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Once upon a time may eons ago (when America was Great the First Time), Paul was a kid living in upstate New York who discovered pop music on his transistor radio.   Paul's interest in music has never waned, persevering through a tortuous move to Southern California at age 10, a psychedelic journey through the University of California, 14 months of vagabonding through Europe and Middle East and a 37-year law career.   Having retired as senior attorney for the California Court of Appeal, Paul is now exploring the other side of his personality, which includes a lifelong ambition to be a DJ.   How crazy is that?

Paul's interests include hiking, bicycling, pickleball, yoga, Qi Gong, political activism and writing.   Instead of writing appellate court opinions, Paul now writes posts on Facebook and edits the Greater Champion Neighborhood Association newsletter.   You may ask him for legal advice, but don't expect a useful reply.   And please don't get him started on politics.

In the fall of 2017, Paul became a KVMR certified broadcaster after passing a test that was way harder than the bar exam.  It took only a few months for Paul to land his own show called the Paulie Morphous Show (PMS) every other Sunday.  In May 2018, Paul switched time slots from Sunday to Wednesday at the same time, 4-7 am and renamed his show Dawn Eclectica.   Paul's wide and varied musical tastes will have you shouting with delight or cursing the radio, depending on how high you register on the evolutionary scale.  Paul has begun doing "theme" shows, such as a program about the year 1968, shows dedicated to Car Songs, River Songs, Breakup songs, California Songs, an Earth Day Tribute and a tribute to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees.  One feature he laughingly calls "Copycats" highlights two songs that were the subject of copyright infringement legal battles.  He will tickle your early morning fancy with inspirational quotes and quirky cover songs which put a unique spin on a tune you thought you knew.   Don't try to put Paul in a category, but feel free to buy him coffee or a beer if you run into him (and his adorable dog Woody) around Nevada City.  And look for him to guest host The Other Side on Tuesday evening, whenever he gets inspired (Jews In Music and early Pink Floyd were his first endeavors.)

Paul's past playlists can be viewed here.