‘Backyard Dandelion #2’, Brunswick, 28 November 2006, photo by Alicia Bee.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeTja7JXK9A

PUBLIC SPEECH – OCCUPYING MY TIME IN MELBOURNE

When the Occupy Melbourne protestors wished to claim the city square and challenge corporate greed against the poor world they parked themselves on Swanston Walk, Collins Street and near high end bling brand stores right outside the Melbourne town hall.

Occupy Melbourne protestors were joining a worldwide protest against Wall Street capitalism and were willing to stay for as long as it takes to get their message across.

At the time I was having one of the best weeks of Arts, music and fashion in Melbourne in 2011. Empathetic to the protesters that represented so many other people in our country and the world; I managed to take in the Occupy Melbourne protest from the punter street level over a few days this week whilst ‘just doing my job’.

According to Assistant Commissioner Fontana, riot police were numbered 400, that’s 4 to every 1 of the mere 100 peaceful protesters that camped out to say they didn’t agree with corporate greed.

However because the Queen of the Commonwealth was coming to Melbourne for perhaps the last time, certain powers suggested it was time at the end of the week to clean up the mess left from the dreaded campers who had stayed too long in an area formerly known as the middle of Melbourne.

On Friday after being served an eviction notice to move on, the protestors were fenced in, and forced to move along as police ripped up their tents and made media comments about the buckets used as urinals to shame those who stayed days on the Occupy Melbourne protest.

What was perhaps more upsetting than the police’s general insult and distaste for the protestors as dirty when they spoke to the media and public, was the mood of the abundant riot police who stood around to watch and turned it into a circus for youtube.

Police were using terrorist techniques on protestors who were vocally repeating ‘peaceful protest’, and choosing anti-violence as their defence.

Police however were aggressive and more often caused the violent incidents that hurt so many of twenty people that were arrested.
They blocked off the City Square, and Swanston Street including the footpath, and pointed all blame on ‘those people’ with prejudice and insult.

Often laughing, excited by the public event the 400 police staff were a shock to onlookers who could not understand what would cause such violence from a protest.

This collection of 400 police were training in their first big protest, and due to the sheer number it seemed like a social gathering of an overconfident police force that did not know that most of the people who walked on the footpath and worked in the buildings actually supported the protestors as much as they too love Melbourne.

Cameras and phones clicked to record the overuse of violence as arrests were made, but they had occurred anyway even as protestors claimed non-violence in speech.

Even later at 7pm the riot police who gathered to ‘protect’ the still fenced in city square were rolling about in laughter at the social gathering.

Young police women giggled, as their male colleagues did arm exercises climbing the temporal fence.

Their presence was no longer needed but all had stayed taking up a base at the city square protest site like they wanted to stay overnight.

You could call the after party celebration a ‘bachelor and spinsters ball’ for police, who wanted to hang around after a day that they thought they could pat themselves on the back for a job well done.

They don’t know that their ‘rally’ and ‘protest’ experience needs some more training in ‘peaceful negotiations’, and perhaps even some real ‘loving kindness’ or other pacifist professional development and that they were still wearing their uniform and embarrassed themselves like a urine bucket being spilled on Swanston Street.

Arrests still leave protestors with grazed cheek to the ground as the least of the injuries, frequent cuts, overuse of capsicum spray, only add to the strong tide of insults and remarks that shame even our country who’s recent history is founded on convicts, squatters and settlers, not cops that wanted to wear their uniform.

>>>  This week says goodbye to the Melbourne International Arts Festival, official closure of the Melbourne Fringe Festival and the opening of the summer festival season from The Queen of The Underground. Pick some flowers, put a ribbon in your hair, and buy a new hat.

POLICE BEAT –  REPORTING THE INCIDENTS.

At 3:06pm on Friday 21 October 2011, on the corner of Little Collins Street and Swanston police still blocked all people from walking along the footpath whilst protesters and a strong contingent of the police were outside Bourke Street one block away.

With shopping bags, after getting my hair styled I could have been confused to support police in the plight against the protesters when asking why I couldn’t walk on the footpath.

When it was refused I asked them who I should complain to, and one police officer was all too happy to start his well trained attack on anyone who talks to them.

“Right, okay what is going on here?” demanded Inspector Glenn Jackson the male Caucasian that stood over me in an aggressively all too happy to turn his energy on the next incident laughing tone.

“I was wondering who I can make a complaint to about this procedure, I don’t think the footpath should be blocked off, the protest is up there, why cant we walk here?’ I asked simply.

“You can complain to me, this is closed here, you will have to walk around,” he yelled.

“I don’t think this is necessary, this is Swanston Street Walk if you are trying to return the city to normal why are you blocking it off this far down?” I asked.

The police were blocking off the city square in what seemed like a 2 block clearance as if the protestors held a bomb or something so violent that the space was necessary for the public safety.

Yet as the protest moved down the street they had only closed the area surrounding the square to stop the return of any people to the area rather than protecting the public safety.

“You can’t block the footpath though! THIS IS SWANSTON STREET WALK!” I told him just being assertive reminding him of the importance of the Melbourne street.

“If you want to blame someone blame those people down there,” Inspector Glenn Jackson ranted in raised voice attack attempting to point the blame of annoyance on the volunteer protestors that had spent the week camping out for the rights of so many people. He raised his right arm and swung the direction blame at the protestors suggesting a hatred and distaste when using the words ‘those people’ like they were ‘dirty’ and should be frowned upon. His voice echoed the hatred seen by many police who laughed at the protestors as the cause of the problem, as if it was a violent war between them and the force.

“I don’t have a problem with them at all, I just want to walk on the footpath, I just wondered who to complain to other than the people here,” I asked quietly.

“And I am telling you, that its those people down there,” he ranted in attack this time louder.

“Don’t speak like that to me, you are yelling at me, you don’t need to yell at me,” I spoke with reason.

Inspector Glenn Jackson laughed patronisingly at my complaint and reaction.

“And you wonder why people hate police when you act like that,” I commented with sarcasm.

“It’s all part of the job!” Inspector Glenn Jackson laughed at me, enjoying his power over the team as he flung both arms out as if the whole world understood him and the police force.

“What? being hated, or being rude to people is part of your job?” I asked rhetorically.

As the police officer ruffled his vest as if to arrest me or get out a weapon or notebook, I suggested, “I wasn’t doing anything wrong, I am just walking on the footpath.”

Deciding to end the conversation I walked down the Collins Street detour as advised, but after 20 metres went back to get the police officers name to make my own report.

Politely asking the first police officer what the man’s name was, he said that he was not aware of his name, and I should look on his badge.

So I got closer and took a note in my book.

Needless to say other police officers were not rude, as some quiet and respectful graduates and had not yet gained the prejudices the rest of the police force had from 20 years of experience.

Inspector Glenn Jackson was the senior officer that acted to keep this group of police officers in line and he unfortunately spread a mood of prejudice over the actions of other officers and the statements they too would have made to the public.

This air of smug confidence carried through to the close of Friday when I left the city in what seemed sickening to some onlookers.

The Office of Police Integrity would never do anything over a report like this, and to make frustrations worse I’m sure so many complaints that could surface after this protest will also be ignored by the useless department; so here are my recommendations for the Australian Police Force listed just here on my personal blog.

If you wonder why I had made such a report, or why people protest at all remember “I am just doing my job as an Australian citizen who loves my country”.

iF you wonder why I had written a blog at all, (in your extra time reviewing and reading MISS PIGGY JOURNALIST) remember “I am just doing my job occupying my time in Melbourne walking on the street”.

POLICE BEAT – RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE POLICE FORCE FROM MISS PIGGY JOURNALIST FOLLOWING HER WITNESS OF THE 2011 OCCUPY MELBOURNE PROTEST.

* All police need more training in peaceful negotiations. Perhaps professional development courses for all police on a ‘non violence ‘ retreat would be something this industry needs. It is hard for police to understand negotiations when most of their training time is spent in weapon and violence experience. Police courses need to be adjusted to include core communications subjects so that they can actually talk to the people.

* All police need more experience in communications – talking to public, criminals and victims in a way that engenders truth, understanding and less aggression. Most police do not have a strong communications background, are unable to speak to most members of the public and have little experience with the world outside their schooling, police training and conservative upbringing. Police need experience in understanding their communities, understanding protestors and their arguments before they deal with them and hurt them. This would involve volunteer time, taking to people when not policing, and again a shift in police training. I am not talking about undercover police spying on industries as some people have confused this as training.

Could a police officer hold a conversation in a Centrelink line or a pub? Could a police officer take a yarn on the block in Redfern or Smith Street to Aboriginals? Do police officers understand why the people were protesting at these events?

* All police need training in making statements to the public and media (and should question ‘can I say that as an Australian Police Officer’) as so many of the public have phones, cameras or other devices that the police are also under watch at all times. It is unfortunate that the police force has no real body of complaint service to deal with their many mistakes in procedures. Every statement to the public should be seen as a public statement to the media as that person just may be a blogger, journalist or media professional likely to record what they say.

* Police need training in arrest procedures so that so many people are not hurt during forced ground arrest. Perhaps a cushion could be used when an arrest needs to be made, or it could be achieved without forcing people to the ground. Again communication can make this procedure a gentle swift process that does not cause violence, or needlessly insult the person. Again we must question why people are being arrested at a peaceful protest anyway.

* Police officers that wear uniforms should not be seen joking and laughing at crowds or protestors. Police should take their jobs seriously, and be concerned at all times about the safety of the protestors and public. This exercise seemed more like a bragging statement in police power over protestors and a social get together of police.

* Police officers who are not needed at the incident should be sent home or to their local police station to work, instead of ‘hanging out’ and enjoying the ‘after party’. Officers vastly outnumbered protestors at this event, but they were seen to stand around, act badly and bring the name of the police force down by taking the seriousness of the event and passion of the protestors as a joke. Police officers should not be seen wasting time at the tax payers expense. Why so many officers wanted to hang around late on a Friday rather than go home or continue real work was the biggest joke.

It was obvious that many officers saw this day as a ‘day off’ or way to end the week without working.

*The Police Force does need an independent complaint service that does not serve to waste time and protect the police force as their sole goal as The Office of Police Integrity has done for so long.

Too many police mistakes are covered up or ignored, instead of scrutinised and the police industry has done little to improve performances other than keeping fit doing their chin ups on the temporary fence while they waste time each day.

They will have to get a lot fitter if they ever want to be taken seriously in this state whilst police training at institution will need to rewrite its courseline to improve graduates before they get to a police officer with a gun and uniform.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EbVKWCpNFhY

PEDESTAL – THE BOOK OF THE DEAD AND WOUNDED BOOK LAUNCH

I have a new book due out on one of my favorite dates of all time – 11/11/11.

When in primary school I worked out that numbers would align in double digits like this it seemed like a date so far into the future. Reminding myself over the past decade that one day we would have this date coming, I promised myself that it would be ‘one louder’ quite rock and roll and bigger than the 10th of November.

When deciding dates for the occasion of this collection of poetry I choose REMEMBRANCE DAY as a good way to celebrate these odes to the dead in poetry.

Some details are below;

PRESS RELEASE

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD AND WOUNDED BOOK LAUNCH WITH BANDS ON 11/11/11

THE GOOD FOLK CLUB presents a launch of THE BOOK OF THE DEAD AND WOUNDED poetry collection by ALICIA BEE with bands BURN IN HELL + SLACQUER + CHARM + JAMES HAZELDEN on FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER at ST KILDA BOWLS CLUB at 66 FITZROY STREET ST KILDA from 8pm, its $11 entry ($25 with book).

Melbourne writer ALICIA BEE launches her second title of poetry THE BOOK OF THE DEAD AND WOUNDED at The St Kilda Bowls Club with bands on FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER 2011.

The date makes history as REMEMBRANCE DAY and marks the first time in our lives when the date, year and month align with the magical number 11 in double digit repetition.

Some people have been waiting a long time for this date.
As there wont be another date like this till 2022, ALICIA BEE asks you to remember the date and join them as they celebrate in ST KILDA.

THE BOOK OF THE DEAD AND WOUNDED is a collection of poetry about dead people, grief and discusses what could be termed as the WOUNDED period of people’s lives.

If poetry is already seen as depressing then this collection revels in the cringe of feelings about the death funeral process; making fascination with the macabre and sadness a celebration.

THE ST KILDA BOWLS CLUB is often a venue for the ‘wake’ of music industry deaths and was chosen as a location that reminds of funerals, lawn bowls, and elderly people and mostly for punters rock and roll music.

BURN IN HELL are St Kilda locals who headlined the annual A DAY BY THE GREEN FESTIVAL right on that very grave plot 66 Fitzroy Street. They give us the assurance of blues pub rock keyboard dirge in a send-off that commands us to remember our names in the afterlife.

SLACQUER are a female vocal led punk act from the north of town made of friends and siblings. They added a letter to former band name Lacquer, and wrote more songs to keep playing. They love to bring their kit, bass and guitar down to St Kilda to make some sound loud and also like to wake the dead.

CHARM are a bunch of music fans that tried their hand at guitar and formed a band just two years ago. Since then they’ve played many of the pubs around and toured to Sydney. Ask them if the band name relates to VOO DOO and the afterlife.

JAMES HAZELDEN has been playing with THE GENTLEMEN CALLERS and was onstage this year at the ARIA HALL OF FAME AWARDS. Recently he toured 3 continents to promote a debut solo album. When James was young his dog died, and he has been writing comedic rock about squid, murderers and ghosts ever since.

Come pay your respects to the dead, heal with poetry and music at St Kilda Bowls Club on 11/11/11 its only $11 entry.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=303827519633049

http://www.burninhell.com.au/

http://www.myspace.com/slacquermusic

http://www.charmband.webs.com/

http://jameshazelden.com/

POPULAR MUSIC – THE APRIL MAZE

After 6 years of occupying a living space and act together Todd and Sivan from duo The April Maze got married recently and posted some photos for their friends and fans on Facebook.

In Facebook style, and to mark the special occasion I have posted one of the photos above. Here the photo is by Lilli Waters & Laura McGuire whilst clothing is by Jason Chalmers.

They are on tour in November so get along to a show and ask to see the rings on their fingers!

The April Maze

www.theaprilmaze.com

Fri 4 November – The Front – Canberra, ACT

Sat 5 November – Woden Valley Festival, Canberra, ACT

Thurs 10 November – Bottlerocket Bar & Cafe, Nowra, NSW

11-13 November – Music at The Creek Festival, Braidwood, NSW

Nov 18 – 20 – Commonground Festival, VIC

Sat Nov 26 – S.A. Folk Centre, Adelaide, S.A.

Sat 3 December – The Shack – Narabeen, NSW

Fri 6 January – Gulgong Folk Festival, NSW

Mar 2 -5 – Nannup Music Festival, WA

 

 

 

PUB – THE EVELYN 20 YEARS WITH THE KIDS

Occupying a place in Brunswick Street history for 43 years, The Evelyn this month celebrates 20 years under the management of ‘the kids’ Johnny and Ida.

Get along to a show buy a bottle of sparkling wine and celebrate music in Melbourne with one of these gigs.

~Mondays in October~

Private Life and guests: Axolotl + Straight No Chaser + The Fox Party + Ainslie Wills + Secretive George + Ainslie Wills FREE Entry

~Tuesdays in October~

Hiatus Kaiyote + Killbot Kindergarten + Harmless + James Laneous VS Domino VS The Voodoo Shaman $10 full, $5 concession

~Wednesdays in October~

Grolsch Grid Nights: Nicolette Forte + High Society + Joe Oppenheimer + Kane Muir & The Rag-Time Kids + The Madness Method + Jarek + Sunday Chairs + Catherine Sietkiewicz FREE Entry

Sun 23 Oct Decortica (NZ) + Ennis Tola + Anna Salen $5

Thus 27 Oct Aus Youth Climate Coalition Fundraiser: The Pretty Littles + Kate Martin + Left Feels Right + more! $12

Fri 28 Oct San Salvador (album launch) + Live@Subs + Il Savant! $12

Sat 29 Oct The Bon Scotts (Album Launch PICTURED) + The Tiger & Me + Kikuyu

$15 door, $12 presale thru Moshtix

Mon 31 Oct (Melbourne Cup Eve) DIAFRIX + Lotek & RUCL + Class A

$20 door, $15 presale thru Moshtix

Extra information can be found at our website, as well as direct links to presale tickets. http://evelynhotel.com.au/

Tote Carpet Framed on Office Wall 2′, June 14 2010, photo by Alicia Bee.

PUB – THE TOTE 30 YEARS.

The Tote has long occupied a place in Melbourne Music history as one of the regular venues  to see live bands. In November they celebrate 30 years of live music with a series of events curated by former bookers, musicians, bands and individuals.

Though some would suggest that the Tote could have closed doors in 2009 there are still many that know that such reality could never dry out a venue with so much punter and band support.

Monday 31 October 
DYNAMO + KAMIKAZE TRIO + TOGA ROCK
curated by The Gionfriddos

Tuesday 1 November
 EVEN + SNOUT + MINIBIKES+ THE SWARM + 
BECKY LEE & DRUNKFOOT (USA) + WU-B-Q
curated by Wally Meanie (Even, Meanies, ex Tote Booker)

Friday 4 November
WARPED + POPPIN MOMMAS + DON FERNANDO + YIS
curated by Nicole Tadpole (RRR Respect The Rock, ex Tote Booker)


Saturday 5 November
DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS + BRAT FARRAR
Front Bar Residency!


Saturday 5 November
LITTLE UGLY GIRLS + THE NATION BLUE 
+ LEGENDS OF MOTORSPORT + IVY ST
curated by Tom Lyngcoln (Solar/Sonar, The Nation Blue, Harmony)

AND in “Cobra” returning to it’s birthplace for one special night: GROUSE featuring DJ duos, Ann Ominous vs Blowing Chunks, Blaberunner vs Commission Flats, Whisky Business vs Sexxx On Dexxx.

Sunday 6 November 
CONWAY SAVAGE + VAN WALKER & THE LIVINGSTON DAISIES 
+ PONY FACE + ALEX LASHLIE + ROESY 
curated by Pure Pop Records

Thursday 10 November
CELIBATE RIFLES + SEMINAL RATS + FANGS
curated by Zombie Dog

Friday 11 November
THE ONYAS+ SWIDGEN + BACKSEAT ROMEOS (Adelaide) 
+ THE SHIT HOTS (Ballarat)
curated by The Onyas

Saturday 12 November
DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS Front Bar Residency!
with THE NUFTYS + KAMIKAZE TRIO

Saturday 12 November
THE TWERPS (Album Launch) 
TERROR OF THE DEEP (NZ) + DARREN SYLVESTER + PEAK TWINS with DJ Dry White Toast
curated by Chapter Music

Sunday 13 November
THE MEANIES + THE SPLATTERHEADS + MORE
curated by The Meanies

Thursday 24 November
“THEE CONVICTS”
curated by The Age – EG

Saturday 19 November
DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS
Front Bar Residency!

Saturday 19 November
JOHNNY CASINO + LITTLE MURDERS + THE PAINKILLERS + THE ALOHAS + THE DUNHILL BLUES + CRYSTAL THOMAS AND THE FLOWERS OF EVIL + MOLTEN UNIVERSE + SOLE STICKERS + MASS CULT + 
MIDNIGHT WOOLF + THEE MIGHTY CHILDISH + THE NO REAL NEED + RUSSIAN ROULETTES + DIGGER AND THE PUSSYCATS + 
WRONG TURN + LORD STREET SOUND + THE CHEATS
curated by Off The HipFriday 2 December
GUITAR WOLF + MORE
curated by Goner Records (USA)


Saturday 3 December
SIXFTHICK + GENTLE BEN & HIS SENSITIVE SIDE
curated by Spooky Records


Sunday 4 December
GUITAR WOLF + MACH PELICAN + SPAZZYS curated by Julian Wu

The song that introduced Mach Pelican to Melbourne dance audiences in 1999.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r6GPpSE0YAY

‘Muscle Mary’ setlist, 21/10/11 Cornish Arms.

PERFORMANCE – DIGGER & THE PUSSYCATS + WOLFPACK + MUSCLE MARY FRIDAY 21 OCTOBER 2011 at THE CORNISH ARMS SYDNEY ROAD BRUNSWICK.

There was an era when it felt we occupied The Cornish Arms, probably when The Good Folk Club and The Good Country Club hosted Tuesdays and Wednesday residencies for a time in 2006. This gig was my introduction to Brunswick and the first time I had been since a late 90s Rainbow Hotel gig introduced the address as a foundation venue in Melbourne. Carolyn Moore and company were owners, Dave Rule regularly did our sound; and we enjoyed drink cards each week with regular Brunswick barflies, our punters and the new acts.

I remember vintage dresses, peaches, the bubble machine and Carolyn Moore telling me that Champagne gives you hangovers and beer does not so many times.

Walking into the Cornish Arms these days you would be greeted by the smell of pizza as it is served to the many tables that line the south wall for restaurant meals. The venue has changed owner twice since those times and the music booking has taken different approaches as they tried to work out how to run the Cornish Arms Hotel.

For the first time since 2007 I went along to the venue to see a full show of a rock line-up.

I wondered if it were at all possible to occupy The Cornish Arms like those days, and whether events would build the venue back into the music destination as it was before. After being turned into a restaurant is it at all possible that we could have punters again in a pizza venue?

Judging by the line-up the booker would like to have a band venue like others around Melbourne, something to compete again with The Evelyn and The Tote, but we will have to wait and see.

Before the rock and rollers can take up their own residency occupying a home at any of our Brunswick venues they have to know that it has a history of owner shake-ups, booker devastations and final gigs that could halt a full migration to the west side of the road.

MUSCLE MARY  included the legs of Clancy Anne whose over the knees black lace-up boots are noticed alongside the fantasy of her female bass-line and pretty features.

Always known to review clothes I take note of such things as the male lead singers female pants and belt choice that combine to make their onstage getup planned and show worthy enough to set up from the rock set.

Jimmy is the snearer on guitar and vocals that writes the jokes and leads the songs and band direction through the set and will distract the punters in the right direction to listen to their music.

“I don’t know about you but when I pass a butcher I get turned on,” he joked before launching into song.

Though it was said they had their first gig, they are not inexperienced in pacing themselves through a performance.

WOLFPACK were an Adelaide based band featuring Tom drummer from Sin City, back with his tummy muscles loading and unpacking his kit for another show. If they were in town for the weekend it would have been a tour where they also played The Espy, but they now call themselves a Melbourne band if only for confusion and to gain local support. “Sorry we are from Adelaide’” said the lead singer in contrary to online descriptions that they are Melbourne.
This time round Tom curates WOLFPACK featuring the female lead counter Chrissie Amphlett style vocals  from Laken ( similar to Tash from Sin City) with wide eyed Gwen Stephani punk poses and hand directions. Laken fakes masturbation on stage, points towards her vagina, and grabs her crutch in frustration like Michael Jackson invented. There is nothing shocking or new about her raunch that asks us to listen to her lyrics with playacting, pointing and hand signals.

All the guitar comes from a female with short white Cobain influence styling and boystyle band tshirt and jeans Nina who lead the music through each song with Tom’s drums. Simple two instrument sound on all punk songs that allow concentration on the lyrics.

DIGGER AND THE PUSSYCATS are the duo, not Kamikaze, though I had forgotten and questioned my knowledge of their music at all till PICK UP AT PONY and FASHION VICTIM reminded me of past conversations with them at gigs. Hunched over SAM was leading the warm-up performance that will prepare them for the TOTE residency next month, when he repeated well known stories about past girl friends, line-ups and ANDY’s red colored pubes.

I have long argued against the validity of FASHION VICTIM as a song, for it insults nicely dressed females who wear BLING BRAND labels and makes DIGGER AND THE PUSSYCATS look like bogans from Traralgon or Doncaster in the same clothes they have been wearing for the past twenty years.

I wonder how they will pace themselves with the onstage chat over the next month, because they had repeated all their old stories onstage at The Cornish Arms, and just may have used all their stories and segues on Friday. Nonetheless, ever faithful to the process of playing and producing something new they have a record single that plays from the middle outwards that they will sell to anyone that wants to pay.

POETASTER –

Lady Ga Ga

by Alicia Bee ©

It is vanity time for women; it is the lady ga ga,

Been talking so long; they get used to the sound, radio ga ga,

Don’t you like my body suit you can see my muscles and hair,

Been a nice ride, but I wasn’t ever your slave ga ga,

Hope you like my words, for Im gonna get paid-io ga ga,

It is vanity time for women; it is the lady ga ga.

You got some nice songs, get better before you are laid ga ga,

Are you traditional? Do you think you need a maid ga ga,

Don’t you like the fashion, you cant talk you know that’s not equal or fair,

You look pretty tired do you get like that after you’ve played ga ga?

Don’t you have strong arms, boy we make a funny metrosexual pair,

No I don’t stop, I keep going 24 / 7 night and day ga ga,

Been talking so long; they get used to the sound, radio ga ga.

Don’t you know Ive been born? I am a female jesus in May ga ga,

Watch me as I spin around the room, I don’t care if you stare,

It is vanity time for women; it is the lady ga ga.

Been talking so long; they get used to the sound, radio ga ga.

Queen of The Underground

By Alicia Bee ©

They didn’t even scratch my underbelly,

I wouldn’t let them go down undercover,

I am the heroine you see on the telly,

Tell them I am now Queen of the Underground.

All of the rolling stones wrote too many songs,

Bill Wyman raped me so I took a new lover,

All of the rights taken turned into their wrong.

My power came slow as the waves were swelling,

For all of my trials justice took too long,

I detect odour as the bodies smelling,

Tell them I am now Queen of the Underground.

END. ALICIA BEE © 2011. I LOVE YOU LIKE OCCUPYING MY TIME IN MELBOURNE.

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