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Any time I hear the wavering strains of Syd Barrett, I go on my own mindtrip, so thanks for including it in the latest narrative. Have you read The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson? Some substance-laced fiction about the course of history in the last century that wraps in drugs, secret societies, and religion. Fun read.
Your mis-spelling of Eric Burdon's name is not so uncommon,http://ericburdon.ning.com/profiles/blogs/perics-name-was-misspelled-on
Thanks Bunky - I shouldn't have missed that- now corrected! Eric Burdon captures the sound of the times to me, and from all accounts had a great time way back then.Syd Barrett's story more tragic - so fragile, and then so broken. But at least the songs remain.
BTW, for anyone interested (like who actually reads these comments!?), here's a video liknk top Spill the Wine:http://ericburdon.ning.com/video/eric-burdon-spill-the-wine-2
With regards to The Illuminatus Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson- although it sounds interesting, these days I only read non-fiction- which is often stranger than fiction. I get on i kicks and stick with it till I'm done; now it's the 60s with an emphasis on Timothy Leary and LSD.
I loved the Animals and most of Eric's stuff up to and including the War stuff.Never was a big fan of Syd Barrett or Roger Waters for that matter. I was more of a David Gilmour and Rick Wright fan. I may have mentioned that before.Concerning Barrett though I wonder if the LSD screwed him up that bad or if he just did it for effect.I had good experiences with acid in the late 60s early 70s. It was mescaline that ruined chemicals for me. Too many impurities.I'd advise you to avoid dropping out again. However if you do, make sure to document the journey in podcast form.
That's funny- Syd Barrett & Rogers Waters are the 2 I liked most in Pink Floyd. Sadly, Syd really did lose his mind early on, and the others realized they had to dump him as he became totally unreliable and unpredictable. Shine on, you crazy diamond, they sang. It might be argued they became a better band after he left. You probably did more acid than I di, and yes, in the end, it was impossible to know what was contained in the stuff sold, and far too many impurities! That's why I liked the story Orange Sunshine so much- those guys wanted to make good quality acid freely available- and they did.
I always found it interesting that Timothy Leary and G. Gordon Liddy were able to cultivate a friendship during their 1982 lecture tour together.Here's a photo from that time.http://www.flickr.com/photos/the_first_rays/4484378615/
Great photo Eric, thanks. Leary loved the fact that it was Liddy getting caught at Watergate that brought on Nixon's downfall, as Nixon had been out to get Leary from the start. He did have a sense of humour- even about himself.Leary later stated that 1/3 of all he said was bullshit, 1/3 was wrong, but 1/3 were home runs!
Still listening to XO Carry On, but goddamn that Keith McNally did a bang up job editing it.It really deserves a repost on here as well. Props to Keith, and thanks Scarborough Dude, for sharing pieces of yourself. Good and bad.
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