Paul Hawkins has been interested in popular culture and music, protest and survival for as long as we can remember. He began writing about things, making music and other noise at an early age. Paul has interviewed musicians, writers, poets, protestors and artists.
Alongisde Outsideleft his work can be found here: WS Burroughs/Brion Gysin's Interzone News, Wordriot, Brink, The Handstand, Even For The Hipsters Hustlers and Highjivers, The Lazarus Corporation, Lit Kicks, WS Burrough's Reality Studio, 3 Bar Fire, WHL review, Maverick, Chiron Review & various other 'zines, websites, walls, papers and journals.
As truCulentEnigma Paul released an album called If This Is Your Best Shot Okra? in the summer of 2007. More about this is available at the Headphonica Net Label and his website.
Some of his past & current work includes - protestor, driver, general builder, irrigation system installer, brick-layer, refuse collector, squatter, tour manager, father, co-running workshops on music and movement, musician, song writer, retail work, punk, student, musician, traveller, managing an Elvis Presley impersonator, user involvement worker, sound system hire, creative writing & poetry, spoken word, interviews, features, web design and management.
Last count he has moved on average every 10 months but only ever owned 1 tent.
Paul have a BA in Cultural Studies and am always interested in collaborating on writing/mixed-media/music projects/writing interviews and feature articles.
Paul can provide a large range of media ( including poster design, flyer's, web design & website management ) for lateral thinkers, artists, musicians, poets, writers, outsiders & protestors.
Outsideleft exists on a precarious no budget budget. We are interested in hearing from deep and deeper pocket types willing to underwrite our cultural vulture activity. We're not so interested in plastering your product all over our stories, but something more subtle and dignified for all parties concerned. Contact us and let's talk. [HELP OUTSIDELEFT]
If Outsideleft had arms they would always be wide open and welcoming to new writers and new ideas. If you've got something to say, something a small dank corner of the world needs to know about, a poem to publish, a book review, a short story, if you love music or the arts or anything else, write something about it and send it along. Of course we don't have anything as conformist as a budget here. But we'd love to see what you can do. Write for Outsideleft, do. [SUBMISSIONS FORM HERE]