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Tuesday, 18 April 1989

Practice Makes Perfect?


‘In God We Trust’ – Alien Sex Fiend



 

TODAY, I redesigned the CHINESE PLAY poster totally and utterly, adding a little portion for BARRY’S BEST RIDE by ‘the other group’.  This is now causing the usual controversy. 

 

Why?

 

Well, when I did ‘final drafts’ of the poster on Monday, I realised didn’t know what the other group was called.  It was lesson time and no-one was around to ask, so out of nowhere I plucked a company name that I quite liked – Practice Makes Perfect? – and put that on, just as a place-holder for Larry to look at and get an idea of what I was doing.

 

Well, today, I asked Shelley the name of the other ‘company’, showing her my Practice Makes Perfect? design and explaining how the real name would be pasted over.  She asked me why there was a question-mark at the end of the name and I explained that it was a kind of ‘in-joke’ because almost half the cast were also in The Chinese Play under the guise of The Situation Theatre Company.  She liked that.  She then told me they’d decided to call themselves The Stimulating Theatre Company.  Frighteningly similar to The Situation Theatre Company, I thought, but off I went and got to work on making lettering for the ‘new’ company name.

 

A while later, Shelley came over + said ‘We quite like ‘Practice Makes Perfect?’ now – is there any chance of you leaving it as it was?’  Luckily, I had only just finished the new lettering on a separate strip of paper, which I hadn’t yet glued on; and although I was a bit annoyed that I’d just spent ages wasting my time, I also felt happy that the posters were now officially finished.  I merrily agreed to Shelley’s request and sent the design off to be printed.

 

Then, this afternoon, Sally Watson laid into me, right out of the blue.  She was furious with my design, most especially because: a) she maintained they were still called ‘Stimulating’, and b) she felt the question-mark made them look rubbish.  I was a bit upset that she’d taken it all the wrong way, as if I was casting aspersions on their abilities or something.  Half of them are in MY show, Sally, so that’s just not true!  Fortunately, Shelley stepped in and – with a great display of maturity - took responsibility for the decision, but this didn’t stop Sally being furious with me, and very rude.  Then the rest of her group joined in!

 

All I can say is, ‘Fuck off and do your own posters!’  And while we’re at it, I’d like to say that you might want to negotiate and facilitate your own ventures in future.  Can’t quite believe that Donna and I had to attend painful, awkward, brain-melting meetings and create proposals for The Chinese Play to appear at the KLCA, and then – through the back door – two other shows just step in on our coat-tails and don’t have to put any of that administrative effort in.  I know I’m being petty, but I wish these kids would get off my fucking back.  Sally made me so angry.  Jodie was furious with her too.

 

NO NEED TO BE BASTARDS!

 

Later:

 

‘I Wanna Be A Toy’ – Dead Or Alive



 

I saw Maggie today, but only for about five minutes.  I really like her, folks.  Y’know? 

 

Mmmmmm.  Mmmmmm.  Mmmmmm.  Mmmmmm.  Mmmmmm.  Mmmmm. 

 

HOOOOM-HOOOM.  HO-HOOOM.

 

I am an Ent.

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Top billing…’

Monday, 17 April 1989

Maggie Misery


11.30pm.

 

‘Coal Mind’ – Siouxsie and the Banshees



 

Chip’s birthday today.  GOD!  2 years old already, eh?

 

So how did today go, Jez?

 

I got home at 1.30am, and didn’t sleep at all on the car journey home.  I ate food + got to bed at 2.30am, but definitely didn’t get any shut-eye before 3.45am.  And, until I got up at 6am, I succumbed to gross fragments of dreams + nocturnal disturbances that weren’t really ANYTHING (although I recall glimpsing excerpts from Crisis comics).  The whole night was unnerving and for no reason.

 

I dressed today in blue jeans, tassel belt, 40p belt, leather biker’s jacket, eye-liner, quiffed-up hair, my Cuban-heeled boots, and the much coveted 1988 black, frilly goth shirt from SHOCK (the first time I’ve worn it this year!).

 

In college, I saw Maggie straight away (at about 8.45am) and she gave me her completed Chinese Play poster (a little too late, but I’ll use it on our KLCA display + then on my bedroom wall).  She told me that on Friday she finished with Simon and that it’s now all over with.  She then went to a lesson.


I would have spoken to her at break, but Leighton was talking with her and I’m having nothing to do with him now he’s hanging about with Willock again.  I did see her at 2pm, in her Art Room.  We chatted vaguely about Siouxsie& the Banshees.  I told her I’d been listening to them and in mock shock she pointed out that this was a funny coincidence, given that they’re her favourite group.  I asked her if I ought to stop being so obvious and just go away.  Laughing, she said ‘Yes.’  But then she handed me THE sexy photo of her, telling me she was very happy for me to make a copy.  WOOOOOOGH!  I was stunned and thrilled.  It’s an absolutely gorgeous picture.  It really is.

 

‘Flame’ – Gene Loves Jezebel



 

At afternoon break, she seemed depressed and was avoiding some git she used to go out with.  I was shocked when she told me she’s leaving college at the end of this academic year.  That does my head in, I have to say.

 

From 3pm, I was working on posters + at about 3.30pm she came to see me.  We went to the Art Rooms together to look for some materials.  I asked her if she’d meet me at 4.15pm, telling her she didn’t have to say yes if she didn’t want to.  She told me she never does anything she doesn’t want to do and WOULD meet me. 

 

As it was, she met me at 4pm.  I told her we need more time together, to talk together.  She agreed.  I walked her to the college gates + she told me she’ll write to me when she gets the chance.

 

I really like her, you know?  What gets me is that tonite I KNOW she’s at Verity’s cooking dinner for Vinnie + Dom.  It bugs me.  I want to be with her.  She knows it.

 

AND SHE CAN’T LEAVE IN JUNE!

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Practice makes perfect?’

Sunday, 16 April 1989

Third World War


3pm (ish?)

 

‘Immigrant’ – Gene Loves Jezebel



 

QUOTE:

‘AS FAR AS I’M CONCERNED, BEING EIGHTEEN IS WORSE THAN BEING SIXTEEN.  AT SIXTEEN, EVERYTHING’S NEW AND EXCITING – TWO YEARS LATER, YOU’VE DONE IT ALL, HAVEN’T YOU?’ Garry (as written by Pat Mills), Third World War, Crisis #5 (Nov 1988)


 

Later:

It must be about 6pm by now.

 

‘Vanishing Point’ – New Order



 

I’m still at Ashton Street and have been since about 6pm on Friday.

 

TWO DAYS!

 

I should have done some CHINESE PLAY work, but I haven’t.  Even so, I’ve been weighing up the odds and the amount of work I need to get done scares me.  Can I achieve what I want/need to achieve within the next 3 weeks?  Can I?  Can I?!  I somehow doubt it.

 

Later:

 

‘Do I Want To?’ - We’ve Got A Fuzzbox And We’re Gonna Use It



 

Flash stayed at Raquel’s last nite and he’s still not returned.

 

Today, I’ve read all 16 issues of Third World War in Crisis, and it’s brilliant.  I’ve also taped some groovy ‘Goth’ trax from Flash’s record collexion.  It features: Gaye Bykers on Acid, Gene Loves Jezebel, Alien Sex Fiend, The Sisters Of Mercy, New Order, Adam Ant, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and Japan.  I’ve given it the name: ‘BACK TO BASICS’.

 

Home tonite, jiggetty-jig.

 


 

Later:

 

‘Fireworks’ – Siouxsie & the Banshees



 

Tonight, Flash returned after I’d visited Dad + Annie.  We made a list of The Situation’s Top 30 Records.  That was quite good.  During this I found myself inadvertently getting into SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES in a far more excitable way than at any time previously.

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Maggie misery…’

Saturday, 15 April 1989

Melancholy Ritch


ASHTON STREET, CASTLEFORD

 

‘Body and Soul’ – The Sisters of Mercy



 

Today, we went into LEEDS.  Raquel bought a pair of ballet shoes from TOPSHOP.  I went in SHOCK for the first time in ages, but couldn’t find the right size boots I wanted.  I eventually found them in BAD…


…and this pleased me.  They’re black leather, Cuban-heeled pickers.

 

In the Merrion Centre, I bought some MARVEL SAGA comics from SKYRACK. 


Flash tried some shoes on in CRYSTAL’S SHOES where I got talking to a young woman who was really rather nice.  I’d like to have spent more time with her, if you know what I mean?  I felt as if I knew her from somewhere too, which was ODD.

 

Tonite, back here, I’ve stayed in as Raquel + Flash have gone to a wedding ‘do’.  Flash is staying the night at Raquel’s.  I’ve read comics and watched Midnight Caller, the soundtrack to which is ace.




 

Later:

11pm.

 

‘Body Electric’ – The Sisters of Mercy



 

I suddenly want to listen to my Blade Runner LP.

 

I’M HERE, THEN.  AT OUR FLASH’S HOUSE.  BUT I FEEL MELANCHOLIC FOR SOME REASON.  I CAN’T QUITE PINPOINT WHY.

 

SOME THOUGHTS:

Sisters of Mercy.  Flash.  Raquel.  Maggie.  Dead Or Alive.  New boots.  Girl in CRYSTAL’S shoe shop.  Midnight Caller.  Marvel comics.  The Chinese Play.  Desire.  Heaven.  Hell.  Love.

 

Later:

 




A horrible crush of people.

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Third World War…’

Friday, 14 April 1989

Naughty But Nice


1pm-ish.

 

‘Sixty-Five Thousand’ – Erasure



 

As part of the Performing Arts course, Donna and I had to be interviewed an assessed regarding our progress on THE CHINESE PLAY.  It’s all going well fine.

 

Where are we up to now?

Marita is writing to more colleges + sixth forms, plus radio + TV, and sending my press release packs.  Speaking of such things, Will’s spelling + grammar is appalling.  Never mind.  Larry has asked us to make a promo video – which we’ll need to shoot next week – to be on permanent display in the KLCA (Fermoy) foyer.

 

The programme of events for May 9 + 10 currently looks like this:

 

Barry’s Big Ride performed by the O-level Performing Arts group

Spicy Chips performed by Theatre Studies II

The Chinese Play by Situation Theatre Company (comprised of BTEC Performing Arts)

 

During our interview there was a fabulous thunderstorm.

 

Later:

 

FLASH’S HOUSE, ASHTON STREET, CASTLEFORD

 

‘Rhythm Divine’ – Yello



 

I got a Chinese take-away from LOLA’S tonight.  ‘DAVE/DAIRV’ took my order, and when he was in the kitchens, I heard him shout to ‘BOY’, ‘Jeff, have a look how many chips we have left!’

 

SHOCK, EH?

 

This means that Jeff is, in fact, the name of ‘BOY’ not ‘DAVE’.  So what’s ‘DAVE’ really called?  Or are there two Jeffs?  Maybe we’ll never really know…

 

I had to chuckle when he good-humouredly asked me if I’d ‘sobbered up since ‘t’other nite, then?’  At least the air’s cleared, even if the mystery hasn’t!

 

Raquel came over + we three got very pissed: 1 bottle of wine, 2 litres of lager, 2 litres of cider + another 4 pack of lager.  Well weelehed!  Unusual incidents followed.  Odd, but fun sexy stuff.  They argued later on – not over the sexy stuff – but general relationship hassles.  I won’t go into any further details.  Not till I’m a wiser man, at least.

 

Later:

 

‘You Spin Me Right Round’ – Dead Or Alive


 

Did it all REALLY happen?

 

Yes, tonite, Ritcherd, Raquel + Flash played ‘Let’s suck each other’s nipples’, swiftly followed by Raquel’s game of ‘Pissing in a margarine tub’, and then Rictherd + Flash’s game of ‘Let’s drink Raquel’s piss out of the margarine tub’ (the enjoyment of which was somewhat marred by the fact that the tub, though empty, was still greasy), after which we all played ‘Raquel lies in the bath and lets Ritch + Flash piss all over her’.  Quite chuffy really.  Another new experience, eh?

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Melancholy Ritch…’

Thursday, 13 April 1989

Loving Jonny Badcock


My No.1: ‘It's Been A Long Time’ by Dead Or Alive


 

Today, I re-wrote THE CHINESE PLAY opening scene (‘God is mad and groovy’).

 

Jonny and I are really amazing mates.  It’s only sinking in just lately how close we are and how very often we both think + feel the same things at the same times.  Like there’s this girl at college I used to fancy who’s really ‘gothed-out’ just lately.  I saw her today and thought ‘male-type thoughts’.  Funnily enough, Jonny was thinking and feeling the same.  OK, that’s just one example, and not a very good one, but he’s really great.  He’s a lovely, reliable, trustworthy bloke. 

 

Jodie’s a good mate, too.  Now.  We’re not symbiotically close in the way Jonny + me are, but she’s a good friend, so there you go.  And that thing in moody old January was just an off-day or something.

 

Maggie wasn’t in today.  ‘Who was she with?’ I ask with a trembling lip.  This meant the poster wasn’t ready so I did it myself.  I don’t resent her for this – she didn’t have to do the damn thing – but I do feel slightly let down.


 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Naughty but nice…’

Wednesday, 12 April 1989

No Chance


6.20pm.

 

‘When I Needed You’ – Erasure



 

AAAAAAAAAARGHHHHHHH!!!

 

MAGGIE!

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO ME?!

WHY?  OH GOD, WHY?  EH?  THEN?

EH?  EH?  COCKER?  EH?!

 

I saw her for about five minutes today and she hasn’t replied to my letter or done any further work on the poster for THE CHINESE PLAY

 

I want to be with her all the time, y’know? 

 

She’s been driving around all day again, in Vinnie + Dom’s really fantastic sports car.  I reckon she must fancy one of them.  OR BOTH!  I bet she does, and she’ll end up going out with one of them and that’ll be it: NO CHANCE FOR WINTERFOOD, NO WAY, BYE-BYE!

 

‘IT’S NOT RAIGHT!  IT IN’T!’ said a Yorkshireman.

 

Jamie Davenport gave Simon a message from her today, apologising that she won’t be able to join him at the Tech Disco.  Yeah, cos she’ll be with Vinnie + Dom in that fucking CAR!

 

WAAAAAAAGH!

 

I want Maggie here, now.  FOOOOOOOOK!

 

‘Bostich’ – Yello



THE CHINESE PLAY

More press releases went out today.  We’re even doing some national papers tomorrow.  There’s also been some cast re-alignments: Darren Marsh is no longer to play ‘Customer’ and will be replaced by Simon Lewis.  Donna Davidson will now be playing the ‘Customer’ Sharon used to play.  I will now play the ‘Teacher’, Marita will play ‘Girl’ and Gemma Winchester will be ‘God’.

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Loving Jonny…’

Tuesday, 11 April 1989

More Control


FUCK OFF!

 

11.20pm.

 

‘My Heart Goes Bang Bang’ – Dead Or Alive



 

I’ve just been on the sun-bed and I feel good.

 

‘VERY GOOD.  HNKNMF.’

 

Well, what’s been going on then?

 

I gave Maggie my latest letter today when I (eventually) saw her (for about 10 minutes).

 

The Chinese Play, Scene Six today.  Was it?  Aye, it was.  And the ‘Tasmania’ scene.  ‘Manda’ as played by Emma is now ‘a demon trapped in the body of an Angel’ – heh-heh.

 

I need to exert more control over the Chinese Play team.

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘No Chance…’

Monday, 10 April 1989

Maggie Writes Back


‘(The Truth Is) Of Course I’m Lying’ – Yello



 

TODAY, I saw Maggie briefly and spent time with best college mates Jodie + Jonny, bitching the kids off.

 

 

Willock and Leighton came in.  Moving targets.

 

Maggie wrote back…

 

In the letter, she thanks me for the tape + letter, which she’s been playing continuously.  Her favourite track is ‘Evergreen’ by Into A Circle.  She apologises for not talking much at the end of last week; she was pissed off, so spent time down the pub with her friend Verity.  She’s also been hanging out with Vinnie + Dom (otherwise known as Lipstick Vogue, some old faces from the Videodome days of 1986; Drag Queen competitions, student strikes, and all that) and asks me not to tell Simon.  She tells me she’s glad we got talking and she likes me.  She tells me that on Sunday, she Gothed-up and went out, but now she’s dreading another week in lodgings and another week of Simon ignoring her.  She says he hasn’t spoken to her since Thursday when she first went out with Verity and the Videodome boys.  She no longer sees the point in them carrying on and is planning on finishing with him.  She says she had a fun weekend and got extremely drunk.

 

I want to be her best mate sometimes.  I have written her another letter.

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘More control…’

Sunday, 9 April 1989

Youthquake


‘DJ Hit That Button’ – Dead Or Alive



 

TODAY, I went to Wisbech Market + bought ‘John Wayne Is Big Leggy’ 7-inch by Haysi Fantayzee

I


…and Youthquake LP by Dead Or Alive.

 

And there was change from a fiver!

 

I also got a thirty quid pair of luvverly black Levi 501’s – skillafoomacker!  SMAERGIE!

 





 

[Images subject to control of individual Copyright Holders including works originated by Elton Townend Jones, but excluding any images or design attributed to ‘The Situation’ which are copyright of The Situation (see specific acknowledgements in the ‘Thanks to…’section below) / ‘Berwin Groomstool’ is an iteration of the Situation character‘William Whicker’ and falls under joint copyright of Elton Townend Jones and Waen Shepherd / Based on true events and designed as a study of parochial British cultural and emotional life in the late 20th century, this blog is a work of fiction – cultural icons excluded, all characters and incidents featured are entirely fictional / This blog is non-profit; all video clips are used for illustrative purposes and always come from YouTube / No copyright infringement is intended – just trying to get things into context. Never forget: no man is an island. If you think anything I’ve used is damaging you in any way, please comment and immediate action will be taken to minimise offence / This notice was amended on 1 July 2012 and is intended to cover this and all posts on www.25yearstoolate.blogspot.com that precede it]

 

Next time: ‘Maggie writes back…’