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Virartech Interview Now in English

In early March 2010, Vadim Efanov of the Russian music and technology company Virartech conducted an e-mail interview with songwriter Rick Paul for the “Advice for Musicians” section of Virartech’s web site. While the interview was conducted in English, it was translated into Russian for Virartech’s readers. Here is the original English language interview. VE: … Read more

Now in the Amazon.com MP3 Store

I just wanted to let you guys know about a new development that I’m excited about. Maybe this fits in the category of “cheap thrills”, but here goes: All the recordings I’ve released to date are now available in Amazon.com’s new MP3 store. Those recordings include: Bubble Gum (single) The Lord’s Prayer (single) That Time … Read more

Christmas in July

That Time of Year cover art

Well, here it is, the beginning of July — time to introduce a new Christmas song. If you’ll kindly turn to, er, click on, my main MySpace page you’ll find a new song, “The Day After the Day After Christmas” (written with Mike Parker), among your choices. If it doesn’t automatically play when you bring … Read more

Another Half Year

Maybe it’s because I spent fifteen years in the corporate world, but when the end of a calendar quarter comes around, I tend to start thinking about what I have, and haven’t, accomplished in the previous quarter. When it’s also the end of a half year or full year, I also tend to look back … Read more

When Perseverance Means Moving On

The Lord's Prayer cover art

One common bit of wisdom I’ve heard with respect to the music industry is that, given two equally talented people, the difference between the one who makes it and the one who doesn’t often comes down to perseverance.  This industry is full of rejection, and rejection is discouraging.  If you stick with it long enough, … Read more