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