I wrote this tune, Survival Game, with Mike Turtle, one of my favourite musical collaborators, who was the brains behind We Are Dust and is part of Sacred Cow – he’s the one wearing red.
The song was remixed half a dozen times until it started rising up the charts. I became briefly mildly famous in Switzerland, Austria, Germany and Chile (!) and played a few gigs to sell the song. We made no money from this despite it selling platinum and going briefly top ten – it was written as a fundraiser for charity “It’s 5 to 12″ to benefit impoverished and undernourished East Africa, and I’m pleased to say we did raise quite a bit of money for the cause.
Here’s the original version:
This mentalist dance remix someone sent me from Russia. It bears practically no relation to the original tune, and thus, it’s my favourite.
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Four years ago in 2006 I wrote this song and made this video for Mr John Otto Cleese to coincide with the World Cup.
You know - THE World Cup - the FIFA World Cup. Football. The game play...
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