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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Bland On Bland – Get Outta Town

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

No prizes for guessing the inspiration for JVG’s choice of them this week. And to make it even better I wrote and recorded in the “wilds” of Gippsland. I had to go down to Mt Best and do some work getting ready for the fire season.

So you could say it’s a bit personal this week.

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

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Bland On Bland – Accident

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

Once again the larger world provides the allegorical inspiration for this weeks poem.

JVG and  I discussed car accidents I had been in and the virtues of retractable seatbelts.

We also touched on NAIDOC week and the American election, all rather business as usual I guess.


Ed Bates provided the music backing, samples and effects (it’s a ripper this week). Thatch provided the audio production, have a listen to how it went below…

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