From bard to worse
I loved Megan Lehmann’s article on Paul Kelly (“When words fail me”, Oct 13-14). “Darling it hurts to see you down in Darlinghurst tonight” is surely one of rock’s most cunning lyrics. And I Don’t Remember a Thing is a boppy, perfect, rounded, two-minute ode to the morning after. But each time I hear From Little Things Big Things Grow I head for the hills. Surely one of Australia’s worst and wimpiest songs. Paul Hewson
Raymond Terrace, NSW
A wonderful insight into the complex and complicated contribution of Paul Kelly to Australian music. The line “a deep enduring friendship” with indigenous artists is so powerfully evoked with his collaboration with Yothu Yindi’s Treaty.
Steve Taverner Gulgong, NSW