Friday 19th December 2014: A Festive THANK YOU to all of my guitar students!
I would like to send out a huge big THANK YOU to all of my wonderful students and aspiring musicians for everything in 2014. I have been enjoying reading your cards and eating & drinking & drinking from your presents at this festive time of year. Thanks again everyone! See you in the New Year!!
With Love and Gratitude,
Tuesday 16th December 2014... Martin Place tribute...
I currently live in Perth in Western Australia, and was shocked about the events in Sydney, and felt moved to write and record a song today called 'Martin's Place' in memory of those who died and suffered. I can't lay flowers in person, so this is my tribute.
You can stream the song at the web address
Wednesday 26th November (2.50am)... My Visual-Audio-Art Generates PEACE
My Youtube Analytics looks like the PEACE sign!
Wednesday 26th November (1.56am):
WARNING ABOUT THE CURRENT BOOKING AGENT OF THE SWAN HOTEL IN FREMANTLE, PERTH:
I was booked to perform there on Saturday 22nd November and was given misleading information regarding the gig. Noone was on the door to collect entry. No payment was given. No promotion was done. No itinerary was given. This message is to publicly advise all musicians to be very wary of the booking agent at The Swan. Precise details of the gig were ignored and the booking agent failed to carry out his responsibilities. No apology was made. I upheld my end of the bargain but the booking agent did not uphold or arrange to hold up his end of the agreed deal. Unsure if this is a regular occurrence or if other musicians, bands and artists have had similar experiences but it felt necessary to make clear to the world that this musician is currently feeling exploited, lied to and disappointed. The booking agent of the Swan in Fremantle, Perth is devaluing music through his dishonest dealings.
After being misled and lied to at last weekends gig in Perth, I am currently fed up. Just want to share the above information with the world.
Thursday 20th November: Procrastination
This upcoming Saturday I am performing in Fremantle, Perth. The evening commences at 8pm and I will be on stage from 9 until 10pm or thereabouts. Until then, it is all late night rehearsals and procrastination due to inability to sleep, as well as giving some guitar lessons in the in between.
Tuesday 11th November 2014 (very early in the morning, i.e. very late Monday night): A new recording
Click & listen: Out of the Cold
Sunday 26th October 2014: Wholy
New video: Wholy
Wednesday 1st October 2014: Update
I am still alive. Recording 'Time Fantasy, Dream Reality' took a back burner recently. I wish to give you some new recordings, as I realise that people are actually reading this less-than-regularly-updated news diary and probably, maybe, or maybe not wondering what the heck is going on. Hello to all you lovely people across the world and thanks for being at my website!
So, now, for you.. is a song, called 'Wholy', that I wrote and recorded fairly recently.
You can listen to and share it by clicking HERE
By the way, I am grateful to all who email me, asking how I am doing and with your responses to the music I make. Your comments and messages are most welcome and make it all worthwhile.
Paul D McDowell
Saturday 16th August: Tanks at 4.10am
The mixer that I am using for my gigs was tested by being run over by a tank. But who runs over the tank to test if it is a good tank? Also, why do I need a mixer that can be run over by a tank anyway? I do not envisage needing a mixer if there are tanks going around destroying musicians' p.a. systems.
Monday 11th August: TIME FANTASY, DREAM REALITY
I have been recording my latest album 'Time Fantasy, Dream Reality'. It's getting there, finally.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to get some free pre-album tracks.
Type 'Time Fantasy, Dream Reality' in the subject line (for one week only).
Tuesday 22nd July: THE STRAIT JACKET
Two years ago I wrote, shot and directed an experimental movie called THE STRAIT JACKET. See the OFFICIAL TRAILER
I am now in the composing and recording music stage of the production process. It is getting there..
For more info and links to moving images and visual-audio-poetry, visit the film section
Thursday 17th July: A NEW SONG
This song, titled 'C'mon My Love' is also going on the soon to be released album 'Time Fantasy, Dream Reality, so in a way it is kind of like the first single; somehow. Free to stream.
Wednesday 16th July
Tried out a new way to make a kick drum thump with my foot today, using a green bullet microphone wrapped in a sock on the floor.. sounds pretty good.. It's better than a tambourine, rolling floor tom, any foot stomper or floorboard (homemade or otherwise) that I've tried up to now..
Also, I've been experimenting with this Play Acoustic vocal harmoniser pedal on some of my own tunes. Works wonders with songs like Overcome as well as some of the new songs from my next album, coming soon...
Tuesday 15th July
I am now offering guitar lessons here in Perth, Western Australia. Click here for more info.
Monday 14th July
Practicing, getting over jet-lag, playing guitar with a recently near death rodeo rider. Good day.
Sunday 13th July
Wandered around Northbridge today chatting to people & checking out local art. Perth has a lot to offer, and I have lots to give; maybe we have more in common than I thought possible before. It seems there are places where the conservative values are waning… giving way to a weird kind of newly emerging sub-culture, focused on locally made, ethically sourced goods (they can be called goods because they are actually good).
Saturday 12th July
Spent the day preparing the new rehearsal space, then rehearsing… Will upload photos soon, now I'm getting less shy..
Welcome to my new parable.
Friday 11th July 1.49am (Perth, Australia):
Finally, a website that I can update myself…
I'll be posting news and bits n bobs here, like info on gigs, album releases, film releases, poetry and much more.
I'm currently living in Perth, Western Australia, so most of my live performances over the coming months will more than likely be in and around this most isolated city in the known universe.
Also, don't forget to sign onto the mailing list to receive some free music. Just email 'FREE MUSIC' to email@example.com.
I am happy to answer any questions you may have.
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