“We had two bags of grass, seventy-five pellets of mescaline, five sheets of high-powered blotter acid, a saltshaker half-full of cocaine and a whole multicolored collection of uppers, downers, laughers, screamers … Also, a quart of tequila, a quart of rum, a case of beer, a pint of raw ether and two dozen amyls. Not that we needed all that for the trip, but once you get into a serious drug collection, the tendency is to push it as far as you can. The only thing that really worried me was the ether. There is nothing in the world more helpless and irresponsible and depraved than a man in the depths of an ether binge and I knew we’d get into that rotten stuff pretty soon …”
My Nonno (Grandad in Italian) Michele’s is so scene he has his own blog… check it out!
Michele Marchione is my grandad and was born in Aquaviva in Sicily but moved to england to find work in the 1950s. He is married to Concetta (Connie) and they have a pet budgie called Jimmy. he is the funniest man i know.
High Royds Lunatic Asylum, West Yorkshire