Rose Casserley

Tue 10th Nov 2020 22:14

Thank's Phil for dropping in on my profile page. I am so very very sorry to read about your son, what a tragedy, after all you have already been through in serving your country for all those life-endangering years.

I may only be one voice in millions but that won't stop me from saying thank you for your service on our behalf.

I'm with you on your tastes in music and as for poets,
give John Bukowski a try
I think he will be right up your street.


I hope you keep posting on here ( welcome by the way ) and that you manage to cope not only with the virus situ but also with every other kind of shit life throws at you.




Rose 💋

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Greg Freeman

Sun 4th Oct 2020 08:49

Thanks for your fascinating memories and views on the Falklands war. This is a really interesting article https://www.theoldie.co.uk/blog/my-return-to-the-falklands. I'm assuming that you knew this movie was being made?

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 8th Aug 2020 09:40

You're Blues for David tracks are fantastic! Just been listen to both of them. Listening to Blues is just perfect for these times we're living through as well. Maybe you could do a piece about our new changed world one day😉!

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Becky Who

Thu 4th Apr 2019 21:07

Hi Phil, thanks so much for commenting my "Lie with Poetry". I've been reading some of your poems - your writing hits hard and keeps it real, I really admire and appreciate that. Looking forward to reading more and exchanging more.

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trevor homer

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.

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raypool

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.

Cheers. Ray

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elPintor

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.

elP

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Paul Point

Mon 6th Jun 2016 13:18

Thanks Phil - Some great lines in the poem above! Paul

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Ian Whiteley

Fri 3rd Jun 2016 23:24

thanks for the kind and supportive comment on 'Xenophobe' Phil - glad you liked it mate
Ian

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Laura Taylor

Fri 13th May 2016 09:55

Morning Phil

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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