Brexshit

Like brexit, myeloma doesn’t go away just because you’re fed up talking about it. I’m conscious that plenty of my friends deserve an update – so I’m posting “from beyond the grave” of the blog. I’ll try to keep it brief.I’ve spent the last 2 months do…

Epilogue eleven

This is the end, beautiful friendThe End – The DoorsAnd that’s it. Fin. (There may be a role for some brief updates in the future – we’ll see.)Last year, in Japan, we visited a theme park in the city of Beppu, in Kyushu, It boasted of being one of the …

Epilogue ten

I think I have the best of me inside my head. No one else competes with me, I think I’m greatEat My Dust You Insensitive Fuck – The Catherine WheelEnough of all this chit, Alex, how are you, exactly?If you’ve waded through this far, you really must be …

Epilogue nine

I’m the type of guy to boost your self esteem. We party all night cos it’s you, you, you everyday. Self obsessed and sexxee all the waySelf Obsessed and Sexxee – Sonic YouthRelationship under constructionI don’t feel I’ve been able to be a good dad, hu…

Epilogue eight

Do you realize that you have the most beautiful face? Do you realize we’re floating in space?Do You Realize?? – The Flaming LipsA sense of purposeThis year – if I haven’t mentioned it already – has been pretty rough. One consequence of being perma…

Epilogue seven

Money, it’s a hit. Don’t give me that do goody good bullshitMoney – Pink FloydFinancial disservicesI arrived at university enrolled on a course that I didn’t enjoy. I had taken a “gap year”, during which I had lived in rural Zimbabwe, teaching (ve…

Epilogue six

I used to be a little boy, so old in my shoes. What I choose is my voice. What’s a boy supposed to do?Disarm – Smashing PumpkinsAngry man syndromeThis blog has elicited a range of responses. Not so long ago, I was told it is “angry”. How to respond to …

Epilogue five

Have you come here for forgiveness? Have you come to raise the dead? Have you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head?One – U2Body in a boxGyles and I were recently discussing grisly deaths (as you do! Children make sure that conve…

Epilogue four

I’ve been feeling down. I’ve been looking round the town for somebody just like me, but the only ones I see are the dummies in the windowsFamily Tree – Belle & SebastianSpecific relativityIt is difficult to get an objective sense of one’s own …

Epilogue three

You’re taking the fun out of everythingThere’s no other way – BlurPain in the headOne’s body has three types of pain receptor (mechanical, thermal and chemical), but the pain itself is a construct of the mind. Acute pain serves a specific purpose, to a…