Artist Interview: PAUL COGLEY
1. Cru Cru Paul Cogley, super nice to have the chance to chat with you! What first got you into music?
I remember hearing Andy Williams’ ‘Can’t Get Used to Losing You’ when I was in a crib. Yes, it was in the top twenty at the time. That pizzicato intro got me. The rest is history.
2. Can you write what was your best performance in your career? How do you remember it?
All my best and most memorable performances have happened while alone in my studio always after forgetting to hit the record button.
3. Who came first? The chicken or the Egg?
Well, that’s easy…. eggs have been around much longer than chickens… unless of course, you are asking about a chicken-egg? In that case, ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.
4. What would you do if you had a time machine?
I would open ‘Cogleys’ Time Machine Cruises’ and take people to the time they wanted to go to. Then I would just leave them there. I think that would have made the world a lot more interesting and fun.
5. What memorable responses have you had to your work?
I am getting some amazing reviews to the new album, and it is clear I have had some measure of success in creating an album of emotional vignettes. It really is gratifying to see critics ‘get’ that…. Or could it be that I am just not as deep as I think I was being?
6. Do you think that technology is improving lives?
I wouldn’t be able to do what I do if it wasn’t for the highly developed recording technology we have these days. Social media can suck, and I miss watching the same TV shows at the same time as everyone else in the country. I am sure there was a mass consciousness connection thing going on that is now long lost as we stream different things at different times now, but we must keep looking for those ways of connecting using our new technologies and without hating each other; if that is where this question was going.
7. Do you have a mentor or coach?
No, but I am perpetually misunderstood, and I think that explains why I have never had a mentor or coach!
8. What’s your favorite 80’s album?
That’s a cruel question! You force me to pick a favorite between ‘Songs From The Big Chair - Tears For Fears’, ‘So - Peter Gabriel’, ‘Moving Pictures - Rush’, ‘Computer World - Kraftwerk’, or ‘Rio - Duran Duran’? Ok then, I pick ‘The Flat Earth - Thomas Dolby’….. no, I mean ‘Go West - Go West’, or maybe ‘Welcome Home - Til Tuesday’….. (Head explodes!)
9. What are you most proud of?
My two daughters and grandson!
10. Do You agree with the Pigeon?
No, take the money and run!
"Deep Blue Sky" opens with a space banger: "Mr. Spaceman"! An electronic tune that makes you hover in space on account of galactic synthesizers, quirky robotic vocals and progressive guitars that take you to infinity and beyond without bringing you back! The entire work overflows with a dreamy indie-artistic energy that is impossible to resist - check out the original album: "Deep Blue Sky"!
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Words by The Pigeon
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