posts from category: Music

A Stitch in Time

I first came across this song with the excellent Christy Moore version and I’ve had it in mind to tackle for several years. It was written by Mike Waterson and deals with the subject of a drunk, abusive husband and how … Keep Reading…

Earthlings Calling Earthlings

It was twenty years ago that I was recording the album that became Earthlings Calling Earthlings. Marcus and I had come up with much of the material in 1996 and recording began in the summer of 1997 and the album … Keep Reading…

Who Knows Where The Time Goes

My take on this classic Sandy Denny song.  

Galway to Graceland

Since my version of Richard Thompson’s Beeswing back 2011 I have been interested in his other song Galway to Graceland. I tried it a few years ago but couldn’t make it work but something kept niggling at me to crack this … Keep Reading…

Not Today

Wrote this in April this year. It deals with depression and separation, not the most jolly of subjects eh! Not Today by Paul Burgess

Honky Music

Next in the series of archival releases of Jimmy Dunning’s music is the new album titled ‘Honky Music’. Following on from the 2013 release of Nothing Ever Changes, this collection of material continues to draw from Jimmy’s home demos. This … Keep Reading…

Drift Away

In late 2015, I heard Tom Rush’s version of the song Drift Away, it sounded familiar but I wasn’t really sure I had heard this song before. It’s a bit of a classic that has somehow bypassed me. So I … Keep Reading…

The craft of song

Art forms are such powerful vessels for personal expression and I’ve always found the song to be the most intriguing. I’m not talking about the vast majority of songs we all enjoy as great entertainment. I’m talking about songs with … Keep Reading…

Charlie’s Abduction

Marcus tells the story of a young boy named Charlie and his abduction by Aliens. I wrote the music for this in the late 1990’s and also came up with the story. It was a time when the x-files TV … Keep Reading…

An Evening With Marcus is released!

Notice January 2016: AEWM is currently unavailable due to changes in distribution. It shall be available again at some stage. I can’t believe it’s been 18 years since I started this project! The year was 1995. Marcus had given me a … Keep Reading…

An Evening With Marcus Preview

Here’s a few clips from the studio playing back some of my Electronic Compositions from the Evening With Marcus album. They’ll be 11 tracks on the album. All but one are now mixed. They’ll be going off for mastering next … Keep Reading…

Nothing Ever Changes

    Following on from my blog post about working with Jimmy Dunning I’m delighted to announce the first archive release ‘Nothing Ever Changes’. When I started work on Jimmy’s archive in 2010 it became clear very early on that … Keep Reading…

Re-release: Keeping My Eye On You

          Notice January 2016: KMEOY is currently unavailable due to changes in distribution. It should be available again later this year.  Following on from our 1998 album ‘Earthlings Calling Earthlings’ which was a lot of fun to … Keep Reading…

Getting There in Splendid Isolation

Here’s a track we recorded a couple of days ago.  Liz Carrol is an American musician who has an astonishing talent for writing fantastic tunes. I could tell a few funny stories about Brendan Mcglinchey but I best not…. When I was around 20, I … Keep Reading…

It doesn’t matter anymore

Earlier this year I wrote in my blog about the day the music died; paulburgess.com/buddy-holly-53-years-ago-tonight Shortly after this event ‘It doesn’t matter anymore’ became a huge hit for the late Buddy Holly. So I thought I’d have a go at … Keep Reading…