Bland On Bland – Gift Giving

blndonblandpoem-featuredThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Gift Giving“.

Last show of the year and Jon is in a mellow mood, seems he opened the bottle of Cabernet he was given as a gift a week early.

Well at least the show ran like a well oiled machine… Ed stepped on a cat’s tail, the cat turned around and bit him and he is in hospital in one of those rooms you have to put on a yellow “hazmat” suit when you go and visit him.
Both cat and Ed are responding well to treatment

I lost the poem BUT fortunately there was a perfect poem in my book so I used that instead.
I found the one I had lost after the segment and Jon accused me of shameless marketing – well of course it was. I learnt from him

Have a great Christmas and we will see you all in the new year


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Bland On Bland – …City…

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

Ok JVG is definitely thinking outside the box these days (or alternatively he finally has lost his mind)

The theme this week had to contain the alias of city name that contains the word “city” ( I am not making this up), so for example New York is known as “The City Of Dreams”, Detroit is known as “Motor City, Sydney has been known as “Sin City” and you get the idea.

Surprised at how many options sprang to mind but in the end decided to stick with our hometown…

Ed Bates, once again playing a wonderful backdrop of sound.


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Bland On Bland – Jet

blndonblandpoem-featuredThe theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Jet“.


This story is about a man I met in Hanoi, I stupidly jumped on one of those little scooters zooming through Hanoi traffic. Its amazing how bonding life and death experiences can be.

I ended up having a few beers with him and here is the story he related

No Ed this week – get well soon mate


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Bland On Bland – Radiothon 2016 Week 1

RRRBBQDay2014_046The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Radiothon 2016 Week 1“.

Good afternoon Jon and greetings, this week, from Manchester.

Sad to be absent from the studio for Radiothon, one of my favourite times of the year and I know you have a full show this week, crammed with guests and it will be bedlam: very enjoyable bedlam I might add, so I’m not going to take up too much time.

If you have already subscribed to RRR, thank you very much and I hope you win one of the many fabulous prizes.
If you’ve been a subscriber in the past, we’d love to welcome you back, if you haven’t please consider coming on board, because you are the lifeblood of community radio.
That’s enough from me and as tradition dictates, it’s time to head back to the neighbourhood.


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Bland On Bland – Wearing Things Well

RRRBBQDay2014_046The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Wearing Things Well“.

Good afternoon Jon and greetings, once again from Coventry.

Well the English summer is in full swing and we’re in the middle of a heat wave – it even broke through the 20 degree mark yesterday – they’re dropping like flies.

To celebrate the season I decided I needed a new outfit and given clothes shopping is not my favourite pastime, I enlisted the help of one of the doyens of the Coventry music scene, Elaine Tierney, always brutally honest, to give her opinion on my fashion choices.


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