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Demons…

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King George… The stamp collector… Had his name stamped… On a hall in Blackburn… What made the burn run black?… Soot… Or smog… Or tar…? The hall… Presumably, amongst other things… Put on bands… For kids… And we were… Little more than kids… When… In the summer of Nineteen-Eighty… We tripped along… To watch the latest re-incarnation… Of our favourite band… Mog was there… And Bill’s brother Steve, although he hadn’t travelled with us… We were early… Earlier than the band… Who turned up while we were stood outside… Hi, said Chris… Before being overcome by exuberance.

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Such overt displays… Of excitement… Seemed… Alien then… They still do… But it was good… That Steve was there… To do that… For their sake… As much as ours… No memory… Of getting there… Or getting back… Would struggle to find the hall… Today… Does it have… What they like to call… Neo classical pretensions… The band did… But it took awhile… For people to realise… Technically we were only nine years… Into the new European nightmare… Thirty-five years after the old one… Had ended… Nightmares never end… They’re endless… They just morph into new disguises… Like demons.

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Monkey… And Sandy… And Pigsy… Were forever fighting demons…. Disguised as kings… And we thought that programme too… Was just entertainment… Sometimes the demons disguised themselves… As ‘geisha’… Pigsy was usually the one… To fall foul… Of their cunning disguises… But at least… He tripped the traps… So that the others could come… And defeat the demons… About two-thirds… The way… Through the series… The actor playing Pigsy… Was changed… And it was never the same after that… Somehow… It seems… This does not work… Will it bear fruit… For us to wonder why?

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