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    see a vinyl edition of Leaves from the Family Tree available While it s prohibitively expensive for me to do this alone I was wondering what you guys think of the idea of me starting a PledgeMusic campaign to do a vinyl pressing I m just gathering facts and figures now but what do you think in theory 0 Clear Lake Soundtrack album available from today 11 04 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs My first feature film soundtrack Clear Lake Soundtrack is now available to buy on iTunes and other digital retailers It is comprised of 14 original instrumental tracks which were all written specifically for this motion picture directed by my husband Mick Paulusma and starring Canadian legend Roddy Piper Click on the iTunes button above to preview and purchase I hope you like it To all my Canadian fans the film Clear Lake is available to download on Video on Demand from this month on all Rogers cable and digital boxes take a look on Channel 100 0 Clear Lake Soundtrack release announced 10 19 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs Recording My next release on iTunes on my label Wild Sound will be something a little different something I m very proud of Clear Lake Original Soundtrack will be available on iTunes from SUNDAY 4 NOVEMBER 2012 Put a reminder in your calendar now to go get it I d love to know what you think And I ll remind you nearer the time too It contains 14 instrumental tracks which all offer emotive descriptions to the on screen action of Clear Lake my husband s first beautiful feature film starring Roddy Piper I recorded the film soundtrack mostly in the bedroom of our little rental house in Whittlesford Cambridgeshire in the winter of 2010 I listen to it now and it takes me straight back there As a musical exercise I look back and realise it was my rehabilitation back into songwriting from the baby years and as such it was a really important creative stepping stone for me I enjoyed it so much as a process Clear Lake the movie will be available for Canadians to view on Rogers VoD later this month www clearlakemovie com We fly to Winnipeg tomorrow ahead of a screening there next weekend the first since it was shown at the Great Lakes Film Festival in 2011 where it was nominated for Best Feature 0 Roots tangling back further 09 24 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs This weekend I reconnected with some old London friends who came up to Cambridge to stay with their little one Adem and his life partner Emma Adem www adem tv you may remember his beautiful debut album Homesongs came out on Domino almost at the same moment as my debut Scissors in my Pocket came out on One Little Indian back in 2004 Our albums share a great deal in common a homespun acoustic sensibility both recorded largely at home both delicate emotional affairs bearing souls But in

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    at Love Music Records Glasgow Scotland 09 11 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Polly Paulusma performs I Was Made to Love You at Love Music Records in Glasgow Scotland on Sunday afternoon 2nd Continue reading 0 Polly Paulusma She Moves in Secret Ways at Avalanche Records Edinburgh Scotland 09 11 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Polly Paulusma sings She Moves in Secret Ways during instore at Avalanche Records in Edinburgh Scotland on 1st September 2012 0 Polly Paulusma Last Week Me at Acoustic Edinburgh 09 11 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Last Week Me performed at The Third Door during Acoustic Edinburgh on 1st September 2012 0 Polly Paulusma Last Week Me at Acoustic Edinburgh 09 11 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Last Week Me performed at The Third Door during Acoustic Edinburgh on 1st September 2012 0 The juggle of life 09 08 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs Well there goes another lovely gig I ve just got all my stuff in from my Cambridge gig playing at Acoustic Routes with the hilarious Bernard Hoskins who s always got a wicked tale or two up his sleeve I love playing at CB2 with him and friends Dave and Peter Always the level of musicianship is stellar Always the audience is awesome These people really love their music and give so much to bring it to people willing to listen It s getting harder and harder to make it work and still they work so hard to make it all happen Musicians like myself are massively indebted to the hard work of promotors like Bernard who run small beautiful venues up and down the country I do love it I wish I didn t I wish I hated it so that it wouldn t make the family juggle I m involved in so hard But life is never simple So I m trying to work it out trying to find another way to make my music and get it out there without putting my family through the ringer Tonight was great because I had to travel a total of 300 yards to get to the venue If only it could be like that all the time So there s the possibility of really playing every pub in Cambridge Perhaps I could film every gig and post them each up on Youtube every time Now there s a thought Then I don t have to leave town Then there are my Stageit com internet gigs which I really do love too As you can see I don t want to lie down easily But I know that I can also use this time to get writing again and that s a good thing in itself But I found my younger self slapping me round the face recently as I sang the words to She Moves In Secret Ways I was giving myself the answer to all my quandaries drop the shoulders go with it

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    have pulled off Unfortunately with wet children lashed by dentally shaped hailstones my little girl said look mummy the tooth fairy has dropped all her teeth the downpour drove us home early to a welcome hot bath mugs of tea scones and a fire in July so I missed some of the acts I most wanted to see In fact I missed all of the acts I d dog eared before the festival started Benjamin Francis Leftwich Joan Armatrading Anais Mitchell most of Dry the River saw some of their set though wonderful but then I did get to see the rich Gerard and the Watchmen what a voice Jessie Moncrieff Daisy Bell and Karine Polwart right up to and including the hailstones I think this patchwork quiltery of satisfaction is the nature of taking small kids to festivals it s a good chance to practise one s patience and goodwill Drop the shoulders buy another toy make them feel good On Friday I was incredibly stressed trying to get on site to do an interview and I can see now it overshadowed my whole day to the point where I was not fun to be around I am still learning how to balance family life with the pointed focus of a working attitude They are not natural bedfellows for me but I live I learn But to be surrounded by in close proximity to all that music even if it is tantalisingly out of reach is so uplifting I feel all my musical nerve endings jangling I did my gig on the Thursday evening in the Club Tent little did I realise that I was in fact the opening act of the festival proper which was amazing and the place was packed I was expecting it to be three men and a dog given that it was the opening slot but I think I benefited from a long soundcheck where people were nosing around when there was not a lot else going on and then a gig time which didn t clash with anyone else So there they all were and I played my heart out and I hope people enjoyed it They seemed to It was a joy to play with my band with whom I wish I could afford to play more often And then I got to do something special on Sunday a live radio session with Sue Marchant on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire with my double bass player something I ve never done before I have always just done radio solo And I loved it I will try and get hold of the recording from Sue as I d love to hear it So musically personally it went really well In our camping circle we had our beautiful kids who are now reaching that delightful age of being portable and self servicing we wheeled them around all weekend in a waggon adorned with solar powered fairylights that went down a wow www olliestrollies com provided they

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    in Oswestry at The Ironworks With a very heavy heart the promotor Adam and I have decided to postpone it You can blame a combination of the guy who rear ended me last week and the weather unable to camp I ve been threading my way back and forth across the country and last night I drove from Cambridge to Manchester and back I was planning to do the same tomorrow for Oswestry but last night I nearly came off the road twice on my way back nodding at the wheel Much as I love to play I have a very bad feeling that I ll end up in a ditch if I try it again tomorrow night I am so sorry I don t do this lightly But I fear the difficulties I ve encountered during this tour mean I must do this I m just glad it s only one show from this run of the tour and not more 0 Polly Paulusma Tour blog 3 08 29 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs http www youtube com watch v LFmZ4ulfRg 0 Polly Paulusma Tour blog 3 08 29 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Tour blog 3 0 Polly Paulusma Tour Blog 2 08 24 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Polly prepares for balconytv com interview in Totnes 0 Polly Paulusma Tour Blog 2 08 24 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Polly prepares for balconytv com interview in Totnes 0 Polly Paulusma Tour blog 1 08 23 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Polly video blog at the start of her tour 0 You can t take The Road out of the girl 08 20 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs I thought it was all over when the garage rang to tell us the axle was bent on our caravan I couldn t see a way of touring with my kids without Ella But hope springs eternal and Mick and I had the same idea at the same time renting a little box trailer to put our camping gear in and heading off that way I know it s going to be gruelling Is a camping trip in the UK with two smalls anything less Horrendous damp memories of our last camping attempt to Scotland when the tent actually BLEW AWAY come flooding haha back And what s going to be extra tiring is all that moving around But my little girl just needs me to be around at the moment She s had six months of a very hard at work mum trying to flog her wares and I feel she s reclaiming me at the moment So there was never any chance of me leaving them behind and going it alone Parents of the world unite So I have piles of separate lists in front of me Lists for the gigs 3 guitars 10 jacks 3 guitar stands 3 straps a plank you ll see a piano module voicelive pedal blah blah

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    when I m deep in that process It coincides with a period just after producing something where I just feel empty and happy so the push push push is timely and fills a gap but but the ear worm is turning again now magnetically drawn to a deep frustration at the heart of me to get something out a necessary debridement and I am starting to want to pull in my horns again Yesterday I reached for my irreplaceable Julia Cameron The Artist s Way again and I m off All the push pushy stuff just starts to feel gross which of course it is I don t know it comes in waves and cycles But I can feel the earth turning at the moment I can feel the need to shut down again and start looking listening sitting quietly allowing my body mind hands to translate and rewire the things coming in That s it when you re so busy talking thinking about promoting yourself all the time you miss all the little things that other people show you which are so useful All this wonderful noise necessary noise the hum of other people s pulls and demands and creative outputs It ll be good to just sit and listen for a while And see what the earworms play to me 0 New Glasgow date added 06 26 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs There s a new Glasgow gig added to my end of the summer holidays caravan tour so excited to be coming back Come and see me at Pivo Pivo for a chilled out Sunday evening of acoustica on Sunday 2 September Related show Artist Polly Paulusma Tour Summer Hols Caravan Tour Date 02 09 12 Time 9 00pm Venue Pivo Pivo City Glasgow Address 15 Waterloo Street Glasgow G2 6AY Venue phone 0141 564 8100 Country United Kingdom Notes Support from Laura Healy Louise Cairns Anna Sweeney Add to Google Calendar Download iCal 0 New Manchester gig added 06 21 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs There s a new Manchester gig added to the end of August northern leg of my touring Come and see me on Tuesday 28 August at Manchester s celebrated Night Day Cafe Reserve your tickets here Related show Artist Polly Paulusma Tour Summer Hols Caravan Tour Date 28 08 12 Time 9 00pm Venue Night Day Cafe City Manchester Address 26 Oldham Street Northern Quarter Manchester M1 1JN Venue phone 0161 236 1822 Country United Kingdom Admission 8 Age restrictions No Minors Add to Google Calendar Download iCal 0 Blog Listening to Wilco 06 21 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs I m thinking about which song to do next for a cover So here I sit in my study headphones on and I m listening to the whole output of Wilco What an amazing way to be spending my time I think I d like to have a go at one of these I adore Jeff Tweedy I not only love the material I

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    can obtain a full face value refund from the point of purchase Petersfield was to be on Thursday 7 June the new date is Sat 15 September Portsmouth Cellars was to be on Wednesday 6 June the new date is Sun 16 September I am very sorry about this but I ll look forward to seeing you all in September My Friday Brighton and Saturday Coventry shows are unaffected 0 4 6 2012 Pueblo Waltz blog song review 06 04 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs http pueblowaltz blogspot co uk 2012 06 song of week june 3 html The lead track on Paulusma s latest album Leaves from the Family Tree is the latest stop on her road towards mastery of pop songcraft that began with Dark Side and Over The Hill off her debut album Scissors In My Pocket in 2004 Her early work had the same folky hooks and deft lyrics as her latest batch of songs but it lacked a certain pop vitality She sounded emotionally removed and even a little uninterested as if intent on reflecting from the distance critics offered the vision of an English Joni Mitchell which felt at first listen a perfect comparison but it came to feel more like a critical cop out a kind of grasping for analogical straws If alike in sound acoustic guitar and thin airy voice they are unlike in temperament The crucial difference rested in Mitchell s ability to draw on a deep well of emotion for her songs there is something so affecting about the song Old Man that it can t quite be picked apart Paulusma doesn t have the same skill no shame there most don t On this third album though Paulusma seems to largely abandon the suffering singer songwriter project the Joni sound alike competition She embraces a poppier peppier version of herself There is a lilt and candor to her work on this album that was not as present on her first two albums Last Week Me is the obvious highlight From the grumbling double bass that plugs along underneath the tune to the chugging fiddles and infectious handclaps the instrumentation demands a mention Country pop arrangements are fickle things too much emphasis on one element can throw the entire production for a loop The real strength of the song however is the thoughtful lyrics which offer crucial insight into the human experience not something you d expect from a pop song At face value the song seems obvious Paulusma begins with the sci fi premise of a time traveling machine but rather than investigating any of the typical fictive routes The Middle Ages Dinosaurs Ford Theater she takes an acutely personal one I d take a trip to find myself a week ago And if myself could see me and hear what now me had to say I d wonder how I d phrase it all to make me understand It s enough here to appreciate the careful wording used to

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  • Polly Paulusma – Great British Icons Tour – Story of My Life | Polly Paulusma
    2012 For Folk s Sake live preview 19 06 2013 UK Folk Radio 04 06 2012 Tom Robinson s BBC Introducing Mixtape 04 06 2012 This Manic Mama blog interview 04 06 2012 Pueblo Waltz blog song review 21 05 2012 Fresh on the Net song review 09 05 2012 Accordio Italy album review 30 04 2012 songs illinois blog album review 22 04 2012 27Leggies blog album review 20 04 2012 Raised by Gypsies blog album review 13 04 2012 Song Heap Says blog live review 10 03 2012 Netrhythms album review 2007 Press clippings archive 2004 Press clippings archive Shop Gigs Recordings Gallery Blog Press area Vinyl Previous Play Pause Next Loading audio Please wait while albums and tracks are being loaded Update Required To Play Media Update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin Mailing list Recent comments Sebastian on Gigs Sebastian on Shop Sebastian on Shop Polly Paulusma on Shop Francis Barton on Gigs Polly Paulusma Great British Icons Tour Story of My Life In the Jubilee and Olympic year Polly Paulusma presents songs from her album Leaves from the Family Tree sung live at Great British locations Here she sings Story

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    Last Week Me single available on Amazon com 03 16 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs Click on this link to see Last Week Me prepped and ready to go 0 Cambridge Folk Festival confirmed 03 13 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs Polly is proud to announce that she ll be playing as part of the Cambridge Folk Festival this year Catch her in the Club Tent on the Thursday evening of 26 July The Cambridge Folk Festival is one of Polly s favourites and she s thrilled to be taking part this year 0 Live footage from tonight 03 10 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road I played a last minute gig tonight in Cambridge at the wonderful Acoustic Roots night at CB2 Here is Most of it from the back of the room with a camera in one hand and sleeping child in the other 0 Polly Paulusma Most of it Acoustic Roots Cambridge 03 10 12 Polly Paulusma Videos from the road Quick back of the room video while holding Coren in my other arm of this last minute gig Most of it Continue reading 0 Support acts announced for Slaughtered Lamb show 04 04 12 03 08 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs Polly is proud to announce that Ben Parker s band The Chain Jont and Harry Harris will all be playing 3 songs each to open up the night at The Slaughtered Lamb on 04 April 2012 These musicians have all been friends allies and inspirational collaborators with Polly over the years and she is honoured to be sharing this special night with them To book your tickets click here 0 Single Last Week Me to be released 02 04 12 03 08 12 Polly Paulusma Blogs The first single to be released from Polly s forthcoming album

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