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Mon 25th Feb 2019 13:20
Phil, thanks for your appreciation of my work. I like your work too and the oblique way you express language.
Comment is about Phil Kay (poet profile)
Original item by Phil Kay
Mon 25th Feb 2019 09:14
thanks for your comment on my profile regarding your poem "Tonight"
You hit the nail on the head when you said no great insights reveal themselves on such occasions, only the deepening of disconnection and numbness. The sensible among us would desist from such behaviour, it seems I do not fall into that category.
All the best Phil,
Thu 31st Jan 2019 15:41
You're a gentleman Phil with that comment. I do try to be impartial and non judgmental and impart respect as a matter of course. Not always easy here I'm afraid, and sarcasm can come to my rescue.
Sun 19th Jun 2016 00:21
Wow, Phil..young or disinterested, or whatever the excuse, I have a hard time believing that such dramatic events are somehow irrelevant after the passage of only a few decades. I mean, it isn't as if the events in Chile after Allende was overthrown occurred in some sort of political vacuum. Central and South America were hot for quite a while. That said, I believe there's much more to it all than the "disinterested" would care to know.
I'm glad to see someone write about these things..there's no good reason for such bloody history to be so soon forgotten.
Mon 6th Jun 2016 13:18
Thanks Phil - Some great lines in the poem above! Paul
Fri 3rd Jun 2016 23:24
thanks for the kind and supportive comment on 'Xenophobe' Phil - glad you liked it mate
Wed 18th May 2016 09:40
Hi Phil, thanks for your comments about Black Lung...very much appreciated.
Fri 13th May 2016 09:55
Yep, just read the addition to Granddad - spot on, well worth revisiting it for the edit. So poignantly observed. My nan stopped with my grandad, though he was a total bastard to her. That's what women did back then, eh?
Oh and hey - nice to meet a fellow Thatcher hater haha :D Tis a shame you're in Hull otherwise I'd have said come to the book launch.
God, the gig was amazing, I'm glad I've managed to do justice to it with my review :) No, he didn't do that one - but I will look for your poem.
The trick with performing is to practice til you're sick of it, til your mouth knows it. Take your paper up with you so you can read from it if you need to. And always take a nice deep breath before starting. Remember that no one wants you to fuck up, they only want to support you. Open mics are wonderfully supportive places cos everyone knows how terrifying it is. It gets easier the more times you do it, honestly. I spent the first two years of performing wanting to evacuate from every orifice all day beforehand :D It's a massive buzz though. And that's why we keep doing it to ourselves!
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