Monday, 24 January 2011

Louis J. Casson: Listen now, Podcasts on iTunes, Poetry reading

Hi everyone, I hope your 2011 is off to a happy, healthy and productive start!

I mentioned my recent Podcasts, where I was interviewed by Morgen Bailey. For you convenience and interest, I’ve given here the direct link to these, saves you searching around, just click to go there and listen. Also included a précis – summary – of the podcast contents, to enable you to identify parts of particular interest to you. At the end of the second podcast I read out three of my poems- enjoy!

Best wishes, Louis

Podcasts link (click to go to page and select):

Part 1. BTW Special Episode 007 released 13/1/11


What makes a good poem, favourite poetry forms. Poems have ‘messages’? Free verse; avoiding writing ‘chopped up prose’. Why poetry seems to be the most difficult kind of writing to be successful in. Advice to aspiring poets, favourite poet(s). LJC & the Lake District connection. Interviews with BBC Northampton Radio.

Part 2. BWT Special episode 008 released 20/1/11


Structuring time. Poetry outlets, poetry & songwriting competitions. The difference between writing poetry and lyrics. Memorising poetry. LJC’s favourite music to listen to. – Songwriting: where to start? Beat structure for writing lyrics. LJC reading materials. Poetry & Ernie Ball Musicman guitars. LJC Amazon Kindle collections; the electronic versus paper route. Social Media presence: Facebook, Twitter and Blogspot. Future writing developments, current work and projects. Poetry reading By LJC, three pieces: ‘The Secrets Summer Keeps’, ‘There is a Love’ and 'No Tour Required'.


On "riddim" Reggae

Just the other day Wesley P - an arts colleague - remarked that:

"a fence always brightens an otherwise uncluttered horizon or am I 2 prosaic?" referring to the fact he likes the urban more than the country.

Which lead to a Dub version, based on WesleyP's phrase:

Fence alway brightening, a lovely view

Flowers upsettin mi stomach

just the pavements will do.

Keep it urbin, cuz tha countryside disturbin'

Keep it urbin, wear my raybans day and night.

Horizon stretchin, sky far too big

Wit tha prozac and prosaic

More tha kind o' my gig

I was wandring through tha field after drinking late last night

When I was jumped by a jack rabbit

Its fur n big teeth , a horror and a sight

Save mi right for taking a short cut through tha country at night

Still some comfort mi tek, from this will ease'l

Were simply a jack rabbit

Not a ferret or a weasel.

Keep it urbin, cuz tha countryside disturbin'

Keep it urbin, countryside gi mi a such a fright!

Sly & Robbie can sleep soundly! No challenge. :-) lol L

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