Cool Covers – Rock Show

Podcast of a radio show I presented on KSFM, a community radio station in Parys, The Free State, South Africa. This is a show features Cool Covers – so if jack White singing Dolly Parton, Chris Cornell covering Michael Jackson and other sweet sounds appeal to you .. enjoy .. 🙂   If you want me to post the detailed playlists for the shows please let me know.

NOTE: if you trying to spot the relevance of this Cover Pic, its Bob Dylan covering the classic crooners … I will take everybody opportunity to punt the Master – #BobDylan

Flames of Desire

Another lust-filled homecoming poem – dedicated to my love ♥

your ravenous desire

sucks the air from my lungs

oh, our reckless desire

we are burning up

turn the flames up higher



feel the heat, the beat

keep the fire burning

that moment when we meet

let me feel your desire

…..

tonight, my love

I will have you

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Clarity

only when we acknowledge

that we are all mad

will it all make sense

and

mysteries, contradictions

will no longer be

……..

life stands still

clarity achieved

 © 2017 michael d emmerich

South African Music – Rock Show

Podcast of a radio show I presented on KSFM, a community radio station in Parys, The Free State, South Africa. This is a show featuring all local music – from South Africa, rock, alternative and other sounds 🙂  enjoy the tunes. If you want me to post the detailed playlists for the shows please let me know.

Whose Rules

like shifting desert sands

rules keep changing

greedy corporates

keeping the leash short



work hard, be honest

play by the rules

it all comes to naught

they fuck you over



hung out to dry

despite playing fair

they don’t care

you still fucked

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Some Kind of Pain

oh that

exquisite beautiful tragedy

giving birth to

amazing creativity

…..

nobody feels any pain

nobody feels any joy

…….

to feel joy

you must first experience pain

…….

or is it

the other way round?

© 2017 michael d emmerich

Swamp Rock – Radio Show

Podcast of a radio show I presented on KSFM, a community radio station in Parys, The Free State, South Africa. A genre of music I affectionately call swamp rock – the purists might argue that I might have strayed from the specific confines of this genre, but that is after all my poetic licence 🙂 … enjoy the tunes. If you want me to post the detailed playlists for the shows please let me know.

The Road oft Travelled

travelling into my space

that road oft travelled

neither visitor or tenant be

just passing by



stopping to stare

donning spectacles of perspective

discovering what lies beneath

as I a passer-by be



dream or dead space?

haunted by conversations

of those who reside on yonder

neighbours they not be



in transit, not overnighting

reading what lies beneath

obligated to document

that others might believe

© 2017 michael d emmerich

War & Rock Music – Radio Show

Podcast of a radio show I presented on KSFM, a community radio station in Parys, The Free State, South Africa. Will  be slowly loading all my podcasts from my time as a DJ on the station.

A Dystopian Landscape

A series of pictures I took last week, whilst out on my mountain bike in The DRC (Africa), reminded me of a barren wind swept post apocalypse, dystopian landscape. The pictures are of a mine waste dump, so the soil is lifeless, the water is questionable at best, and the wind whips up the waste product into dust clouds that hang in the air, and distort the horizon.

These images have nudged my mind to craft a short story – what do they do for you? what emotions do they evoke?

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What are your favourite Dystopian Novels?

Here are a few of mine: (in no particular order – and I know I have left out so many more)

  • 1984 (1949)George Orwell
  • Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep? (1968)Philip K. Dick
  • Brave New World (1932)Aldous Huxley
  • Farenheit 451 (1953)Ray Bradbury
  • Logan’s Run (1967)William F. Nolan & George Clayton Johnson
  • Neuromancer (1984)William Gibson
  • The Running Man (1982)Richard Bachman (Stephen King)
  • The Drowned World (1962)J.G. Ballard
  • The Road (2006)Cormac McCarthy
  • The Postman (1985) – David Brin
  • The White Plague (1982) – Frank Herbert
  • The Children of Men (1992) – P. D. James
  • A Canticle for Leibowitz (1960) – Walter M. Miller Jr.

Feel free to add to this list 🙂 – hopefully you will mention some that I have not yet encountered.