William Goodes Journal – Ukip What Next?

Nigel Farage fresh from his parties bi-election win in Clacton is certainly if not already moving UKIP into being the third force in UK politics. As parties in the past similiar to UKIP, we see Farage the leader with the image, the personality the person who has developed a connection with the public. Without Farage the charasmatic leader (to some), would there be a UKIP? Well yes there would but a third force probably not. Having said this the reality right now is quite different and UKIP has many many followers, disenchanted voters who firstly seem to have given up on the Tories and now are totally fed up with all the major parties.
The road back for the Conservative / Labour / Liberal parties is a long one. This time around one will scrape through at the next general election but what will the public be faced with at the following election. If Nigel Farage has his way, UKIP.
The public is sick to the core of austerity measures, cuts to disability, the market running social services, think G4S, Serco there. Cuts to health and welfare, pay rates that haven’t risen in real terms for years. The messages from the three major parties are both stale and dry. The public don’t really believe, they would like to but now are unable. Years of the major parties being on message has left a dire toll, the citizens aren’t listening but they are looking and there minds and eyes fall to UKIP, to Nigel Farage.

The industrial class have blown it once again and left the door open for the far right of politics to sneek in. The English version may seem tame to some but things change. Take a look at the French far right and the Greek Golden Dawn parties and others re-organising for their new world, our new world if we let them in.

William Goodes Journal – A new ep, maybe?

Well it’s been awhile since Calum MacDonald has released any new material. For awhile now I’ve been throwing ideas around in my head and maybe it’s time to pick up a guitar. However the time is still not quite right, near but not quite.
I think first a new Big Moth electronic album with stream of consciousness vocals, we’ll see.
Apart from the songs I’m looking at the recording method, I really feel like getting back to tape which might suit a poetry album in the short term…and so it goes…

William Goode’s Journal – “Poetry And Motion” Chapbook released

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The “Poetry And Motion” chapbook front cover

This is a new chapbook of my latest poems. It is available from the “Outer Blue” website or from Etsy.

Here are the details:

34 page poetry chapbook with hand sewn binding and printings from my original lino cuts.

General Information:
Numbered pages.
Acid free papers.
Archival quality 104 gsm text paper.
Transparent paper insert between end papers / covers.
Hand sewn with Irish linen thread bindings, thread drawn through bees wax.

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A lino cut from the last page of the “Poetry And Motion” Chapbook

Please note that when you purchase an item it will be pretty close to the colours shown.
For example a light brown book will be light brown and a dark green chapbook will be dark green.

Depending on my print runs and the availability of these quality papers I may only from time to time have available to me colours approximate to the pictures shown. I will always endeavour however to match the papers as closely as I can and they will be of the same high quality.

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A lino cut and poem from the new “Poetry And Motion” chapbook

William Goode’s Journal – “Gases and Glue” poetry collection released.

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William Goode “Gases and Glue” poetry collection, front cover of the manilla envelope.

This is the second collection of 10 poems I’m releasing printed on quality cardstock and housed in a manilla envelope and available from Etsy.

There will be more releases during the year.

10 poems printed on 10 individual 148gsm A4 sized card stock contained front and end within transparent 110gsm paper and housed in a C4 size string and button manilla envelope.

There is an original William Goode printed print of a lino cut on the front of the envelope and a smaller print of the same on the back.

These poems are the second of a series that will be issued housed in different manilla envelopes and printed on quality card stock. The releases will all contain some of my newer poems plus the odd older one. None have been issued before.

Envelope details:
Matt beige/brown Kraft envelopes (225gsm) made from stock similar in appearance to brown wrapping paper. The envelopes have a button and string closure.
The labels are hand glued to each individual envelope using acid free non toxic glue paste that won’t yellow with age or corrode the envelope.

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The William Goode released poetry collection “Gases and Glue”. Back cover of the manilla envelope.

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The William Goode released poetry collection “Gases and Glue”. Cardstock and envelope.

I hope you enjoy the poetry and the presentation.

All the best.

WG.