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PostPosted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:28 pm 
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My 56yr old techno-phobe mother espied the missus' copy of Amy Winehouse's last effort at our house a month or so back and asked me if I would 'do her a copy'. This I did via the wifes iTunes and seeing as there was a shortfall of 30 minutes or so I filled the CD with the majority of our mans Lady's Bridge. I passed the CD into my mothers care and last weekend I decided to buy her an MP3 player as it was her birthday. I spent some time transferring her favoured CD's onto the player and Winehouse was amongst them. I had pretty much forgotten that I'd furtively added Richards wares to her copy and inadvertantly entered LB onto her 2gigger. Anyways, I'm at my desk at work this morning and my mother rings up 'Steve, whose that man you've put on my iPod? Sings about Valentines Day and Rivers and things?' I replied 'Oh yeah, I forgot about that. Its that bloke I went to see a few back. If you don't like it I'll take it off when I'm up at the weekend'. 'No no', she replied 'You've got more of his stuff haven't you? Bring them with you. Its really lovely'.
Have any other readers inadvertantly switched their ageing, barmy parents onto Richard I wonder?
I would like to think so.

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My parents got into him around the same time I did (but the deal was secure when we went to see him live together), but I played some of his music to my nana (aged 92) & she was well impressed.

Which is very good, because she never acts like she likes anything. She said it's "proper music".

She's right there :D

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miserable steve wrote:
Have any other readers inadvertantly switched their ageing, barmy parents onto Richard I wonder?


Although I don't know if I'd exactly call my husband "barmy " (hell, I'm from the States, we don't even do barmy here!), he certainly falls into the aging category, being 25 yrs. older than my fast approaching 40 yrs..... he is blown away by Richard's music.

For once, DVR'ing MTV's middle of the night "Subterranean" show netted me a winner. I was half asleep and fast-forwarding through a slew of middle-of-the-road vids when I got to "Serious" and hit Play. Chances are, my life will never be the same again! What's this? Sweet music.....incredible voice.....and a sense of humor to boot?

The next morning it was on to finding some downloadables. A CD was thrown together and zipped into the car player..... and the rest, my friends, is history. Two CDs are on order and now 14,000+ other songs may never be heard again....in favor of Richard Hawley. (Ok, I lied... I can't forsake Elvis like that!) HA!

So, Richard Hawley, thank you so much for your amazing contribution to my music world!

Blessings, Steph


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Funny this should come up. I played Valentine down the phone to my 77 year old Mum, insisting that she listened to the whole thing before passing comment. When I put the phone back to my ear there was silence, and then, through her tears ''That's beautiful''. Nearly had me blubbing too then of course!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 10:56 am 
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miserable steve wrote:
Have any other readers inadvertantly switched their ageing, barmy parents onto Richard I wonder?
I would like to think so.

ps. Do I win £10?


As a regular 'reader', I am also an 'ageing barmy parent'. Always the mum who took my son and his mates to gigs when they were too young to go on their own, I got hooked on Richard's music 4 or 5 years ago whilst standing at the back of a gig at which he was the support act. :Hoorah for barmy parents :*: :*: :*:

....... and 56 is NOT old ....... From the perspective of a 50 year old:

60 is middle aged
75 is elderly
85 is old

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I told my nana she couldn't use old age as an excuse for anything til she was 90. That was a mistake, she's been milking it for all it's worth ever since :roll:

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Yeah...My old man is coming up to 70................he got converted last night!
He actually said "Who is this singing Nance? cos it's a lot better than that "Mad Monster Party" Soundtrack that you usually play when we come over"


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mam's 69 and she loves richard's stuff. i did her a comp and she plays it constantly and always looks out for him when he's on't box.

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bless em all i wish my grandparents were still alive to see me on telly they'd laugh their heads off with joy

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I'm not the most religious person in the world, Richard, but I believe they know. I prefer not to believe they spend all their time watching, but I think they know when you're doing well...

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i am not at all religious but i find great comfort knowing i had a good time and spent time with them all and learned many things i can pass on to my kids,i don't think they are watching me how could they?but whatever floats your boat love

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I believe in that more. The things we do when we're still alive. But I guess sometimes I need the comfort of believing in the other stuff.

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It's the stuff we do while we're still here, the effect we have on people and the things we pass down to our loved ones - that's what counts.


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yep and all that time nutters give to thinking about what will happen when they're dead miss the whole story.............NOTHING happens when your dead its what you do here that counts and even that doesn't mean much i truly believe that you live on through your deeds and words................thinking about it i am in trouble then i will leave a sweary pint behind :shock:

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