Photo By Jools Thatcher

Photo By Jools Thatcher

The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is
2014 Radiothon Part 1“.

Afternoon Jon, and for the last time this year at least, greetings from Coventry.

It will be mayhem in there today – good mayhem of course and I can just picture poor Ed rolled up in the foetal position on the studio floor sucking a chocolate bar.

I know you have loads of guests performing today so I won’t ramble on but I’d just like to remind everyone how important RRR is to the community and equally how important the community is to RRR – and it’s great to be part of it.

So give RRR a call (03 9388 1027), email, drop by, we’d love to have you on board.

And I look forward to being back in the studio next week with my old misanthropic mate “Pig” Mills.

To play this poem directly in your browser – just click the “play” button below:

[audio:JVG_Poem20140817.mp3]

Also have a listen to the songs on the New Album “Angel In Reverse


2014 Radiothon Part 1

The mere mention of confectionery made “Pig” Mills salivate
But he positively drooled come the annual local fete

The school kids ran a stall selling biscuits, cakes and pies
The money raised bought library books and stationary supplies

Parents, friends, the kids themselves baked every twirl and crumb
Excepting “Pig” who licked the bowls, left cooking to his mum

As self appointed Caesar in charge of quality control
“Pig” sampled every pastry, every bun and coffee scroll

There were lamingtons and cheesecakes: torts and coconut ices
Flummery and baklava: pastillas and cinnamon slices

Truffles, trifles, macaroons: nougat and marzipan
Meringues, shortbread, profiteroles: blanc mange and orange flan

Rumballs, snowballs, nutless balls: passionfruit pavlova
Éclairs, sponges, upside downs: quiche and panna cotta

Chocolate, strawberry, raspberry, sesame, ginger and red bean
Raisin, rhubarb, carrot, walnut, banana with whipped cream

Amaretti, biscotti, tiramisu: tartuffi and rocky road
Anzacs, croissants, Swiss rolls, churros: Jam and peach gateau

But come the day, a national chain had taken a stall at the fair
The kids looked forward to the competition: none of them seemed to care

“Offer variety” Lindy Dent chimed “people will happily pay”
But the chain, hungry for market share decided to give theirs away

“We’re buggered” cried “Pig” the pessimist, as he scoffed another muffin
“Why would anyone pay for ours? They can tuck into theirs for nuthin?”

Lindy Dent remained positive: though “Pig” thought their prospects bleak
To hear the end of this infomercial you’ll have to listen next week

To Be Continued…

© Copyright 2014 Ian Bland

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