I was at Folkestone 1968 - 1970 I did the pre-dip. Use to hang out with the dodgy druggy townies..so much for a private education! Took my Hot Rats album to play at tea break Peaches En Regalia and a great art school trip to Southbank one night to see Frank Zapper - I am sure John Eveliegh was with us all drunk on the train. I use to have my hair sprayed with pink and orange ink through diffusers...like the album girl - that's how i got the name Candy Floss. Archies for sure, Leas Cliff Hall for Bonzo Dog, dope on the beach, Enoc had d dead tree in his room watching The Devils 3 times round as snowing outside drinking sherry with lemonade arguing with "gorgeous" Aldous why Easy Rider was better than Midnight Cowboy etc etc. Great days..living in a bedsit aged 16 with Enoch upstairs with a dead tree in his room..smoking dope on the beach Little Lynne living on a derelict boat, Squirrel and Caroline - we use to make a right racket..must have driven the staff mad...but I remember it well for all the drugs!
This is my site The 'Gerald that I built in a fury of excitement when I first came here sometime in 2004. I'd been a frequent visitor for a while before that but I am technically one of those Down From Londons you get nowadays. The site was updated more frequently with a gig calendar and voting for favourite venues and things, and I know it was a useful reference for others who were thinking of moving to the area. Now I've moved out of Folkestone again (though only to Hythe) it doesn't get as much attention as it used to. Ironic really as The town is becoming the exciting place we knew it was about to become. My name is not Gerald BTW, the name comes from the name of a fake newspaper in an episode of Brasseye or something, the Portsmouth Gerald, and how there is a local newspaper here called the Folkestone Herald. Puns like this are GRATE aren't they? Do contact me if you have anything to contribute, email anythign @ this domain, or try @folkestone or @pauly on Twitter.