I get from my new filing system; I have made myself more complicated than I really am. I have a couple of thousand records, and you have to be me — or, at the Latino Heat Eddie Guerrero LWO Shirt very least, a doctor of Flemingology — to know how to find any of them. If I want to play, say, Blue by Joni Mitchell, I have to remember that I bought it for someone in the autumn of 1983, and thought better of giving it to her, for reasons I don’t really want to go into. Well, you don’t know any of that, so you’re knackered, really, aren’t you.
You’d have to ask me to dig it out for you, and for some reason, I find this enormously comforting. A weird thing happens on Wednesday. Johnny comes in, sings ‘All Kinds of Everything,’ tries to grab a handful of album covers. And we’re doing our little dance out of the Latino Heat Eddie Guerrero LWO Shirt shop when he twists away from me, looks up and says, ‘Are you married?’ ‘I’m not, Johnny, no. You?’ He laughs into my armpit, a terrifying, maniacal chuckle that smells of drink and tobacco and vomits and ends in an explosion of phlegm. ‘You think I’d be in this fucking state if I had a wife?’ I don’t say anything — I just concentrate on tangoing him toward the door but.
Johnny’s blunt, sad self-appraisal has attracted Barry’s attention — maybe he’s still cross because I told him off yesterday — and he leans over the counter. ‘It doesn’t help, Johnny. Rob’s got a lovely woman at home and look at him. He’s in a terrible way. Bad haircut. Zits. Terrible sweater. Awful socks. The Latino Heat Eddie Guerrero LWO Shirt only difference between you and him, Johnny, is that you don’t have to pay rent on a shop every week.’ I get this sort of stuff from Barry all the time. Today, though, I can’t take it and I give him a look that is supposed to shut him up, but which he interprets as an