The theme this week for Jon’s JVG Radio Method on 3RRR is “BECAUSE“.
Ed Bates is in his usual spot on the backing slide guitar.
Click to hear today’s poem… [audio:JVG_Poem20081026.mp3]
I haven’t written a poem this week
Why? Because I haven’t – okay?
No, there’s no particular reason – just because
Just because – that’s all I’ve got to say
No I don’t think I’m letting the team down John
They do that themselves well enough
Don’t go pouting and raising your eyebrows
Because frankly I don’t give a stuff
Don’t get all hoity with me JVG,
That scornful disapproving stare
I’m not the one who runs through the door
A minute after the show goes to air
All you have to do is play a few tracks
And rabbit on into the mic
The best I can say is your taste is eclectic
Now try playing something I like
And Ed, ha, he plays whatever he wants
Never what you ask him to do
Chirping away like a budgie on viagra
But do you think he can play things on cue?
On Cue! – Ed! Cue! – Edmund! Cue!
Keith Fuller, the resident academic
His segments a total scam
All his quotations from Plato and Socrates
Nah – he makes them up on the tram
Is Dan Warner ever thematically correct?
No, I refuse to hold my tongue
Does he know any songs other than those
By Wilco, Tom Waits and Neil Young?
And management, hell, what can I say
Could they loosen the purse strings just a smidge
Radiothon’s only recently finished
And there’s still no bloody milk in the fridge
No, I’ll say what I like, this is community radio
So don’t try threatening me
It’s not like it’s Iran or North Korea
Or even worse, the ABC
So I haven’t written a poem this week
Who knows, next week I might
Because I can if I do and can if I don’t
Because I can just because – alright?
That was your cue Ed Ed!
Ah Bugger me, forget it!
© Copyright 2008 Ian Bland