Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Destiny Vs Desire

There was a post recently on a Facebook fiction writers group that I’m part of. The poster asked if we thought we were inherently destined to be writers or was it more a case of choosing that path out of curiosity. A good question. It led me to ponder the question further on a grander … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Destiny Vs Desire

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Mixcloud Catch-up

It's been a while since I shared any of my Mixcloud work, so I thought I'd share it all in bulk. I've picked up the pace where my DJing is concerned and started posting more regularly in the last few months. Recently, I finally started compiling some old school funk, soul, and disco sets that, … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Mixcloud Catch-up

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)

Everything these days is done against the clock. We’re all waiting for the time that something starts or ends. If not then we’ve got something on a timer. I’ve started running recently and, even though I’m doing it solely for fitness, I’ve still taken to timing myself. We’re all obsessed with time. That’s as should … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Living the Dream Part 13 (Time)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Breaking Bad Review

WARNING: Contains mild spoilers! If there’s one thing I hate it’s people banging on incessantly about TV series that they think I should definitely watch. I’ve had at least one person try to shove every ‘boxset’ series spun out over the last ten-fifteen years down my throat. Lost, Prison Break, 24, Game of Thrones, The … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Breaking Bad Review

Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Reviewing the Reviewer

Our dear friend, the internet— the gift that keeps on giving—makes virtually (no pun intended) everything possible these days. Want to order takeaway? Go on the internet. Need some shopping? Go on the internet. Missed that TV show you badly wanted to see? Go on the internet. Feeling a little horny? You get the picture. … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World–Reviewing the Reviewer

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Tracks That Were Remade or Sampled to Great Effect

(Lots of YouTube video links contained—you have been warned!) My recent break was really good for one reason in particular: my love for music that had taken a leave of absence came back with a vengeance. Writing had consumed me so much that my brain didn’t seem to have the capacity to appreciate music as … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Five Tracks That Were Remade or Sampled to Great Effect

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Dear Jupiter…

This world is a beautiful place. It has diversity. It has colour. It has life. When the sun burst into existence 5 billion years ago and created Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune, our parent star definitely gave the third planet on the list the most exciting role. Earth has so much … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Dear Jupiter…

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Smile

“Cheer up; it might never happen.” “A smile costs nothing.” “Just think happy thoughts.” Are phrases like these not the single most annoying thing to hear when you’re feeling down about something? It seems to me that there are people out there waging a war on negative emotions and those who experience them. Don’t get … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Smile

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 12 (Grammar)

Welcome back to my on-running series. I hope you like the new title image. As much as I like the quote from the old one I figured I'd freshen up the image and keep it simple. On my recent break from blogging, I took the decisive step of refreshing myself as regards grammar. This is … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Living the Dream Part 12 (Grammar)

Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Hatred

Hate is a strange thing. It can strike at any time based on the actions of others or events beyond our control. The hate switch is flicked on mostly via impulse. It’s rare that it grows from nothing. It’s usually something that happens and then stops happening. At least that’s how it happens in my … Continue reading Paul.E.Bailey’s World – Hatred