My next guest co-host on "Stand As 1", 1/19/14: F.J. Thomas - Drake Eszes's Blog

About Drake Eszes
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Bloggers PhotoSo you're taking the time to get to know about me? Excellent! Hope you like what you see. =)

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", 1/19/14: F.J. Thomas

Blog Posted:1/10/2014 10:32:00 AM
Welcome, fellow poets!

As we progress...

On Sunday, January 19th @ 8am PST, our poetic hearts visit the Southern USA w/my special guest co-host, F.J. THOMAS from Louisiana on Blog Talk Radio!

F.J. has been a very long time member of the Soup and has left a hell of an impact, still, to this day with her bold words & geeky sense of humor. Plus, most importantly, some damn good poetry. My body is READY!

You'll notice that my show is a week later than originally planned. I had to push it back a week because I'm recovering from a small cold and needed to make sure my voice is in good order. MY BAD, YA'LL!

So, please join us as you'll have a chance to ask F.J. & I some questions AND read your own work LIVE on the air! Be excited!!! SERIOUSLY!  

This is YOUR time to come together & shine, fellow poets. "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!

Wanna listen and read your work on the show? Here's how...
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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Date: 1/20/2014 5:05:00 AM
I just heard and listened to F.J..Hi sweety you ya..Listened to you our darling Catie..May God bless your car.Ow Eileen. You mist my eyes with your poetry everytime..And hey Im listening to Scribe..Excellent!!Hope i didn t miss anyone..Still listening : )to who is next
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Drake Eszes
Date: 1/20/2014 9:23:00 AM
Thank you so much! She completely rocked it yesterday, despite the technical issues. :)
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 1/20/2014 5:20:00 AM
Listening to Flo s poem...a gem
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 1/20/2014 5:15:00 AM
''You know where to find me'...Just heard your poem..Drake!!Powerfully written and transmitted.
Date: 1/19/2014 5:28:00 PM
Drake Im sorry I couldnt tune in..It sucks that I missed it but can t always do what I wish to do .Im going to be listening to you ..flo and others tomorrow..Hopefully..: )
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 1/20/2014 5:07:00 AM
No problem with the technically crazy part...: ) It was great for Scribe to return to the show
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Drake Eszes
Date: 1/19/2014 5:40:00 PM
You were missed. You missed a good, though technically crazy, show. :)
Date: 1/19/2014 10:58:00 AM
Hey there, Drake......I've been listening to your show, and just had to reaffirm your position.....I loved what you have just said about those who try to "teach" write poetry "their way, what they think is the proper way"........... What someone wants to teach, only stifles what should come naturally to each one of us. I don't write to satisfy the proper form, the proper meter, or the proper mindset (unless it is just for fun or a contest requirement) true poetry, is that which comes from my soul, is poetry that flows, almost without my control. Thank you for what you said about the "teaching blogs". !! Great show today!!
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Date: 1/19/2014 12:06:00 PM
Precisely!!!!!! I was hoping not to be off about my opinion & perspective on that. I'm VERY relieved to see you understood what I was trying to say. Write from your heart! Thank you so much, Carrie!
Date: 1/13/2014 4:24:00 PM
One day, I hope to actually join in... but ask my soup chums who have phoned me, lol, it is nigh impossible to speak on the phone with a wee one around. Still, how exciting. Hey, thanks for all the good vibes you bring to soup. I need to check those archives! Thumbs WAY up, Cyndi
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Date: 1/19/2014 8:56:00 AM
Hi Cyndi! LOL, yes I entirely understand about struggling to attain any sort of "quiet" time with kids lingering about. :) I try to do what I can here to keep a focus on what should matter in a Poetry community.
Date: 1/13/2014 9:30:00 AM
Sorry you are not feeling well. You and Flo, that should be a good combination.
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Date: 1/19/2014 8:55:00 AM
Thank you sir! Yes, I think we will definitely be quite well together today. :)
Date: 1/11/2014 1:52:00 AM
You and Flo...Ow gee I definitely wish to tune in..You both rock!!If it woludn't be possible for me to listen to it on Sunday..I will follow through thr archives. Get well soon!!!! Honey,lemon,warm.water,ovaltine but no lasagnia!!! : )
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Date: 1/19/2014 8:55:00 AM
Yes, I'm looking quite forward to this. I do hope you can listen in, Charmaine.
Date: 1/10/2014 10:31:00 PM
† Man She's Really Talented As Beautiful Bro, Super Ku's Yeah, No Doubt ˜ Love John
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Date: 1/10/2014 3:18:00 PM
THAT SHOW IS GOING TO SIZZLE!!!! Go, Flo.....I'll try to call in.....I'd love to hear your voice....Drake, get better soon.
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Date: 1/10/2014 4:07:00 PM
I believe it will. =D Thank you, Eileen. I'm beginning to come around. =)
Date: 1/10/2014 2:47:00 PM
Good luck to you, Flo, and Drake, I hope you are feeling better in a jiffy! (you're a smooth talker, ..yes you keep that voice ship shape....honey and lemon sometimes does the trick lol ! !!!)
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Date: 1/10/2014 4:04:00 PM
Hee hee. You're funny, Carrie. =P Thank you. I have my Nyquil & Vicks Vaporub on alert! ;-)
Date: 1/10/2014 2:33:00 PM
hiya, drake.. i'm sure the show will be a hit.. as useless, i won;t be around to be part of it.. my skype can't connect to your site.. have fun with dear flo and the rest!.. huggs
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Date: 1/10/2014 4:03:00 PM
Damn it, Nette, we need to work on that. I know there's a solution to it all. I know it. Even if it means doing a conference call on Skype with you as my perm co-host. Hmm...
Date: 1/10/2014 1:22:00 PM
I hope to listen in !
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Date: 1/10/2014 3:57:00 PM
Well, I hope you can too! =D

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11/1/2017 Here and Now Free verselife,people,wisdom,
9/28/2017 Precious and Few Free verselife,
7/5/2017 Aftermath Free verseabsence,life,lost love,
6/13/2017 Prettier than Me Free versefor her,leaving,life,wisd
1/29/2017 Friendship's Omission Free verseforgiveness,friendship,le
10/10/2016 America, the Beautiful embarrassment Free versefreedom,people,perspectiv
7/27/2016 The Cold Shoulder Free verseabsence,friendship,life,
5/27/2016 The Final Stand Free verseabuse,bullying,life,peopl
4/28/2016 I am, Error Free versefriend,friendship,life,lo
4/19/2016 How do I love thee Free versefriendship,life,love,peop
4/3/2016 Keep the 'Change' Free verselife,money,people,
3/26/2016 A Simplistic Metaphor Free verseimagery,introspection,jou
11/19/2015 Hold me from a Distance Free verseabsence,friendship,life,
9/11/2015 Stream Free versefriend,friendship,life,sk
7/8/2015 Apart Free versefriendship,life,lonelines
5/27/2015 Intenstinal Gratitude Free verseconflict,confusion,life,l
5/14/2015 Exit Free verseidentity,life,people,
3/13/2015 Descent Free verselife,
1/22/2015 As you say my Name Free verselife,woman,
11/10/2014 Departed Friendships Free versedeath of a friend,dedicat
9/5/2014 Into You Free versefeelings,life,
8/25/2014 Her Intoxicating Smile Free versefor her,life,smile,
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2/28/2014 Endless Free verselife,love,
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2/10/2014 The Tragic Savant Free verselife,slam,
1/28/2014 Please, don't call me your 'Friend' Free versefriendship,life,
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1/6/2014 The Delayed Flight Home Free verselife,people,slam,
12/27/2013 As Days Go By Free versefriendship,life,
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Time to Let You Go Rhymelost love,me,me,giggle,
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