Monday, 22 March 2010

Closet Pyromaniac

With two and a half house fires and a forest fire under my belt (and a few other close shaves besides) my brother (pictured left) had a theory that my subconscious lit a fire when I needed to have a change in direction in my life. Back in 1996, inspired by my most recent room combustion, he wrote this song about me.

Andy has hosted it on his MySpace - it should say by 'Mikey Potter' scroll down to:

'Closet Pyromaniac' (the last tune) (It starts quietly)

It give me a warm glow to know I have a song written about me, even if that song suggests a slightly destructive craziness - as portrayed well in the song.

P.S.I love my little brother. He's pretty amazing. Are sister's allowed to say that about brothers or is that counter-culture and akin to boasting? He's gone on to play and sing swing/jazz with many other musicians such (slightly old now) example is this recording from a live performance in the Chat Noir Club in Brighton.

P.P.S. Sorry that none of the links are live. My link inserter does not appear to work any more - even though it did once.


  1. In fact, get yourself down to the Chat Noir Club in Brighton (once a month) for an amazing night. It's like stepping back in time to the 20s/30s. Great dressing up, great bands, great music, great atmosphere, great dancing, and all in a seaside ballroom. Guardian voted it in top 5 clubs of the year. Oh, and the little trilbied guy on the vinyl decks is the brother xxx

  2. We've got one of those in Norwich, It's called Bo Nanafana, and it's fabulous. including our very own DJ78 who does just that.

  3. Did you say *closet* pyromaniac?

  4. Typejunky - that looks great!! I want to go. Seems Norwich has everything now then...a self-contained world.

  5. Claire - I know gotta go...

    Mr T - and Mikey's band was hired to play at one of the Bonanafana nights..the only one I have been to.

    Codgi - Yep - it's a secret.

    Claire - of course Norwich has everything.

  6. So, what you are saying is that you only start fires in the closet? Brilliant, it is a small out of the way inconspicuous space, giving an eventual conflaguration a fighting chance of not being discovered until too late.


  7. Hi Molly P
    The song is brilliant! He really HAS got talent!
    Norwich has everything? Did I miss their promotion?

  8. Ken re: promotion, keep watching...

    Which band is it Molly, I've missed two so far, and I haven't been to one you've been at, so I'm guessing I missed them.

  9. Hi Eric - you are taking the metaphor into new realms. Steady

    HI Ken D - I think so...he's very creative and a talented musician....he plays much better now - after years of performing. Norwich deson't have a mountain.

    Mr T - I think he was called the lost sock club or something at that point. It was possibly not called Bonanafana then - it was hosted in the upstairs of what used to be St Andrew's Tavern - before it moved.


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