Writing about myself is always weird. I guess is one of the challenges that you have to over come in life if you have a website. People just need to know. So, beautiful stranger, friend, internet surfer… If you are reading those lines it means that for some reason you decided you wanted to find out more about me and who I am. Well, I be happy to let you know and I promise I will keep it nice and simple.
My name is Polychronis, but I go by Paul because it’s easier for people to pronounce. You can also assume that Gilmore is my “creative” name. But I don’t want to give out too much information; I believe with a little Google search my real last name is very easy to discover. I was born back in 1981, and I have been online ever since the mid 1990s. Mainly surfing and downloading music. Oh and those IRC days chatting up girls and begging for them to send a photo.
I was also on MySpace back when it was cool.
Music was, is and (probably) will be my first love. Listening, appreciating and later on playing (as a DJ) and producing (more like arranging). I cultivated my love when I moved to the UK for studies and along with that came the passion for web stuff, design, photography and creativity; and Paul Oakenfold. After several years of studying, getting degrees and becoming wiser (not smarter), I returned back home with a head full of fresh ideas and a big appetite to conquer life. Little that I know that this wasn’t the case at all. Progressing through the years as a DJ (first) and a music aficionado (glorified arranger) I came into several conclusions. If you wanna make it you gotta work hard, look out for your own, don’t give a fuck what others say and kiss ass to validate the former three. I never kissed anybody’s ass.
This “No-Ass-Kissing” policy really stuck with me from my early 20s until now. Quite the time. It wasn’t always good, but I didn’t know any better and that’s how my parents brought me up. Always tell the truth, work / study hard and be nice to people.
When you grow up though, you realise that being nice to people is hard work and most of them don’t really like it when you tell the truth.
Back in 2011 I left my home country Greece and pursued my luck abroad. The journey through made me realise a lot of things about myself. I kinda found myself. There was a solution for all of my problems and even though I didn’t like the solution all the time, I went along with it. It was only a matter of time. Like with everything in life (and death).
Now I reside in beautiful Innsbruck, Austria. A little big town in the middle of the mountains. The capital of the Alps. The backbone of Tirol. However you want to call it, it’s awesome. Here my mind opened up and finally I was able to breathe. Focus on my life, my music, other people’s music, photography, videography (or vlogging), healthy living. Keeping track of my every day, month, year and what I do. Everything posted on this website is a part of me I guess. And I am happy to see it grow.
Thank you for visiting, browsing, reading, listening. Hope you find something useful or of interest here, and if you do, don’t hesitate to pass it along because “What is knowledge if you keep it to yourself?”
Dream Big and Move Forward. Be patient, persistent and don’t give up on your Goals. If you work hard, you will be rewarded in the end. It might take a while, but it would be worth it.