Randall Stephens - Man Alive
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Here is the second of five blogs with video of performances from a gig back in February 11th at Bar 303 in Northcote, for Roarhouse, a community volunteer organisation promoting mental health awareness.
My friend Mitch, a travelling filmmaker from France visiting Melbourne, was kind enough to come along and film my set, then cut together this clip. He did a fantastic job. Thanks Mitch.
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As for the poem itself:
Although I've never gotten much feedback on it either-way 'Man Alive' has become one of my favourite bits to open a set with. Definately a stage poem, it's a nice kind-of statement of principles , and good to get a crowd energised with.
Until recently it was the most hip-hop sounding thing I've pulled off, until the Obsession project came along, but that's a story I'll save for another time...