A bit about my Twittering
My real name is Paul Garrard and I tweet under that name @PGarrard. But you probably already know that as the chances are that you've arrived here from my link on Twitter. I'm a lad from Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk now living in Norwich, Norfolk. My tweets are sometimes surreal, sometimes pedantic and I'm consistently inconsistent. I have a sense of humour so don't always take me too seriously; sadly my irony is lost on some people. An RT does not necessarily signify an endorsement.
Twitter is an odd, transient beast. People appear on your timeline & then go in the blink of an eye. There are others who've been with me for years, thankfully. Occasionally people appear & you think ‘do I know you’? I only dared ask that question once.— Paul Garrard 🌈🎨 (@PGarrard) February 8, 2019
Things I tend to tweet about
Anything and everything basically, apart from what I might arrogantly and disparagingly refer to as 'pleb culture'; I'm sure you know the sort of thing, 'celebrity', naff telly programmes and sport to name but a few. I am particularly interested in: politics, visual arts, music, poetry, comedy, theatre, pubs, real ale, food, equality, peace, travel, Norwich, general philosophy and the meaning of life.
DMs and other messaging
Please feel free to DM or message me on any subject that you like. Unless you're a bigot, you can't offend me, so feel free to express yourself in any way you like. If I chat with you it doesn't mean that I fancy you! Besides, I'm spoken for.
Injustice, discrimination, inequality, Americanisms (but not Americans or American culture), sport, lager, the afore mentioned 'pleb culture', radio phone-ins, gross stupidity and anyone who doesn't assume secularism to be society's default position. I hate no one. Hate is destructive.
I believe everyone has the right to follow the religion of their choosing. Religion is superstition. I also believe that everyone has the right not to have someone else's superstition rammed down their throat. If you're daft enough to believe in god I suggest you keep it to yourself, otherwise I may comment on it. No god exists until it can be proved otherwise.
My following policy
I follow people that I think will have something interesting to say. I try to follow everyone who follows me if I think they follow me for, that intangible, 'the right reasons'. I will not follow you if you are peddling get rich quick dreams, sex, mumbo jumbo or fundamentalist nonsense. I might not follow you if you don't display a photo of some sort on Twitter. If I don't follow you and you think you might have fallen through the net please let me know.
I don't - it's pointless!
I don't - they are juvenile and tedious - I may unfollow you if you do too much of it!
I have two main ones. The first is Of-Course which like Twitter deals with anything and everything. The second is The art of being Paul Garrard which a bit of a gallery of some of my art. I'm not the world's most prolific blogger!
Please ‘like’ my Facebook page: Nothing is ever black & white
Or become my friend
I really don't get the point of Instagram but here we go: https://www.instagram.com/paulgarrardartist/
I've started to work a lot more with video as it's a medium that allows me to express myself in ways that other visual art cannot. To see my videos please visit my video channel.
Occasionally I lay down some beats. You will find them appearing on SoundCloud