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'
www.myspace.com/andykirkham 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 since.....one 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.