Going Gonzo – Pretending To Be Well.

Tuesday, 29th October 2019. 17.21 I live in a world where I have to beg for a doctors appointment. Sorry. That’s a lie. I live in a world where, even if I beg, I don’t get a doctors appointment. That’s karma for you. Anyway, I’m back to feeling like death. I’m sure there is a lesson to be learnt but …

Going Gonzo – Innocent

Wednesday, 2nd October 2019. 15.04 Another Reading train, another cow lager. Most of the morning was spent signing documents about acting in a professional manner and explaining to the other trades on site that The Bouch was innocent. It was all fucking tedious and probably not helped by me, periodically shouting,”THE OLD BURLINGTON STREET ONE IS INNOCENT!” Yep. I’m an …

Going Gonzo – On The Cards

Thursday, 26th September 2019. 10.03 I’ve just submitted most first full week payment in God knows how long. Just in the nick of time as well, as it’s bills week next week. I would prefer to spend it on a couple of 8-balls, some pills, grass and loads of quality alcohol but it doesn’t appear to be on the cards. …

Going Gonzo – Used To Be Cool.

Tuesday, 24th S3ptember 2019. 10.59 I can’t remember the last time I stood outside a pub and waited for it to open. It’s probably because you can get a drink at nine in the morning in Staines. Anyway, that’s what I’m doing. Standing outside the Leicester Arms, on the corner of Glasshouse Street. 11.06 The barman was slightly surprised to …

Going Gonzo – Back To School

Thursday, 5th September 2019. 10.58 Everything appears to be back to normal.Louis went back to school yesterday and I went back to work today. Hopefully, there will only be minimal days off before the big Bedford job starts. The only thing I’ve learnt this week is, don’t put cheap tattoos from candy cigarette packets on your hand. Three showers later …

Going Gonzo – Twix

Friday, 19th July 2019. 06.37 I had a shave last night. That went some way towards alleviating my depression. So, I decided to see what today would bring. My whole inner self is screaming, “FUCK ALL YOU CUNT!” A ray of sunshine reflected off the tiny badge of optimism I was wearing on my lapel. As I emerged from the …

Going Gonzo – Flying Past To Get To Brighton.

Thursday, 4th July 2019. 06.52 “It was a good job I wasn’t trippin’!” Jay said, as the car pulled out in front of us. Jay used to do quite a lot of LSD. We are heading to Gatwick to start a job. Not much of a job, but a job. Tomorrow I’m returning to Bob’s Books in Portobello Road. 07.35 …

Going Gonzo – I Left My Pomade In The Car.

Wednesday, 3rd July 2019. 12.11 I got up. I stuck on a pair of shorts and my Hans Island: karate Tournament t-shirt. Then I took Louis to school for our 08.15 meeting. The bottom line is, we won. The other kid has been expelled but Louis has been asked not to socialise with the group who witnessed it as they …

Going Gonzo – The Crisp Packet Escalation.

Tuesday, 2nd July 2019. 11.05 Thank God for Ray Davies. My first thought when I woke up was suicide. My next thought was “No”. I’m way too selfish for something that mundane. There’s just not enough…..? How can I put it?….. Showmanship. I was half way through the next plan of starting a cult and convincing a load of other …

Going Gonzo – The Sun

Saturday, 20th June 2019. 11.50 I woke up with poison in my throat. By that, I mean, throat infection. It just tastes like poison everytime I swallow. Mixed with the heat of the day, I’m feeling less than comfortable. 13.22 One Corona and two paracetamol later. I feel better. At least, better than I did. 14.56 I’ve sat very still …