Monday, August 31, 2015

Podcast: Reuben Woolley

Poet Reuben Woolley talks about his writing and why his ambition is to close down his popular online magazine I am not a silent poet –

He reads a selection of poems and invites listeners to write a poem on the subject of abuse. Some of the poems feature strong language and graphic imagery which, while suitable for the hard-hitting subject matter, may not be suitable for all audiences.

Here's another poem by Reuben:

This episode also features poems by myself and Bel Blue written in response to Fran Smith's prompt on trees. My poem is based on the photo Country Doctor by W. Eugene Smith which you can view here. There are no trees in the picture but there are in the poem.

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Show: 23.07.08 with Clare Connolly and Melt-Banana plus Nick Stibbs on Walt Whitman

This show from 2008 is a real mixed bag with live music from singer-song writer Clare Connolly and an interview with Yako from legendary Japanese hardcore punk band Melt-Banana. You can read a more recent interview with the band here. Nick Stibbs explores the life and work of Walt Whitman and there's plenty more music and spoken word besides.

Joe Arroyo - Rebellion 
The Bleechers - Check him out
John Guy - Wells next-the-sea
Moog Cookbook - Novacaine For The Soul
Mr Hopkinson’s Computer - Fools Gold
Dan Le Sac vs Scroobius Pip - Development
The 3 Amigos - Supersonic
Toma - Forever Flight Of The Friend
Luke Van Egmond - Moments of Colour
Melt-Banana - Free The Bee
Aidan Smith - Murder Ballad
Scott Walker - Jackie
The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band - Canyons of Your Mind
Andre Mangeot - Cloud Burst
The Conservatives - Baby
Magic Phil - Sex, Drugs and Uncle Frank
The Yellow Magic Orchestra - Firecracker
The Man From Uranus - Plastics