WAKING IN THE NIGHT, FROZEN COLD AND WITHDRAWING, topping up on methadone... not so miserable. I was lucky today, I had £20 to spend (but nothing more) ... rang the man. He said come to this certain railway station near where I used to live. I said what do you mean, come to the bridge. No, he said. Wait on the platform.
Half an hour or more went past as the trains whizzed by. A huge one pulled up and the driver got out, walked right to the back cab, got back in, shunted it forward along another track after points change. Yes, my friends, I was there long enough to notice all that ... I also noticed that nearly every corner of that station was camera'd. Why he'd asked to meet me there - I had no idea.
Eventually, after it became clear this man was not coming, I caved in and piled one of my very last 50p's into the corner callbox only to get him ranting at me how dare I not be there; the platforms were heavily surveillanced, he'd said meet on the stairs ... but what stairs? All three staircases there are heavily camera'd up. I hate it when people insist they didn't say things that I believe they did. My suspicion is something was up, he was doing something, he accidentally missed me out and he was covering his omission with aggressive talk. That's what I believe.
Well he did eventually show and I got a sacchetini-style bag.
Got a lot of trainspotting done in the meantime though ...
Does everyone know Trainspotting?
It's a brilliant movie.
Shame it's a totally unrealistic portrayal of heroin for the E generation. Kids falling down in ecstasy after their hits. It just doesn't happen that way. The ecstasy of heroin is a kind of relief, like life itself pumping into your veins. The heroin high is far more subtle than the MDMA-like state Danny Boyle (the director) portrayed. And though it does at least confront HIV there are no collapsing veins, no abscesses in this movie. None of the more day-to-day consequences of years of unremitting drug-use. Even prison, though it does get a mention, is neatly skirted around.
Trainspotting is a witty, pacey film with bright characters and it makes great viewing.
But it tells no more about drug addiction than you could scrawl on the back of a fag packet ...
Did you all know I've opened a new comedy blog? (Well, sundry (nonmusical) clips - mostly comedy.)
The famous 5,000,000 hits spiders on drugs is there ....
as are ::
Chinese children floating down a river in massive hamster-balls ...
Gentlemen's Restroom Etiquette ...
Edyta's very stylish silent movie ...
Do have a good poke through.
Any decent clips you have - shove the urls in my comments box. Donations most gratefully accepted!
Hey! Ye foreigners! Note my new BABELFISH translator on the page!! Easy to use:: simply click the flag and it translates the entire page into that language... couldn't believe it first time I saw it go ... -- wow!!
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