Other writers have, for the most part, depicted the following events as ones that verged on insanity. I wholly concur with their estimation. It was insane.
It's a funny old game designed to provoke column inches – much as I'm doing now.
To be blunt this album is around thirteen minutes of music and five minutes of typing noises.
An astonishing, awe inspiring journey.
If last CD, 'Love Unbolts the Dark', was a meal at a four starrestaurant, this is a Jacobian feast.
The album also has a rejuvenated feel to it, and as such, doesn't half give me the feeling that it closely resembles Crocodiles in spirit.
Oh yes, that's starting to look like a tent now
The problem I now have is that I know why he sounds so bloody pissed-off, and I'm not convinced it's any of my business.
a musical gem
There's something really special about Richard Hawley, but you have to really give him your time to appreciate it properly.
A very fine piece of work indeed.
As soon as the festival doors opened, so did the heavens
"I took six months off from the record completely, just to deal with my life "
Anyway I'm shit at crosswords. I just think, so what? They are too insular a pastime for me. I always preferred Scrabble because it's much more social
Not perfect, sprawling, messy, very sentimental, a tad ill-disciplined but very close to greatness.
a brilliant, honest and emotional portrayal of love in all its aspects, totally devoid of all mawkishness aor sentimentality
I'm sure every band didn't love him or that the relationship between Peel and the bands he championed wasn't always so respectful.
I know the smoke is their trademark, and it sure does keep the mystery alive, but I would actually like to see the band I came for, especially when I've paid over €30,- to see them.
On to the inspired Hospital Bombers (well they must be with a name like that) and their brilliant Kittens. Of course, it's bonkers.
That programme with Bill Oddie and Davina McCall is on, you know, the one about extreme sex in the animal kingdom. It's starting now