Videosyncratic, Oxford’s favourite indie video shop, closed on 1st Feb 2010. We all gathered for an Empire Records-style send-off (without the re-opening) with bands, queues, cheap DVDs, awesome comics and much good humour.
I was opening the gig, and I wrote a Videosyncratic song to mark the moment. It had an Indiana Jones theme tune hum-along ending. I ended up standing on a filing cabinet shouting across some 7ft shelves, and the audience was in the middle of an hour long queue, but I enjoyed myself.
I recorded this version a few days later. It's free to download, so stick it on your iPod and listen to it wistfully as you walk down the Cowley Road.
There's a video of the song with footage from the gig (www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iP40fDq7XU
), and the original 'Videosyncratic is closing' announcement (secondhead.co.uk/videosyncratic
) is worth reading too.