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Paul Nelson: Early Influences

Kevin Avery, Everything is an Afterthought (Fantagraphics), November 2011

MUSIC PLAYED A PART IN young Paul's life. "My aunt played piano. I remember hymns very fondly as the first music I ever heard." There were also a dozen or so 78s in the household. "I couldn't read but I would learn by the scratches on the label what they sounded like."

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