Thursday, June 3, 2010

Peter Goulding on the Radio

This week I'm very excited to be welcoming the first person I've ever met purely through the internet, onto the radio, Peter Goulding.
Peter blogs over here, and his poetry has long been a source of great entertainment and hilarity for me. He is a bus poet. He once snogged Dana, and has been onstage with the Boomtown Rats - but sadly hadn't told me that before we taped the show, so we won't be talking about that, we will be talking about many other things though... check him out

"Peter wrote song lyrics for the punk band he was part of many years ago, since taking up writing again in 1985 his writing has taken him to such diverse locations as the Shelbourne FC matchday programme, The Community Voice newspaper, and being poet in residence on the Creedon Show back when it had a daytime slot. His humorous verse has found homes in the shortlist of humorous verse section of the Strokestown festival's competition, was placed in the Kilkenny Swift Satire and Boyne Writers Swift competition and last year he was crowned Baffle Bard down in Loughrea, for which he won a stone turnip.
He published a book of mainly humorous verse in 2009 - A Flash of Orange - and two chapbooks this year.
More recently he has been published in Revival, Boyne Berries, Snakeskin, Southword and Crannog with some more serious poems. He was chosen for this year's Poetry Ireland Introductions series, recently won the Golden Pen competition and is generally pleased with how things are going with his writing." And why wouldn't he be...

He has chosen the themes of Rhyme and Timing to base the show around, and I can reveal there will be plenty of laughs and interesting insights along the way....

See ye at the usual time 4pm (or 7pm in Nairobi) this Sunday on Liffey Sound - live online at the link on the right, or catch up on the archives - at Sundayscrapbook.blogspot.com

6 comments:

Poetikat said...

I've got the link in my toolbar, all ready to go!

@Peter - I am dying to see some of those song lyrics. What was the band called? Any photos?

I did a lip-synch (in full dress) to a Siouxsie song at a club in Toronto in 1984. (There's a poem, of course.)

Kat

Niamh B said...

Yay Kat! thanks for joining us - and for sharing that - yes definitely has to become a poem... maybe even a short story?

Poetikat said...

No. The poem already exists, Niamh.
I have Liffey sound, but can't find the show. Where would I find it?

Kat

Dónal said...

Hi Kat, I'll be picking up the show from the station tomorrow evening, so it'll be uploaded then onto the show blog http://sundayscrapbook.blogspot.com tomorrow night... sorry it's not available right now, you would have got it on liffey sound only as it was going out.

Niamh B said...

that was me by the way... hubby's login left on the laptop by mistake

Niamh B said...

Hi Kat, that's up on the archive now, or just paste http://www.mediafire.com/?kjjek4mztzt into your browser twill get it for you... enjoy!