I Married A Monster From Outer Space

I came across this short clip on the internet today. It’s the performance poet John Cooper Clarke explaining in an interview why he doesn’t have a computer…

John Cooper Clarke is now knocking 70 years old and still performs regularly. I should really call him Dr Clarke, because in 2013 he was awarded an honorary doctorate of arts by the University of Salford in “acknowledgement of a career which has spanned five decades, bringing poetry to non-traditional audiences and influencing musicians and comedians”. Clarke is one of those people who shouldn’t really still be alive. Back in 2011 I made a post about his life and poetry, and if interested you can find it here:

John Cooper Clarke spent much of the mid 1980s shacked-up with Nico in a house in Brixton. At the time they were thought to be a couple. Clarke later said that there was no love interest between them. His domestic arrangement with Nico was based on a shared appetite for “the Chinaman’s nightcap”: heroin.

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