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#NEWWORK – #WRITING – I AM THE ONE

I write poems, lyrics and songs. In poems my preferred format is haiku (yeah yeah short, yeah yeah lazy whatever) but I was moved to write a longer piece for a spoken word performance in a large group when I had a presentation for a job (which I eventually never used but I got the job and I will tell…
realpaulette
April 13, 2018
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HOW TO KILL A DJ CHAPTER 8 – DECEMBER 2015

I’m happy I’m home though. If my life was a jigsaw, my year end and New Year would be the missing piece of clear sky that you find in your lap when you stand up. Continue reading →
March 27, 2017
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 7

NOVEMBER 2015 “You are the best. You are the worst. You are average. Your love is a part of you. You try to give it away because you cannot bear its radiance, but you cannot separate it from yourself. To … Continue reading →
realpaulette
January 28, 2017
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HOW TO KILL A DJ CHAPTER 7 – NOVEMBER 2015

Emotional journeys always take the longest. By December 2016 my world and the world itself has changed so much that you’d be forgiven (and subsequently so can I - be forgiven) for not recognising it from this year’s perspective. By comparison, the physical journey (practically unaided) from Ibiza to Manchester is nothing more than a simple stroll in Thatch Leach…
realpaulette
January 20, 2017
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KEEP TALKING

This is the basis of the talk I gave at the Wake Up Festival in Ibiza on Tuesday June 16th. KEEP TALKING We’ve got so much information in our hands and at our disposal and yet we are removed from … Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ CHAPTER 6 – HALLOWEEN 2015

HOW TO KILL A DJ CHAPTER 6 HALLOWEEN SATURDAY OCTOBER 31ST   WORD OF THE DAY IGNIS FATUUS Something deluding or misleading. Also called a friar’s lantern, will-o-the-wisp. A flitting phosphorescent light seen at night, chiefly over marshy ground, and … Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HAPPY MANCHESTER PRIDE 2016 – MOODBOARD

Yasssss! Today’s mood board. Have a happy, safe and fabulous #Pride#ManchesterPride to all my family, friends and lovely work chums and the same goes to all of you headed to Leeds or London for Carnival. Party hard. Stay safe. Love always.
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 5

Friday October 9th WAKE UP All you fear is fear itself, Check out your own backyard before you check out someone else. Janet Damita Jo Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ has been soundtracking my days recently. I love everything about it – from … Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 4 PT. 2

Saturday October 3rd TO EXCEL, NOT COMPETE WORD OF THE DAY (Collins 2008) PASADO ADJECTIVE Past, Bad, Overdone, Out of date NOUN MASCULINE Past, Atelier Noun A Workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan or designer   The opening … Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 4

OCTOBER When I say I haven’t decided what I want to do yet this does not mean that I don’t know where I want to live or be in 2016. I said I was tired not stupid. Of course I … Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – PART 3

TO BE USEFUL NOT USED SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH Shake it off yeah, just like Taylor Swift. So shower. Then join me on Saturday evening in the Treehouse at the Zoo Project at Gala Night, Benimussa. From the decor to costumes … Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – Day 2

TO MAKE CHANGES NOT EXCUSES I have lived and breathed music since before I was born. My musical heritage started with my mum, Blanche, who was a jazz and cabaret singer. In the 60s she co-owned ‘The Ebony Club’, the … Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ DAY 1

Some of this is fact, all of this is fiction. But if the truth doesn’t mind, then none of this even matters. All you need to know is that I am verbally incontinent and can no longer hold my peace. Continue reading →
Paulette
September 5, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 5

Friday October 9th WAKE UP All you fear is fear itself, Check out your own backyard before you check out someone else. https://youtu.be/NGGRi2CEFu8 Janet Damita Jo Jackson’s ‘Unbreakable’ has been soundtracking my days recently. I love everything about it – from design and styling to the lyrics and feel that we are practically twins under the skin, being fierce black…
Paulette
August 19, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – CHAPTER 4 PT. 2

Saturday October 3rd TO EXCEL, NOT COMPETE   WORD OF THE DAY (Collins 2008) PASADO ADJECTIVE Past, Bad, Overdone, Out of date NOUN MASCULINE Past, Atelier Noun A Workshop or studio, especially of an artist, artisan or designer https://youtu.be/yyhL0ioST_U   The opening notes of Otis Redding’s ‘A Change is Gonna Come’ are playing in my head. Since I was small…
Paulette
August 19, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – PART 3

TO BE USEFUL NOT USED SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 26TH https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nfWlot6h_JM Shake it off yeah, just like Taylor Swift. So shower. Then join me on Saturday evening in the Treehouse at the Zoo Project at Gala Night, Benimussa. From the decor to costumes to the dancers to the artisans, the healers and the djs, this is one of my favourite outdoor party…
Paulette
April 16, 2016
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HOW TO KILL A DJ – Day 2

TO MAKE CHANGES NOT EXCUSES I have lived and breathed music since before I was born. My musical heritage started with my mum, Blanche, who was a jazz and cabaret singer. In the 60s she co-owned ‘The Ebony Club’, the first integrated dance club in Manchester. Legend has it that, when she was pregnant with me and my twin, her…
Paulette
March 24, 2016
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LOVE LETTER TO IBIZA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQvs9tmzWtEThey say if you can survive the winter then you are meant to be here. It’s not so much that it’s an expedition worthy of polar or arctic preparations but Ibiza is financially a summer seasonal island ergo winters here are, economically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually testing. Everything here that you once considered important – the post office, the bank, the…
Paulette
April 27, 2014
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ROOTS

Grounding or zero? Around this time last year I had three gardening face - offs 1) Jimson Weed 2) the wall climbing ivy 2) a giant vibrant violet thistle: all glorious weeds in real life that were each taking over a different aspect of the garden and morphing from beautiful, unusual delights into virulent, rampant and destructive blights. What had…
Paulette
February 28, 2014
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THANK YOU …

Why don't people say 'thank you' as much as they say 'sorry'? Is it because they feel more comfortable making excuses or apologising for something rather than being grateful and / or expressing gratitude? We say 'sorry' when we make simple mistakes, or step through a door at the same time as someone else, or if we talk over friends…
realpaulette
February 9, 2014
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About learning, memories and writing.

a typographocal image that says a lot about me I have always loved words and the look of them on the page. I learned to speak, read and write very early on in life.My earliest memories involve singing, dancing, doing shows for my family and holding court whilst standing on a snooker table but the day I learned to join…
realpaulette
February 6, 2014