The Winterfood Diaries

The Winterfood Diaries

Monday, 30 November 1987

Barry Manilow



‘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.





‘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.




Strawberry Switchblade’s eponymous LP

Marc Almond’s Singles LP





‘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?



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