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Paul Bowman
I'm a Youth Director. My greatest achievements are marrying Val and becoming a Dad!
Interests: music, travel, good coffee, movies, photography, playing guitar.
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The clocks have gone back and we are well and truly into Autumn now. This is another of those records that provides a fitting soundtrack for the season. I’ve admired the work of David Eugene Edwards since his Sixteen Horsepower... Continue reading
Posted 3 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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I've been recording my record collecting journey over on my Instagram page for several years, but I really don't utilise or post on my blog as much as I should do... so I've started The Vinyl Series with the aim... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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I posted this on Instagram yesterday: Taking time for self-care/self leadership and getting outside with these two. It’s a beautiful day... don’t let it get away! In this season with all its challenges & changes its important to take care... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Back when the world was untouched by Covid-19 and all the uncertainty and anxiety it has brought in its wake we enjoyed an intimate gig at the Seamus Heaney Homeplace listening to Arborist and Malojian play. That evening Stevie Scullion... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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I’ve long hoped to have this album in my record collection, but the original release is rare and extremely expensive on vinyl, so I’m delighted to see it get a reissue. And when it comes to reissues this is how... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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This is another one of the records that I’ve been most looking forward to in 2020. Sufjan (along with Lowell Brams) has already given us Aporia this year, which was a departure from the folky Sufjan sound. With a nod... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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One of the comforts and bright shafts of light during lockdown and this dreadful pandemic was Drew & Ellie Holcomb’s regular kitchen covers sessions. Thankfully they’ve recorded them and are releasing three volumes - this is Volume One and it’s... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Pearl Jam albums don’t come around too often so when they drop a new album it’s always accompanied by a high degree of anticipation and expectation. With Gigaton expectations are well and truly surpassed...for me anyways. One of the things... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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His 39th album is a grand poetic statement and ample evidence that Dylan is still so far ahead of us and we haven’t caught up with him yet. There are papers and books to be written examining and dissecting the... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Our lives changed forever at 7:14pm on 18 October 2002... this girl came into the world! Today she celebrates 18 trips around the sun. 18!!! Ah, that went by very fast! The night she was born Martyn Joseph’s Gift To... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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It has been a heartbreaking weekend here in Saintfield, as we lost a man who has impacted and touched so many of our lives: Sam Carlisle. As my good friend Rob put it, “My dear Sam, I don’t know many... Continue reading
Posted Jun 8, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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These are strange and unsettling times we find ourselves in, and we are all adjusting to a new reality. I’ve been concerned about our young people and the impact all of this is having on them, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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Some of you may remember that for the past few years I've been studying for a Masters in Transformational Leadership with the Irish Bible Institute. When I started this course I never could have envisaged the journey taking quite as... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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I didn't get to see many movies this year, but I did catch a few and here are the ten that I enjoyed the most: Star Wars - The Rise Of Skywalker The saga comes to an end with The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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A decade has come to an end and I've been looking back over my year end lists and revisiting my favourite albums of the Twenty10s. I've already posted the Twenty19 albums so for this post I've gone into the archives... Continue reading
Posted Jan 3, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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These are my favourite records from the year that was Twenty19. I always find it hard to make the final cut so here are a few worthy contenders that merit mention: Over The Rhine - Love & Revelation Their latest... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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At the end of each year I have a tradition of posting my favourite movies, TV shows, books and music from that year. I’m late getting to it on this occasion as I’ve been focused on completing a dissertation. And... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2020 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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It is exam results day; many of you have been waiting for this day all summer. We've been waiting and anticipating this day in our family too. Your results matter! They matter to you and you matter to us. So... Continue reading
Posted Aug 22, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and into an inheritance that... Continue reading
Posted Aug 15, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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My daughter Erin and our Fitzroy Mission Team left for Uganda today. I dearly wish I could be there with them, and I’m disappointed that I won’t get to share in the experiences and learning they are going to encounter... Continue reading
Posted Jul 8, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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It is Resurrection Sunday! The best of all days, and we proclaim: Christ has died, Christ has risen, Christ will come again! Here is one more Frederick Buechner quote... "For Paul the Resurrection was no metaphor; it was the power... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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To explore the events surrounding Passion Week, let me encourage you to pick up and read The Final Days of Jesus by Andreas Köstenberger and Justin Taylor. Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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It is Holy Saturday. The day between Good Friday and Easter Sunday… the day in-between what had happened and what was yet to be. The day in-between the agony of Friday and the ecstasy of Sunday. Of course we look... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog
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I played/sang a few songs at our Good Friday gathering last night. It was an intimate and meaningful cafe communion service, with Steve taking us through the events of Good Friday from the perspective of Peter. I loved the weaving... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2019 at Livingloud - The Bowmanblog