Too High, Too Far, Too Soon: Tales from a Dubious Past

By Simon Mason

Too excessive, Too some distance, Too quickly is the funny, tragic and searingly sincere memoir of a guy who survived youth tragedy, Catholic boarding university and persistent drug addiction.

Simon Mason graphically information his event of youngster angst in a tatty seashore city prior to he ran away to London after which onwards to the crack-infested streets of l. a.. He recounts his a number of decadent adventures at Glastonbury competition and the notoriety that got here in the course of his stint as own chemist to the largest bands of the '90s, sooner than he himself descended right into a helpless interval of heroin addiction.

After a number of incidents of petty crime stemming from his drug challenge, Simon introduced a number of failed makes an attempt to turn into a bona fide rock 'n' roll superstar or even extra failed makes an attempt to get fresh, eventually being ‘rescued’ via Banksy from a stolen camper van, lined in blood within the Spanish countryside.

Too excessive, Too some distance, Too Soon is a rock 'n' roll memoir with a distinction, written via a guy who lived the existence and attained the drug conduct of the main severe rock stars, but whose makes an attempt to wreck via to the large time regularly eluded him.

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My hatred turns out to provoke yes humans, even though. reliable medicinal drugs, undesirable medicinal drugs and the folk that take them galvanize me, so I take the medicine and the folk and hate her. They look after me with the massive tune as my small delusional international and the gang that surrounds it grows greater. It appears like whatever unique is going on at once, as extra individuals are sucked in the direction of the degree. possibly the latecomers are only turning up early to determine the subsequent band? the subsequent band? That’s an entire life away, without doubt? I don’t comprehend. I don’t quite care. I don’t rather care approximately whatever, yet i believe I do, usually. He’s making a song approximately ‘surrender’ – phrases that sound like they’re intended for me yet I’m not likely capable of listen. I pay attention yet I don’t listen. I’m at struggle with myself and hand over isn't an choice, now not but, no longer for a very long time, due more often than not to the very fact i've got no suggestion i've got a struggle on my fingers and that the enemy is cleverly disguised as myself. The cool individual up at the level sings approximately being my enemy yet i'm armed to enamel and unwittingly ready to struggle for so long as it takes. He retains making a song; I maintain listening. He sings approximately guy being tethered, however the acid disagrees. It tells me I’m loose. price cost: �2. 50 a success. They play ‘The entire of the Moon’. i feel I comprehend however it can be a long time ahead of i really think what i feel it ability to me, and much can occur in that point to somebody who can’t inform the variation among truth and fable, sturdy medicinal drugs or undesirable. I swallow one other little bit of Superman, simply to remain secure. Sunday afternoon turns into Sunday evening. i locate a tent which may or is probably not mine. I neither comprehend nor care. It’s unoccupied and so I slither within and soften into the floor, glide away to anywhere it's kind of of Superman takes me, until eventually day after today whilst I close up my issues, ingest the rest of my medications and go away. I don’t like leaving greatly; I a lot like to arrive. yet what else are you able to do? desire, delusion, solid medications, undesirable medicinal drugs and worry? worry of what? among different issues, of which there are lots, worry of being left on my own with simply me and my emotions for corporation. I made my manner domestic, anywhere that used to be. Kill All Hippies I unlocked front door and walked upstairs feeling whatever was once now not really correct. Rob used to be sitting within the kitchen, skinning up as ordinary, the 5th aspect of Sandinista! nonetheless sounding a section crap, as traditional. Will was once now not round, or so it appeared as we sat and smoked over a cup of Rob’s newest foul-tasting natural infusion. i would have simply been to Glastonbury yet i used to be no longer a hippy, so I obtained as much as make a few PG. ‘I can’t fuckin’ think you pay sturdy cash for that, guy. What does it really do for you besides? ’ I heard Will’s voice yet couldn’t fathom the place it had come from. nonetheless I hadn’t been taking a look beneath the kitchen desk, that is the place my favorite pupil of the human brain, or no matter what it was once he was once learning, used to be mendacity. ‘Did you will have a great time at Glastonbury, then? ’ requested Rob, now not even having a look up from his newspaper – The father or mother, after all.

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