recorded “Live” in the Blue Mountains &
produced by Pat Drummond’s Shoestring Records and is a refreshing modern
approach to the Bush Poetry genre. 9 original comedy poems including the
Tamworth 2011 “Golden Damper” Award winning poem “Barangaroo & the Pontiff
too!” these poems will bring tears to your eyes as you laugh along with the
studio audience. Topics as diverse as the Pontiffs visit in 2008, gender
swapping with the wife, misbehaving canines, battling “Barbie” dolls, old age,
collecting ‘freebies’, mixed up pizza deliveries and the annual ‘check-up’ all
come under fire as “The Rhymer” revs up the action.
of “Light” (by Graham Blackley): On
his latest CD of comedy poems Graeme Johnson weaves playful humour through his
creative tales while traversing a plethora of memorable topics. He introduces
us to confused ute lovers, mingling with a flock of catholic pilgrims
(Barangaroo & The Pontiff Too), exposes us to the joys of domestic drudgery
(Roll Reversal) and recounts the escapades of a busking barking puppy with a
penchant for nicking lingerie (Bob the Beagle). Johnson lampoons social
divisions (Barbie Town), explores Old Fred’s messy and disastrous nocturnal wanderings
(The Miracle), and warns of the self-destructive lure of ‘freebies’ (If it’s
Free I Want It). The funniest moments arise when Johnson conjures the palate
busting horror of a mutant pizza (Half & Half), and provides an insight
into the incurable disease known as Bush Poetry (Hey Doc). The light hearted
tone, cheeky content and warm and appreciative audience response ensure that “Light” is an enjoyable experience from
beginning to end.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 08 May, 2011.