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Merry Christmas to All…..

December 24, 2011 1 comment

During the Christmas season, I’m constantly humming Christmas songs. The song that I’ve hummed the most this year has been “The Christmas Song” by Mel Tormé and Bob Wells. This is a really nice link to a great heart warming story involving this great song.

This Old Chestnut Again

The Minshall’s Christmas 1969

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Paulywood’s 45 #24: Baby It’s All Up To You

September 12, 2011 1 comment

Now that summer and labour day are over, pack your bags and be on our way, ’cause my vacation starts today.

This is a picture of one of our cats on the patio during an August heat wave. First I thought of using an old vacation picture from Mexico but when I saw this one, it was perfect.  Her name is Baby. 🙂

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Paulywood’s 45 #23: This Baby Thing

If I said that I wrote this song 18 years ago for our first son Jesse, I’ld be a liar.

If I said that I wrote it for our second son Brandon, I’ld be even a bigger liar.

It took me 16 years to write this song! Why? They say “experience is the best teacher of life”. This song has taught me a lot. Take all the years you’ve had with any of your children, and hug them tight.

Happy Father’s Day.

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Paulywood’s 45 #22: Monday

This is one of those songs I wrote many years ago. I think it was like ’81 or ’82. So almost 30 years ago. I took most of the lyrics, added a chorus, and totally re-wrote the music. It was now a brand new song but with old lyrics reborn.

Spring is well into swing, and we have lots of flowers on the patio again this year. A small but proud vegetable garden is hopefully going to produce tomatoes, corn, peppers, onions and lettuce. I like to sit outside and just look at the flowers and garden. It’s so peaceful and soothing. If you have a hard time with Mondays or the first day of your work week, try finding a small garden, breath and everything will be fine.


http://paulminshall.com/Music/45/Monday

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Paulywood’s 45 #21: Interstate Love Song (STP cover)

I love this song, from the first time I heard it. Some songs just grab you right away. The melody, the chords, the grove, it’s such a great driving song. Any one who ever thought that the Stone Temple Pilots were just another 90’s rock band, never sat down and listened to this song. I strongly recommend you listen to the original. Every thing about it is a class in how to write and play each instrument.

My version is the country flip side that I needed to do. The chorus cried out to be done in a hoedown spirit. You gotta love the lyrics: “Leavin’ on a southern train only yesterday you lied” Come on…..that’s country.

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Paulywood’s 45 #19: The Ride

December 29, 2009 Leave a comment

The year is almost over, (in 2 days) AND the decade. And wow! What a decade. We had some great times and some hard times. The boys grew up, and up, and UP. We moved a few months ago into a bigger place. Lost some pets and gained one. Changed jobs, and bands. Got reconnected with lots of old friends. Sooo nice to see you all again.

Here’s my last song of the year and decade, all I can say is “What a hell of a ride it was.”

All the best to all of you for the new year and decade.

Paul

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TWiTmobile (music video)

November 8, 2009 4 comments

Leo Laporte from TWiT was out car shopping one day. He shot this little video in a GT Mustang and put it up on the interwebs.

Here’s a little diddy I whipped up to enhance the driving experience.

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