Australia’s national treasure: Paul Kelly [Article]

Guest butler Julia May shares her love for Paul Kelly, one of Australia’s iconic musicians.  Some classics in there – like “They thought I was asleep” and “From Little things big things grow” and a long list of others.

The first thing to know about Paul Kelly — really, the most important thing to know — is what his strength is as a singer and songwriter. It’s this: He articulates the feelings you know but cannot name, conjuring the first, worst, best, most lusty or loneliest love; that person’s smell, the particular flavor of that heartbreak. He also transports you into other bodies, other lives.

Warning (the author’s, not mine, but I concur): A few songs, and Paul Kelly can form part of your life’s soundtrack

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