Party Animal – The Song (words and music by Kathy Freeman)

Over the years playing in bands I’ve come across  a few folk who’ve sipped, snorted or gulped a wee bit too much from the rock goblet. Not a problem till their business became my business and I couldn’t extricate myself  ….this song was written in not such fond memory of those times.

“…You’re a party animal and you always will be – You don’t look for trouble but it always finds you”  Do you know this person?

“…It’s a different story – it’s the same old song”  Someone told you a few stories. In which the details are different but the result is the same. The narrator is having a ball. The listener gets shafted.

“…..You’re a party animal. You’re a party vegetable.” Party boy just made the transition to horizontal.

“…And there are no secrets around this scene. Cause wherever you go – someone’s been.” He’s yours, he’s mine, he’s someone else’s too

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Due to technology issues way too boring to go into here, I’ve moved my tumblr site to a different address – ie this one. Everything preceding this post is reblogged from the old site which will now only act as a dumb datasource

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IT’S MY LIFE – the Video

It’s My Life ….and if I want to prance around on video in a PVC catsuit at my age,  then so be it.

It’s YOUR life.…unless you’re a Buddhist it may be the only one you’ll get….go for it!

It’s My Life is a raw video collage of action and photos. The moving footage – me now. The photos – me  (and fellow rockers)  back then. Snapshots of moments in my life: the great, the sad, the bad, and the plain daft. I’m no longer the person in those photos anymore….but when I sing and play, then some essence of whatever was there survives, via some kind of rock n roll alchemy. For which I’m eternally grateful.

Why record a song by another artist? I’ve written plenty of my own ….. But my rock n roll girlfriend at Fancy in NY sent me some tracks by cult pre-punk band Crushed Butler, and this one spoke to me. It said “Cover me or else!” Things fell into place; a reunion recording with the drummer from my 70s punk band The Accelerators. Then a chance meeting with the charismatic Darryl Read from Crushed Butler, who gave our version his blessing. And finally – the video  It’s My Life  (shot by Rob Raw)