What do you think about traffic wardens? I don’t drive, so I don’t really care about them either way. They’ve got to do their job, though, like anyone else.
Which Bonfire Society do you go to? We joke about going to Waterloo every year but end up at Commercial Square. It’s local.
Which newspaper do you read? I don’t read newspapers. In the music press I like The Clash. It’s a new magazine: the writing’s opinionated but not over-opinionated. It doesn’t use too much jargon like the NME.
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development? I like the idea of a new area in Lewes. I’d like a cinema, and it would be nice to have a waterfront. But I’m not into eight storey blocks.
Favourite Lewes landmark? The Grange Gardens, a focal point for Lewes youth.
How would you spend a perfect Sunday afternoon? In the Grange Gardens, drinking White Lightning cider.
What cd is in your hifi? Cocoa Rosie. Cool anti-folk from New York. Great sounds.
Lewes would be better if… I complain, but you have to have things to complain about, I suppose. I probably wouldn’t change it. I like the way things are.
What Lewes really doesn’t need is… An incinerator on its doorstep.

The Kooks are supporting The Rolling Stones at the Millennium Dome in Cardiff on August 29th. They play the Brighton Dome on September 28th.

Captain Kook: Hugh Harris by Owen Postgate

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