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Showing posts with label Naomi Bell. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Naomi Bell. Show all posts

Thursday, 8 June 1989

Un-Arsed


9am

 




 

With things as they are, I can’t be arsed to go into College, so I’m at home.

 

In three days, I will be 19.  Isn’t that interesting, eh?  Haven’t had any post about it, though.  Nobody loves me.

 

Well, actually, Jonny Badcock seems to love me at the moment.  But only because he wants to borrow my KATE BUSH video. 


The little sod!  He ranted + raged in Cirencester, telling us all that Kate was crap, and now he’s crazy about her.  Never mind, eh?  As I have always said, why shouldn’t we have the freedom to change our minds?  He’s a Gemini, so I’ll let him.

 

Oh heck!  Stopped raining.  I was just enjoying listening to it…

 

Things aren’t too good here at home.  Freddie’s suffering from stress + his relationship with Betty is rocky.  Jack acting like a thick shit, sometimes, doesn’t help; his school work is non-existent, he’s skived lessons + exams and seems to have no personal hygiene whatsoever.  Never mind, it’s his age; it’ll all blow over, I hope. 

 

I really should write to Maggie now.

 

Oh!  The postman’s just been and a hard-ish envelope has just fallen through the door, addressed to me and post-marked WAKEFIELD.  Gran Winterfood, I should think.

 

Later:

 

Naomi Bell rang me tonite.  She’s obsessed with me, something chronic.  It’s actually unnerving.

 

Legs rang + Ash’s been off work for days + he’s worried.  Odd that…

 





 

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Next time: ‘Winterfood Dialogues…’

Tuesday, 30 May 1989

A Dream of Mr Dairv


Filofax Rendering

WRITE UP ALL OUTSTANDING COURSE WORK

 

Later:

 

HAR-HAR, I DID!  MUCH!

 

Later:


It’s late and I’m in bed.


‘Caislean Oir’ – Clannad



 

I haven’t the time to tell you about my life, I’m so tired.

 

BUT LAST NITE’S DREAMS…

 

In the middle of the nite, I missed my College bus, but eventually caught a luxury double-decker coach in the chucking down rain.  In Tech, we all went to Computers and our teacher got stroppy with us saying we were all constantly taking the piss.  Then, throughout the lesson, we all got on his nerves by addressing him as MR DAIRV.

 

Later, outside the Common Room (in daylight), Larry Goodgirl gave the Drama Department a talk about the huge success of ROCKY HORROR, saying that this was the first time in history that one tutor’s entire department had passed their courses with a full 100% per individual.

 

Then, we all rushed off to get ready for the Leaving Disco at LA’s and we were all hurrying around Tech, getting ready.  I said a brief ‘hello’ to Jessica York and in LA’s I got talking to Jim and Lindsey (who I used to know in Norwich; friends of Kat and Naomi).

 

Oh aye, THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY was on TV tonite.




 

GOODNIGHT.

 





 

[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: ‘Teaming up with Daniel…’

Thursday, 11 May 1989

Paradise City, Next Day

11.45pm
 
My No.1: ‘Paradise City’ by Guns ‘N’ Roses

 
Naomi Bell wrote today.  She still fancies me, she says.  Ne’er mind.
 
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
 
‘A good laugh is better than summat crap…’
 
I am very, very, very tired.  And if anybody mentions either THE CHINESE PLAY or Chinese food, then I shall laugh out of my willy.  LOUDLY!
 
GOD!  THE CHINESE PLAY had to go right.
 
Later:
 
‘2 People In A Room’ – Wire

 
I can’t wait to see Emma again on Monday.
 
I had a sleepless nite at Jonny’s.  It just felt – all nite – as if I was supposed to be on stage again + I wasn’t + it was hell.
 
Rang Flash tonite.  He’s groovy.
 
Natalia loved the show.
 
I feel tired.
 
I bought CRISIS today…
 
Saw Ash + the Legs.  Ash gave me a tape he’d done me + I really love him.  He’s a lovely geezer our Ash.  Could marry him.
 
So…  WINTERFOOD’S CHINESE PLAY was a triumph (academically!).  Big thanks to all involved.
 
It was all really rather ‘VERY GOOD, HNKMPF’.
 
 
[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: ‘Girls + Castleford = ?’

Sunday, 7 May 1989

Birdmad


‘Is This The Life’ – The Cardiacs



 

What about this weekend?

 

This weekend is good.

 

Later:

 

‘Tear Me Up’ – Red Lorry Yellow Lorry



 

At about 12am today, Ash, Legs + I went outside for a walk around Wisbech St Mary with a ghetto blaster blaring out hardcore music.

 

Once back at Blackberry Narrow, we rang Naomi Bell and I feel I may have drunkenly said a few too many somewhat suggestive things.  ULP!

 

After this we all slept.

 

When we got up today, I told the lads they’d have to go home soon as I had some work to do.

 

THEY FINALLY WENT HOME AT BASTARD 11.30pm!

 

AND, THIS AFTERNOON, A BIRD FLEW INTO THE HOUSE + WENT STUPID.  YOU COULDN’T SEE ASH + ME FOR DUST!  IT WAS FLYING ABOUT LIKE A MAD THING, CRASHING INTO FURNITURE, WINDOWS + WALLS.  WE MADE LEGS CATCH IT + MOVE IT OUTSIDE.

 





 

[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: ‘Pressure…’

Wednesday, 19 April 1989

Top Billing


‘40 Versions’ – Wire



 

Today, I wrote further Chinese Play re-writes, principally for ‘Eddie’, who is now a very chauvinistic tit!

 

Later:

 

‘Happy House’ – Siouxsie and the Banshees



 

The audacity of the O-level group.  I wouldn’t fucking dare!  FUCK OFF!


They were all sitting in an empty classroom today.  I popped in to chat to some of them and out of the blue, their militant faction started insisting that they want main billing on the 9th and 10th of May!  I couldn’t quite believe it.

 

‘But The Chinese Play is the main feature,’ I said.  ‘With all respect, I organised and negotiated these dates with the theatre as part of my course.’

 

‘Oh well,’ said Sally, ‘I think you’ll find Jilly [their tutor] has a very different opinion – you’d better talk to her.’

 

IN A RAGE, I STORMED OFF TO LARRY’S OFFICE AND DEMANDED HE TELL ME WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON AND WHY THE O-LEVEL TUTOR IS WADING IN AND TELLING HER PUPILS THEY’RE GETTING THE MAIN SLOT!

 

Fortunately, he assured me that they all have another think coming.  ‘They are your support act,’ he said, ‘not the other way around.’  He intends to make sure that they – and their tutor – are very clear on that.

 

Later:

 

‘Body and Soul’ – The Sisters of Mercy



 

George sent me a tape and Naomi Bell wrote to me from Norwich.

 

Zig, who Naomi was going out with, deserted her for another girl – guess who?  Hated by all?  Belinda Reid!  So Belinda now lives in a house with ex-boyfriend Alex and even-ex-er-boyfriend, Jim, Lindsey’s bloke.

 





 

[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: ‘Mr Angry…’

Thursday, 2 March 1989

Clear-Out


1.10am

 

Favourite drink:

 

1)       MILK

 

TIRED BYE BYE…

 

Later:

 

5.10pm

 

I’ve been listening to the Dark Is Desire demos and reading old lyrics.

 

CLEARING ‘THE ROOM’ OUT AT THE MOMENT.

 

‘All Fired Up’ – Pat Benatar



 

ha!  JUST FOUND AN OLD VALENTINE’S CARD.  1985.  IT’S FROM CAROL RANSOME.  REMEMBER HER?  WELL, I’D BEST JUST THROW IT OUT, BUT HERE’S WHAT IT SAYS…

 

‘FROM THE ONE WHO REALLY LOVES YOU,

I LOVED YOU THEN,

I LOVE YOU NOW

AND ALWAYS WILL,

SO PLEASE BE MY VALENTINE…’

 

ooh-la-la!

 

‘Let’s Stay Together’ – Pat Benatar



 

Here’s a bit of unused lyric found on a bit of yellow paper.

 

Rich man, poor man – what are you?

This dying age has a hold on you

Can’t breathe in for petrol fumes

 

I think it’s a forerunner to ‘Tribulation City’.

 

Some other lyrix:

 

Behind the locked door of the morning

When it’s still dark, darker, darker still

Autumn fades and night-time

Chills my – backbone!

 

Found some addresses too, for the likes of Gaby Hill, Windsor House in Richmond and – at last!  I’ve found William’s address.  But is it the correct one?

 

‘Christine’ – Siouxsie & the Banshees



 

Also found some plot outlines for The Situation’s Waxy X-Periment!

 

Yvonne Cracknell’s address, too…

 

Nacker!  Poo!  Widgies!

 

Will We Ever?

 

Later:

 

My No.1: ‘Cheeking Tongues’ – Wire



 

FAVOURITE MUSIX NOW

WIRE, PET SHOP BOYS, S’XPRESS, SISTERS OF MERCY, WIRE, WIRE, THROWING MUSES, WIRE, WIRE, YELLO…

 

THOUGHTS

SUZI, WILLIAM, NAOMI BELL, ALIEN SEX FIEND, HAIR, BEATRICE MIRANDA WASP, ASH, STAN, MATT CUTHBERTSON, DANNY BLACK, ASTRA TRELLIS, THE CHINESE PLAY, THE PRISONER, STRAY TOASTERS, FLOUR, PARTIES, WIRE, MANDA JONES, EDDIE MOSES, RAQUEL STEVENS, RAIN, DANYEL ‘FLASH’ GORDON, SHIT AND ORANGES, GODS, BERWIN GROOMSTOOL.

 





 

[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: ‘Danny comes to stay…’

Sunday, 12 February 1989

Points


8pm

 

‘Be Near Me’ – ABC



 

It has been, by any measure, a beautiful week, you know.

 

God, I’ve missed Emma over the weekend.

 

Flash + me: four years together on Thursday.  Should I stay here for parties or go + see him in Yorkshire?  Wonder, wonder, wonder…

 

POINTS:

Naomi Bell is pregnant.

Leighton is pregnant + will be moving in with his wife-to-be soon.

Jonny + Kat on the rocks.

Spike Milligan series was called Q9.

Pet Shop Boys are gay.  No, seriously.  That wasn’t a negative statement.  They really are gay.  I didn’t know that.  I was even surprised.

 

Emma, I’ll see you tomorrow.  What does your hair look like now you’ve cut it and dyed it auburn?

 

Mine’s been cut again.  Thanx to Astra.  She came over + did it.

 

Not long ago, Astra said to me: ‘Your next love will be someone you barely even notice at first.  She’ll take you by surprise.  It’ll be nothing to do with image this time; personality will shine through.’

 

She’s very clever, is Astra.

 

STARS

‘… the letter E…’

 

Very clever.

 





 

[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: ‘Kissing Emma…’

Friday, 30 September 1988

The End of Ritch and Miranda


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



 

Today featured: Collegiate pressures and revised priorities.

 

We of the Set Design Team – including the invaluable Shelley Greene – rearranged and revised our priorities and set about working on a new and tougher schedule.  TIME’S CATCHING UP ON US.

 

My enthusiasm is, quite unprofessionally, flagging, due to my inexperience and the lack of creative input from anyone but Shelley.  But for her, I’d have been left to my own devices.

 

Later:

 

Tonite featured: The Angel and an ending…

 

‘We Are The Dead’ – David Bowie



 

This evening, in The Angel, Miranda and I drank lager.  Things started out okay, but gradually she began to irritate me with her infantile, haughty superiority; her lack of respect (for her parents and me); her cloying, malignant, one-sided possessiveness; her utter insensitivity and intolerance; and her downright middle-class childishness.  Still, I told myself, work on it.  Make this work.  This is BM Wasp, for god’s sake.  But I didn’t know if I could.

 

Whilst we were there, Ash introduced me to Shell, the 18-year-old girl from Cambridge, who he’s been seeing for yonks.  Thing is, quite uncannily (and we’re both Geminis!), he doesn’t think he loves her any more and was irritated by her presence.  And while the parallels with my Miranda situation were quite striking, it seemed oddly reminiscent of my situation with Naomi Bell in ’87.

 

I also chatted with Spock about my favourite subject, Doctor Who.

 

‘Please Don’t Touch’ – Motorhead & Girlschool

 

Eventually, when I sat chatting with Shell, Miranda started telling me what I was thinking and got stroppy in that crass ‘let’s play at splitting up’ type of way.  I had no intention of falling out with her, but she persisted in bugging me so much that I did.

 

‘You don’t care about me, do you?’ she asked.

‘Oh, don’t I?’ I asked; feeling really fucked off at the turn things were taking.

 

I’m sure that from this moment I acted in a deliberately irritating way; defensive and no doubt childish.  But it was HILARIOUS when she accused me of using her for sex.

 

I USED HER?  WE ALL KNOW – GIVEN HER INABILITY TO OFFER ME A ‘REAL’ RELATIONSHIP – IT WAS THE OTHER WAY AROUND!  [Chill, man! – Ritcherd 1999]

 

I had refused to have sex for something close to two weeks because, quite frankly, I didn’t want to be having sex with someone I wasn’t in a committed and permanent relationship with.

 

[And being a beautiful 18-year-old woman’s sex object is a problem?!! – Ritcherd 1999]

 

It’s such a shame it had to end this way, but I guess it just had to.  If a relationship isn’t properly balanced, it tips.  The same thing happened with Justine and Kat.  But I’m glad I had a chance to close the book.

 

[My God, we really did love each other, Miranda and I, we were just too na├»ve and scared to work on the things that you only really learn about a few years later.  With 11 years more experience, I can truly say that I was more in love with Miranda than I can possibly believe I will ever be from hereon – Ritch, 1999 XXX]

 

Later:

 

‘I Hate Myself For Loving You’ – Joan Jett



 

Miranda and me are finished.  And I’m glad.  It just wasn’t true.  It wasn’t HUMAN.  Attitude-wise, she’s a bitch. 

 

SNOOTY

BITCH!

FUCK OFF!

 

That whole myth is now dead.  Thank 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: ‘Rock 'n' roll pissed…’