Author Archives: Paul Carey Jones

About Paul Carey Jones

Paul Carey Jones is a Welsh opera singer. He should be writing about the current state of the classical music business but might well digress into science, politics, football or cheese. He has recently started a series of irregular posts along the broad theme of "Things they don't teach you at music college." Any suggestions or requests on this theme will be treated with feigned or genuine interest. You can contact him via comments here or at: mail@paulcareyjones.com

And don’t bump into the furniture

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University Challenge Strategy Guide Part One

Nothing can quite prepare you for the experience of facing Paxman under studio lights with the cameras rolling. Continue reading

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Orally Fixated

I’ve read every single Maigret novel, and yet I couldn’t tell you a single detail about any of the plots except that he often goes into a bar for a marc. Continue reading

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Not racist but.

“Opinion was divided between whether A A Gill was a brilliant writer or a complete prick, as if the two are in some way mutually exclusive.” Continue reading

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ILL

“I can’t imagine Le Gavroche serves many collapsed soufflés.” Continue reading

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Words and Ears and Brains

“Panic: I knew my ears and my brain couldn’t possibly keep up with this.” Continue reading

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Let ’em spin

“It’s hard to argue when everyone has a microphone except you.” Continue reading

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