1st May festival 2007 – Wolverhampton May Day Committee`s 13th annual May Day festival

Most agreed it was one of the best May Days held, with 250 enjoying the evening.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGptkBmCK0c check this link to see an advert for 2007 event

featured live music from ATTILA THE STOCKBROKER, “Whether he`s ranting a poem or bashing out a song, there’s something magnificent about Attila in full flight” (Ian McMillan, BBC Radio 4). Poet in residence at Brighton & Hove Albion, Attila Headlines the Cabaret stage at Glastonbury festival every year.

to view a video of previous Wolverhampton May Day featuring Rodney Bickerstaffe dedicated to founder member of W’ton May Day Committee Kamaljit Rana Singh.

check out Attila`s website http://www.attilathestockbroker.com/
http://www.small-axe.com/attila/ for free mp3 downloads of Attila
or listen directly to a few ones I`ve selected:
http://www.small-axe.com/attila/belfast/licence.mp3 my poetic licence
http://www.small-axe.com/attila/belfast/daleks.mp3 asylum seeking daleks
http://www.small-axe.com/attila/zero/guyfawkes.mp3 anti-war song

Sharp-tongued, high energy, social surrealist rebel poet and songwriter. His themes are topical, his words hard-hitting, his politics unashamedly radical, but Attila will make you roar with laughter as well as seethe with anger…

Inspired by the spirit and `Do It Yourself` ethos of punk rock, and above all by The Clash and their overtly radical, political stance, he started as a punk bass player in 1977 and took the name Attila the Stockbroker in 1980, blagging spots for his poems and songs in between bands at punk gigs. He quickly got a couple of John Peel radio sessions, a deal with London independent record label Cherry Red Records and before very long was on the front cover of Melody Maker…and he hasn`t looked back since! He celebrated the 25th anniversary of his first gig with a sold out show at the Komedia Theatre in Brighton on September 8th 2005.
He is very proud to have earned a living as a poet since 1982.

7pm doors open and chance to visit stalls, bar, bouncy castle, mehndi. Music from One Love International Sound System
7.15pm Azaad Dhol group (Indian drums)
7.30pm welcome from Dave Cole, May Day Committee
speaker: Yvonne Washbourne PCS report of their May 1st national strike action over public services cuts
7.50pm Ivor Pearce – political folk singer
8.10pm speaker: Naeem Malik Guantanamo Bay Campaign
8-20pm interval & food – free Asian buffet
music from One Love International
8.45pm speaker: Avtar sadiq National Vice-President Indian Workers Association
followed by One Love Sound System

ALL FREE…except the bar

LIBYAN STUDENTS FROM HELL! Attila the Stockbroker
Just look at us – we`re the scourge of the land
We`re Colonel Gadaffi`s favourite band
We all eat babies and we’re commies too
And we`ve all got AIDS and we’ll give it to you
With scaly tails and horns and hooves
We undermine everything that moves
You can read about us in the daily press:
we’re worse than the Russians in the DHSS
So don`t mess with us, cos we`re foreign and we smell –
We’re the Libyan Students from Hell!

If your telly goes wrong or your car won`t start
you can bet your life that we played our part
If your team doesn`t win or you miss the bus
then ten to one it was down to us
If a dog runs off with your copy of the Sun
and brings it back with the crossword done
If someone smacks you in the head
or you find a terrapin in your bed
we did it – and everything else as well
Cos we`re Libyan Students from Hell!

There`s nothing very prudent about a Libyan student
Can`t you tell?
There`s nothing very prudent about a Libyan student
from Hell!

We imported Neighbours to these shores
We personally started both World Wars
We broke your Gran`s Coronation mugs
We sold Ben Johnson all his drugs
We caused the Plague and the Great Fire too
and we brought The Price Is Right` to you
We pushed Robert Maxwell over the side
We took Marc Bolan for his last ride
So don`t mess with us – we`re foreign and we smell
We`re the Libyan Students from Hell ..


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