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Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Christmas Songs Part 1

Dear You,

I'm not christian.

I went to catholic church when i was a kid until i was 13 or so.

Any religion that has the power to divide people is my kind of religion.

I like these songs because they make me think of nifty things like people singing together. I sang them by myself because I have sociopathic tendencies. I think I got the idea to do this because I was drinking tea in a corporate cafe, and they were piping in christmas music. I figured that if there were so many boring christmas songs, why not add to them. There are other new seasonal tunes on

Also, I'm playing at Tikka Masala in San Francisco on New Years Eve. I don't know who else is going toplay, but i think it will be interesting.

Tikka Masala 1668 Haight Street, San Francisco, CA.

It has recently come to my attention that i've been bombarding you, dear reader, with spam. I beg of you, please let me know if you want off this list. I can take you off the list, and you can check my blog if you want to see if I'm doinganything.



Monday, November 19, 2007

KZSU SHOW 11/19/07

So I woke up at 6:00 a.m. like I had something I actually wanted to do. It was exciting to have some excitement in my life.

I took bart to San Francisco, a city on the west coast, where the DJ/Human Being, "Red West", picked me up in a car, and we drove 300 feet so I could get some tea at the tea store. I usually drink English Breakfast blend, and that day was no exception.

We got on interstate 280 and drove to palo alto. The traffic was heavy, but there were no accidents, so we considered ourselves lucky dogs. When we got to Stanford, we parked the car and went to the radio station. We were early, so i got a vegetarian breakfast burrito. I was not completely in a waking state, so i was mystified as to why my breakfast burrito had no ham or bacon or sausage in it. Red perceptively asked, "Did you order the vegetarian burrito?" Red had the a la carte scrambled eggs, potatoes, and bacon, and he let me have a piece of bacon to satisfiy my craving for breakfast meat.

radio is bizarre. we both sat in the control booth, a cramped room with a mixing board, two mics, some turntables and some cd players. I played and sang into dry mics while listening to myself through headphones. Initially, the levels weren't really adjusted, so it sounded like the guitar was maybe too loud, but the final signal is compressed so that it balances out the voice and guitar if i'm not mistaken.

It's also strange playing for an imaginary audience, and it makes me feel like i'm some kind of amoeba under a microscope. I missed Jules.

I was tired throughout most of the show, but i made it. Somehow, I made it through some of my songs. Two wonderful people called in to say "HI", and one of them, Julie, requested the song, "31st grade".

I went back to Oakland to work at my job.

Here are links to the show. - hi-fi audio,won't work on some computers though - mp3 stream, morelikely to work everywhere

The End

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Rate a Record: The Eggbeater

Dear thoughtful person,

This is an old song from about 15 or more years back. I just rerecorded it.

It's a dance.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Paulette on KZSU Monday November 19, 2007, 9 a.m to 11 a.m

Dear People, I'm going to be on KZSU 90.1 out of Stanford University in Palo Alto. Palo Alto translates to "High Stick" or "Tall Stick." That's why they put Stanford University there. Stanford translates to "Railroad" or "Ferrocarril."

The show is 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., and i'm supposed to go on at about 9:30 a.m. We will play my music and talk for about half an hour. The host of the show is "Red West", and I know his real name, but i was sworn to secrecy because he's a communist trying to take over all of California. Never let your guard come down when it comes to communists and terrorists, because before you know it, they'll be mowing your lawns and cleaning your house.

By the way, i'm putting all of these mass mailings on my blog.

Love Paulette

Halloween Photo

hapy hallloweeen!this is me with my friend landra tankha from sanfrancisco. this was at a party in oakland at these guys' apartment.

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Paulette, Minor Bio and Chequessett

I've played with Jules Worsley, Chandler Travis ,Dinty Child, Kami Lyle, Mark Chenevert, Richard Bowden, Kimon Kirk, Josh Pugh, Ron Burns, John Vail, Fred Hughes, Scott Fluhrer, Jason Fluhrer, Bill Oliver, Fred Boak, Jim Fitting, Sean Staples, Billy Beard, Ry Cavanaugh, Chandler Travis Philharmonic, Eric Pearson, Sonya Hunter (at a party), Spencer Dryden, Tami Whynotte, Nelson Braxton, Leo Toscano, Phil Carney, Juan Mendizabal, Rick Perko, Bojo, Tom Carns, Mark Hanley, Matt Piucci, Stephan Junca, John Thoman, Alisa Won, Indian Bingo, Michael Schiess, Boatclub, and Nadine Fogarty. And I played golf with PJ O'Connell once.

Art by Emily Wick

I mostly write, but I like to perform too. I recently wrote 12 songs for an album called Chequessett about Chequessett golf course in Welfleet, MA. Massachusetts is a state on the east coast of the U.S.A.

I wrote it because I felt like it. I've been playing golf off and on for my whole life. One summer when I was in high school, I played almost every day for a month. I bought a month pass. When I was three years old, my borther accidentally hit me in the face with a golf club, so I had to get 11 stitches in my cheek below my left eye. You can still see the scar. If you pay me money, I'll stay still so you can see it.

Cape Cod is beautiful, and my friends, Chandler and Marybeth, and their dogs, cat and horses are beautiful too. So the album is probably just me celebrating something that I like if you want some kind of explanation. Maybe you can find something beautiful in your life and celebrate it. Or maybe you can destroy the works of others.

On the album, there is a song about pretty much each of the 9 holes as well as one about my grandfather and a parking space. The album concludes with the course anthem.


Chequessett Forever (Course Anthem)

2nd Hole (Hole Two)

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Cow

I like this song.