Bland On Bland – Ring

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

Ring? OK JVG? Ring like in a phone call? Or in a piece of jewellery? Or as in a an imaginary ( but no less expensive) fence around a major urban centre in a southern state?

He really can make it difficult some weeks. In the end I went with jewellery, I had an idea and it was “gold” as they 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 – Zero

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

What can I say about this weeks theme, JVG sometimes really can make it difficult.

We chatted about daylight saving, the new book ( yes there is a new book coming ) and of course the zero community covid transmissions. Hence the choice of theme.

I also contributed the samples for the backing this week and complicated Ed and Thatch’s life immensely. It was fun, I look forward to doing it again


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

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Bland On Bland – Unemployed

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

JVG chose a tricky topic for the theme this time. Our conversation covered “Covid Normal” and how words join the lexicon, then moved on to Gladys Knight and The Pips.

It was a strange 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 – Hanging

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

This week we discovered that JVG’s technical abilities are hanging on by a thread. The “Pot meet Kettle” irony of that last line doesn’t actually escape me but it was one of those weeks.

The poem was an idea I had almost finished ( oh how I wish that was actually true) getting it onto the page took a bit more wrangling than usual.

Hope you find it entertaining

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

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Bland On Bland – Holding Something

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

It seems to have gone off on a bit of a tangent this week.
What’s different to any other week I hear you say?
Point taken!

JVG is back in control. Such as it is, I don’t think he really liked last week minor insurrection.

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

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Bland On Bland – Civil Disobedience

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

In the finest tradition of “be careful what you wish for”, last week, I stupidly suggested this weeks theme. Now, most of you playing along at home would have assumed that if I was going to open my mouth that I would have had a Baldrickian “cunning plan” up my sleeve, a poem written, a masterpiece that fitted the topic so good that they would be nominating me for the Prime Minister’s Literary Awards.

Alas you would be wrong.

About 2 seconds after JVG said yes ( really who expected him to agree – he never does that) I realised that I was up that proverbial creek and by Wednesday I was having better luck coming up sick note excuse than an idea for a poem. And by Friday well let’s just agree that panic and a not to shabby bottle of red can make up for a lack of time.

Next week I will go back to protesting about the topic rather than being cause of it. So much simpler.


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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