Why hello there Mr Dempsey…

So in the past few months I feel that perhaps I’ve been a little luckier than usual. I’ve entered a few competitions, and have actually been fortunate enough to win! One such competition was for this Paul Dempsey prize pack (thanks to theinsound.com – for which I wrote a short and sweet poem (well more short than sweet as poetry is not exactly my forte). I was as surprised as anyone when I was chosen as one of two winners to receive a signed 2 CD limited edition of ‘Everything Is True’,  including the four song disc ‘Counterfeits and Forgeries’; an exclusive t-shirt featuring album artwork, and a letterpress print of Paul Dempsey’s handwritten lyrics to ‘Ramona Was A Waitress’.

Paul Dempsey Prize Haul

There has always been a ‘certain something’ about Paul Dempsey’s voice that I find completely irresistible, even though for many years I’ve strangely resisted the music of Something for Kate (the band he is lead singer of).

With the release of his debut solo album however, I feel I can finally shake off past resistances and melt into his music. If you’d like to melt along with me, perhaps you should visit Paul’s site and investigate his music (and his amazingly emotive and enticingly masculine voice) all for yourself.


  1. Artful Kisser

    Congrats on your win! Well done. I personally always found his lack of range a bit monotonous but maybe that was something to do with Something for Kate? Will check it out.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Artful Kisser – Thanks for your kind words. I know what you mean about Paul Dempsey (re: monotonous style), I also used to find a lot of Something for Kate’s music a bit drab, a bit depressing. But his voice has some compelling layers and textures to it. I find it incredibly masculine and yet emotionally real… or something like that anyway.

  2. Paul

    What a great prize. Your link to Paul Dempsey’s site isn’t working but I know his music and it is very cool. Congratulations!
    .-= Paul´s last blog ..Unliking the hippos =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hey Paul – Thanks for letting me know about my broken link (*stupid technology*). Paul Dempsey (and I suppose his voice for that matter) has always intrigued me, so it’s nice to have a win to introduce me once more to his work.

  3. shraddha

    congratulations!!wow!! enjoy!!!
    .-= shraddha´s last blog ..Shift in Time =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Shraddha – Thanks for the congratulations… I seem to only rarely win prizes, so this was a very pleasant surprise. 8)

  4. jason

    that is a great prize by any measure! the graphics on all that stuff are wonderful to boot…

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Jason – Thanks for my prize congratulations… I agree with you regarding the graphics on all the goodies… I think they’re pretty awesome too! 😉

  5. Alicia - Sea Of Ghosts

    That is a very exciting prize indeed! Congratulations on your wins!
    .-= Alicia – Sea Of Ghosts´s last blog ..I Tried But I Gave Up =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Alicia – Thanks so much for your prize congratulations!! Because I don’t tend to win prizes all that often, I was perhaps more than a little over-excited… but still, it’s all good! 😉

  6. Ricardo

    Congrats on the win!!! That is awesome!! Now I must give a listen to Mr.Dempsy.
    .-= Ricardo´s last blog ..Happy Halloween =-.

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Ricardo – Thanks for that! Mmm… if you do manage to get around to listening to Mr. Dempsey’s musical work, you’ll have to let me know what you think.

  7. helena / little mo

    i feel the same tracey! I wasn’t really into something for kate. Either the music or his voice but strangely I love his solo album!

    What a great win! Share the poem with us!!

    1. tracey (Post author)

      Hi Helena – I’m glad I’m not the only one who feels this way about Paul Dempsey’s voice… 😀

      Oh no, I couldn’t possibly share my poem… my skills in that area feel so desperately inadequate when placed amongst the company of the poets I know… but thanks for asking!! 8)

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