The Existential Hangover Blues
A rendition of The Existential Hangover Blues was a regular feature of the poetry performances I did when I lived in San Francisco, from 1985 to 1989. This video was taken at a reading I gave at Larry Blake's in Berkeley, CA on August 17, 1987. Halliday Dresser and Mike Bailey played guitar; I played guitar and violin and sang, all badly. Larry Blake's still exists, now known as Blakes on Telegraph, one of the Bay Area's most famous music venues.
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This rendition was recorded in 1986 (or 1987, I can't quite remember) in Berkeley, CA. Philip Price played guitar and bass and programmed the drum machine; that's me singing. I used to regularly perform this piece, with acoustic guitar, at the poetry readings I was giving at the time. The vocals on this recording are a bit rough around the edges and more than a trifle affected, but then so was I at the time. It is offered here as a curiousity.