Bland On Bland – Being embraced in someone’s arms


Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ Being embraced in someone’s arms “.

First to admit a bit of an odd one, but after giving the ideas a bit of room to sort themselves out, this one just almost wrote itself.

JVG and I discussed fireplaces and gas heaters (the things that we find to discuss on a Sunday afternoon). It turns out that Ed has five fireplaces.. before this descends any further here is this weeks poem

Ed “#FiveFire Places” Bates, provided his inimitable backing. Have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Flames


Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ Flames “.

Back to the neighborhood this week. JVG rang up and told me the theme and this literally jumped straight on to the page. Didn’t require much finessing at all.

And one day, I must remember to tell the story about “Pig”, some Redheads and the footy stand… must illuminating. They say it lit up the sky for miles. But, as I said, that’s for another day.

I had to dash off to Union Hotel for a gig with the “Lamo’s”, thanks to everyone who was able to come along. The band and I had a great gig. I believe that we will be back there soon.

Ed once again supplied the brilliant backing. Have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Australian Country Towns


Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ Australian Country Towns “.

Great theme this week and JVG back from his holiday. 

It was a huge Indie Record Store day at Basement on Saturday. I confess to feeling a little under the weather having talked to so many people at Basement Discs, and what great performances.

My hat is off to the awesome team there, I dont know how you manage to do it year after year.

If you were there you will know what I mean, if you weren’t put it in your phone for next year. A not to be missed event ( and Andy White playing this Friday lunchtime )

The inimitable Ed Bates is providing backing as usual today, and once again in fine form. Have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Dislike, Disdain, Disrespect


Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ Dislike, Disdain, Disrespect “.

A completely different show this week. JVG decided to go for the “long weekend” option and left the show under the guidance of the inimitable Dr Pump.

Regular listeners to the show were given on a completely different experience than they would have been used to.

Ed was in the studio this week, and in blistering form, one of the most memorable backings he has played in a long time. Brilliant stuff Ed and in complete accordance with the theme. Have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – I Like…


Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ I like… “.

I called the poem in today (huge thanks to 3MDR for lending us a phone), I was playing a gig up in Emerald, we had a great time.

Jon chose “I Like…” as this weeks theme. and I liked it. 

 

No Ed this week, he had a gig as well

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Bland On Bland – One…


Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ One … “.

It was a great show this week, JVG and I had a longish chat about the how my book was going and why I hadn’t done a CD to go with it ( there is always Vol II Jon)

I felt sure that we had used “One” as a theme before but I guess not. I was looking for an idea and found myself strolling through the  “neighbourhood”, stumbled on the question people ask “If you could change just one thing” and before you know it I had a poem.

Great to have Ed on guitar this week. Have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – After The…


Bland On Bland – The BookThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ After the … “.

Back in November Last year I started the saga of Alf and Bunny in a poem called “Low“.

It was such an epic that it had to be cut into two parts, earlier this week I was reminded that I hadn’t put finished the story and this weeks theme was made for it.

So here is part two of Alf and Bunny’s tale…

You may want to refresh your memory of part one – listen here before continuing with this weeks. You can listen to the conclusion below…


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Bland On Bland – Breathing

Bland On Bland – The Book

The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ Breathing “.

I took the opportunity to head back to the “neighbourhood” this week. Second time in weeks.  It was one of those ideas that jumped into my head but took ages to get right

Jon and I also discussed the sad passing of Chuck Berry, and the importance of him to popular music. A true giant.

Ed Bates supplied the appropriately atmospheric backing this week, have a listen to how it went below…

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