I found a publication on Issuu that I think you’ll love, featuring two feature articles by my good self…


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Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in utero


This article is respectfully dedicated to my friend Paul Clements (1964-2017), another good Doctor sorely missed. Owl Farm, Colorado, February 20, 2005 – 5:42 p.m. Hunter S. Thompson, hell-raiser and author of Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, takes a phone call from his wife Anita at the Aspen Club and apologises for almost accidentally … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson: Fear and Loathing in utero

Hunter S. Thompson – Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride


via Hunter S. Thompson - Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride “Buy The Ticket, Take The Ride” is a 2006 personal, intimate look at Hunter S. Thompson with a special emphasis on his Hollywood relationships. It captures the legacy and “gonzo” spirit of one of this century’s most notorious figures – a man whose life … Continue reading Hunter S. Thompson – Buy the Ticket, Take the Ride

Trials and Errors: The Pitfalls of Clinical Research


Volunteering for clinical research trials can be a rewarding experience, not least financially – or so the research companies would have us believe. To offer oneself as a guinea pig for the future benefit of others is undoubtedly a selfless act, but under what safeguards are these studies conducted? With the clinical drugs trial disaster … Continue reading Trials and Errors: The Pitfalls of Clinical Research

Who Owns the Dropper Owns the Fix: Out to Lunch with William Burroughs


It was summer 1991, I think, when sharing a joint on a brick fire escape after a night of acid-tapped cartoon lunacy, my friend Steve exhaled smoke into the Manchester morning and casually asked if I’d heard of a writer called William Burroughs. I hadn’t, but that moment has stayed with me as the dawn … Continue reading Who Owns the Dropper Owns the Fix: Out to Lunch with William Burroughs

Cryonics: Who Wants to Live Forever?


It’s a philosophical question often posed, but if you could, would you want to live forever? What if, barring accidents, you could cheat death? Swap diseased organs for healthy ones, dead brain cells for future memories? For the vast majority of us death is just a fact of life, but to some it is simply … Continue reading Cryonics: Who Wants to Live Forever?

If You Go Down To The Woods Today…


Exit my back door at speed (so many have), turn left, hotfoot it past the school, take another left and slide on down to the nature reserve... and you’ll find yourself at a gay cruising area. In a city, you’re never more than a hard-on away from a cruising area, but this is the big … Continue reading If You Go Down To The Woods Today…

PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 2): Between the Lies


By Leon Horton It is a truism within the the mainstream media that journalists hardly ever report on themselves. Only when they absolutely cannot ignore a story, such as illegal phone tapping by their own masters, will journalists bite each others’ tails. This is one industry where dog eats dog at their own peril, but … Continue reading PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 2): Between the Lies

PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 1): Faking Bad


   “If we understand the mechanism and motives of the group mind, it is now possible to control and regiment the masses according to our will without their knowing it.” (1) Edward L. Bernays, PR guru (1891-1995) Vile comments, outright lies, slanderous character assassinations... where would we be without Donald Trump and his ranting midnight … Continue reading PR, Propaganda and the Press (Part 1): Faking Bad