.Da novel I'm working on is based in
these streets so using da images to inspire scenes
and for me to do more research into local history


These used to be all meadows back in day. Area
by the flats was known as Newlands and was
reclaimed land that had slum housing on it that got
pulled down in the 30's. The area had a bad rep from
Victorian times. Nothings changed...


Grotty public loos next to car park. Local cottaging
point and a red light area off and on


Just off this roundabout was a leprosy hospital - when
they were doing da roads they found skeletons without
any fingers buried here. Da infamous International Caf
is just around da corner. Now 'closed' it was where a
number of murders and assaults took place in the 80's
& early 90's and a massive raid took place a few years
back.


Da legacy of the furniture industry is everywhere and
some of the buildings are still standing.








Area is full of boarded up doorways, barbwire and
fences.








I have found out that Desborough Road/Green St has
been built on a pre Roman road which may have cut
through the School building which I work in now. This
was an ancient road that led to the Icknield Way.








Just down da road we have a brand spanking new
bus station which fits in just nicely and is part of the
multi million pound Eden Shopping Centre just on the
border of the most deprived ward in Buckinghamshire.

Da heart of bass

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18th Mar 2007, 23:12   comments (5)

Death Poems

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Death Poem

Take my blood.
Take my death shroud and
The remnants of my body.
Take photographs of my corpse at the grave, lonely.
Send them to the world,
To the judges and
To the people of conscience,
Send them to the principled men and the fair-minded.
And let them bear the guilty burden, before the world,
Of this innocent soul.
Let them bear the burden, before their children and before history,
Of this wasted, sinless soul,
Of this soul which has suffered at the hands of the 'protectors of peace.'

By Jumah al-Dossari

This poem is from The Waste Land: Declassified poetry from
Guantanamo Bay

Read this article in todays Guardian. Made me think of my
travels in Pakistan, family and the power of knowledge and
information. Peeps (hundreds of them) - 'poets, doctors,
housewives and nuclear scientists' literally disappearing
if they express anti-government sentiments. Musharraf
has now arrested the Chief Justice Iftikar Chaudhry as he
was begining to challenge this 'state policy'. America's hand
figures highly in this as since 2001 Pakistan have used the anti-
Qaida drive to remove any dissidents with American backed
technology and networks. Prisoners are being traded with the
US, torture being allowed as 'locally acceptable forms of
interrogation' and their complicity runs deep.

Reading more of some of the poetry that was done by peeps like
Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost, another Pakistani from Baluchistan
who was held captive in Guantanamo Bay for three years. His
poems criticised the Pakistani secret service ISI and lo and behold
after he was released and back in Pakistan he was abducted again.
This is all from a ally of the US in it's 'war on terror'

Read article here

Second photo by Declan Walsh

17th Mar 2007, 00:51   comments (4)

Dave C needs a new marketing guru

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Poor old MC Dave C, leader of the Tor-E party.
One week he's got a hoodie in Wythenshawe
giving him da finger and now some Palestinian
girl is tellin' him where to go! Is this a plague on
'man of da people' Dave C where ever he goes?
Revenge for this Tony Blair mark 2 inflicting
himself on da unfortunate masses?