Tagged with Richard Hawley

Don’t Try

This, beyond the name and dates, is all that is on the tombstone of Charles Bukowski. It seems a cry of despair, or else makes no sense at all, but this is the great Bukowski. It makes complete and wonderful sense. In a letter to his friend William Packard, he wrote: “We work too hard. … Continue reading

I know it’s Big, but…

Much has been made – especially up North – about the fact that Yorkshire produced so many medals at the olympics that it beat Japan, Australia and lots of other proper countries. But on Liz Kershaw’s radio programme this morning she had a phone in to nominate the best Yorkshire bands, and I was utterly … Continue reading

Rock’nRoll Parenting

Richard Hawley is a popular performer on 6 music and today he did a live concert with some great anecdotes. He introduced ‘Don’t Stare at the Sun’ as a song about taking his youngest child to fly a kite, which sounds pretty dull, but he was on LSD at the time. It’s a great song: … Continue reading