My next guest co-host on Stand As 1, 12/8/13: Richard Lamoureux! - 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 guest co-host on Stand As 1, 12/8/13: Richard Lamoureux!

Blog Posted:12/1/2013 1:41:00 PM
Howdy ya'll!

Lets get right to it!

On Sunday, December 8th @8am PST, the USA & Canada will join as one with my special guest co-host, RICHARD LAMOUREUX from British Columbia, Canada on "Stand As 1" on Blog Talk Radio!
Richard continues to leave his mark on the Soup and is a man amongst men! His heart & humor are potent & inspiring amongst all who read his work. This is an exciting opportunity for us all and I'm very hyped for this show!

That said, this is also YOUR time to shine. "Stand As 1" is an Open Mic internet radio show with the sole focus of providing all poets across the world a voice to be heard. So, DON'T BE SHY!

The fun all goes down at 8am PST/11am EST/4pm London Time/11pm in the Philippines!
So, join us!!! Do it for humanity, eh?! 

Wanna listen and read your work on the show? Read below...
To listen to the show & read your work, 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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  1. Date: 12/9/2013 9:44:00 AM
    Thanks Drake for the honor of co-hosting with you. You are amazing Drake, your energy and humor made the experience very enjoyable. You are a very talented guy. I also enjoyed hearing you read your work, you have mad skills!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/9/2013 12:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    HAHAHHAAH! "Mad skills", I never expected those 2 words coming from you. You continue to crack my ass up! I adore you sir! Thank you so much for the awesome memories yesterday! =D
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 10:28:00 AM
    P.S......I also love Richard's comment on your show.......that if we are going to put our work out there......we have to expect, and handle criticism with class! We must learn to take the risk.

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    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/8/2013 12:31:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hi Carrie, I was so hoping to hear your voice. I'm so glad you were able to listen in.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/8/2013 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I couldn't agree more. He was spot on.
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 10:25:00 AM
    (I am listening Sunday morning 12//8 ...8:23 the way!)

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/8/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    YAAAAAAY! You rock this whole decade! =)
  1. Date: 12/8/2013 10:23:00 AM
    I love this discussion, ....the fact that you mentioned about Poetry Soup is such a massive group of people, and yet, it often feels like this small community of friendly people who happen to drop by, the ones who we recognize as our friends, it feels so much smaller than it really is. I often forget, put out of my mind, that I am chatting to someone on the otherside of the planet. Poetry soup makes me feel these folks are in my neighborhood. Drake, you bring us even closer together.

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/8/2013 12:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Carrie! You were able to listen in! YAY! =D It's a really beautiful thing. Thank you VERY much for all you said!!!
  1. Date: 12/4/2013 7:37:00 AM
    Fantastic!!!!! Richard is an incredible poet. Can't wait to listen and hear him read. It will be nice to put a voice to the words.

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    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 12/6/2013 8:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I was hoping talking to you Drake would lower your expectations. With this comment I'm even more nervous *lol*, you flatter me Monterey, that is a real compliment coming from a person as talented as yourself.
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/4/2013 11:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yes, I couldn't agree more. I had the pleasure of speaking with him today and I'm more excited than I was earlier this morning. Impossible? Never. :)
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 4:04:00 PM
    Drake, I am jealous, you have an R2D2, COOL!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/3/2013 6:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Borrowed. But, I have one on my keychain and on my Xbox 360. =D
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 4:02:00 PM
    Thanks to all for the words of encouragement. It will be a new experience for me. I am honored that Drake would even consider me for this priveledge. I hope some of you call in because that will make it that much more fun and certainly more interesting. The soup has become like a second family and you all are amazing!

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    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian Date: 12/6/2013 8:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awwwwww.....warm fuzzies all around.....
    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/3/2013 6:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    As you are too. =D I am looking very forward to it and I hope that others will call in as well!
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 1:29:00 AM
    Great! Great! Great!. Will wait anxiously for the show, Drake

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/3/2013 6:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Dr. Ram, this is wonderful to hear that! I look forward to you listening! :)
  1. Date: 12/3/2013 12:25:00 AM
    Hi Drake: Sounds like it will be a great show. You and Richard rock. SuZ

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/3/2013 6:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Awesome! I believe it will be a wonderful show! I hope you can listen in!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 10:08:00 AM
    Hoping to hear our own Richard and his poems........and of course Drake, you always make everyone feel welcome. So hope to take a listen......(I may have missed one of your shows last time.......shoot! My loss!!) This busy season has my head whirling, but hopefully this weekend, I am free to hear your program! Good luck, Richard!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/2/2013 10:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I can't wait either. It'll be a first for all of us. I'm PSYCHED! =) I hope you're free this weekend too!!!
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 8:36:00 AM
    This is great that you will be featuring Richard. He deserves it!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/2/2013 10:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm SUPER excited to have him on the show. It's going to be a good day. :)
  1. Date: 12/2/2013 3:11:00 AM
    as useless, won;t be able to log in... you guys have a swwwell time and enjoy, drake!...:) huggs

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/2/2013 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Useless? No way! =) We will figure this out. Promise! Big hug, Nette!
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 4:50:00 PM
    I missed Eileen cause Christina was sick but im really hoping to be hearing you and Richard live this time.Richard is one of my favourite poets here..So hooray : )

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/1/2013 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No worries, Charmaine. I hope you can make it. =)
  1. Date: 12/1/2013 3:43:00 PM
    BEYOND AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Eszes Avatar Drake Eszes Date: 12/1/2013 5:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ME 3!!!! =D

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