All the answers are in my songs. Hewitt has even been the inspiration for some of Weller's songs - and he has extraordinary in-depth knowledge of the inspiration behind the rest. But it is unlikely he has got any of the details wrong. It might be happy Paul, angry Paul, depressed Paul. Hewitt says there are three distinct eras of Weller — The Jam, Style Council and the solo artist — and if they were all in the same room they would not recognise each other. In an instant the collective mood of happiness had been extinguished. Then he added, 'I got to stop watching it,' as if he was deriving some kind of unhealthy pleasure from it.
But it was only in the mid-Nineties when, as the Blur musician Damon Albarn so succinctly put it, 'a blizzard of cocaine descended on London' that Paul really turned his attention to chemicals. Paul will carry on as long as he physically can. Another time, Hewitt himself was on the receiving end of Weller's aggression. This book has the air of the hatchet job about it but it's actually kinder to the Modfather than other would be. Lukija saa siis kohtalaisen hyvän, joskaan ei välttämättä aivan puolueettoman kuvan ristiriitaisesta brittimuusikosta.
There was the time he drank so much with his friend Stephen Cradock that they ended up lying in the middle of the road in the genteel village of Ripley in Surrey, roaring with laughter as cars swerved around them. All the answers are in my songs. Journalist Paolo Hewitt published Paul Weller: The Changing Man in 2007, drawing on his memories of their 28-year friendship to give a unique insight into the mind of the former The Jam frontman. Picking a different tune for chapter, Paolo chooses a subject around it and then applies to Weller. Simon, who was driving, turned on the car radio.
His behaviour was just totally thoughtless. Paolo Hewitt was born on July 11, 1958 in Redhill, Surrey, England. Hewitt has even been the inspiration for some of Weller's songs - and he has extraordinary in-depth knowledge of the inspiration behind the rest. It was a great show and his party — Weller, his sister Nicky, her boyfriend Russ, radio presenter Gary Crowley and music journalist Paolo Hewitt - were in high spirits. To order your copy at the special price of £17. The only downside is that it can be repetitive in its points and Hewitt's attempts to apply creative psychology to Weller don't always come off. In a flash he turned on his friend.
It made him a minefield to negotiate. Hewitt pries into the dark corners of a personality that has long been kept under lock and key. There and Then 1996 , Outside Bet 2012 and Casuals: The Story of the Legendary Terrace Fashion 2011. Friendship with Paul was a double-edged sword. Not your standard biography but written by a man who knows Weller better than most. He has kept his eye on the music, and is forever looking for new ways of expression — pop, jazz, rock, funk, classical music — he loves it all.
They both came from Woking in Surrey and they shared a working-class background, an encyclopedic knowledge of music and an interest in politics. Once, when Hewitt interviewed Weller for a music magazine, he complained - 'I don't know why people ask me all these questions. It wouldn't matter to me. In the early hours of the morning Weller's mother Ann received a phone call from the police station. The results are a fascinating study of a vain, insecure but phenomenal talent.
Such boorish behaviour was typical of the man who founded The Jam and The Style Council, as Hewitt reveals in an unauthorised biography, Paul Weller: The Changing Man. After a show back at the hotel they put a stripper on, and he walked out in disgust — now he would probably be up on the stage with her ripping his clothes off. Although they hardly knew each other in those early years their experiences had been so similar that the next time their paths crossed, in London in 1979, it was the beginning of a lifelong friendship. . Once, Paolo Hewitt has known Paul Weller since they were both teenagers in the depths of Woking, through his ascent to fame with The Jam, the halcyon years of The Style Council and for all of his critically acclaimed solo career.
Weller's lack of tolerance sometimes had comic consequences. It is unlikely it will cause a rift between the men, because Paul Weller: The Changing Man is as much a biography as it is a tribute to a 30-year friendship and a mutual love of music. The problem is that once you have gotten your nifty new product, the paul weller the changing man hewitt paolo gets a brief glance, maybe a once over, but it often tends to get discarded or lost with the original packaging. It's just the fact that he's written it for money and best friends don't do that. Taking as his starting point these lyrics, alongside a lifetime's friendship, Paolo Hewitt shows us the real Paul Weller, the man inside the music. Best mates are good for lots of things — going to the pub, making you laugh, giving you advice, keeping your secrets. Paolo Hewitt has known Paul Weller since they were both teenagers in the depths of Woking, through his ascent to fame with The Jam, the halcyon years of The Style Council and for all of his critically acclaimed solo career.