A split second from which point everything that follows
is forever different from what came just an instant before.
Sometimes it’s a phone call
Sometimes it’s a handshake
Sometimes it’s a look in your best friends eyes.
You never expect it.
You never forget the moment
When for the first time you realize that you can’t go back,
– “The Death Of The Paper Boy (Part 2)”
“I couldn’t make this list without mentioning one of my own collaborators from “Bring Ya to the Brink.” I don’t like to tag people as queer musicians or artists. Rich and his talents go beyond any box or label. He has had success in the gay market with Pink Noise. His new record is the shit and he is a star in his own right.” - “Cyndi Lauper's top 10 Greatest, Gayest Albums of All Time.” – Pop.Nography, Out.com
“To me, the song lyrics above perfectly capture the central theme of the album,” says Morel’s namesake leader, openly gay Richard Morel summing up “The Death Of The Paper Boy,” his third autobiographical, self-produced studio project. Describing it simply as “eleven new songs about the things that bring you down,” he adds, “The album’s title is a metaphor for the very personal narrative–mine–contained within: a boy’s rite of passage into manhood, the opening of his eyes to the sad ironies, disappointments, what-ifs of the world and the erosion of innocence along the way.” Deep, yes, but this is what Morel’s fans have come to expect. "People come up to me and say they love my lyrics," he says with a laugh, "Then they proceed to quote something that's not at all what I said, but I wish I'd had."
"The Death Of The Paper Boy" is presented as a 2xCD and as 2 separate iTunes albums. The first album, "Disc-1" is the original album. "Disco-O" is a set of Pink Noize (Morel's producer/remixer alias) remixes of select album tracks, including a cover of David Bowie's "Sweet Thing."
"The Death Of The Paper Boy" is available digitally on iTunes and on 2xCD.
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