Following another death at the BoomTown Festival in Hampshire, the third in as many years (but not drug-related it seems from the latest reports) Southamptons Techno Kim, an off the wall performance artist and one-man-rave wrote this emotional plea on his Facebook page. It needs sharing with a wider audience. And remember this come from someone who has experienced the highs and lows of drugs and a believer in freedom.
I’ve deliberately not changed the case, punctuation or content, but have spaced it out from the block layout of the original posting to make it easier to read. This makes it look a bit like a poem.
LOVE LIFE HATE KETAMINE
AND THIS IS WHY I HATE K SO MUCH
TRIED IT 12 YEARS AGO AND CONCLUDED THAT IT DEFINITELY WASNT MY IDEA OF FUN
BEEN SPIKED WITH IT A FEW TIMES AND COPED BUT STILL THOUGHT IT WAS NOT MY IDEA OF FUN
THERE HAS BEEN 93 KNOWN K RELATED DEATHS SINCE 2006 AND VARIOUS TRAGICALLY YOUNG PEOPLE HAVE DIED IN RECENT TIMES
IT DESTROYS YOUR LIVER AND KIDNEYS IF YOU DONT EAT AND CAN SUCK YOU IN AND FUCK YOU UP THOROUGHLY
NEVER HEARD OF ANY OTHER DRUG KILLING PEOPLE AFTER THE FIRST LINE
HAVE MY OWN HISTORY OF DOWNERS PROBLEMS AND HAD THE FIGHT OF MY LIFE CLEANING UP MY ACT SO I DIDNT END UP IN A PSYCHIATRIC UNIT EVER AGAIN AND THAT IS WHY I AM PUZZLED AS TO WHY ANYONE WOULD WANT TO PLUNGE THEMSELVES INTO DARKNESS AND NOT ONLY THAT THERE IS ALL THE TEFLON PEOPLE SNORT WHEN THEY SCRAPE THE PAN AFTER THE MANKY FRYING PAN RITUAL
IF YOU ARE THAT FUCKED UP THAT YOU FEEL LIKE REMOVING YOURSELF FROM THE WORLD THEN YOU SHOULD GET YOURSELF PSYCHIATRIC HELP RATHER THAN SNORTING A FUCKING MANKY VERY DANGEROUS DRUG WHICH REMOVES YOUR ABILITY TO LOOK AFTER YOURSELF AND TURNS YOU INTO A BLANK FACED ZOMBIE AND PUTS YOU IN DANGER OF INJURIES AND WORSE
TWO CLOSE FRIENDS OF MINE HAVE BEEN BADLY FUCKED UP BY K AND I TAKE THAT VERY PERSONALLY AND IF I AM PREACHING SO FUCKING WHAT I DONT WANT ANYONE TO DIE DUE TO K USE
AND NOT ONLY THAT THERE IS THE CUTS ISSUE WITH ILLEGAL KETAMINE IT IS VERY LIKELY THAT THE KETAMINE THAT COMES IN FROM INDIA IS ADULTERATED WITH ALL KINDS OF MANK POISONOUS CRAP
WHITE LINES DONT DO IT
Techno Kim in his own words:
I have been poeting for 14 years I am southampton based but there has been a mini diaspora of my fans over the years and my past cds have been spread around as far afield as AUSTRALIA I started off the poetry trip with no expectations all those years ago and it has evolved into the most beautiful trip I regard myself as an underground artist and dont give a fuck if NME never write about me my notion of success is people smiling or starting to dance I elected myself drugs educator to my audience some years ago after thinking I really dont want my audience many of whom are 18 -25 to learn about drugs the hard way like I did
Techno Kim is on Facebook.
…and here is some of Kim’s music / poetry from a couple of years ago…