Paul Kelly

11 August 2017 #543

Cover Story: Paul Kelly

Ed#543 Paul Kelly


From St Kilda to Kings Cross, from Adelaide to Darlinghurst, Paul Kelly has been writing Australia into song for decades; and he isn’t slowing down. In this edition Michael Epis speaks to the man himself about his new album, Life Is Fine, and about how life is, well, fine. In both senses of the word. We also bring you a special Paul Kelly playlist to inspire your listening while you read the rest of the edition.

Also in this issue...

We meet the Street Soccer players who are travelling to Oslo to represent Australia in the Homeless World Cup; Shane Jacobson talks Kenny, meat pies and fixing Cathy Freeman’s toilet in Letter to My Younger Self; we talk to TLC upon the release of their re-entry into the music world; we journey overseas, to hear the tale of four women who escaped North Korea; and in The Big Picture, we showcase US photographer David LaChapelle, who is bringing his work to Australia for the first time, for the Foto Biennale in Ballarat, Victoria.

The star of this edition’s Vendor Profile is AnneMarie from Sydney. We have Streetsheet contributions from Willy and Dianne from Melbourne; Simon Z from Sydney; Matty from Adelaide; and David L from Perth. George Halkias, National Coach of The Big Issue’s Community Street Soccer Program, pays tribute to football icon Les Murray, an ambassador for our Community Street Soccer Program and instrumental in the great coverage by SBS of the Melbourne Homeless World Cup. In Return to Vendor this edition we hear about the special friendship between Gary from Sydney and his regular customer Tom.

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