When downloaded, this is an 8 track album forming a full length live show of about 90 minutes.
It was recorded in Sydney at a Retired Servicemens League Club in Newtown in 2006. The venue is no longer a venue and the show is full of things im slightly ashamed of now - outdated references to myspace, a bit that has the exact rhythm and delivery of a Bill Hicks bit. Factual Inaccuracies all over the shop, a misquoted film, the simplification of a friends work, an embarrasingly pubescent call to arms and the misnaming of Geoffrey Chaucer as "Henry".
Having said all that, even though it's scattered with things i no longer think or believe, it's got stuff in it that i still really like and am pretty proud of. It was the first show where i realised i could work things out onstage, that i could disagree with myself and that i didn't need to know what i thought in order to talk about things. I could talk about not knowing what i thought. I could use the contradictions. It was my most polemic and opinionated piece of work up until that point and felt, to me at least, like an exciting development.
Realistically though, I think it's probably just a mildly interesting period piece for the eager completist.
There'll be a
variety of recordings here, some better quality than others. Some free, some pay what you think, some for a price.
Sometimes the money will go to me. Sometimes me and (long term collaborator) Gavin Osborn. Sometimes to charitable organisations. Sometimes to corrupt public officials. And sometimes to unsustainable dictatorships.