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

By Simon Mason

Too excessive, Too a long way, Too quickly is the funny, tragic and searingly sincere memoir of a guy who survived early life tragedy, Catholic boarding institution and protracted drug addiction.

Simon Mason graphically info his adventure of adlescent angst in a tatty seashore city sooner than he ran away to London after which onwards to the crack-infested streets of l. a.. He recounts his a variety of decadent adventures at Glastonbury competition and the notoriety that got here in the course of his stint as own chemist to the most important bands of the '90s, earlier 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 quite a few failed makes an attempt to turn into a bona fide rock 'n' roll megastar or even extra failed makes an attempt to get fresh, ultimately being ‘rescued’ by way of Banksy from a stolen camper van, coated in blood within the Spanish countryside.

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

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I’ve bought either. ’ That’s while the tummy particularly begins churning and you have got to clench your arse. click on. 5 mins, then ten, perhaps much less and again to Terry’s. Reckon I’ll be establishing the bag and sorting myself out inside of … 5 mins? How in the past did he say that? 5 million years? might be it used to be? ‘Who’s acquired switch for the telephone? ’ He doesn’t resolution this time. You stagger to a different cellphone field, name from a special quantity so he doesn’t recognize it’s you bugging him back. ‘I’m there … the place are you? ’ Fuck. ‘I’m there, mate … wait …’ ‘Fuck shit … cunt, cunt, cunt, cunt, fucking cunt …’ You drop the receiver and make it again to the Crescent in mins, lungs exploding, sweat pouring, legs nearly giving up on you. ‘Cunt … cunt, fucking …’ yet as you switch the nook and spot the messiah, you recognize you’re kept. ‘One of every, mate, please. ’ considered one of each one, heroin and crack, one in every of every one on a ‘good’ day. Ten mins later you’re anticipating Terry to open his bed room window, ten seconds after that you simply visit paintings. Terry seems at you. ‘Sorry, Tel … the following … take a piece out of the bag, mate. ’ Your eyes 0 in on his fingers as he's taking his ‘tip’. ‘Don’t take fucking liberties, you cunt. ’ you could say that now, simply because correct at this unique second you don’t desire him, you don’t desire a broker, you don’t desire something except the brown powder and the rock that you're clutching on your sweaty, shaking hand. Thirty seconds later every thing is okay back. You don’t want something. you actually don’t have to listen the sound of his mum’s voice difficult to understand if he had any ‘of your fackin’ junkie pals in there with you, son? ’ ‘No, Mum. I’m on me personal, simply having a kip. ’ there have been 4 folks there at that individual time. 4 males elderly among twenty-five and forty-five cowering in the back of an inexpensive door and paper-thin, nicotine-stained wall from the sound of our ‘mate’s’ mother’s voice whereas wishing she might simply fuck off so shall we take our medication in her residence in peace. great. Any ask yourself I hated myself? yet with out the medication I additionally felt empty, scared and lonely at any time when the self-medicating homes of no matter what was once on my day-by-day menu started to put on off. beneath all that there now additionally appeared to be whatever altogether extra scary attempting to move slowly out of the darkish recesses of my brain. What used to be so fallacious? every thing. completely every thing used to be fallacious, or so it looked as if it would me. Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, fucking good me! mistaken previous. unsuitable current. mistaken destiny – should still I remain alive to inhabit it. incorrect emotions. improper desires. fallacious nightmares. flawed ‘friends’. unsuitable medicines? without doubt no longer the heroin and crack that spoke to me after they have been ultimately put in my yellowing clammy palms in go back for cash, stolen items or provides of such? They informed me that once i discovered someplace to ingest them every thing will be okay. They advised me that i may cease if i actually desired to, simply now not this present day, in fact. They instructed me it used to be unnecessary preventing, even though, simply because in the end i'd need to begin back. They advised me not anyone ever relatively stops besides.

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