Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Antidote


So, astute readers (Hi Mam!) might remember this picture which went up last June - it came from my diary of ten years previous to that, and is an illustration from that entry which was the birthplace of one of my many many poems... That very poem I bring to you now, to listen to, available only when you click here...
It's not a love poem, so is kind of here as an antidote to the smushiness displayed here recently, it comes again thanks to the lovely brown bread mix tape people who made such lovely recordings on that infamous night of the wibbly voice, live at the Stag's head.
Another lovely night was the Glór Sessions last night, as always warmly MC'd by the great Stephen James Smith where us Poetry Divas had a most enjoyable night sharing our stuff with another one of the most generous crowds in town. (Not that they gave us anything, just that they were extra nice, which is nice) of course the free lollipops went down a treat as always. There's always great talent on show there, but the highlight for me was Keith Armstrong, a hilarious and captivating performer - he was a delight.

6 comments:

Domestic Oub said...

That Keith bloke was good, I must say. Liked Richard Harris a lot...

Titus said...

Can we have the words too, for the computer-impaired?
Glad it went well!

Niamh B said...

Oub, He did, didn't he?
Right Titus, I'll either put it up here or mail it to you, if I can find your mail before the day is out.
Cheers,

the watercats said...

nice picture :-).. am going to visit again to spend quality time listening to the recording..
cheers!

keith armstrong said...

great to meet you on monday - stay in touch.

keith armstrong - the jingling geordie

Niamh B said...

Thanks Watercats, hope you liked the poem!
Thanks Keith - it was really great to see you do your thing - do let us know if you're ever back in the neighbourhood!