The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Wednesday, 25 February 1987


‘The Rhino Plasty’ – Gene Loves Jezebel

Why am I so shit?  Today, a letter arrived at home from Tech (to Mr B Baker!), complaining of my many absences from lessons.

Dear Mr Baker

As Ritcherd’s Class tutor I have to write to you to say that we are becoming concerned about his attendance at some of his classes, especially English and Theatre Studies ‘A’ level.  Both of these subjects are essential to students looking for success in the broader area of Theatre Studies.  What is especially disturbing is that Ritcherd’s absence from class often occurs when he has been seen at College earlier in the day.

Ritcherd is far from being a ‘bad’ student and has the talent to do well, but clearly full and continuous attendance at all classes is still necessary.

I should be grateful if you would take up this matter with Ritcherd.

Yours sincerely,

Doug Irvine

Doug Irvine

Class Tutor

Betty + Freddie gave me a good talking to about it, and if I miss any more I’ve got to leave Tech.

Why is music becoming boring?  I hope I can buy something good on Saturday!

I did my hair up with lotsa hairspray today and it were Ess!

I’m writing lyrics again and Roger is writing tunes to accompany them.

I must also apologise for my ‘YUCH!  SHITTY!’ mood yesterday.  I couldn’t love Flash more, but I’m just preoccupied with Dodo at the same time!

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