On the Angel

Get into these streets
these people
this glorious ark;
this joy, this spirit
this towering pride.

Get into the day
the evening
the night.
Into the heart
Into the life.

Get into your city
Get into my city
Get into Newcastle.

Taken from the ‘Get into Newcastle’ advert as overheard on the 21 ‘Angel’ bus between Durham and Gateshead, July 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.

Ecce homo

This is the man.
What does the man think of grey and white?
The man likes grey and white, of course.
“Man should be brave.”
Ah oui. And what does he think of blue?
It’s perfect.

From the windows of a French Connection shop in Leeds, 9th May 2010. Submitted by Marika Rose.

roads? where we’re going we

roads? where we’re going, we
don’t need roads – game
over man, game over –
these go to eleven – i am serious,
and don’t call me shirley –
i feel the need, the need for
speed – say hello to my little
friend – i’ll have what she’s
having – would you like me to
seduce you? is that what
you’re trying to tell me? – get
busy livin’ or get busy dyin’ –
i’m not bad. i’m just drawn
that way – if the pirates of the
caribbean breaks down, the
pirates don’t eat the tourists
– i’ll be back – may the force
be with you – here’s johnny!

Taken from an advert for Fopp in the Cambridge Arts Picture House programme 3 April – 28 May 2009. The line arrangement is unaltered; the dashes replace the little Fopp splat icon. Submitted by Gabriel Smy.