The Big Issue : Edition 445
THeBigissue 8–21NOV2013 7 StreetSheet CELEBRATING WITH VERVE Let’s hear it for The Verve, probably best known for their smash hit single ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’. Once, when Coldplay’s Chris Martin introduced The Verve’s frontman Richard Ashcroft at a charity concert, he called him “the best singer in the world”. And then Richard belted out a rendition of ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’. (You can find it on YouTube.) The Verve also had other hit singles such as ‘Lucky Man’, ‘Sonnet’ and ‘Love Is Noise’. The band ran into some legal problems with The Rolling Stones over the use of a melody in ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’. Royalties had to be paid to the Stones. Given the song’s success, that makes the title appropriate! The Verve broke up some years ago, but I still like them. I’d love to read an interview with Richard Ashcroft. Marcus sells The Big Issue in Degraves St, Melbourne. Stories, poems and Big Issue vendors pictures by and friends All contributors to Streetsheet are paid for their work. For the latest Big Issue news visit thebigissue.org.au or find us on: • facebook The Big Issue Australia • twitter @thebigissue FOR ZACH Little Bug Little Bug Little Bug O’ so small Insignificant one. Little Bug Little Bug Little Bug How I wonder Can you feel, Do you love? Little Bug Little Bug Little Bug Watch out for these feet Coming down from up above. Little Bug Little Bug Little Bug You’ll be squashed But you don’t care, You’re having fun. Little Bug Little Bug Little Bug Not many think your life is much good, Yet somehow I think that I should. Little Bug Little Bug Little Bug O’ so little one. Mark W sells The Big Issue at various locations in the Adelaide CBD. Sydney vendor Glen F workInG hIS hArlem GloBeTroTTer-STyle Big issue wIzArdry In The Sydney CBd. PhoToGrAPh By PeTer hIndmArSh. lAdIeS From our women’S SuBSCrIPTIon enTerPrISe (wSe) helPed BreAST CAnCer neTwork AuSTrAlIA CreATe TheIr ‘TrIBuTe FIeld oF women’ In Sydney’S BoTAnICAl GArdenS lAST monTh. IT wAS Three-And- A-hAlF hourS oF exTrA PAId work For The wSe women, who helPed PlAnT 15,000 ‘PInk lAdy’ SIlhoueTTeS To rePreSenT The numBer oF women who wIll Be dIAGnoSed wITh BreAST CAnCer ThIS yeAr. For more InFo on The wSe, See P47. RON AND ROBBIE I started with The Big Issue in 2011, and I really like it. I put my nephew, Robbie, onto The Big Issue last year, too. When Rob was a baby he got burnt, playing with matches in his bedroom, which resulted in burns to 95% of his body. Despite his circumstances, Robbie is an extremely happy person who is highly self- determined. It’s amazing that he has been getting involved and selling The Big Issue, and he really enjoys it. He’s in Royal Perth Hospital at the moment because of a knee infection and other procedures including laser surgery. It looks like he’ll be away from selling for a while. Robbie’s a great nephew and I’m always going to be there for him. Ron sells The Big Issue at the cnr of King and Murray Sts in Perth CBD. GLENN’S GAGS Q: Where does Count Dracula keep his money? A: In the blood bank! Knock, knock Who’s there? Ken Ken who? Ken I come in? Glenn B sells The Big Issue in Ipswich, Queensland.