Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Paul Julian Cobb

Last October the son of some dear friends, Paul Cobb, was accidentally and tragically killed by a train. He was only 24 years old.

Paul was an accomplished artist, musician, and skilled outdoorsman. He lived his life with integrity, exemplifying his beliefs by living simply so that others may simply live.

Paul played a number of musical instruments for two bands: Amo Joy and The Accordians. When he died he left behind a number of unfinished musical ideas on tape, as well as, numerous sketchbooks of his remarkable artwork, revealing his inspired and exceptional technique and style.

Recently, a group of Paul’s friends and musical companions setout on a journey to honor his life and gifts. The primary purpose of their endeavor is to produce an album of his unfinished and unreleased songs on vinyl and cassette (Paul's preferred format).

Accompanying the album the group plans to publish a collection of Paul’s extraordinary artwork.

The following is a video that can be found on indiegogo, a fundraising website:

Hammer Screwdriver from London Daily Press on Vimeo.

If you would like to hear some of Paul's unfinished work it can be found at Hammer Screwdriver (Paul's whimsical moniker given to him by his older brother, Adrian, at his birth). Many of the songs are presently in a very rough state, but you will readily hear the creative process of a genius at work.

 If you would like to contribute to this project click here.


Anonymous said...

Thank you Dee! Our beautiful boy . . .

mythopolis said...

So glad you posted this. I've been listening to the tapes. I think there was something raw and powerful about Paul's singing and composing. That his friends are putting all this together says so much about how loved he was among his peers.

Stickup Artist said...

I do so hope you post the finished collection of music and artwork, or a link to it. I'd love to see it when it's done! My heartfelt condolences to all those whose lives were enriched and touched by him, and that miss him. He obviously was a wonderfully exceptional soul...