About this site
This site is about semi-fictitious singer/songwriter Paul Gless, born in a box and raised in oblivion to the world outside, except for the Beatles’ White Album which was playing constantly on his sister’s record player. Right until the moment when she exchanged it for Duran Duran’s “Duran Duran”.
And that was when he left the building for good. Only to return minutes later to collect his shoes, jacket, guitar and – of course – his sister’s discarded White Album copy.
I couldn’t believe it, all those years that she was holding on to something good (albeit conceived in a time of turmoil and personal animosities) thrown into the bin without a mere shrug of the shoulder or a single word of regret, just a complete change of personal style and musical taste, all of a sudden, no warning signs – is it any wonder I couldn’t go on growing up like this!
While he wasn’t exactly cut out for fame, he wasn’t destined to be silent either. Songs kept pouring out of him. Well, every once in a while, that is. But except for the occasional and too noisy band practice nothing really came of it.
And so we finally decided to drag him to the recording studio lest all those years of songwriting be wasted.
Just that he wouldn’t come with us. He prefers to record at home without anybody listening. It’s not going to get him anywhere.
Oh yes it is!
Oh no it isn’t!
It is, and I wish you’d stop putting me in italics!!!
It’s not and we won't!
Some songs to listen to
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