‘I Walk the Line’ – Alien Sex Fiend
No matter what I say or however much I try to deny that part of myself, Jez DeCarlo always exists within me. He is the wilder me; the boozy, woman-loving me; the me that goes into The Angel and goes to gigs and wild parties. I am glad of it, too. It won’t ‘leave’ me for some time, of course, this other persona; not until those wild, uncultivated passions are finally curbed and possibly replace with high society and la-de-das. I wonder sometimes. I would really love to crimp and back-comb these greasy, no-longer-dreaded locks; shave the beard and these sideburns; and instead, put on make-up, the tailcoat, the frills, studs, gloves and boots of my 1988 existence, just to feel something of that youth and dynamism crawling back into me; that ‘different’ youth. I’d love to be able to tell myself I’m still capable. We’ll see. One day.
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