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Gledwood's Drug Confessions: A Heroin Addict's Blog
Friday, 19 January 2007
I am moving house!!
Mood:  special
Now Playing: Ain't no stopping us now...
Topic: miscellaneous


Okay, folks: if you're wondering why no new post for today it's because my blog is moving:—

The new url is...


I've also opened an archive blog on blogspot which is but they will not let me post any more aparently I've exceeded their "dumping" quota... Please don't mix these urls up as I don't even know whether I can redirect you from the archive to the main one, it's being that strict with me about new postings. And I know it's not full......... 

Please bear with me while I load up a "best of" this old one, get the settings right, &c &c &c.

Got fed up of this one being 1 too slow, 2 absolutely no instructions on how to paste a nice little sitemeter 3 it's getting full.

Okay then, see yers at the new address.

Posted by gledwood at 12:42 AM GMT
Updated: Sunday, 21 January 2007 12:25 PM GMT
Wednesday, 10 January 2007
Just a Minute
Mood:  special
Now Playing: at listening to the radio...
Topic: miscellaneous


It's a radio panel game. A topic is announced. One selected player must speak on said topic for one minute without hesitation-deviation-repetition.

Which is far easier said than done.

(Repetition, for example, means repeating any word more unusual than that/which/and/I etc...)

If you want to hear it, you can click and select Listen Again. (Just a Minute, BTW, = not to be confused with Jest a Minute.)

I listen every week. There's probably some good plays there too, if you take a look. (They're not all full of middle class people sighing... honest.)

(BTW does anyone remember Just a Minute back in the early 80s with Kenneth Williams on board?... Those were the days...)

Down the Line is another one that's good. It's a "unique" phone-in prog that must be heard to be believed, believe me... This one attracted loads of complaints on its 1st airing from listeners who'd grabbed the wrong end of the stick!

One more — then I really shall go — is the World Service magazine programme Outlook ( This one's not comedy but I like it. It's often playing when I'm wide awake and Mousey's out for a 3am ramble...

Right. I'm off!

Posted by gledwood at 10:06 PM GMT
Updated: Thursday, 11 January 2007 1:35 AM GMT
Sunday, 31 December 2006
Happy New Year
Mood:  cheeky
Now Playing: Auld Lang Syne
Topic: miscellaneous





Posted by gledwood at 2:09 PM GMT
Saturday, 30 December 2006
Mood:  irritated
Now Playing: extremely irritatedly, as I just said.
Topic: miscellaneous


I know someone out there can.

All I want to do is install a hit-counter on this blog, so I'll have some idea of how many folks come tiptoeing across my innermost confessions...

I've found the hit counter. I know how to highlight, ctrl+C to pick up then ctrl+V to set down again.

I opened my html editor. I was unable to scroll through loads of <g.obble/dygo%ok> crap as only one paragraph of <r/ubbish> was showing.

Please, does anyone know where I'm meant to paste the technical code? How do I do this? Someone must know. Loads of you lot have counters on your blogs. You must at least know someone else you can collar — please force them to answer me!

Or if you cannot answer yourself, tell me where I can go on the net to find out...

Many thanks.

PS What do you think of the new darker, less-glary blue? Answers below, please...

Posted by gledwood at 4:48 PM GMT
American Quizzzzzzz!!zzzzzz!
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: Who Wants to be a Millionaire...!
Topic: miscellaneous


We see so much of the USA in films, exported TV-shows, etc. But what’s the real America like? I haven’t a clue. And, wondering how a junky's life compares, I found myself posing the following questions:—

1 — Is the j-word mostly spelt “junky”?

(Told you this was trivial, didn’t I?)

We tend to spell it “junkie”, that’s all.

2. What is American heroin like?

I’ve heard of this “tar” (Mexican black tar H—?). Is that literally black?

What colour is it cooked up?

Is China white easy to get hold of?

(Our gear is nearly always brown (that’s why our dealers call it “B”,) Even when it comes as grey lumps like catlitter it still cooks up brown.) You don’t ever get “tar” over here & China/Thai white is rare as hens’ teeth.

3. Are fresh works (needles-syringes) easy to get hold of?

4. Is it true if you OD yourself the hospital/911 emergency are likely to call police on you?

(That wouldn’t happen here unless you were under-age, or some equally dodgy factor was involved.)

5. Is that crystal methamphetamine really as widespread as the media would have us believe? Our speed over here has always been amphetamine sulphate — it’s weaker; must be easier to make or something. We are apparently starting to see crystal meth… but I’ve never come across it… but then again I don’t do speed…

I’ve seen cleaned-up addicts filmed in rehab and even one month clean they looked terrible. A month off heroin & crack and most people look so okay you wouldn’t guess they were a recovering crackhead junkie…

6. How popular is ecstasy? I’d estimate that out of my generation (I’m 34—gaah!!) about one person in three has done it. They used to say a million (or was it 2 million) people in the UK took it every weekend. I used to love it at a club or party when you’d get someone dead straight in real life getting down & funky on the E-E—E-E/E/E•E\E-E\E-E/E•E-E•E%!¡!¿?!!! vibe. Yeah, man. It was like living a really happy dream and sharing it with my friends. (“We are E-E-E-E!”) (The only problem was certain distraught comedowns. Like someone had grabbed my dream, shook out all the pixie-dust, given it a good kicking and used it as a toilet-cum-ashtray, then slammed all this rubbish back in my head and made me suffer the ashtray of doom brains all week long.) Tuesday Blues, they call it… Blues? What an understatement.

… Then Friday night comes and whee-heeE-E-E-E! Back up there!

7. What’s the consensus on George W Bush? There isn’t a consensus? Okay, what do you personally think?

Okay, that’s enough questions for now.

Anyone who knows the answers and can be bothered, please post ’em in a comment.


Posted by gledwood at 4:44 PM GMT
Updated: Saturday, 30 December 2006 4:47 PM GMT
Thursday, 28 December 2006
Mood:  lucky
Now Playing: not as playfully as I ought to, perhaps.
Topic: miscellaneous

Just wanted to say I've read the comments you've all left, can't reply now. I do appreciate it when People say hello you know,

OK then, I'm off,



Posted by gledwood at 12:26 AM GMT

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