Wednesday, 17 December 2003

bosso-blago and The Merzbau Ball


Photos: Anja Ganster

He's Having a Laugh!
The Slade School of Fine Art Xmas Song 2003
Performed by bosso-blago
Musical direction; Paul Carr, Eddie Farrell and Elizabeth Mikellides
Words; Paul Carr


bosso were made up of the female part of the bosso-blago collective and everyone listed appeared at some stage of rehearsal and not necessarily for the final performance.
bosso were Misato Ban, Loretta Birchall, Cecilia Edberg, Leila Fahri, Fiona Jackson-Downes, Elizabeth Mikellides, Sally Moir, Melanie Russell, Corinna Till, Kana Tsuji and Phoebe Unwin.
blago (the boys) were Tim Bartram, Luke Berry, Nick Brown, Peter Busk, Paul Edberg, Mark Epstein, Eddie Farrell, Patrick Loan, Matthew Murphy, Bryan Parsons, Nick Wriglesworth.
The lead vocal was Paul Carr. Emma Hart and Bryan Parsons played the drunken couple.

Here are the words we followed on the night of The Merzbau Ball; The Slade School of Fine Art Xmas Party.

Santa's got down on his knees
He's been busy planting trees
Got to get to work today
There's no time to rest or play

He's Having a Laugh!
Fuckin' Hell
He's been drinking

oo-be la-la bosso fataka until the commercial break
blago bung blago bung blago bung blago bung (pause) blago bung during verse
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Mickey Mouse consumer rights
All I can do is get in fights
Count to one, two, three and four
Seconds out I'm on the floor

He's having a laugh!
It's me that's talking
You've been drinking


blago bung blago bung blago bung blago bung (pause) blago bung during verse
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I pray to the lord I'm on my knees
There's so many people I've got to please
Who in hell do you think you are?
Jesus Christ, a superstar?

He's having a laugh!
Fuckin' hell
He's been drinking


blago bung blago bung blago bung blago bung (pause) blago bung during verse
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C O M M E R C I A L B R E A K
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Complimentary cinematic
Supermarkets are very large
Hallucinogenics, mild ecentrics
Don't you know they're free of charge?

He's having a laugh!
It's me that's talking
You've been drinking

oo-be la-la bosso fataka to the end
blago bung blago bung blago bung blago bung (pause) blago bung during verse
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No need to spoil your apetite
Breach of contract or copyright
Merry Christmas is here to stay
Wake up! It's a brand new day

He's having a laugh!
Fuckin' hell
He's been drinking


blago bung blago bung blago bung blago bung (pause) blago bung during verse
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Monday, 15 December 2003

McMerz/ It's a brand new day

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Photo: Anja Ganster

Me and Eddie trying out our fancy dress for the Merzbau Ball (Slade Xmas Party). I was planning on wearing my overalls for the performance of He's Having a Laugh! and the party. I do like Eddie's j-cloth shoulders straps.

A very good photograph taken in the Woburn Square Painting Studios.