and the winner is… we all are!

Having established some weeks ago my love of fast-talking mc’s, I’m adding another word-heavy lyrical-waxing to the Friday Favourites list. Whilst not quite in the same speed-league as Andy Cooper & The Allergies ‘Rock Rock’, this week’s musical literary madness comes courtesy of Danny Goffey’s alter-ego Vangoffey. 

“Race of Life” exploded into my world courtesy of a play on Shaun Keaveny’s Radio 6Music Breakfast show one morning. I fell in love with it immediately; cheeky spoken lyrics, evolutionary references abound and a catchy beat – what’s not to like?

As joyful as Bloodhound Gang’s “Bad Touch” (which I predict will make another appearance at some point) and a touch smoother to boot, the song offers a gentle reminder that every one of us are incredibly lucky to be alive; it was always far more probable that someone else would have been born in our place than us given the odds (which you can check here!)

That’s Danny in the bottom right corner from 2:17

It turns out that Danny Goffey has been on the music scene for quite some time, although formerly at the back of the stage, as Supergrass’s drummer. My musical ignorance never fails to amaze and delight me.

And in case you were wondering, the smartly dressed teen seen lip-syncing in the video is Danny’s youngest son, Frankie. 

That’s it for now. Tomorrow brings more written delights.


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