I Am The Greatest Man That Ever Lived, I Was Born To Give

More on how awesome weezer are, again, later. For now all you need to know is that there’s a new live MP3 over on Myspace. Actually it isn’t new, but you haven’t heard it before – it’s a recording of “William Blake: A Life” from a gig in the basement of the now-sadly-no-longer-with-us King Ludd’s bookstore in Exeter in 2006.

Written in 2005, “A Life” was supposed to be the first in a series of author biography songs, but I’ve never finished any of its sequels, despite the success of the idea live. One day I will!

King Ludd’s was a great place and I was fortunate enough to play two of my best gigs there. The one this recording is taken from was a brilliant evening which coincided with the launch of Campfire Songs, and re-reading the blog from that date I’m surprised that I didn’t mention in more detail how fun it was to play. Still definitely in my top five favourite nights.

In other, slightly less self-indulgent news, those who remember my cereal-based rant last year will be delighted to know that I turned over my box of Weetos this morning and found a wordsearch, some facts about red pandas, and instructions for the memory card game which came inside the packet! It was all related to the Dreamworks film Kung Fu Panda, and “Dreamworks” was one of the words in the wordsearch, which I’m honestly not sure about, but it’s certainly a step up from the HEALTH IS FUN!!!!! approach and despite my reputation I’m always happy to report on any improvements in situations which have prompted me to complain..!

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