In the Beatles' film A Hard Day's Night, (one of the best movies ever -- ask Roger Ebert) there's a delicious scene with a press conference. It's the one where a British reporter asks John's opinion of the United States in typical British usage: "How did you find America?" John replies, "Turn left at Greenland."
They also ask George, "What do you call that haircut?" He answers, "Arthur."
It must be readily apparent that I did not determine that this music was 'psychedelic' by reading about it in Time magazine. And it should be noted that it is not my purpose here to condone or condemn the use of drugs. On that subject, let me just say this...
I won't go into the whole long story, but I do have brain damage, just a little bit. No, not from anything I ate or smoked, but from the aneurysm in 1998 that took me out of construction labor and put me back in school. So, right now I have no need for drugs. With brain damage and college, I have enough to tangle up my mind.
Even if that were not the case, I would not touch any chemical available today on the street or in the clubs, for any reason, at any price. I refer on the home page to a time when drug dealers didn't have Uzis. Those days are gone. We as a society have taken the drug business away from the nice, friendly guy down the hall and passed it to cold-hearted, murderous thugs on the street corner.
Why we did that, I don't know. You'll have to ask a politician.
And since the "About the Author" section usually includes a picture, here are two views of your humble webmaster...
|The Author doing folk rock||The Author doing Front Page|
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