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But Sheffield singer Hawley admits he took quite some persuading to let Adrian Dunbar sing his songs in the new series. In our interview, he also explains that, like Ridley, his heart also belongs to a local music venue… the under-threat Leadmill in Sheffield. You haven’t seen the show yet – but have you heard his version of Coles Corner, As The Dawn Breaks and Open Up The Door yet? CD (CD MUTE 362): "Born Under a Bad Sign" (single version) / "Dark Road" / "Just Like the Rain" (enhanced video)
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Plastic Bag” is a song about searching for an escape from personal problems and hoping to find it in the lively atmosphere of a Saturday night party. Ed Sheeran tells the story of his friend and the myriad of troubles he is going through. Unable to find any solutions, this friend seeks a last resort in a party and the vanity that comes with it. Wright, Helen (5 September 2005). "Richard Hawley – Coles Corner". MusicOMH . Retrieved 31 October 2012. a b Costa, Maddy (2 September 2005). "Richard Hawley, Coles Corner". The Guardian. London . Retrieved 31 October 2012.Adrian came up to Sheffield for the doc fest and we got mightily pissed. He’d been taken to a crappy wine bar. I’d rather eat my own excrement than go somewhere like that, so I said, I have to show you the proper pubs of Sheffield. I took him to Fagan’s and the Grapes, these pubs I’ve been drinking in for nearly 40 years. And he talked about the songs from such a unique perspective. He wasn’t swimming in the shallow end, you know?
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Im so into that song. Reminds me of xmas, i dunno why... when u realize nobody's there waiting, no special person to hug u when ure sad. Its amazing how Richard voice's is enough to make the song.vinyl (MUTE 362): "Born Under a Bad Sign" (single version) / "I'm Just Here to Get My Baby Out of Jail" The nitty gritty of how the Leadmill is in this situation is morally repugnant to me. That somebody can buy the land underneath you, throw you out of the business you have built up for 40-plus years, and not only that, but actually thieve your business from you? That is wrong with a capital WRONG. If they get away with this, what is next? They are predatory.
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Midnight” is a song about finding a love that is so true that it provides a calming feeling through every storm. Ed Sheeran reflects on his good fortunes in landing someone with such peace and support and speaks of not fearing the dark days because he knows they’ll all end in the safety nets of her arms. a b Begrand, Adrien (6 September 2005). "Richard Hawley: Coles Corner". PopMatters . Retrieved 31 October 2012.I’ve been playing there since I was 15 or 16. Phil Mills, who owns the Leadmill, told me I was the musician who had played there the most by a considerable margin. Thinking about all the times I’ve been there and it’s mental. The breadth of things that I’ve done in that one place. Before we start talking about venues, we have to talk about music as a concept. It isn’t as vital as food and shelter and oxygen and water. But it is the only thing outside that list to me, and I think to a lot of people, that is vital. To hear a piece of beautiful music that moves you is such a vital part of the human experience. To hear it in a beautiful venue, a great place like the Leadmill, is just amazing. O'Hagan, Sean (21 August 2005). "Richard Hawley, Coles Corner". The Observer. London . Retrieved 31 July 2019. In the series, a music venue is a real lifeline for Adrian Dunbar’s character. You’re fighting to save the Leadmill at the moment, aren’t you?