Sunday, June 25, 2017

The Pilot of the Octagon

In honor of my best friends Birthday, June 25th, I will share a song that we collaborated on long ago, in galaxy far far away...

This song, "The Pilot of the Octagon" was, in my opinion, really brought to life by the ambient keyboards and all the out of this world effects added by my life long friend Justin Merz. The song was both inspired by & a bit of an homage to, "The Octagon"(pictured below), the six sided house that inspired the name of both my musical project and this song.

...& as a side note... Yes, I know... Octagon's have 8 sides not 6... But, for now the story of how our hexagonal house got it's name will remain a mystery...





Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Life-Long Limitless (Love)


I take my chances
on half-second glances
find storybook love in a smile

And I know this is risky
Don't hesitate just kiss me
cause I'm seeing love in your eyes

Love

If Forever Seems Far
then just wait where you are...
And Take all of the time that you need

...just know that I'm comin'
Life-Long Limitless this lovin'
To sweep you off of your feet again

Love

Sunday, April 30, 2017

An Unfinished Dream


I'd say it's a dream
But, it's already real
A passionate truth
I already feel

A desire that burns
...like a candle at night...
Flickering, Fighting
through the wind as it bites

I have what I want
But, only a fraction it seems
Incomplete, Unfulfilled
like An Unfinished Dream


Friday, March 31, 2017

Eighteen


18, with a head of steam
& a crooked smile

lead shoes & some stolen booze
let's go for a drive


Let's do some livin' tonight


She knows a guy, who knows a guy
who can get us drugs

She'll bring a friend, who'll bring a friend
She's a real slut


Let's do some sinnin' tonight


- Bridge -


18, a real wild thing 
with smokey eyes

She's got a boy, but he's just her toy
...just for tonight...


Who wants to taste desire!??


likes tellin' lies & startin' fights
don't piss her off

...means to an end, she's not your friend
she'll make you hurt


Who wants to play with fire!??


18, not a single dream
lives for the night

...with a tattoo that say's, "Fuck You,
It's my life"


Come on, let's go get high!! 

Monday, February 27, 2017

Influence


For this months blog... I would like to take a moment to recognize those that came before me. Their inspiration has shaped not only the music that I make, but also the man I am today. Although, I'm only including 2 videos as of now... perhaps I will add more in the future... Here are the '5 Most Influential Musicians' in my life.

John Lennon. Although I have a ton of respect for each and every Beatle, John is my clear favorite. From the gritty soul in his voice, to the poignant words in his perfectly crafted pop songs, John lennon is everything I look for in a musician. My respect & admiration are only amplified by the man he was outside of music, making him, easily, one of my favorite musicians of all time!!


Next, on my list of influence, is the "Man in Black", Johnny Cash. His sound is definitive. Cash's songs are unmistakable and nobody tells a story better. I guess his influence was inevitable because for me, growing up, Johnny Cash's music was unavoidable. After all, you can't drive past Folsom Prison everyday on your way to school and not get the 'Folsom Prison Blues'... eventually.


Without a doubt, my biggest musical influence is my brother, Curtis. He taught me how to play the guitar and introduced me to The Violent Femmes, Pearl Jam, Jeff Buckley, Weezer, Radiohead, Elliot Smith... & countless others. Although I could never really repay the gift of music that he has given me, I try to give it back as often as I can. The song below, "Here in Montana" is my cover of a song written by my brother Curtis Paul & our friend Lee Shawver (another huge musical inspiration in my life).




Another one of my biggest musical influences is Bradley Nowell of Sublime. He was an incredible singer and songwriter, not to mention how much he shredded on the guitar as well. Sublime seamlessly blended a number of different musical styles, creating something totally original, and influencing countless musicians as a result. I am no exception to that influence and although Brad is gone, thankfully his music lives on...



Finally, a singer, songwriter, philosopher & prophet, Robert Nesta Marley. Arguably the most influential singer-songwriter of all time, Bob Marley has influenced my life immensely. As a singer, as a songwriter, as a 'futboler' and as a man Bob's words and philosophy's are something I carry with me every day.


Peace Love & Music

- SGP


Thursday, January 26, 2017

Little One




Hey Little One, I love
you make everything alright
walkin' slow & talkin' fast
drive me outta my mind (2x)

I love the way you call me babe
Smile with those big blue eyes
Hold my hand ease my worried mind
Tell me it'll be alright (2x)


It's so easy to love you...


A full moon & a fifth of bean
She be dancing through the night
Like the rising Sun, when the morning comes
I'm blinded by the light (2x)

With her Mama's grace & her Daddy's charm
Yeah, they sure did raise her right
It was mid July when the stars aligned
And forever she changed my life (2x)



It's so easy to love you...



Sunday, December 18, 2016

Monet's Madness



Memory
You’ve been paintin' Monet’s
Capturing the moment with romantic haze
it’s not quite clear
but always makes me feel like cryin


Destiny
you've been callin' my name
singing follow your heart
they're one in the same
you gotta stop wishing...
it's time to start living your dreams


Summer fling
you’ve been catchin' my eye
kissing my cheek under the stars in the sky
i want your naughty finger lickin 
No damn commitment tonight

Wedding Ring
you’ve been runnin' from me
i thought it was you…
but, you knew that IT WASN’T ME
i want your lovin in the morning
your commitment to know one but me

Let it be
you’ve been testin' my will
serving up injustice
hard to swallow that pill
trying hard to remain calm
driving me insane, but i’m trying

Incomplete
you never finish what you start
there’s a light at the end
but THE TUNNELS SO DARK!!!!
All i really want
…if i could have one wish, I'd...