Booze & Drugs
The Young Ones = LSD
By Neil (from the Young Ones)
When I was a teenager, right, I was only seriously depressed
like twice - once for four years and once for five. The first of these periods
hit me when I hit thirteen. This depression followed hard on the one I'd been
having when I was twelve, which like dated back to a bad vibe I had as a fetus,
but those were childhood depressions which are not what I'm talking about now.
Between my first and second adolescent depressions,
I WAS HAPPY FOR EIGHT MINUTES!!!
Yeah, I was fifteen and a half and this is how it happened.
I discovered drugs. I tuned up, freaked in and dropped around. I found God and
happiness within myself. I like knew, and saw, THE WHOLE TRUTH and it was a
trip man, a real trip. This is how it happened. Me and my like groove pal,
Rollock, were in Leamington Spa just sort of digging the summer and drawing on
our jeans in biro when this guy I knew from school, well, he was my best mate
actually, came up and said, "Hey, Neil and Rollock, d'you wanna score some
FREAK OUT!! DID WE! HAVE I GOT LONG HAIR?
So like we scored a couple of tabs and dropped them (which
is groove talk for eating them). Like 50p a tab and it was done. My first
electric cool aid acid trip. Instantly my previous adolescent depression fell
away from me like Gandalf casting aside his old gray cloak. My head seemed to
detach itself and float above me. I looked down and I could see that my nob was
bigger than Heathrow airport. Then this like space ship landed on it and Jimi
Hendrix got out and played 'Electric Ladyland' on a harp made out of my pubes
except it wasn't Jimi, it was JESUS and he said, "Watch the sunshine dance,
Neil, there are no more bum vibes," and I said "Each one of my thoughts is a
glittering bubble, floating in space for all eternity," and then there was this
groovy dancing flower in front of me and it looked a bit like Rollock and it
was singing and the song it sang was
"THIS IS AN ORANGE TIC-TAC MAN! WE'VE BEEN RIPPED OFF!"
And that was when my second adolescent depression