My next "Stand As 1" Poetry Show on Sunday, 9/29/13 @ 8am PST w/guest: Vic Pister - Drake Eszes's Blog

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I've been a DJ for 17 yrs and a Poet for about 8 yrs. I write in ALL forms I can think of. I never settle for just one way of expression. My 3rd eye is very kind to me. It has seen more than it should, at times. Thankfully, though, my glass is always half-full.  ;)

I'm also the Founder of a very small, Indie Game studio in Northern California called Nascent Games. I direct, as well as write screenplay & create audio for my games. You can see more at:

Also, I run a LIVE Poetry & Spoken Word internet radio show on BlogTalkRadio called "Stand As 1". The show is about putting the "Unity" in the Poetry "Community". All poets are highly encouraged to call and be heard.

"Stand As 1" is each & every Sunday morning from 8-10am PST on

So have I scared you off yet? No? Good. =)


My next "Stand As 1" Poetry Show on Sunday, 9/29/13 @ 8am PST w/guest: Vic Pister

Blog Posted:9/27/2013 10:58:00 AM
Hey gang!

I hope you're all having an excellent week!

We continue the Poetry/Spoken Word online platform on Sunday, September 29th @ 8am PST (11am EST, 4pm London Time), with my special guest, Vic Pister from Vancouver, BC!!! It's going to be a USA/Canada day!

Vic was the winner of my latest "Know your Place" contest. I am proud to have this gentleman as my guest!

Because he's in Canada, I expect there to be waffles & french toast w/an unlimited supply of Canadian Maple Syrup. MMMMMMM! 

Mere dreams aside, I hope you'll all be able to join me for the fun! I invite you all to call in, read a poem, & talk to us so you all can be heard. Lets continue supporting the cause & our poets to have a voice beyond a screen on the internet. Spread the word & I'll catch you all on Sunday morning! Details are below!

To listen to the show you have a few options:

Web: (There is a chat room where you can talk with myself and others in the chat, but you'll have to register on the site to do so. Otherwise, you'll just appear as "Guest12345" in the chat room with no ability to communicate with others).

(646) 716-4762 (You can hear the show live over the phone. If you want to actually read a poem on the air, then please be sure to press "1" and the voice prompt will confirm that you're in my Host queue to read a poem.)

Please keep in mind that all callers that want to read on my show are selected in the order they call in and who presses "1" to be placed in my queue.

If there are any questions, please leave a comment here or shoot me a SoupMail. I do hope you all will be able to participate!


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Date: 9/30/2013 1:25:00 PM
I wasn't able to be here for the live broadcast......but I have just now listened in to the archive of your show from yesterday, Drake. Wow.....what a powerful and heart-rending group of poets.....each with so much passion, compassion, inspiration and wisdom..... This was the best show ever!! Congratulations to Charma, Catie, Nikko...some of my favorite poets..yourself, of course....and Jim......omg......his last poem broke my heart, but also warmed my heart to hear his upbeat attitude. What a great example of class!! Thanks Drake for giving this opportunity to listen!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 3:22:00 PM
Hey Carrie..I think its time to read one of those poems of yours which tickle my soul..and tnks.. : )
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/30/2013 2:51:00 PM
It was an incredible show with an ending I had no expectation of. It's too bad you missed it! You need to call in and read something next time, Carrie! I feel like this is the 570th time I've told you this. lol
Date: 9/30/2013 7:39:00 AM
A fine show, Drake. My congratulations. While I've said before that I enjoy and appreciate the written versions of your poems, your reading of them is amazing: The slam-like speed, powerful voice, rising timbre, passionate if unpostable passages (too bad...). Great work! Keep it up... Jack
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 8:50:00 AM
Would be nice to hear you jack
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/30/2013 8:21:00 AM
Thank you so much, Jack! "Passionate, if unpostable, passages"...that made me grin a little deviously. :) True story. I hope you can call into the show one day! You have some awesome Haikus.
Date: 9/29/2013 8:57:00 PM
To everybody who contributed in today's show, thank you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an emotionally uplifting show! Vic, he was a wonderful guest. Catie, Nikko, Charmaine, & Jimbo...JIMBO!!! There was no way to end the show in any other avenue than how you did. Utterly & immensely incredible! A lot of laughs, a lot of emotions. I am so grateful for you all!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 3:25:00 PM
It would be lovely if he could pick you as a guest Nikko..I wish i wish : ) Re cake..How about a chocolate fudge? :)
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 9/30/2013 10:12:00 AM
Always a joy to listen in (and call if possible!)-- can one send in an application to be a guest?? Kidding, kidding :p.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 8:47:00 AM
: )
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/30/2013 6:34:00 AM
I couldn't post the 2nd one because it's a tad too graphic for the gentle eyes of the PS poets. ;-)
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 3:12:00 AM
Hi should post the poems which are not posted ..I enjoyed your first poem but your second..Ouch how deep that was.A sinciere love letter ..misted my eyes
Date: 9/29/2013 7:35:00 PM! Even I felt the relief all the way here in Minnesota when you finished dropping that nuclear poem!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 3:26:00 PM
drake ..another love : )
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 9/30/2013 10:06:00 AM
I also wasn't expecting what you shared with us, Jimbo-- mainly because whenever I hear your voice, it just brings a smile to my face-- you always sound so jolly and upbeat, so to hear that poem is so moving. And Drake-- do read the other Love Letters soon ;)
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 3:09:00 AM
jimbo i loved your two poems ..the last one gave me a lump ib my troath and misted my eyes
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/29/2013 8:55:00 PM
=D You're way too kind! The show couldn't have ended any better than with your poem today. Holy damn was I just not ready for that! You represent MAN in the best way possible.
Date: 9/29/2013 1:17:00 PM
Hi Drake an excellent show..I really am glad i made it to hear you and all my friends.Thankyou so much each and everyone of you who shared your poems..and thanks for the opportunity you give us to make our voice heard.I enjoyed hearing you too Drake.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 3:29:00 PM
Aw you love my accent..Heehe...: ) it always carries the blushing feel when i call : ) tnks am smilin
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 9/30/2013 10:01:00 AM
Charma's voice and accent sure is heavenly and mesmerizing I think is the word!
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 9/29/2013 7:33:00 PM
Char....schneikies! your voice is what I expect Angels sound like!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/29/2013 1:26:00 PM
You never cease to amaze me : )
Date: 9/29/2013 11:40:00 AM
Just me popping in to say that I sure am glad to have called in! Smile inducing show as always (mixed in with some very heart-touching moving moments-- hugs to Jimbo) --- so great to hear you, Vic, dear Catie, sweet Charma, and smiley Jimbo! Always a delight to hear them! Missed Marlon though :( enjoy your week everybody, thanks again Drake!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/1/2013 7:39:00 AM
a chocolate fudge cake? : )
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 9/30/2013 9:59:00 AM
And thank you, Jimbo, the floods have subsided but the destruction the typhoons and monsoon rains are still so evident-- a nightmare for those affected, thank you so much for your concern-- I truly enjoy hearing you on Drake's show! Yes, so cool how we all get to hear each other through Drake's show! Thanks Drake!
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 9/30/2013 9:56:00 AM
Oh, Charma did you mention 'cake'??? Oh that is such a magic word! What kind of cake?? Actually, the first magic word that you used was 'neighbor'-- I am smiling here, just wishful thinking-- wouldn't that be the coolest thing if we were all neighbors? You guys are actually the awesome ones!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 8:49:00 AM
Catie..sweet Catie..I ll bake some cake for all of y ou if we lived sharing the same : )
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James Marshall Goff
Date: 9/29/2013 7:29:00 PM
Thanks Nikko! Great to hear you from the Philippines! A long way from here in Minnesota! Hope the flooding problems subside...jimbo
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/29/2013 1:22:00 PM
Hi are awesome..really wished you were my next door neighbour
Date: 9/29/2013 5:04:00 AM
i'll try drake.. you know how low tech i am... bring it on!..:) huggs
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/30/2013 3:20:00 PM
i look forward to hear you again dear
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kabuteng P.iNk k.
Date: 9/29/2013 11:41:00 AM
try Skype Nette :)!
Date: 9/28/2013 10:34:00 AM
Got a spooky one I'm thinkin' of droppin! Gotta get a little crazy.....will think about it!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 9/29/2013 1:23:00 PM
jimbo..excellent as always
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Drake Eszes
Date: 9/28/2013 10:01:00 PM
I already like it! Bring it real, Jimbo! =D

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