The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Saturday, 11 August 1990

Calling All Destroyers

8pm

‘Hurting Kind’ – Robert Plant

Last nite was brilliant.

BUT TODAY WAS
FUCK!

I got so uptight this afternoon – angry and upset; getting violent and hitting things.  Frustration, don’t know why.



Later:

‘The Mountain Song’ – Jane’s Addiction



Tonite I went to The Angel with Ash, but it was very dead.  I almost got into the position of getting off with Mary Wallis, but didn’t quite manage it.


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Next time: ‘Drugs and Cuddles…’

Friday, 10 August 1990

When the Levee Breaks

‘Four Sticks’ – Led Zeppelin

Doing some brilliant ACID tonite with Ash and Legs.

Lots of strange mental things happening.  Especially LED ZEP 4 which sounds brilliant.

The best records on this trip were: ‘When the Levee Breaks’ and ‘Four Sticks’ by Led Zep, ‘Naked In the Rain’ by Blue Pearl, and ‘The Mountain Song’ by Jane’s Addiction.

Lots of tricks being played on the senses – voices, lights, new colours and all manner of things.  Strangely though, throughout I felt the need for female companionship.  So, when Lilith returns from Glastonbury next week, I’ll invite her over and maybe she can indulge in LSD with me.

Another good thing about the ‘trip’ was meeting a guy called Don, another friend of Spock’s who’s really nice.


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Next time: ‘Calling all Destroyers…’

Thursday, 9 August 1990

Run Like Hell

‘Run Like Hell’ – Pink Floyd

WAR LOOMS ON THE HORIZON.

Saddam Hussein’s occupation of Kuwait and Iraq’s aggression has been condemned by the world.  Some are wondering if he will attempt to invade Saudi Arabia next.  He’s not backing down from the invasion, despite pressure from the entire world.  American ‘peace-keeping’ forces are already assembling in the Persian Gulf (with French, British and, now, Soviet allies, thank god).  IRAQ HAS PROMISED IT WILL USE CHEMICAL WEAPONS IF ATTACKED.  Israel has said that if the Iraqi’s fire chemical weapons into Israel then they will be fully prepared to launch a nuclear strike.

I’m pretty sure Nostradamus predicted the end of the world in 1990.  Right now, I might almost believe him.

So.  Is it wrong to find all of this rather… ‘exciting’?  Like a real experience, or something.  I don’t want a war, but I do hope that bastard gets his arse kicked.  He and his dictatorial kind have no place in this world.

The current dilemma facing everyone is, of course, the ‘foreign nationals’ currently trapped in Iraq.  All but necessary workers have been evacuated, but now the borders have been closed.

From my own perspective, I can assure you that in recent days the jet aircraft manoeuvres in East Anglian skies have been, shall we say, frighteningly spectacular.

WAR SEEMS INEVITABLE.

THE COST WILL BE HIGH.

Later:


Fuck off!  I wouldn’t dare.

You might recall that on Friday I offered Betty some rent money which she declined, saying I didn’t have to pay them any as I was working for Freddie.  ‘Oh,’ I said, stunned but elated.  Well, just now she’s come over and asked me for the last six weeks’ board and I’m now left with just under £80.  Well, fuck shit!  And then she had the gall to use my lack of ‘contribution’ over recent weeks as the reason why I’m at the lorry yard, working, without any say.  Is it me or is this just a bit weird and schizophrenic?  Why are my ‘parents’ so bloody inconsistent.  I don’t know what I’m doing or where I’m going from one minute to the next.  Talk about lulling me into a sense of false security.  I’m caught by the short and fucking curlies, aren’t I?

The sooner I find a means of leaving this place, the better.  I have had enough of being manipulated by people who have no logic.

I’m so unbelievably angry.  Livid.  So full of energy.  I want to smash things up and I can’t because that would be stupid and it’s so frustrating.    

Later:

‘Mind Games’ – John Lennon

I hope Miranda will reply.

I’ve damaged my leg a bit.  I kind of crushed it under a compressor at work.  I can still walk and all that lack but it hurts to do certain things.

fuck I’m pissed off
my life shits on me
the
BASTARD!


[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 almost 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: ‘When the levee breaks…’

Wednesday, 8 August 1990

At the Deserted Palace

‘All You Need Is Love’ – The Beatles

Today, I went out for the day with Spock and The Commander.  We took a day in North Norfolk, which is quite nice.  First, we went to Baconsthorpe for lunch in an old-fashioned pub (like The Cloven Hoof in Devil’s End!), then on to Cromer for afternoon tea at the seaside.  After this, to some ruins of castles and then on to the deserted ‘palace’ at Beckham.  It was, basically, a lovely day in the rural countryside and it was beautiful.  After all this, evening fell and so we went to Holt for a pint and then on to Fakenham for the same, followed by a Chinese meal and then home.

I wrote to Donna Davidson today, and Miranda (to whom I sent a tape of Lennon, Beatles, Led Zep, Hendrix and Pink Floyd).

Today’s day out was good.  Really enjoyed it.


[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 almost 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: ‘Run like hell…’

Tuesday, 7 August 1990

One Day At A Time

‘Revolution 1’ – The Beatles

I’m now reading the DOCTOR WHO novel DELTA AND THE BANNERMEN.


I’ve just finished reading a book about Lennon called ONE DAY AT A TIME by Anthony Fawcett.  
It’s excellent.

Lilith rang me today, stranded in London (on the way to Glastonbury).  She’d lost her wallet and all her money.  Things looked bad, but luckily she’s safe now.


[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 almost 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: ‘Love-in, Day Out…’

Monday, 6 August 1990

War and Happiness

‘Glass Onion’ – The Beatles

DOCTOR WHO novels I have read lately in my work lunch-hours:

THE WAR MACHINES by Ian Stuart Black – FIRST RATE.





[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 almost 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: ‘One Day At A Time…’

Sunday, 5 August 1990

Ummagumma

5pm

‘Helter Skelter’ – The Beatles

Another week of work approaches inexorably.

Well, it’s been a disappointing weekend over all.

Mind you…  Well, I bought a ‘Beatles Live in New York’ video for £2.99.  The fact that it’s actually The Beatles live in Washington DC leaves me unimpressed with the Germans that packaged it.  The quality is poor, but it’s okay.


The bargain of the day is the purchase of another of my recent ‘target’ albums – UMMAGUMMA, the 1969 double album by PINK FLOYD (one studio, one live).  I’ve listened to the studio LP, which is so fresh to me and I’m now going to listen to the live LP.

What happens to Miranda and me now?  The contact is going; slipping away.  I can just tell!




[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 almost 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: ‘War and Happiness…’

Saturday, 4 August 1990

The Beatles!

2.30pm

‘I’m So Tired’ – The Beatles

My life still doesn’t get any better.

My day began with me drunkenly biking home from Wisbech in the early hours of the morning.  I was in a fit of rage because my chain kept coming off and I ended up covered in oil.  But I biked across North Brink, passing the Wasp’s house.  Well, Miranda’s bedroom light was on.  I saw a figure enter the room and then turn the light out.  I’ve no idea who it was, but I threw stones up at the window and whispered ‘Miranda!’ to no avail.  I am, of course, pissed off.

But…

The Beatles!!!

Later:

7.45pm

‘You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away’ – The Beatles

Well, it’s so good of Miranda to be so generous with her time and consideration, isn’t it?  I’m sure!

Well, I’ve had a great weekend’s fun – MUCH!

I had about two hours in town this afternoon – WOOOH!  FUN + THRILLS!

I’m babysitting for Chip tonite, rather than going out and having more fun!  And then a week’s work!  PISS AND FLAPS!  FOOK AND NOBZ!

The only good things that have happened today are:


CRISIS ish 50
TV ZONE ish 9…

…and a John Lennon LP – The Collection – for £3.50.

Miranda – how could you?!


[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 almost 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: ‘Ummagumma…’

Friday, 3 August 1990

Captain's Log

CAPTAIN’S LOG
STARDATE: AUG 3 90




QUOTE: ‘…has often rebelled against the tyranny of his image, behaving in ways that contradict his perceived identity.’

‘It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll’ – The Rolling Stones

HELLO.  I’M RITCHERD JON WINTERFOOD – NICKNAMED ‘JEZ’.

I’m twenty years old.  An out-of-work actor with an interest in writing and theatrical direction.  I need to work in my chosen profession, I really do.

What am I into?
SEX, DRUGS, ROCK ‘N’ ROLL, THE BEATLES, DOCTOR WHO, SOPHIE ALDRED, JAMES BOND, IAN MCSHANE, LOVEJOY, ALL CREATURES GREAT AND SMALL, PSYCHEDELIA, REVOLVER, JIMI HENDRIX, LED ZEPPELIN, THE ROLLING STONES, DANCE MUSIC, THE ‘60S, 2000AD, THE SISTERS OF MERCY, NATURE, THE EARTH, THE SKY, LOVE, JOHN LENNON, YOKO ONO, CRISIS, WIRE, HORROR FILMS, THE GOTHIC IN US ALL, THE LORD OF THE RINGS, TOLKIEN, RELATIONSHIPS, ALIEN SEX FIEND, ENYA, HOBBITS, NOSTALGIA, MONTY PYTHON, BLACKADDER, THE DARK ANGEL, THE RAINBOW, MOONDIAL, THE SITUATION, BERWIN GROOMSTOOL, THE WORLD CUP, HIGHLANDER, EXCALIBUR, LEGENDS, THE SOUP DRAGONS, PRIMAL SCREAM, COMICS, V FOR VENDETTA, WATCHMEN, THE DARK KNIGHT RETURNS, THE PRISONER, MARILYN MONROE, SEX, MY CHILDHOOD, THE CHINESE PLAY, MANSFIELD PARK, KATE BUSH, STAR TREK, MY VERSION OF FRANKENSTEIN.

I like making lists.  I eat Sugar Puffs, Shreddies, Cheddaree, Marmite, toast, lasagne, moussaka, and chicken Kiev.  I drink lots of tea and very strong coffee.  When I go for a shit, I fill the ‘pan’ with toilet paper so my bottom doesn’t get splashed by impact water, and I dribble in my sleep.  I like the smell of my pubic regions and I pick my nose a lot.  I collect pornographic magazines and masturbate approximately 3 times a day.

Do you still like me now?

People:
DANYEL ‘FLASH’ GORDON, DONNA DAVIDSON, MARY-JANE FERGUSON, SOPHIE YOUNG, LILITH, AMY NEAT, JO JORDAN, STAN FLOWERS, WILLIAM DANIELS, LEGS, EMMA GODDARD, JONNY BADCOCK, PETER CONTI, GEORGE BAKER, BETTY BAKER, ASH, ELLIOTT ‘ELBOW’ BARLOW, ASTRA TRELLIS, SPOCK, THE COMMANDER, LOUISE MOORHOUSE, KEVIN MOORHOUSE, MANDA JONES, NATALIA WNEK, DARREN MARSH, UNA BAKER, EDDIE MOSES, GEMMA WINCHESTER, JON WINTERFOOD, ANNIE WINTERFOOD, DANNY LEES, LINDA LEES, JENNY, MAGGIE, MINTY, and many more.

Later:

6.40pm

‘Instant Karma’ – John Lennon

Well.  Today begins with the Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, which doesn’t bode too well.  But as I can’t do anything about that at the moment, I’ll move on…

Miranda should have rung me about an hour and forty minutes ago.  And she hasn’t yet.  I hope she doesn’t let me down.  She is my light; an oasis in all this oblivion.  I want to go out with her tonight, to a pub; to her place too if her parents are away.  Possibly even a visit to that old graveyard we always used to visit.

I have money now: £235.  I feel better.

Later:

‘Mother Nature’s Son’ – The Beatles

Just spoke to Betty and offered her some ‘board money’.  She very kindly declined the offer, saying, ‘You don’t have to pay us any rent if you’re working for Freddie.’

Excellent.  And exceptionally fair, given the poor hourly rate.

Later:

7.45pm

‘Give Peace a Chance’ – John Lennon

Can you dig this?!

I just rang Miranda’s parents’ house and peril of all perils, her mum answered.  Saying Miranda wasn’t there!  Isn’t Miranda arriving today, I asked.  No, and who was I?  Ritcherd, I told her.  Cold, silent pause.  She’s not here, Ritcherd, goodbye.  Damn!  Weren’t the Wasps meant to be going on holiday?  Where’s Miranda?  Why, life?  Fucking why?  Is Miranda okay?!

Later:

7.49pm

‘Hey Joe’ – Jimi Hendrix

Just rang Portsmouth. ‘Miranda has gone home to pick up her car’.  Well, there y’go.  I don’t think I’ll be seeing Miranda tonite then.  I was worried.  Fuck, I shouldn’t have rung her parents’ home.  I wonder…  Could she be messing me about?  I’ll have to stay in now and await any ‘phone calls.  Oh my god.  She’ll probably fall out with me now she knows I’ve spoken to her bloody mad mother.  Well, that’s not my problem.

Later:

My life doesn’t get any better.

Miranda didn’t ring me.  So I went out at about 9pm to The Angel.  On the way, I saw Mooney and Danny, and in the pub I saw Legs, Ash and Ange.  Needless to say, I became extremely inebriated and later we all went to the park which was a bit naff, but I had good chats with Mary Wallis, though Alice bugged me quite a bit.


[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 almost 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 Beatles!’