Title: One of THEM!

Author: Peter Wells

In: Sport 7: Winter 1991

Publication details: Fergus Barrowman, July 1991, Wellington

Part of: Sport

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Sport 7: Winter 1991

now I need a place to hide away

now I need a place to hide away

After this Lemmynme really started not turning up at school, it was like this sickness got into us and we wanted to just keep moving to get rid of it, keep walking and talking and not doing very much at all. It was then Lemmy used to take me into toilets and we would read everything on the walls and I started to learn one or two things. We would shoplift and maybe sit on the beach and smoke cigarettes and talk about what we might do in the future. Lemmy thought he might go to Swinging London, I wasn't sure.

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There were all sorts of parts of Auckland being demolished at that time for the motorway and we spent days just sitting inside these very old houses, sometimes smashing them up and laughing, other times just talking about filmstars and sex and things. But while we didn't talk about it too much, ticking behind all this, like a huge bomb about to go off, was School Cert, its sound growing louder and louder the more we chose not to listen to it. Because Lemmy had already told me, he wasn't going to sit it. And when he said that he just looked at me and went silent, like he was waiting for me to speak.