It was my birthday this month, so I thought I would dig this old favourite, which I recorded on my birthday 30 years ago, when I was 52.

It is all factually accurate. And I still reserve the moment to put way too much glow filter on any time I choose. It’s the privilege of age…

Time to crack open another ‘vaults’ artefact. From way back in February 2015, in the Vaults in central Oxford, this is a version of Tom Waits’s magnificent Fish & Bird by Faceometer and myself, that’s very dark (photographically) and a bit insane, and we both seem to be competitively shooting up and up into the highest registers of falsetto. “Is it a fish? Is it a bird? No! It’s… the only way we seem to be able to wind this song up.” To be fair, I started it…

Anyway, if you haven’t heard the original song before, it’s on Waits’s album Alice, and I think it’s one of his best. (And from me, that’s saying something.)

I’m starting early with the Half Moon All Stars nostalgia.

Personally, I think this was one of our most fun gigs.  We still had Jane, we still had Mark — I think we might have even still had Kate!

DOESN’T EVERYONE LOOK YOUNG!!

Anyway, that’s great… it starts with an earthquake…