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Thursday, May 27, 2010

look what mum bought me

very nice. thanks mom

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Album Progress

hello friends. the album is coming along quite nicely. its lots and lots and lots of hard work, and i am putting every ounce of mental & physical energy i have into this project. i wouldn't have it any other way of course. something is guiding this project along, and that something isn't something i can quite put my finger on. it has led the album into the hands of producer/engineer chris jago, who was THE perfect man for the job. in addition this something has been kind enough to lead me back to an old friend and huge talent by the name of gabe dulek. gabe & i have been having mixing sessions for the last 3 weeks and the results are amazing. he has a great feel for this music and treats it with such respect that its almost hard for me to deal with. i lucked out big time. i've also been adding more guitar & vocal parts here and there as needed. tonight i added more guitar & a tambourine part to "dress me in bowties". i cannot wait for all of you to hear the finished product. i promise you it will be worth the wait! stay tuned..... - Paul

Monday, May 24, 2010

happy birthday bob dylan

favorite dylan songs: all of them

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Windy Hike

wildwood may 23, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Magical Mystery Tour

This is my favorite scene from The Beatles 1967 movie "Magical Mystery Tour", which at the time was put down as "too weird" & "self-indulgent". I think its great to watch. I agree it is very weird, but in a great way. Of course the songs are fantastic: I Am The Walrus, Fool On The Hill, Blue Jay Way, Your Mother Should Know. Anyway this photo is from the scene where John is a waiter shoving spaghetti onto the fat woman's plate. In The Beatles Anthology book Paul says that John dreamed that scene and they decided to film it based on the dream. Can you imagine that happening in a movie today? Another reason why "Magical Mystery Tour" is great.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far

Download "Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far"

I wanted to let you all know that this is my new favorite song. I can't stop listening to it. Barbara Lewis is best known for her songs "Hello Stranger" (which she wrote), "Baby I'm Yours", & "Make Me Your Baby". While those three songs are classics that we all know very well, "Pushin' A Good Thing Too Far" is a album cut I had never heard until purchasing Barbara's greatest hits. The chorus is so catchy & perfect that it stays in my brain all day and night. I love way she sings throughout, but when she sings "i'm at the point of no return, i'm burning but its time you learned a thing or two" the way she sings "burning" is PERFECT. great song. Listen to it.
p.s. i'm not too fond of the middle part with the male singers, but at the time it was the thing to do.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Genghis Show

Set List:
1. Caroline
2. I Don't Believe You
3. Ballad Of A Raincoat
4. All The Good Looking Girls Are Dead
5. It's Fine
6. Hey Now Dana
7. Day Of The Dead
8. Visions Of Drowning
9. Dress Me In Bow Ties
10. Don't Let Me Down

photos by: Mac McIntire & Crystal Davis

Tuesday, May 4, 2010