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Sun 18th Oct 2015 19:33
thanks for your kind and insightful comments on 'Don't Pay The Poets' John - my comments weren't directed at Open Micers - more so at Landlords and Promoters who throw poets onto a bill with other acts and pay everyone BUT the poets because, as Laura comments, they don't hold the same 'value' even thought hey are entertaining just the same. I get quite a few odd payments here and there and it's always nice to be recognised as 'valuable'. None of us do it for the money - but put a guitar around my neck and let me use the same words and - hey presto - the money appears.
On another note - I was hoping to be at Sale this mon th to see Gerry.P - unfortunately Steve Earle decided to play Manchester on the same night - but I'll be back (that's not a threat)
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Cynthia Buell Thomas
Wed 10th Sep 2014 13:06
I have sent my BIO to the wrong place - God knows where. Another one coming up later today. Damn!
Fri 15th Mar 2013 12:33
Good to see you're back John - and your front ;)
Thanks for your comment on my poem. You need to start liking funny poetry and I need to remember how to write it :)
Look forward to reading more of yours. x
Thu 14th Mar 2013 23:59
The Big Man is Back! lol
Thu 7th Mar 2013 15:01
just seen your latest blog - which prompted me to go back a few and read some of he earlier ones. have to say that I really like your style and prose - a good mix of heady topics covered in a thought provoking way. Being a newbie I'm still finding my way and tend only to check back on earlier work if i really like a blog posting - so BIG thumbs up for 'the daily mail....' and a great back catologue to boot.
Wed 18th Jul 2012 12:41
Areet fella - ta for y'note on Purple :) Didn't think that'd be up your street! Cheers :)
Marianne Louise Daniels
Thu 20th Oct 2011 10:01
Hi John, It was my pleasure - brilliant poem!
And I understand, its been a hard time, and hope you are ok. A catch up would be lovely buddy, I have missed thee!
Thu 9th Jun 2011 22:30
thanks for the comments John on Summer is here I wrote this after getting soaked at lunchtime on Wednesday and thinking oh god - here we go again - i could taste the rain also.... A
Thu 23rd Dec 2010 17:34
Thx for the feedback on the ill room poem John.
Hope to see you soon at an event the other side of Christmas.
We can have a talk about what I mentioned too.
Have a great Christmas mate.
Thu 23rd Dec 2010 16:51
Thanks, John, much appreciated.
Tue 21st Dec 2010 09:16
Thanks John,Have a brill solstice x
Mon 20th Dec 2010 11:45
only if i get to hear the Darwinian Drawl... x
Sun 12th Dec 2010 20:42
hi..thanks for the comment on just for fun..so pleased you did for i have enjoyed reading your stuff too.. :o)
Thu 9th Dec 2010 16:18
Thx for the feedback on my latest poem John....glad you like it.
Wed 8th Dec 2010 17:54
Thanks for the comments on Gaspers, John. I don't smoke myself (or drink, or eat meat) so pleasures are at a premium.
I do enjoy, though, trying to cause accidents on the motorway.
Sat 4th Dec 2010 19:35
Hi John, glad you liked the last one... "childhood memories of chapel on sunday and love hidden behind piety" hits the nail on the head. Maybe Yorkshire can be like South Wales too! Thanks . Wino X
Sun 28th Nov 2010 10:38
Hi John. Thanks for your much-valued comment on Snow on the Pass. Greg
Fri 17th Sep 2010 06:39
hey john...abdul was rather disapointed today to discover that you are 'man' and either potentially my boyfriend or an unsuitable match for him. in my feeble attempts to invite him to wigan, where you could meet him and do me a big favour of interpreting for me, i think i managed to convince him that you are in love with him and would like to make beautiful poetry with him :) please provide appropriate turkish phrase that means stuff john, stuff poetry,stuff wigan, stuff conversation, lets go back to my place and fuck while the weathers good :)
oh and what is turkish for 'unlimited free car wash' just so he understands the transaction. ;)
Wed 8th Sep 2010 22:29
i saw him today.
he cleaned away the dirt tracks near my tyres
and asked me not to pay,
then stood squinting at me in the sun
in weather like this, on this day
he fell in love.
I hope he remembers to take home his bread and salt xx
Wed 8th Sep 2010 12:41
hiya john...could you send me that turkish pulling poem please. My car is very dirty and needs washing again (it has a couple of marks on it)...will have to go see the lovely abdul x
Paul F Blackburn
Fri 13th Aug 2010 15:25
Thanks for your comments on my wonderful poem 'Window box'.
Though I can assure you it is not a cut-up (wash yer mouth out) though I suppose it is a bit 'miserablist' school of poetry.
Thu 12th Aug 2010 11:31
For my answer on a virtual postard to the Picasso question please see orig blog entry. Win x
Fri 6th Aug 2010 16:32
Thanks for commenting on 'Care Home'. Good luck with the book.
Tue 13th Jul 2010 11:07
John, where is Rachel?
Wed 5th May 2010 01:58
hog...all awash with that same whiskey smelt welsh breath.
love it my brother.
Wed 5th May 2010 01:40
hey john...new poem ferryman has to go in as its most gruesome thing.
ill bring it tomorrow.
Tue 20th Apr 2010 18:29
Hi John, thanks for commenting on the woods thing. Its growing on me. Win
Mon 19th Apr 2010 15:35
new poem apocolypse heart, as liked by marianne, is on the page and ready to go in book if u agree...its suitably intense.
Sun 18th Apr 2010 10:47
John, just to say belatedly how nice it was to meet you at Hebden Bridge the other week. I wanted to look again at some of the poems you read out that night, but they don't seem to be available ... I did admire them. Greg
Sat 17th Apr 2010 11:57
Thanks very much for the comment John. It made me smile :)
Tue 30th Mar 2010 17:02
Hi John - thanks for commenting on Le Weekend. I thought your Two Bar Headache was immensley powerful.
Tue 30th Mar 2010 09:52
John, thanks for your comments on First to Depart.Glad you liked it.
Mon 22nd Mar 2010 18:24
Thanks for your comment LOL - good to see you back posting!
Fri 19th Mar 2010 11:02
hi John... It may have been a telephone experience I can't remember possibly not?! I wonder what sort of music would accompany this one?
Fri 5th Mar 2010 00:39
Re - ZZZZZ. Brrring ! Wake up Mr Darwin and post us more poems. Win x
Tue 26th Jan 2010 22:07
re:letter to a genius. i love the language and the words. would love more of a clue what it's about. am i a simpleton? louise x
ps. not seen you for ages
Tue 12th Jan 2010 13:03
thanks for your comment johnny
Wed 30th Dec 2009 22:15
Thank you John for your kind comment, Particularly glad we share an affection for the word Arse, it's a favourite of mine too. I say it quite a lot! x
Fri 18th Dec 2009 09:52
Hmmm... yes he/she I think its a lot better.
Thu 17th Dec 2009 18:11
Hi John, More on Decree Absolute. Thanks for your interest. I have removed one letter from my piece. Can anyone spot which one? I think it makes a huge difference. Win
Wed 16th Dec 2009 22:55
Re photo on Decree Absolute. Yes... well spotted I have been working out! Win
Wed 16th Dec 2009 18:28
'Aikers'; was one of my nicknames at school....although I always preferred 'Knackers'.
Glad you liked my last offering.....yours are always amongst the most percipient of views.
God, that sounded poncy, didn't it!
Mon 14th Dec 2009 16:02
thanks johnny, your more than welcome to a hit :)
Mon 7th Dec 2009 17:09
All you have to do is - edit that poem and add the tag WOLOP.nov in the tag bit at the bottom and then press update. Easy innit? x
Thu 26th Nov 2009 13:15
yea i know wat ya mean my problems are of a more smoked nature but same boat really, jese me freinds back home call me kealo haha coincidence!
Sat 21st Nov 2009 08:52
Dear John, (I get alot of those letters too!) thanks for your kind observation on my last offering. I can see from 'she left her coat behind' that you and I are sometimes pursuing the capture of a similar sentiment. You do it very well.
Many thanks for your encouragement.
Fri 20th Nov 2009 14:06
Hi John, Thanks for commenting on Pin-up Vietnam. You have to work to weedle out the content in it. Win
Tue 10th Nov 2009 18:47
Hi there, Thankyou so much for your comments on my latest blog entry, more detailed comments left on blog page. Winston
Tue 10th Nov 2009 18:25
Glad you changed your pic John - that last one really wasn't you...
Tue 10th Nov 2009 14:38
Hi John, thanks for your comments on The Silver Surfer poem. I have been fascinated by this characters tortured soul and immense power for some years. Ireally tried to get a good rhythm in this piece so glad you picked that out. A saxon poem...now that would be different indeed. Winston
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