Hello to you. It’s DC here, I wanted to share a few of the best bits from this week’s show. A few days ago I had the pleasure of a visit (after some unfortunate shenanigans with their van) from Jack ‘Lesser’ Lewis’ Awkward Energy. Here’s a picture of us to prove it!
I also did an interview with Jack, which was actually a fair bit longer than the version we broadcast, so here it is in full!
This week’s theme was graffiti – and there was one really awesome track I found which had lyrics composed entirely of graffiti from a bathroom stall, but there were a few too many questionable language choices, so I couldn’t exactly play it on air, but if you’re an adult with a sense of humour, you ought to enjoy Debbie Miller‘s Snippets From a Bathroom Stall!
At the very end of the show, Ma Charlton reminded me of some awesome graffiti we saw in Venice. I’m pleased to report Venice is a No Nazi Zone.
On this week’s show I also composed a haiku, in honour of how much I enjoyed Haiku Salut’s ‘Vowels As Clear As Church Bells’. I looked into it, and it turns out there’s loads of rules and grand traditions involved in composing a proper Japanese haiku (many of which I failed to incorporate, so I won’t post the Japanese one) which is why it’s such a revered art from. I’ve been to Matsuo Bashō ‘s crib in Iga. I felt this gave me ample qualification to turn my hand to it.
So I did, but it was pretty terrible. 6th Form Poets across the country scoffed in unison. It took me a good 5 – 10 minutes, though so here it is, for you to enjoy forever.
flowers are falling –
death is just the beginning
summer is coming
It sounds slightly more poetic in Japanese (if hugely incorrect, grammatically speaking) but I probably shouldn’t have tried to write it in that language first. These are lessons I can learn from – perhaps you can look forward to more terrible amateur poetry in next week’s show!