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New Single "Has to be Hard" - Free on SOUNDCLOUD

HAS TO BE HARD (LYRICS)

Don't give up on your dreams

Because when they're gone

You'll lose them forever

 

Love is not what it seems

It Has to be Hard

To keep it together

 

In love....

Love was all that I could give

In love....

Is all I can be

Do you ever drive to work, hastily swiping through Spotify or iTunes Music or Tidal or (insert your preferred streaming music service here) to pick something on your phone to listen to and then stumble across a recording you made 2 years ago of a song you wrote 8 years ago, realize that you really like it and then release it for free on Soundcloud...?! Well I did.

This song, "Has to be Hard" was written a long time ago when I was a completely different person living a totally different life. Over the last 3 years my existence has been one of unrelenting change, reformation and rebirth. The end results have been good. The process has been excruciating. 

Along the path of these many existential crises, my faith in the choices I've made has been tested. Have all my righteous rebellions really been worth the price I've paid for them? Is the reality I've manifested the one I really wanted? Does everything really have to be this hard?

"Has to be Hard" is a simple lullaby with a very direct message. Don't give up. Don't lose yourself in your circumstances. It's cliche. It's not subtle. It's not particularly clever. That's ok. I've realized that there are times when things should be said as plainly and directly as possible.

A friend of mine called this song Beatles-esque and I get that. But I wrote this with Harry Nilsson in mind. If you haven't had the privilege of digesting Nilsson's catalog, he was the master of American art pop and a genuine treasure. I guarantee you've heard some of his stuff (perhaps this or this or this) but there is so much more to explore, I highly recommend it. 

I believe in the power of art. Over my life, songs with the right message at the right time have changed my whole way of thinking. "Has to be Hard" is free to download on Soundcloud. I hope you enjoy it.

PG

 

Futures Come & Go - Available Now

My new track, "Futures Come & Go" is now available for purchase on Bandcamp! I've gotten some amazing feedback If you dig it, please share!

Triple Headed Tour Merch

Already tired of the droning-yuppie-freakshow that is the United States presidential campaign? Are you exhausted listening to the well-heeled, morally bankrupt professional television personalities we call public servants shouting over each other about how qualified they are to rule you? 

My name is Patrick Galactic and I am an extremely unqualified, unprepared and undeserving candidate to be YOUR next President of these United States. My only campaign promise is to make music and look damn good doing it! 

If you live in Seattle, Portland, Arcata, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix or Jamestown then you have been blessed with the once-in-a-tour opportunity to pick up this limited edition t-shirt designed by Jim Nadorozny of Superbeast!

If you live outside of these cities and would like a shirt, hit me up at patgalactic@gmail.com for cost and availability.

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Tonight Never Knows


TONIGHT

I'll be joined by Abi Grace, Hell Mary, Champagne Sunday and TBASA at Substation for TBASA's Lo-Fi All-Stars #66! This is a great bill, don't miss this! $6, 8pm, 21+

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The good folks at The Spud Goodman Show put together a very cool video of my new song "Strychnine". Check it out, give a thumbs up, leave a comment and SHARE! Thanks to the TSGS crew!

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FINALLY


Possibly the hardest question to answer in all of music history is answered by 550 artists. For the record, I pick John but they both were strongest when they wrote together.

Who do you pick?!

Join the All-Stars June 3rd

TBASA’s Lo-Fi All-Stars, an ongoing series of shows featuring up-and-coming songwriters from around the Northwest, has found a new home at Substation in Seattle. They’re kicking it off in a big way with featured performances by Abi Grace, Hell Mary, Champagne Sunday and me. It’s a great bill and a cheap way to hear new music from some of the area’s best! Click the pic, watch the show trailer and get yourself to Substation on Wednesday, June 3rd.