Author Archives: amtlpaul

2020 Vision: Coming in October!

The albums keep coming, because I keep writing songs. 2020 Vision is a ‘concept’ album about living in the year 2020. I made a somewhat silly video for “Keep on Running”, the opening track, because I thought, “If I make … Continue reading

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Alternative Reality Show, Episode 2

And here is Episode 2

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Welcome to the Alternative Reality Show

In spring 2020, I released Alternative Reality Show episodes 1 and 2. Have a listen to Espisode 1 here!

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“No Trains on the Rails Today”: Political Songwriting

In #Canada they are trying to ram through a gas pipeline over the objections of #Wet‘suwt’en chiefs, despite the fact that legally (by treaty, which has been at least theoretically recognized by the courts as legally binding on the Canadian … Continue reading

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My June 2019 ‘5 in 5’ Songs: A Review

Songwriting is a craft, but it is one that allows for some intense self-expression. You can learn the tricks of the trade just by keeping your hand in over years and years and by listening carefully to what others do. … Continue reading

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Now Out: Points of View

Now available on Bandcamp:

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How I Fared in the March “5 in 5” Songwriting Challenge

NOTE: The June 2019 challenge did include additional, optional musical prompts. More on that in an upcoming post. Sometimes ideas for songs just come to me. Mostly that’s what happens. But sometimes it’s good to seek them out. I’ve done … Continue reading

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Words… and Things- Updated: Now Out

This is now available on Bandcamp. It’s an acoustic album featuring me on guitar and ukulele. I also play melodica and some percussion here and there. Most of all, I sing the songs. One track, “Words”, is a capella. That’s … Continue reading

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“Man of Mystery” EP Now Out

The EP includes two new tracks. The really new song is “Man of Mystery”, a sort of spy movie spoof, while the EP ends with a new version of “A Song (Summer Heat)” with revised lyrics. The lyrical revisions are … Continue reading

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Video: Performing “Walk A Long Time”

About a year ago, my guitar broke. I decided to put off repairing it and instead focus on playing a ukulele I’d obtained the year before. Before long I was writing songs on it, including this one, a song from … Continue reading

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