25 Years Too Late...

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Sunday, 31 August 1986

The Monocled Mutineer




The last day of The Situation


‘Elephant Talk’ – King Crimson



Today, after some very intense ‘massaging’with Angie Jones, I returned home and watched The Monocled Mutineer starring the brilliant Paul McGann, which was very good.

 


I think Angie and I became too close…


College on Wednesday!  Aaaargh!



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NEXT TIME: ‘Do I fancy Angie?’

Saturday, 30 August 1986

The Twilight Zone


‘Console Me’ – We’ve got a Fuzzbox and We’re Gonna Use It



Today Angie and I went to Wisbech.


This evening, I was invited to stay at her house.  I accepted the offer.


We watched The Twilight Zone movie and gave each other massages, which were very pleasant.  I slept in her brother’s room (he’s away in the RAF).


By the way, in case you were thinking it, we are not going out with each other!


A slimy brown worm trail…



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NEXT TIME: ‘The Monocled Mutineer…’

Friday, 29 August 1986

Ritch and Angie

Angie Jones writes:                 

I’m sitting here reading Ritcherd’s Pervy books and having pervy suggestions thrown at me by Master Perve himself.  Oh well, I suppose it’s better than watching Dynasty – or is it, readers?!
Golly, what an absolute bastard! 

I’ve had my hair ‘grannyised’ and it looks totally shit, or as spazmo would say ‘shaight’ (naff, eh?).

I’ve just been told to jump up and down and shout ‘Wooloomooloo’. 

Not a pleasant sight, but poo, anyway.

Well, chiddies, farewell, and don’t have too many perv-sexy dreams about naughty things, OK?

Angie x


Later:


Written Conversation Between Ritcherd and Angie:

Ritcherd:         
Hello, Dearest Angie, Darling-Pie, etc…how are you?  I’m v. chuffed that you could  make it today! X

Angie:             
Make what?  You Perve!

Ritcherd:         
Nothing that interesting!!!

Angie:             
Boring!

Ritcherd:         
Wot’s boring?!

Angie:             
You saying that!

Ritcherd:         
Well, I do apologise if I’ve offended you in any way!

Angie:             
No, you silly spazmo.  I meant…  Oh, never mind.

Ritcherd:         
Let’s start another conversation.  Are you comfortable?

Angie:             
Yes, thank you.

Ritcherd:         
So am I.  Perv, eh?  No, I didn’t think so either!  Let’s go and jump up and down smeared from head to foot in semolina + shout ‘WIDGIE!’

Angie:             
Well, maybe not, darling, as:
a) we’ve no semolina,
b) it’ll make a right mess, and
c) I cannot stand semolina! 

If you said champers then that would have been a little more understandable. 

Anyway, my real turn-on is strawberry jam!

Ritcherd:         
Okay, then.  Re: my last message, remove ‘semolina’ and replace with ‘strawberry jam’.  Well?

Angie:             
Now you’re talking!

Ritcherd:         
Oh.  Is that all?  (By the way, notice that I did not drop the book on your boobs this time!  Good, eh?)

Angie:             
I suppose so.  End of story.    

Later:

‘Brand New Lover’ – Dead or Alive



Angie came down today and we listened to records and looked at porn mags and I gave her a massage, which she rather enjoyed.  And so did I, as I delicately traced her pubic hair and breasts…

I also received a letter today, from Flash, my best mate.  He’s sent me copies of our ‘band’ The Dead Dead’s lyrics. 

Our repertoire currently consists of: ‘Hitting That Low’ (Winterfood), ‘Uncle Arthur’ (Bowie), ‘Purple (She Buries Me)’ (Gordon/Winterfood), ‘The Dead Dead’ (Gordon/Winterfood), ‘Incestuous Paradox’ (Winterfood), ‘A Walk You Take’ (Gordon) and ‘The Life and Times of Little Miss Joe’ (Gordon/Winterfood). 

We’ll probably ‘release’ a demo cassette called The Sherwood Tea-Rooms and maybe get some girl backing singers called The Living!  Maybe Dodo will be one of them.  Things are better with Flash and Dodo now.  Good!


Bogey!



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NEXT TIME: ‘The Twilight Zone…’

Thursday, 28 August 1986

Police Academy 3


My No.1: ‘A Question Of Time (Extended Mix)’ – Depeche Mode



Angie Jones and I went into Wisbech, where everybody seemed to be asking me what my exam results were.  Oddly, I seem to have been a bit of a swot!  Lots of people who were supposed to do far better than me seem to have done far worse, which is amazing because deep down I just thought I’d fail everything, I’d been so lazy.  Now it seems lots of people who were supposed to be going to college won’t be going after all.  But I will be going.  Weird.



This evening, Angie and I went to see Police Academy 3, just over a year since I saw Police Academy 2 with BMW.  Gulp!




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NEXT TIME: ‘Ritch and Angie…’

Wednesday, 27 August 1986

Brand New Wank List

‘Tokyo Storm Warning’ – Elvis Costello



And so, home, James!


I returned home on the train and was picked up by my parents from Peterborough Station.  The weather’s dreary and I’m not exceedingly chuffed to be back!


Oh, I rang Angie to tell her I’m back.  We’re off to the pictures tomorrow!


Wank List

1)      BM Wasp

2)      Noreen Lambert

3)      Angelene Hawkins

4)      Keir Dench

5)      Tara Speed

6)      Sadie Woolf

7)      Cally Bell

8)      Mandy James

9)      Sally Roper

10)  Melba Dench

11)  Nicky Brown

12)  Angie Jones



WHAT RITCHERD IS UP TO IN 1985 & 1984


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NEXT TIME: ‘Police Academy 3…’

Tuesday, 26 August 1986

Heart to Heart

‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead’ – Bauhaus

I went to Castleford to buy the ‘Rage Hard’ 12-inch by FGTH, but I couldn’t find it. 


Then it absolutely bucketed it down with rain today, just as it did yesterday!  Soaking as I was, I visited Annie’s place of employment, Seymour’s Opticians, and chatted pleasantly with her and her colleagues, i.e. Gerry Gordon, somebody whose name I can’t remember, and Delia, the boss.  Annie had brought in a Bowie magazine for me to read, which my Dad had sent on.


After I returned to my Gran’s for tea, we visited my Dad for what would be the last time on this trip to Yorkshire.  He gave me a tape of some v. good stuff (Bowie, Iggy Pop, Dead Can Dance, King Crimson, Plasmatics, etc).


This evening, my Granddad Winterfood and I took Colin (Louise’s dog) for a walk in Queen’s Park and had a real heart to heart chat about my ideals and ambitions, which was very good for me.



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NEXT TIME: ‘Brand new Wank List…’

Monday, 25 August 1986

Exam Results

‘Velvet Goldmine’ – David Bowie



Two-dimensional boxes full of faceless faces, drifting…



More part-Cocteau, part-Picasso faces, pouting from mullet-wearing heads, in pink and yellow…



Several baggy love-hearts, punctured by arrows and deflating…



A grimace…

 
A quiff with teeth…

A short hat balances on very tall wiggles of hair, with earrings and mullets reassuringly in attendance…



Alien faces with pug mouths and sharp ears, sharp brows…

 
Cocteau-like faces pouting and turning cubist, bending and warping, their noses turning biro blue…




Jippo!

Jyp

   Po

Bank Holiday boredom, and I’m still at my Granddad + Grandma Winterfood’s.  I didn’t do much, but I collected my rail ticket from Granddad Pritchard’s house and he mentioned that I’d done quite well in my exams…


This evening, Betty rang to see when I’m coming home.  I will return home on Wednesday.


My exam results?  Erm…


[CRAP!!! – Ritcherd, 1988]

I got GCE Grade C in History, English Lang, English Lit, Art + Design and Drama. 


I got CSE Grade 3 in Biology, Grade 1 in Drama and Grade 2 in R.E.


[Failed typing + Maths! – Ritcherd, 1988]


I’ve done ‘well’ and won a place at Tech.  I’m chuffed.  And surprised, really!

[i wouldn’t dare be RitcherD!!

– Berwin Groomstool, 1988]


WHAT RITCHERD IS UP TO IN 1985, 1984, 1983 & 1988?


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NEXT TIME: ‘Heart to heart…’

Sunday, 24 August 1986

Hyperactive


‘The Way It Is’ – Bruce Hornsby and the Range



Still at my Grandma and Granddad Winterfood’s!  Well, I am now, anyway!  I left Flash’s at about 12.30pm and came back for Sunday dinner, along with my Dad and Annie. 


Fun, it were!


Later, we went to see Annie’s parents (Jean and Andy), and their hyperactive dog. 


I hope to see my Dad again before I leave…



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NEXT TIME: ‘Exam results!’

Saturday, 23 August 1986

Babysitting


‘When I Think Of You’ – Janet Jackson

At my Dad’s today, while they were out, I listened to my new records and some of his Bowie records.



Later, we all went to the Gordons’ house; Dad and Annie to have a party with the likes of Julie, Mike and Gerry & Gerald, me to babysit Mike’s kids with Flash.  Still, we went a bit mad, drinking Vodka and Lager, cos, well, we are mad!  But we’ve put off mixing the last Situation tape until Christmas…


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NEXT TIME: ‘Hyperactivity…’


Special thanks to Waen Shepherd

Friday, 22 August 1986

Bela Lugosi's Dead


‘Rebel Rebel’ – David Bowie



Flash and I went to Leeds today.  We had a laugh, bouncing about around the record shops.  I bought Depeche Mode’s ‘A Question of Time’ 12-inch…


Bauhaus’s ‘Bela Lugosi’sDead’ 12-inch…


and Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’ 7-inch.  Flash bought the Half-Man Half-Biscuit LP.



Flash is having problems with Dodo, his girlfriend…


Tonight, I’m staying with Dad and Annie, which I’ve enjoyed, because of their nice company.



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NEXT TIME: ‘Babysitting…’

Thursday, 21 August 1986

Love Letter to BMW


Louise and Kev came to my Gran’s tonight and I had a laugh with them and they gave me a tenner!  We also went to see Granny and Granddad Sugden.  Oh, how odd it is to think of them so old now!  Louise and I spoke of exams.  I’m now anticipating my O level and CSE results.  I bet I fail ‘em!  Panic!  I reckon I’ll get C grades in: Eng Lit, Drama and Art.  I’ve already got a C in Eng Lang, of course.  I’ll probably get a Grade 4 in R.E. and Typing, a Grade 2 in Biology, and I’ve already got a Grade 1 in Drama CSE.  I expect to fail Maths, History and Typing RSA. 

I wrote a love letter to BMW today.  Louise will post it…

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NEXT TIME: ‘Bela Lugosi’s Dead…’

Wednesday, 20 August 1986

Shocking Hair

‘This Charming Man’ – The Smiths



Flash and I stayed in for some reason, but we still had a laugh at his home.  Good ol’ Gordon Villas.


Later, I said goodbye to Gerry as Gerald took me to my Gran and Granddad Winterfood’s.  My Gran was shocked at my hair!  I saw Louise and she likes it.  So does my Dad, whom I saw for ten minutes a bit later on.




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NEXT TIME: ‘Love letter to Beatrice…’

Tuesday, 19 August 1986

Dischuffed Gerald

‘In God We Trust’ – Alien Sex Fiend



At last!  We left today for Flash’s.  George took us and I was glad to reach Ponty! 


At Flash’s, Gerald (his dad) seemed well dischuffed with our new haircuts!


Later, we went to see if Dodo had moved into her new home (from Lincolnshire), but she hadn’t.  Oh, well!

Hey, it's a year ago now that I started seeing B Miranda Wasp...



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NEXT TIME: ‘Shocking hair…’

Monday, 18 August 1986

Hatful of Hollow

‘What Difference Does it Make?’ – The Smiths


Flash and I went to King’s Lynn today and had a larf, as it were, in our ‘psychobilly gear’ (so-called!).  In town, we bumped into Sadie Woolf and Sue Nunn, who were chuffed with my new hairdo! 


I bought The Smiths’ Hatful of Hollow and Flash bought the new Fuzzbox 12-inch + the Sputnik LP (which I already have).


I also bought Marvel Tales 191


Later, Flash got to meet the returned Angie, also.  They got on well!

I can’t wait till tomorrow to get to Flash’s!  I hate it at home at the moment.  It’s all pressure on me from parents. 

Later:

‘The Story of Roland Flagg’ – Zodiac Motel


It’s been great for the week Flash’s been here!

Oh, and it’s just over a year since I first met Beatrice Miranda Wasp 



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NEXT TIME: ‘Dischuffed Gerald…’

Sunday, 17 August 1986

Don't Dictate


‘Don’t Dictate’ – Penetration



Freddie’s been a bastard to me today, for no apparent reason.  I feel sorry for Flash, being subjected to this!  Freddie’s probably following Betty’s lead of picking on me cos she’s pressured by all the people and dogs staying!  She’s saying I’ve done no jobs while Flash’s been here, but Freddie told me before Flash arrived that I wouldn’t have to do any!  And I’ve still done the washing up and stuff!  Why do they insist on making me feel like I’m a bad kid?  Am I such a fucking handful?  I’m a bloody brilliant son and a credit to my mother – I know I am, so why does she treat me like a cock?  And why does she let him treat me like a cock?  I am a fucking great son.  Stop being fuckers and communicate with me like a human fucking being.




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NEXT TIME: ‘Hatful of Hollow…’


Special thanks to Waen Shepherd

Saturday, 16 August 1986

Radical Cuts


‘Uncle Arthur’ – David Bowie


Flash and I went into Wisbech today.  We went into Andrews for tea and also had our hair cut in a kind of psychobilly / Morrissey style.  Psychie style?  Shaved at the back and sides with a quiff that can be backcombed and gelled to stand up quite high.  It looks quite cool and also quite hard.  We also saw Asda Trellis’s mob, and my CYTSH5 cassette was returned at last.



I bought a copy of Smash Hits, which was full of great things like The Smiths and Sputnik  – and it looks like The Human League have been plotting a ‘comeback’…





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NEXT TIME: ‘Don’t dictate…’

Special thanks to Waen Shepherd

Friday, 15 August 1986

Dogsitting

‘Sweetest Thing’ – Gene Loves Jezebel

[Jez… – Natalia, ‘88]


Today Aunty Vi, Brian and our Jeff arrived to stay at our house for a while.  Well, I say ‘our house’, but they’re actually staying in our caravan out the back.

Flash and I intended going to King’s Lynn today, but we had to stay and look after the dog, Sam, who’s also staying with us! 


George Baker (Betty’s ex-husband) has gone on holiday and we’re looking after Sammy (who was ‘our’ dog when we all lived together…).  So Flash and I mixed our new Situation tapes.  They were good an’ all!


WOW!  It’s David Bowie!


Er… not quite.



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NEXT TIME: ‘Radical cuts…’


Special thanks to Waen Shepherd