Bland On Bland – Remote Places

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

Week 2 of the show and Jon choose another excellent theme for me to play with. I must say I am suspicious, it’s all going far too well. I know that the themes are being selected by Dr Pump at the moment but even so…

Hey maybe I should suggest “Suspicion” as a theme, I wonder what he would say.

Ed Bates provided the music backing and sound effects. Thatch provided the audio production, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Historical Figures

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

Just where did the holidays go? And to make it worse according to JVG we had an extra week off.
Couldn’t have? Could we?

Maybe it was the lack of an actual summer? Maybe it’s the deja vu of finding ourselves back in lockdown again.

Anyway rather than be predictable I decided to start the year off with some prose and use the theme, which uncharacteristically was a ripper, to annoy JVG straight out of the gate by making it a LONG story. He hates it when they are long.

All in all, it went rather well for the first one for the year.

Ed Bates provided the music backing and sound effects. Thatch provided the audio production, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Family

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

And that as they say is your lot. The final one for 2020.

Who could have known how prophetic that first poem for 2020 would be.

There are still some poems missing from the 2020 archive and I will get them uploaded over the break.

See you all in 2021 (it has to be better… right?)

Ed Bates provided the music backing and seasonal sleigh bells. Thatch provided the audio production, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Temperature

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

Truth be told I wasn’t actually sure where Jon was heading with this week’s theme, so I just wandered off into the shrubbery as I usually do and came up with this poem below.

I actually got to chat with Jon this week, which after last weeks shambles was refreshing, it seems that others on the show were afflicted wth the gremlins this week.


Ed Bates provided the music backing and sound effects. Thatch provided the audio production, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Inflatable Things

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

Well, that was worthy of BBC radio farce. I could hear JVG, the audience could hear us both but JVG claimed he couldn’t hear me. So he gave up just put the poem to air and then claimed he couldn’t hear the poem either.

I think Jon left the mute button on but we will never know, will we?


Ed Bates provided the dobro backing. Thatch provided the audio production, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Sailors

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

A good theme this week. JVG and I chatted about catamarans, sailboards, not drowning (waving?) and the wisdom of our good friend Horse from the Large Number 12’s.

The chat lasted way longer than the poem does. Irony it would seem is alive and well.


Ed Bates provided the music backing on Dobro’s. Thatch provided the audio production and sound effects, have a listen to how it went below…

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