This is a recording of a reading I gave at Larry Blake's, at the time one of the premiere venues for poetry in the Bay Area. It includes a rendition of The Existential Hangover Blues, which was a regular feature of the poetry performances I did when I lived in San Francisco, from 1985 to 1989. Halliday Dresser and Mike Bailey played guitar; I played guitar and violin and sang, all badly. In the audience that night were some distinguished and soon-to-be distinguished writers: the poets Jack Foley (host and MC), Larry Eigner (who asks when the fortune cookies will be distributed) and Leslie Scalapino (visible in the front row); Jonathan Lethem is behind the camera. My goldfish also make an appearance.