17 Apr 07
Early to bed and up with the cock
I woke up early on Saturday morning, since I wanted to have some time reserved for possible cock-ups on my way from the Black Lion Guest House in Kilburn to Stansted airport.
The breakfast downstairs was served. I prepared myself two slices of the whitest bread alive. One with strawberry jam and one with the dreaded Marmite yeast extract. They had it in small plastic boxes. I asked the keeper if there was a separate room for the consumtion of breakfast. There wasn't. I didn't want to go back to the room, since people were sleeping there, so she suggested I come eat in the office. Of course I did.
We started chatting and she asked if I was with the musicians. I was. Then she pointed out that Abbey Road was very close. I had no idea. We had joked about Abbey road being around the corner before and now it was.
”Yes, just get off the tube at Swiss Cottage. They have to repaint the road every second day, since so many fans scribble something on the lines. And it’s the road with the highest number of accidents in the whole of London.”
Phony beatlemania biting the grass.
I asked if Kilburn was a nice area. It wasn't. A lot of strange things going on, apparently. (The night keeper warned the others; they shouldn't be sitting outside the hotel that late, their lives were in grave danger.)
She said that West Hampstead nearby is the area to which Boy George goes to ”coke up”. Is that so? I thought he had quit and gotten fat as a result?
written by Mattias
Fransk-marockanen som sniffade kokain i köket på vårt hostel måndag morgon sa också att Kilburn är ganska rough. Han hade visst bott där.
posted by Mattias (other)