Thursday, October 03, 2013

Down From Hackney

(With apologies to Chas & Dave)

Well now I've got that lottery grant from The Tate
To fund my installation down in Margate
I'm gonna blow the cash tomorrow, a site-specific plot
We'll catch the fast train, don't be late, we'll be there on the dot

Get the Earl Grey ready, Victoria, 'cos we're coming...

Down from Hackney
Don't forget the Fairtrade espresso and soya milk
Down from Hackney
With my friends from Hoxton and everyone of that ilk
Down from Hackney
We'll see the Turner, discern an earner by the sea
Down from Hackney
You can keep your chips and cockles
We're above the usual grockles
'Cos we're down from Hackney
Alex, Josh, Arthur and me!

Along the prom we'll try to get granola
And shun the arcades, bingo and Mazola
The kids will all enjoy themselves on their iPads and phones
And look at all the chavs and sigh with patronising groans

Behave yourself Noah, or I'll block your iTunes account

Down from Hackney
Don't forget to put it on Tumblr, Twitter and blogs
Down from Hackney
We'll be wearing O'Neill wetsuits over our togs
Down from Hackney
We'll buy a pulled pork, sour dough sandwich for our tea
Down from Hackney
You can keep Shoreditch and Stokie
From now on they're much too low key
'Cos we're down from Hackney
Alex, Josh, Arthur and me!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

Gentrification - don't you just love it!

Anonymous said...

Nostalgia http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JyxZjJaqxsM

Richard Eastcliff said...

More like Hackneyfication! Oh well, time alone will tell whether it's any good for dear old Margate!

Anonymous said...

Still laughing...

Anonymous said...

I've an awful feeling the Artfuls won't realise it is meant to be humorous.

Anonymous said...

The Queen Charlotte of a weekend puts Shoreditch to shame. You can hardly move for wallpaper designers.

Shinguard said...

Excellent stuff ECR

And they're even buying up the empty properties in Arlington House now,..or Harlington Hace as it will soon be known.






Richard Eastcliff said...

Indeed, I've heard of people who are grabbing handfuls of flats in Arselington House!

Schmoozyschlepp said...

Sorry you didn't manage to mention the truffle oil...

Anonymous said...

With apologies to "All the Nice Girls Love a Sailor"

All the trendies love the Turner,
All the duckies love their art.
And there's something about the Old Town,
Makes them feels so smug and smart.
Eat their pizzas,
Sneer at geezers,
Wear their sooper forties frocks.
As they walk along the cob
with a cup cake in their gob,
Margate rocks, Margate rocks!

Richard Eastcliff said...

Hmmm. Have I started a bit of a backlash here?!

Anonymous said...

If you think you're bored look at what TDC have been upto: civic waffle, shuffling the portfolio and voting to close the Manston airport committee then reinstating it.

http://thanetlab.blogspot.com/2013/10/leaders-report-to-council-tdc-3rd.html

Dismal pensioners doing nothing on our tax.

Anonymous said...

Dahn to Margate to stock up on KCC cigarettes?