Going Gonzo – Cruel Summer.

Friday, 12th July 2019. 06.56 Friday again. I’m sitting on a wall waiting for my boss to collect me. I’ve worked out that, even after being paid, I still have no money, but at least there is light on the horizon. The main issue is a loan payment that bounced last week. I thought they would have tried to retake …

Going Gonzo – Interaction.

Monday, 8th July 2019. 08.54 And it goes on. I had a call from my ex saying that Sonny isn’t coming this weekend. He was supposed to come and stay from Wednesday until Monday. The reason he was coming Wednesday was that she was coming to Staines to take Louis out for his birthday but he wants to do sonething …

Going Gonzo – Stale Square Crumpets.

Saturday, 6th July 2019. 10.29 I’ve just eaten a couple of stale crumpets. It all started out well but quickly became unpalatable. It’s a disappointing start to a Saturday. I hadn’t really planned past yesterdays debauchment so I’m at a loose end. Right. Motivation. Motivation. Motivation? 12.56 I could have predicted it really. I got bored. Drank a beer. Ate …

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 – Chasing Dreams.

Sunday, 30th June 2019. 19.36 As I always say, that 14.30 slot on the Pyramid Stage is always worth a look. It was nice to see Kylie appreciate that magic moment. Also, fuck! That’s a lot of people. I almost cried. Not as much as when I saw Lionel Richie but it is biased as I was in the crowd. …

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 …

Going Gonzo – Drab & Colourless World

Friday, 528th June 2019. 07.54 I’m sure it’ll be lovely later but, right now, it really is a drab and colourless world. Jay says I look really tired but it must be the effects of oversleeping as I have had loads. The same as normal surely? 11.31 Apparently, I’ve never eaten breakfast. 14.26 We just gave up in the end. …

Going Gonzo – Once More Unto The Breach

Thursday, 27th June 2019. 06.39 My final “maxed out” credit card had just enough money on it to get a travelcard. Eating today is not looking likely.I knew it would get this bad before it got better.81o This is it. This is what I got. This is the way it is. 07.37 “D’you know what your problem is?” “What?” “You …