THE DOMINO EFFECT OF FALLING FRIENDSHIPS

Friendships are part of the bedrock of life. Even the more casual friendships can bring colour and humour and help with perspective. The banter (the type that is convivial and teasing and not the Yorkshire Cricket Club racist brand), can help us to not take ourselves too seriously and lighten our moods amid the stressesContinue reading “THE DOMINO EFFECT OF FALLING FRIENDSHIPS”

THE FEAR OF SELF-PROMOTION FOR THE CONSTANTLY NERVOUS

One of the downsides to having to promote my songs or blogs is the need to do exactly that – promote. I’m not a promote type person. My moniker is not Promotion Paul. At school my fellow pupils would never have voted me as Pupil Most Likely to Promote. However, since I somewhat accidentally startedContinue reading “THE FEAR OF SELF-PROMOTION FOR THE CONSTANTLY NERVOUS”

FROM SCRIBBLES TO SPOTIFY – THE UNCOMFORTABLE BIRTH OF A SONG

The insecurity around releasing a song can be creatively traumatic. What if it’s rubbish? What if I’ve inadvertently stolen it? What if I love it and no-one else does? Can I still change my name and live in an igloo without any internet connection? Putting a song onto streaming platforms such as Spotify and AppleContinue reading “FROM SCRIBBLES TO SPOTIFY – THE UNCOMFORTABLE BIRTH OF A SONG”

WHEN CONFIDENCE TAKES A ONE-WAY TICKET TO NOWHERE

Confidence, as most of us know, tends to come and go. And in my vast experience, it often comes and goes on a whim. Recently I’ve found it going on long holidays without me, far too often. To be fair, it has taken a few knocks of late and as we all know, confidence canContinue reading “WHEN CONFIDENCE TAKES A ONE-WAY TICKET TO NOWHERE”