Patrick Carroll, fan
I saw him play with no fun at the railway club a dozen times, at least. But the gig that stands out was a show that I think they called "No fun's pact with Satan". At the end of it they realized the error of their ways and they renounced Satan, but the topper was that Paul suddenly announced Satan had taken all his hair at which point he removed the touque he had been wearing to reveal a completely shaved head. This was very shocking to me as a young man who wore plenty of gel in his locks and couldn't conceive of shaving all of it off.
What I have always loved about Paul's guitar playing, is that he manages to make what he plays sound both familiar and fresh. Which is unbelievably difficult.
And of course what is surprising is how shy Paul can be off stage, in stark contrast to how he performs. It raises an interesting question about which persona is really Paul. But as I think about it, I can imagine it's all part of who he is.
And finally, the fact that Paul has consistently played in bands his entire adult life speaks to a love of music, that comes from a completely honest place. Because let's face it being in a band can be a real pain in the ass, and most of us don't bother after a while. But Paul always makes music.
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