Sunday, November 27, 2005


Calm Down Yah Bennie!
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In tribute to the life of George Best and the reality of flogging your talents in a foreign country, How Yah Doon? is pleased to present two readings from The Insolent Boy.
Belfast Boy in Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia.
Annapolis Valley Boy in Japan.

Friday, November 25, 2005

George Best Fades Away!

Headline in The Evening Standard last night. I was accompanying my father home after a meal. Why should I care, I`m Canadian? If you see the goals he scored , you might get an idea. He was the Bobby Orr of football. If Bobby Orr had Alan Eagleson as his nemesis then George Best had himself. Poets! When Irving Layton dies, make sure the tributes roll in.

All I can say is this is most accurately reported in The Independent.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Poetry, Music, Comedy at The Poet, London

One of the best but little known poetry venues in the east end of London is: The Poet 9-11 Folgate Street in Spitalfields. Liverpool Street Tube. Monday Nights, 8-10 pm. Music, Poetry, or Comedy. All Comers Welcome. Free for those with a Bee in their Bonnets. Think the love child of Joni Mitchell and Roberto Benigni. A little Canadian ephemera too. Contact: Nick Waller 020 7613 4537. Remember: "Don`t be a fool! Taker Cool."

Thursday, November 17, 2005

The golden, Patrick that is..2 Volumes!!


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Sunday, November 13, 2005

About the Jean Jackets. A Poem which wasn`t a poem. Why? Why not?

Acknowledgements to the ms. in the shoe box:
or at least staring at boss on job remembering the Jean Jackets

By John Stiles

I would like to thank the following people for their patience and understanding. My boss, Deb, blue jeans (and inter-office jean jacket!) After all it was you who reminded me freckles didn`t tan and carrot tops are green (and perhaps red, a shade of auburn?)

About the jean jackets I have always understood these jackets as models of authority and rebellion. It is terrific to know that you adhere to this policy in the office as well as daily life. Seeing your friend in the bar is a terriffic source of pleasure. The great thing

is that she knows you so well and I get to hear about it. However I have to say that I am thankful for the terriffic amount of time spent in meetings with you. It is just that if I say hey you old such and such I don`t think you`ll find it

funny at all so I`ll probably stub me cig'rette out in me coke, go fetch a Morning Glory muffin down to the Coffee Time.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Andrew Copeman.. the Dr. Next Time Swinton Malfunctions?

A poet, a playboy, a man with a hurricane of a temper, where are you now? Publisher of the Polka Dot Ceiling... Lovely, lovely...

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Tuesday, November 08, 2005


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Sunday, November 06, 2005

Some thoughts and a Musical Interlude...3 More Reviews to go...

'The problem of course is that I am Canadian, we aren`t allowed to be nasty.'
'Canadians? Nice? How is this possible? We have the same climate as the Russians.'

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