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… Continue reading From The Vaults: The Birthday Song
From The Vaults: Sympathy For The Devil (live at Catweazle)
It’s only now that I watch it again that I realise how tired everyone must have got of singing ‘oo oo’ constantly for, like, 6 minutes. But anyway, this was my version of the Rolling Stones classic, from way back in 2013. (Jesus, five years ago now!)
From The Vaults: The Hallelujah Chorus
An old favourite butchered by me and me bruv that we haven’t had in a while. Tomorrow there’ll be a special NYE version of the Bastard English Session, and no doubt this tune will crop up somewhere.
From The Vaults: Fish & Bird
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… Continue reading From The Vaults: Fish & Bird
From The Vaults: The End Of The World
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…
From The Vaults: A Lusty Young Smith
This is a piece of sheer filth that I performed at Folk Weekend: Oxford a number of years ago. But it’s traditional, so that makes it okay.