Bland On Bland – Filthy Dogs

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The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “ Filthy Dogs “.

Good afternoon Jon and once again greetings from Coventry.
I’m very disappointed that I’ll miss next weeks Community Cup, which is now undoubtedly the premier event on Melbourne’s non-sporting calendar.

One thing I won’t be missing though is Brian Nankervis’s appalling, irrational and one sided umpiring and I was overjoyed to hear that not only has he been replaced this year, but has, in fact, been forced to flee the country because the organisers can’t guarantee his safety – with good reason I might add.

His replacement, Dugald, the Rockwiz scorekeeper, while a man of few words – actually a man of no words, has at least proven he can count – and Brian, I don’t mean counting kickbacks.

Some of the things I saw the Rockdogs get away with last year would have given Bruce MacAvaney a twisted bowel. Total disgrace, get Caroline Wilson on the case and maybe Andrew Bolt.

On a positive note, for those perhaps considering attending the Community Cup for the first time, I’ll quote a few extracts lifted from an excellent article by Tim Cashmere titled “Charity Wins and Football loses” courtesy of the Noise11 website, that I think perfectly sums up the day.

“Take the game away from the bright lights of the MCG and away from the AFL corporatism, and replace the chiselled athletes with some overweight, chain-smoking, alcoholic musicians and radio DJs and you’ve got me there every year without fail.

Why do I do it?

Because it was proven again yesterday that the day is a hell of a lot of fun. It’s not just about a game of footy. It’s about music, and raising seventy thousand bucks for Reclink so they can get under-privileged kids to play sport

Oh yeah, I suppose I should tell you the score.

You know what? It doesn’t really matter anyway.
Everybody wins but football.”

Well said Tim.

And now back to the venom.

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Bland On Bland – Mexico

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Photo By Jools Thatcher

The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Mexico”, the replay of the Grand Final has obviously made Jon wish for a calmer social climate.

Ed Bates is once again on guitar duties this week (thanks, as always)

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Bland On Bland – Trilogy

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Photo By Jools Thatcher

The theme for this week’s JVG Radio Method poem is “Trilogy”. Jon has finished with Melbourne Suburbs for now, but the AFL Grand Final dominates Melbourne with a draw for the third time ever.

Ed Bates is once again on the guitar duties this week

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Also have a listen to my album “Drifter”


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