25 Years Too Late...

25 Years Too Late...

Monday, 30 November 1987

Barry Manilow


3.20pm.

 

‘Since Yesterday’ – Strawberry Switchblade



 

I’m in love with two ‘scabby witches from Scotland’.  Rose McDowall and Jill Bryson, alias STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE.  Just gorgeous.  Beyond belief.  And I’ve just got together loads of stuff on them.  Old Smash Hits and stuff.

 


Later:

4pm.

 

‘Jolene’ – Dolly Parton



 

I’ve had the day off  Tech again today, now I’m home again.  Hope I’m well tomorrow.  I need a bath.  I wanna bath.  Gimme a bath.

 

THIS WEEK I WANT TO BUY ONE OF THESE:

 

Strawberry Switchblade’s eponymous LP

Marc Almond’s Singles LP

 

Later:

10.36pm.

 

‘Let’s Hang On’ – Barry Manilow



 

I am listening to Barry Manilow!  It’s on one of the 1982 singles cassettes that Betty and I taped off the radio when we used to tape the Sunday chart rundown (between 1978 and 1983).  This was her choice, obviously, but I find that I really don’t mind it!  What a jape.  Life’s good.  I’m ill.  But life’s good.

 

Doctor Who: Dragonfire (Part Two) tonite. 


Not bad at all.

 

Hasn’t 1987 been a shaterer?  Hah!  Life’s all just a rehearsal for death, I suppose.  Yes, folks, we may be on different legs of the journey, taking different tours, but we’re all headed in the same direction.

 

Oh… I hope I’m well for Tech in’t’ morning.  I feel chronic at the moment.

 

Ohh… good times have been had.  Good times shall be had again.  And why not tomorrow?

 



 

[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: ‘The past comes a-calling…’

Sunday, 29 November 1987

The Sun Makers


‘The Emperor’ – John Williams



 

 

Today, Flash and I watched Tom Baker’s Doctor Who in The Sun Makers, wrote some stuff and listened to more tapes.

 

I went to see Dad + Annie again.

 

Well, the weekend was okay – our most sedate yet, though – and Flash was great, but I was so full of bastard flu that I couldn’t enjoy it to the full.

 



 

[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: ‘Barry Manilow…’

Saturday, 28 November 1987

Death To The Daleks


‘The Damned Don’t Cry’ – Visage



 

Recently, Flash has been able to get hold of old Doctor Who stories on video through Elbow and some contacts in Australia.  So, today, Flash and I watched Jon Pertwee’s Doctor Who in Death To The Daleks. 

 

We also listened to tapes, made cups of tea (etc), wrote stuff and watched Hammer House Of Horror.

 

 

I also visited Dad and Annie, who live just a few houses away.

 



 

[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: ‘The Sun Makers…’

Friday, 27 November 1987

Ah Wunt Dare


11.27am.

 

‘Love Me To Death’ – The Mission



 

AT BLACKBERRY NARROW…

 

Hello.  I suppose you noticed I’m not at Tech today.    I am in bed.  With some sort of ‘flu’, I think.  I have a macker headache, and my body aches and feels as though it’s floating all o’er the place.  And I have a sore throat.  And I feel a bit sick.  GAY OR WHAT?!         

 

My baby brother, Chip, has just come to have a look at me.  He’s grinning his head off. 

 

I hope I get a bit better today.  Or I’ll be a wreck at Flash’s.  If I actually get there.  Oh god.  I feel sick again…

 

He says ‘DA-DA’ now, does Chip.  He’s just a bit ace.  Liccle bugger.  He’s beaudeh!  He’s ten bad!  He’s feckin’ skill!  I can’t wait to see what he’s like on Christmas Day.  He’ll be AAACE!

 

‘Calamity Crush’ – Foetus Art Terrorism



This is AAACE! 

AACE record, or what? 

Let’s get down and disco to Foetus, kids.

 

Betty’s kindly brought me a kapotae + a bowlaBrek and a Lemsipdinkie.  AAACE, eh?  AAACE!  AACE!  Yes.  All this ‘AAACE’ business is cos I’ve been listening to BTC tapes.  They’re AAACE.

 

Flash ‘n’ I can be the Illness Brothers all weekend.  I do hope I get there.

 

‘Plunder The Tombs’ – Fur Bible



This song is fucking AAACE.

 

I’m sweating like fuck.

 

Aw!  No letters between me ‘n’ Sarah.  How shit.

 

AH WUNT DARE, says Berwin, really quickly, on one of our tapes.  But which one?  It’s buggin’ me…

 

‘American Pie’ – Don McLean



 

if you’re going to San Francisco

BE SURE

TO WEAR

FLOWERS

In yOUR

HAIR

 

 

Later:

4pm.

 

‘Driven Like The Snow’ – The Sisters Of Mercy



 

I’m up and about.  Mildly better.  A bit dizzy, though. 

 

Hey now!  AH WUNT DARE comes from the as yet unreleased BTC cassette The Waxy X-Periment Volume Five: The Final Death And Absolution Of Berwin Groomstool. 

 

Justine’s new haircut is shit and I feel absolutely nothing for her.  Neither does Graham.

 

Blow my cock.

 

Later:

 

Flash’s new house is okay, man.  I dunno what to say on houses, but… stay cool, guys…

 

Tonite we had a diary session and watched It’s A Wonderful Life.



 



 

[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: ‘Death To The Daleks…’

Thursday, 26 November 1987

The Fall Of The Mutants


11.16pm.

 

My No.1: ‘Jolene’ – Strawberry Switchblade



 

What’s been happening then, folks?

 

Today was one of life’s ‘dreams’.  You know, something so out of sync with the rest of whatever one’s life is about.  And I felt extra uncool cos I’m a bit down, healthwise.  Yes, folks, as Mr B Groomstool, Esq would say, ‘EEE.  I’M A BIT HANDER THE FWAYTHURE.’

 

If there be words to describe my mental + physical state, then they are these: ‘Well buggered.’

 

I have:

A ‘sprained’ ankle

Legs that are all weak and rubbery

A sore throat

A ‘flu’ coming on

 

I am well cackered.

 

Suz is such a bitch.  Today, I decided that I really do hate her.  I really fucking do.  She’s like a puppy around Roger these days.  Sick bitch! 

 

No.  It’s wrong to hate her.  She just gives me the violent creeps.

 

Roger wants to finish with her and go out with Blondie, who is well depressed over him.

 

As for me, I jokingly ‘proposed’ marriage to Tracey.  She accepted.  And SHE MEANT IT, I TELL YOU!

 

‘Where Have All The Good Times Gone?’ – David Bowie

 

I bought three Marvel comics on a whim.  Graham, Legs and I had a good read of Uncanny X-Men, X-Factor and The New Mutants, which are all currently part of Marvel’s latest epic, The Fall Of The Mutants. 



Yeah.  Professor X is dead.  Wolverine is well fucked-in.  Marvel Girl (who died as Phoenix) is resurrected.  The Beast isn’t furry any more.  The New Mutants and the X-Men have been sentenced to death.  Warren Worthington III (alias Angel) has had his wings amputated by APOCALYPSE, and been turned into a new villain called Death, intent now upon starting a human vs. mutant war.  DAMN BAD!

 


I spent a lot of time with Graham and his friend Danny; time which basically involved Danny and I beating the shit of Graham a lot. 

 

We all went canvassing for Roger also.  Eventually, Olivia and Roger amalgamated to capture more voters.

 

Graham fancies Olivia, and I told Olivia on his behalf.  She says he’s ‘all right’.

 

I also spent a lot of time with Mary.  And we were VERY intimate.  We sat really close together and touched each other a lot.  I must stress, I merely see her as a really nice friend.  She’s turning really alternative now.

 

‘Moments In Love’ – The Art Of Noise



 

I’ve just rung Flash, anyway.  He’s got tonsillitis.  Which means we’ll be having a very inactive weekend, cos I’m not very chipper, either, am I?  Nope.  I’m not.  But I hope we can have a good diary session.  I LOVE the diary sessions. 

 

Oh well.  I feel really ill and me ‘n’ Sarah are to exchange further letters tomorrow.

 

‘IT’LL BE AAACE!’

 

I need sleep…

 



 

[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: ‘Ah Wunt Dare…’

Wednesday, 25 November 1987

Floodland


11.30pm.

 

‘The Prettiest Star’ – David Bowie



 

TODAY I spoke to Roger, and he says he’s not back with Suz. 

 

What happened was this…

He bumped into Suz on Saturday and she started to kiss him.  He didn’t quite know how to react.  So he let it happen.  He encouraged it.  And so, she presumes they are back, back, BACK, etc., when in fact he’s letting things go on cos he’s not wanting to be a bastard, and, most of all, cos he’s a big wet gurlie pushover.  He says he really wants Blondie.

 

Oh, Francesca.  Why are you so far away?  I want to see you!

 

As for Anastasia, I’d brought in a macker bag of Bauhaus records for her to listen to, but she was away.  Carkar!

 

Not much else…

 

Oh.  Stan Flowers fancies Flash’s mum.  In a conversation about Groomstool + Feb 14th he told me he really likes her.  

 

Flash has had a tough time lately.  Gerald (his dad) wanted him to meet his new gurlie friend Julia (I think!), and Gerry (his mam) didn’t want him to and it was all hassle, etc.  That was last time…

 

He wrote to me today.  The most ‘normal’ letter he’s ever sent me.  But much appreciated.

 



Let’s talk about Floodland.  It is fucking crap!  I hate ‘1959’ most of all – it’s shit!  There are only three good things about the actual disc:

 

‘Driven Like The Snow’ – probably because it has an ‘original Sisters’ sort of sound.

The bass guitar on ‘Lucretia’, which is dead Patricia M.  Really good.  Really Gun Club.

The ‘drums’ on ‘This Corrosion’.  But that’s not exactly a new delight…

 

Later:

 

‘Lucretia’ – The Sisters Of Mercy



 

Shayte!  I’ve just put the fucking album on again, and now I’ve slagged it off it sounds really good.  What a git!  Mmm.  I’ll let it off, cos I’m nice.  I can’t help feeling, though, that Eldritch and Morrison were much better before they actually got together.  I could be wrong…

 



WHAT I WAS:

The Sisters Of Mercy, Gothic Horror, Alien Sex Fiend, drink, black clothes, Led Zeppelin, sex, Bauhaus, The Munsters, The Mission, Naomi Bell, long hair, Justine Black, patchouli, an unshaven and rugged face.

 

WHAT I AM:

The Sisters Of Mercy, Doctor Who, Fur Bible, All About Eve, Foetus, Alien Sex Fiend, The Mission, Led Zeppelin, make-up, Francesca, weird clothes, Anastasia, skulls, death.

 

WHAT I WILL BE:

The Sisters Of Mercy, Gothic Horror, Diamanda Galas, Rose McDowall, The Gun Club, Alien Sex Fiend, Marc Almond, Leeds 1988, Red Lorry Yellow Lorry, Fur Bible, Jimi Hendrix, The Ultimate, oblivion.

 

[WHAT I ACTUALLY WON’T BE, AS IT TURNS OUT:

Gothic Horror, The Gun Club, Alien Sex Fiend, Leeds 1988, Fur Bible, Jimi Hendrix, oblivion.

 

- Future Ritcherd x]

 

I am currently searching for THE ULTIMATE.

 

The ‘ultimate’ what? 

 

I’ll tell you when I find it.

 

Floodland’s good.  I was wrong.

 



 

[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: ‘The Fall of the Mutants…’

Tuesday, 24 November 1987

Vote for Roger


11.06pm.

 

‘While My Guitar Gently Weeps’ – The Beatles



 

Today, I went round with Anastasia and her friends, Simone and Amelia Dalle.

 

It’s not Anastasia.  Okay?  Forget all that crap yesterday.  Forget all my crap.  I think.  I ‘fancy’ her.  But I realise like a lot of girls in a similar way and should never take this friendship with girls stuff too deeply.

 

Most of the day was devoted to creating / producing campaign posters so as to get Roger voted onto the Student Union.  The best of our campaign mottos was: ‘VOTE FOR ROGER – HE’S A GOOD SHAG!’  We’re calling it the ‘Boy Wonder’ campaign and it continues apace.

 

A GOTHIC ROGER is our logo.  That means a cute robin redbreast with bat wings for ears.

 




One of our posters is of Roger with his thumbs aloft, bangles showing.  His hair’s down and his grinning like Winker Watson.  He’s got ‘goth cock 4 sale’ written on his flowery shirt (worn under a velvet jacket), and he’s saying ‘DO YOU WANT TO PLAY WITH MY GOTHIC SNOOKER CUE?’  But ‘snooker cue’ is crossed out and ‘cock’ has been added in its place.

 

Another poster has longhaired Roger dressed as Robin from Batman.  It says ‘DON’T BE A GIT – VOTE ROBIN, HE’S THE BOY WONDER’.  But I notice someone has now added ‘Don’t’ in front of ‘VOTE ROGER’.

 

I drew the posters and Solomon Brown and Holly Blue coloured them in.

 

Roger and Suz were together today.  Hand in hand.  Just to clarify, I asked him if they were back together.  He didn’t know if they were or not.  Whatever, Holly was in a real BAD mood all day.

 

Justine’s had a haircut.  I don’t like it.

 

Saw Stan tonite.  WOW!

 

Things are WELL sad here at BLACKBERRY NARROW, trying to get my hair to stand up…

 

Letter from (‘the inevitable’) Mary, written in her Psychology lesson:

 

She says she’s ‘in one of those really weird moods’ and hating her lesson.  She says she was just talking to me, or rather sitting with me whilst I was ‘being exceedingly artistic’ making Roger’s posters.

 

She cuts off there and continues later on, at 5.30pm, in her room, listening to ‘This Corrosion’ whilst her mum serves up her tea.  She’s a bit shocked because she just rang Gemma, but Gemma’s dad answered and was rude to her.  She was shocked because they usually get on really well (he calls Mary ‘Witless’ because of her surname Wilton).

 

Recovering from that, she asks me to help her with her English project to find up to 80 words that are not in the Oxford English Dictionary.  She says she’s already stolen ‘Ho-Hum’ from me.

 

She tells me she’s got three mouldy tea mugs in her room and that she’s been invited back to school for the Presentation Evening.  Her initial response was ‘Bog off’, but she thinks it might be nice to go back and meet up. 

 

She wishes Simon would turn ‘Is This Love?’ by Whitesnake off, because it fills her with memories she’d rather forget.

 

She breaks off when Gemma comes over, returning to tell me they both got sentimental whilst watching EastEnders and Brookside.  She thinks she must be cracking up to get all emotional over the telly.  She got very embarrassed when her mum walked in and saw tears rolling down her face.

 

She tells me she went to see a really well-written play called Bouncers.  A load of them went in a clapped out mini bus and an argument about animal rights broke out.  Mary and one other person were in the minority in wanting rights for animals.  Such a shame.

 

She and Emma are going Christmas shopping tomorrow.  Really she needs a present for Simon, but as he’s only 9, she’s not sure what.

 

She says it must be a romantic week because she was asked out today and someone proposed to her in the pub.  She finishes by saying she’s off to record an LP for a mate and that she’s knackered.

 

She picks up again in Tuesday Psychology.  It’s raining and her teacher came in late and pissed off.  Mary’s umbrella is at home and she forgot to put her bangles on.  Her head feels terrible, but she’s found some paracetamol.

 

Thanks, Mary.

 



 

[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: ‘Floodland…’

Monday, 23 November 1987

Dragonfire


10.10pm.

 

‘This Corrosion’ – The Sisters Of Mercy



This must be the fifth version I’ve heard!

 

Oh, burn me in the fire of love.  Burn my soul, then scrape the ash from my carbon figurehead.  Burn my soul…

 

Later:

 

‘1959’ – The Sisters Of Mercy



 

Roger was away today.  Popular rumour suggests that he actually ‘got off’ with Suz in King’s Lynn on Saturday afternoon.  And then, sort of, ‘got off’ with Blondie at the gig in the evening.

 

I gave Anastasia my address today, and ended up hanging around with her.  I spent most of my free time with her. 

 

ALL ABOUT ANASTASIA

Her real name is Jill, but she just wants to be known as Anastasia, so that’s what we’ll call her.  She lives in Watton, has bright purple hair; dresses what I call ‘Hippy Goth’.  She’s a Cure/Bauhaus fan… and is rather nice… and, well… I’d like to get to know her well.  You know what I mean.  She’s… well… she’s nice, and Francesca … and Francesca … and… well… Anastasia… and… I’m not going to say what you expect me to say, but Anastasia is nice.  She went to The Neph on Friday.

 

‘Many Happy Returns’ – ABC



 

At dinner break, I asked Anastasia about her ‘n’ Sam.  She said they just didn’t get on.  I could tell before they split, by the way they walked around Tech about 5 miles apart.  She asked me about Justine, and what happened there.  I told her all about it and she seemed well amazed at Justine’s behaviour.  She was also amazed that Roger had finished with Suz.  We talked some more and she asked all about me, Nyall and Roger.  I have a feeling she probably fancies one of the Watson brothers.  Shait!  At the end of the conversation, I said I’d look out for her at afternoon break and have a chat.

 

At afternoon break, I couldn’t find her, but on my way back to Drama, her friend Laura shouted down the corridor for Anastasia to come + see me.  Very nice.  I also saw her at 4.15pm and we arranged to meet up tomorrow.

 

Mmmmmm.  I saw Laura just after Anastasia went, and asked her if Anastasia had a lesson first thing or not.

Laura said, ‘No, why?  Do you want me to tell her something?’

I said, ‘No, I’d just like to meet her in the morning, that’s all.’

 

I hope that she… no, I won’t say a word…

 

I think I… but I’d like to get to know her first… it’s not just up to me, it’s up to her…

 

Oh, shut up, Jez! 

 

Yes. 

 

‘JEZ’ IS WHAT I SEZ!

 

One week after its release, I have purchased Floodland.  It took a lot of getting ‘n’ all, matey.  I had to make a big decision.  It was either that or a Jimi Hendrix LP, ‘In The Clouds’ by All About Eve, or a limited mix of Cabaret Voltaire’s new alternative dance groover.  And I felt that if I didn’t get F now, then I never would.  So I did.

 

Yes!  I AM off to Castleford on Friday night.  So hang on, Flash.

 
AS FOR ANASTASIA

Basically, I really… well… erm… saying things in diaries lately is bad news, guys… so here’s a Future Flash’s opinion.  What d’you think, Flash?

 

[Piss Off Im drank – Flash 11.12.87]

 

I mustwrite to: WILLIAM, NAOMI BELL, FRANCESCA, ANASTASIA (I think), JUSTINE and DIANA (again!)

 

Anastasia, would you…?  Could you…?  Ever?

 

Doctor Who’s new ‘un was on tonight: Dragonfire (Part One).  

 

Isn’t it shit?  KRARP ‘n’ BARBURE.  I liked Ace, though.

 



 

[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: ‘Vote for Roger…’