Barley Mow, Marylebone, London (& RIP Fidel, & Thanksgiving post-mortem)   2 comments



The Barley Mow looked festive, Wednesday, and while enjoying my pint I thought I might eventually put together a post something like:

‘Twas the night before Thanksgiving
And all through the pub….

The pub is on the national register of architecturally significant interiors, and it was a pretty place for the subsequent tragedy to unfold. The yuppies in the photo were the only non-social people there. I wish I remembered more of it but there were these vaguely familiar bursts of light that had been plaguing me all day.




Late in the night (or, more accurately, early Thursday morning) I realised that the aura I had been experiencing Wednesday were more than a little exhaustion — I was having my first, full-blown migraine in over 7 years. I spent the next 24 hours nauseous, unable to tolerate the dimmest light or noise above a whisper, and I was wracked with pain that made me wish I was dead. This was the first Thanksgiving I’ve missed since leaving home in 1978.

It wasn’t drink related, either — I only went to one other pub that night and only had a pint in each. As it is, though, I don’t remember a lot about either.





Here, I chatted briefly with a plasterer that was just off work from a building down the adjacent mews; in consideration of the bankers at the bar the conversation turned toward socialism and he told me that Fidel Castro was now dead.

So, for those that ask how my long weekend went: I started hallucinating just ahead of my worst migraine in a decade and 2016 claimed yet another of my childhood heroes. Fuck this year.







Posted November 28, 2016 by Drunken Bunny in Obits, Pubs

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