Going Gonzo – Writing An Escape.

Tuesday, 21st May 2019. 22.17 I’ve spent the evening watching Shaun of the dead. Followed by Jack Taylor. I quite like it. It’s got Iain Glen in it. He’s an ex-Garda in Galway. He’s an alcohol. He’s a private detective. What’s not to like? I managed an extra 600 odd words today. Not the 2000 I’d hoped for but it’s …

Going Gonzo – The Fear Of Survival.

“Once you think you have tasted death. All that is left, is the fear of survival” – MP. Wednesday, 10th April 2019. 20.23 I found myself squatting in the shadowy undergrowth. Down by the edge of the water. My fever induced sweat, dripping off my eyebrows, down onto my cheeks. I could see the happy couples passing, as the beads …

Going Gonzo – No More Of That Talk.

Friday, 5th April 2019. 09.59 “No more of that talk. “ “Or I’ll put the leeches on you.” Exactly right. That’s the talking to I just gave myself about being such a doom monger. After all, it is Friday. I should find something to enjoy. No. Not drugs. Something wholesome, creative,……..? I say this every weekend. So, by rights, it …

Going Gonzo – The Wordsmith, The Jester & Bard.

Wednesday, 27th March 2019. 21.43 The only emotion left, is that of fairytale and music. Now reality has bled me dry. Leaving just a functioning husk. I will cry for the wordsmith, the jester and bard, but never again, for me and you. Thursday, 28th March 2019 11.05 The internet at the office is playing up. This means no phones …

Going Gonzo – Intermission

I am currently rewatching Spaced. One of the all time classic TV sitcoms. Starring Simon Pegg, Jessica Stephenson, Nick Frost and Mark Heap. It’s an absolute beauty of a show. Especially, if you came of age in the 90’s, love movies, comics, music and stupidity. My boy, who is rapidly moving into a counter-culture world consumes it like……? Well, drugs! …

Going Gonzo – Raoul!

Wednesday,23rd January 2019. 23.08 “Are you disappointed?” “Why?” “Because you didn’t make it to the World’s End?” “No!…………………….?” I feel I’ve had a bit of, what I like to call, an adult moment the last couple of days. I realised it was mad. How on earth can I be an adult? Just,… how??? Anyway, I’ve shrugged it off. When you …