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Month: July 2018

Depressing Busting Course Starts Tomorrow…

Depressing Busting Course Starts Tomorrow…

I’m off to The Factory, Porth, tomorrow afternoon for a Depression Busting course. I almost had a breakdown trying to park in Porth last week so this time I’m going via Viva Arriva. Course numbers were low last week so they’re starting from scratch tomorrow. […]

Live at The Duke, Neath Comedy Festival, 2012

Live at The Duke, Neath Comedy Festival, 2012

We thought we’d lost this but I couldn’t sleep last night so I did some spring-cleaning of my external hard drive and found it in some weird folder I would never have looked in otherwise. This show was supposed to be the culmination of everything I’d done up to that point (within reason) and a kick-start to my ailing comedy career. The best laid plans, eh?

Still, it’s the full version of what I did at the Cardiff Comedy Festival so if you’d like to see almost an hour of Wes in a rock club in Neath, be my guest.

Comedy is my job now, my life and my livelihood. If you could see your way clear to giving me a like or a share, I’d ‘ppreciate it.

Enjoy!

Wes xx

p.s. Extra special thanks to Hugh Griffiths and Sam Bees for the camera work and prompting. Thanks lads xx

More Edinburgh Mementos…

More Edinburgh Mementos…

Some trips down memory lane to when I met Stanhope and Rouse at Edinburgh, where Doug nearly got beaten up but Scott Capuro saved the day, I cried at Wil Hodgson’s show, and I won a thing that I’m still bangin’ on about.

#edinburgh
#edinburghfringe
@dougstanhope
@wilhodgson
#valleyfabulous
#RIPRouse

Up all night again…

Up all night again…

Damn it, I’ve been up all night again. I shudder to think what Moodscope will make of it.   I feel like shit. I’ve not taken 30mg of Mertazipine and not slept before. The time has flown by cos I’ve been spaced out and giddy. […]

VIDEO: Guy Fawkes Night @ Swansea Grand Theatre Comedy Club

VIDEO: Guy Fawkes Night @ Swansea Grand Theatre Comedy Club

I always enjoy myself in Swansea and this was a lovely gig – compered by the always brilliant Noel James. I’ve removed all the video from YouTube and I’ll be uploading shorter, more internet-friendly clips in future cos apparently if I don’t spoon-feed people this shit then I’ll die penniless.

Lots more clips coming soon so why not subscribe to the blog to stay up-to-date with all things Wes-shaped?

Wes x

Thursday Thoughts, Meditation, and Mindfulness…

Thursday Thoughts, Meditation, and Mindfulness…

Thursday thoughts on #meditation and #mindfulness…some books and a bunch of other stuff.

#depression #recovery #valleyfabulous

63% Happy!!! Duw, duw, duw…

63% Happy!!! Duw, duw, duw…

63%??? Surely not? According to tonight’s MoodScope score, I am currently 63% Happy. I’ve worked hard and learned lessons today. Dropped a clanger with the blog earlier so some of you got mailed an incomplete blog post. Sorry ’bout that. If this one doesn’t turn […]

What a day…

What a day…

“It’s been a funny day,” as Arkwright would say…

I take depression day by day. It’s the only way I can stay on top of it. Some days are better than others, I’m sure you can relate, and some days just seem to stick around forever…

The days I hate are the ones that start out ok and which, with careful handling and not some luck, approach good by around mid-day but which then quickly sour, turn cold, or suddenly explode, and turn white hot. Today was a hot day.

I started the day poorly but quickly improved, emotionally and physically. By noon I was having a good day. I’d done a lot of work, some blogging, and had decided to start attending a new Depression Busting course in Porth.

The best laid plans…

I got to Porth for one o’clock to find no parking spaces. I drove around the one-way system, narrowly avoiding a pedestrian, other people and all manner of road-fuckery. I completely lost my shit and pulled the car over in Dinas to cool down. I was in tears, my hands hurt from gripping the wheel, and my Spidey Sense was screaming HEADACHE!!!

I was far too hot for a fat lad and was sweating like ___. I needed my mammy, alright? So I thought, “fuck it. I’ll go and have a brew with ma.”

And I fucking did.

I called into Dom’s – The Station Cafe – in Treorchy for an old-school frothy coffee and a quality calm down. I ended up doing some blogging – fortunately, I’d taken my laptop with me due to some day-time B&E skullduggery we’ve had ’round here of late – and chatting with the old boys in the cafe, no doubt still smarting over the smoking ban.

Lovely to see the old place hasn’t changed. Valley Fabulous. I heard some truly terrible old jokes and one that was pretty damned good, fair play, and had another brew.

Called in to see mam, then. The old man was up in Builth watching the Royal Welsh so I texted him and told him that mam said if he brought another sheepdog home he was gonna need a bigger fucking shed.

He didn’t see it until he’d got home.

Good to see mam and dad at any time but especially when you’ve had a shithouse of a day. We had a chat and a laugh and I’m home now and everything is A-Ok. I’ve got some good Apple-and-something squash, I’ve had a chat with Matt and Dai, and I’m having a read.

The Good News Is…

Only one person turned up for the course today. He must have walked up. They all agreed to start again next week so I get another crack. Phew! I may yet bust this depression…

MATT PRICE: LATS NIGHT A WEEGIE SAVED MY LIFE

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Matt Price is doing the last preview of his show, “Last Night A Weegie Saved My Life”, at Sherman Theatre Cardiff this Friday, then he’s off to Edinburgh. If you can’t be there on Friday then I hope you’ll join me in wishing him well. This is a most excellent – and his most personal – show and I is well worth catching if you’re up in Edinburgh during the Fringe.

Early night, tonight.

Wes x

Depression Busting Fail…

Depression Busting Fail…

I failed to bust my depression. Oh well. I was supposed to attend the session at Too Good To Waste in Ynyshir this morning but couldn’t get out of bed. I decided to go to The Pop Factory this afternoon, felt ok with that, and […]