Ahead of today's (5.2.13) vote on marriage equality, here's the case AGAINST (in case, lie me, you were wondering what it was).
Gay_Marriage - 2.49 MB [ PLAY ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
HAPPY BIRTHDAY NEIL
My pal and legend Neil Gaiman turned 50 on November 10 and held a birthday party in New Orleans which I couldn't make, not least because my daughter Greta turned 5 the next day. So I sent him this instead, and he's requested that I let more people hear it, so here it is.
Happy Birthday Neil - 1.62 MB [ PLAY ]
GORDON DAVE AND NICK
Here's a freebie for you from my Election 2010 Mini-Album. Go to the Online Music Store to download the rest...
GORDON DAVE AND NICK - 3.8 MB [ PLAY ] [ DOWNLOAD ]
I wrote this for the Twitter Comedy Club night on June 8th - it was a bit chaotic so I'm not sure how many people actually heard it...
Hello Tweeps - 2.04 MB [ PLAY ]
Vodka and Toblerone
This was written for the "Stansted" ep of series 3 of Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music; it's a sort of Johnny Cash-ish Dark And Despairing song imagining being trapped in an airport departure lounge for months with nothing to eat or drink except the contents of the Duty Free store...
Vodka And Toblerone - 3.65 MB [ PLAY ]
Try Singing This
I was flabbergasted in the run-up to the 2006 World Cup when Embrace, arguably the most boring band in the history of popular music, were given the job of providing England's Official World Cup Song; this was my idea (written for The Now Show) of how the song might end up sounding. I genuinely can't remember how Embrace's ACTUAL World Cup song sounded; make of that what you will.
Try Singing This - 3.94 MB [ PLAY ]
This one had two goes on the radio; I wrote it for It's Been A Bad Week around the time poor old Yusuf Islam was turned away from the US and then incorporated it into the ep of Mitch Benn's Crimes Against Music in which Yusuf actually turned up as a character (played by me with a comedy Greek London accent for which I can't apologise enough).
Goonshadow - 1.28 MB [ PLAY ]
Remember last June when the media tried to whip up a bit of phony spiritual panic around the fact that on the sixth, the date would be 6.6.6? I wrote this for It's Been A Bad Week to commemorate the resulting anti-climax. Quite pleased with the Black Sabbath guitar sound on this one.
Nothing Happened - 2.07 MB [ PLAY ]
Another Now Show song; this one was based on a news story last year that scientists had developed a super-adhesive polymer derived from the stuff on geckos' toes, which in theory could be made to produce a working Spider-Man costume.
Gecko-Man - 1.09 MB [ PLAY ]
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Budgie Out Of Hades
I thought I'd put this up here because it's one of those songs of mine which don't quite work without a bit of background, and I can give it that on this site (unlike say on an album or on the MySpace page), and also because I was quite pleased with how it turned out... This was a Now Show song I wrote when Meat Loaf and Jim Steinman settled their differences over who had the rights to the title "Bat Out Of Hell"... Meat wanted to make Bat Out Of Hell III, Jim wasn't interested and was on the point of suing Meat if he went ahead without him. I said I was pleased as the album wouldn't have been the same if Meat had to call it something else...
Budgie Out Of Hades - 1.37 MB [ PLAY ]