Bland On Bland – Waters

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


A great theme this week, I wrote this a while back.

This is a true story or as true as any Australian bush story can be true…


Ed Bates provided the guitar backing, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Kids

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

Had to phone this week’s poem in, so the quaility is a bit last century. Not unlike the topic when I think about it.


No Ed Bates providing the guitar backing, but have a listen to hear how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Mirrors

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

A great show this week. JVG had invited the Broads in to do a pre-launch of their new song “Mirrors” He decided that would make a great theme. He was right.

Back to the “neighbourhood” and one of our heroes has a brush with the fickleness of fashion. Honestly, it almost wrote itself.

We also had Dan Warner back doing “Warner Corner” this week and he was also in fine form if a little “croaky” (he claims I thought the song sounded great)

No Ed this week so have a listen to hear how the poem went below…

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Bland On Bland – Pies

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

Well, that’s it for another year, the footy is over. Thanks to everyone who said hi out at the Caravan Club on Thursday night.

This weeks poem was the funniest reading I have ever done, honestly, I have no idea what Ed was doing but it broke me up. I left all just as it went to air.


Ed Bates provided the guitar backing, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Higher Power

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

Officially this weeks theme is ” Songs with prominent exclamation directed to a higher power…” Really Jon? I mean that’s halfway to a haiku all by itself.

The moment I read Jon’s email a voice began chanting ‘Canberra’.

Most of you would have heard of Canberra. It used to be the seat of government in Australia before it was hijacked by self-serving autocrats who believe the minority speak for the majority.

Democracy?


Ed Bates provided the guitar backing, have a listen to how it went below…

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Bland On Bland – Alive

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

After last weeks choice of “Living” Jon obviously had ideas he wanted to explore and so the week the choice was “Alive”.

From my point of view, an excellent choice as the poem below will show. A memory from an age ago pushed its way into my forebrain and before I knew it I had the shell of a poem.

I like this one. I think it has to go straight into the next book. Let me know what you think


Ed Bates provided the guitar backing, have a listen to how it went below…

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