July 17, 2012
-- Many of us think we have led interesting, adventurous lives. However, they pale in comparison to that of David Scott. When I arrived in Costa Rica from the United States some fifteen years or so ago, the last thing I expected to find there was another London boy welcoming me to the somewhat shady, but highly entertaining world of the 'alternative' ex-pat community; But there he was, larger than life, with an accent that would make a Hoxton Market barrow-boy proud (when he chooses) and with a personality to match (always). David Scott when he had arrived in the tropics via Spain and the United States for reasons that he candidly reveals in this book. He was employed as a DJ and singing in a blues band at the time. Both of these skills he had developed, along with many others, including bartender, club owner, poet, songwriter and friend to many well-known music personalities. More than anything else, this book is about surviving whatever life throws at you and achieving ultimate happiness, using only quick wits, street smarts, many learned in less than savoury pursuits, and a huge personality that pulls you willingly along. It is a story of poverty and affluence; crime and punishment; payback and honesty; sex, drugs and rock 'n roll; the backstreets of London and the glamour of rock star California; the depths of despair and the heights of euphoria; of dragging yourself up each time you get knocked down and climbing back in the ring. It is a story of a true cocksparrow - a real London Boy. Gerald Kirk Costa Rica February 2012.