Tag Archives: John Lennon

Shabby Road

It’s getting like a bed-in here. Except I’m not John and Yoko, the world’s press isn’t interested in why I’m spending so much time in bed, Peter Brown hasn’t called to say anything and nobody’s gonna crucify me. But Christ, … Continue reading

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Yellow Lorry Slow

Soonish, or perhaps just gone by, it will be the fiftieth anniversary of a giant leap for humankind – when Liverpudlians walked on the zebra crossing closest to EMI’s Abbey Road studios. They came in peace for all mankind. Because … Continue reading

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Double O Fuck

I am wearing a t-shirt which bears the word ‘grumpy’. It might be too mild a warning for anyone who encounters me today; a more fitting slogan might be: ‘I’m likely to light you on fire if you so much … Continue reading

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Encouragement, Exertion, Exhaustion

Another week of small encouragements on the health front and of seeing friends. It’s all left me very tired so Saturday has been a blur of bed and waking to go to the lavatory and then more sleep. Yet there … Continue reading

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A Hunger Artist

Carry on coughing. All the way the the coffin. Alternate that with sleep which ends whenever sweating becomes too uncomfortable or the dreams of Doctor Who stuff (which I love) are interrupted by anxiety shit about losing my car or … Continue reading

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Lift My Head, I’m Still Yawning

My addiction to sleep is just getting silly. It really is – my nightgown has turned into a bowl of custard plus I dream of Jeannie and I’ve never even met her (nor do I believe in people living inside … Continue reading

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Celebrity Death Match

I’ll always remember where I was when I heard the news that John Lennon had been shot. I was on a sidewalk in New York, outside the Dakota Building, my handgun quietly smoking in my pocket, my well-thumbed copy of … Continue reading

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A Very Merry August

I’m astonishingly tired. I did some driving along unfamiliar roads, the return journey in the dark with impatient twat drivers jamming themselves and their uber-bright halogen headlights up my jacksie until they saw a millimetre gap in which to overtake. … Continue reading

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And Curse Sir Walter Raleigh

The tireds have found me today. All of them. Not a bad name for a slacker britpop band, The Tireds. I went out. I came back again on account of tired. I wanted to make a sandwich but fell asnooze … Continue reading

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In Dublin’s Fair City

So this is Dublin, and what have we done? Many things, none of them to the tune of John Lennon songs though. Walking is a thing and, oh blessed relief, the centre of this city is flat and fairly easy … Continue reading

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