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alucard

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  1. Surely he does, and by all accounts, his inclusion of a pot smoking thread is more consistent to Led Zeppelin than ANY political thread of which you post incesstantly!!! Back in the mid 70s, the military would take you in the service even as a past pothead. I remember going in for tests to join the Air Force and when the induction dude asked me if I'd ever smoked pot, I said yeah, mark me down for 2500 times. He didn't bat an eye. The service was FULL of dopers back then. Good thing there wasn't a war going on.
  2. Carl Sagan SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The late astronomer and author, Carl Sagan was a secret but avid marijuana smoker, crediting it with inspiring essays and scientific insight, according to Sagan's biographer. Using the pseudonym "Mr. X'', Sagan wrote about his pot smoking in an essay published in the 1971 book "Reconsidering Marijuana.'' The book's editor, Lester Grinspoon, recently disclosed the secret to Sagan's biographer, Keay Davidson. Davidson, a writer for the San Francisco Examiner, revealed the marijuana use in an article published in the newspaper's magazine Sunday. "Carl Sagan: A Life'' is due out in October. "I find that today a single joint is enough to get me high ... in one movie theater recently I found I could get high just by inhaling the cannabis smoke which permeated the theater,'' wrote Sagan, who authored popular science books such as "Cosmos,'' "Contact,'' and "The Dragons of Eden.'' In the essay, Sagan said marijuana inspired some of his intellectual work. "I can remember one occasion, taking a shower with my wife while high, in which I had an idea on the origins and invalidities of racism in terms of gaussian distribution curves,'' wrote the former Cornell University professor. "I wrote the curves in soap on the shower wall, and went to write the idea down. Sagan also wrote that pot enhanced his experience of food, particularly potatoes, music and sex. Grinspoon, Sagan's closest friend for 30 years, said Sagan's marijuana use is evidence against the notion that marijuana makes people less ambitious. "He was certainly highly motivated to work, to contribute,'' said Grinspoon, a psychiatry professor at Harvard University. Grinspoon is an advocate of decriminalizing marijuana. Ann Druyan, Sagan's former wife, is a director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws. The nonprofit group promotes legalization of marijuana. more.... US: Billions and Billions of '60s Flashbacks By Keay Davidson — 22 Aug 1999, San Francisco Examiner [Davidson is Carl Sagan's Biographer] For young people of the '60s and '70s, marijuana use was a rite of passage. To the very youngest, smoking the illegal drug was the boldest way to rebel against parental and governmental authority. But many young adults used "weed" too. The term "groves of academe" took on a new meaning in universities, where the spiky-leaved plants grew vigorously and covertly under ultraviolet lamps in dormitory closets. Carl >Sagan had been a regular marijuana user from the early '60s on. He believed the drug enhanced his creativity and insights. His closest friend of three decades, Harvard psychiatry professor Dr. Lester Grinspoon, a leading advocate of the decriminalization of marijuana, recalls an incident in the '80s when one of his California admirers mailed him, unsolicited, some unusually high-quality pot. Grinspoon shared the joints with >Sagan and his last wife, Ann Druyan. Afterward >Sagan said, "Lester, I know you've only got one left, but could I have it? I've got serious work to do tomorrow and I could really use it." Grinspoon's 1971 book "Marihuana Reconsidered" included a long essay by an unidentified "Mr. X," who described his happy experiences with the drug. The essay identified Mr. X as "a professor at one of the top-ranking American universities" but disguised his identity by saying he was "in his early forties." ...please read more.... http://www.druglibrary.org/think/~jnr/sagan.htm
  3. A fantastic compilation, currently on Tony Geballe's, Native of the Rain.
  4. This had a song called, When I met You, that I loved and had as a teenager. UK digitally remastered reissue of the Spooky Tooth/Mott The Hoople guitarist's 1972 solo album. Gottdiscs. 2004. Audio Remasterer: Andrew Thompson. Personnel includes: Luther Grosvenor (guitar), Chris Woods (saxophone); John Hawken (organ); Trevor Burton (bass guitar); Mike Giles (drums); Jim Capaldi, Mick Ralphs, Mike Kellie, Paul Bennett, Trevor Lucas (background vocals). He had some great musicians play on it. The main standout for me was Mike Giles (ex-King Crimson). http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/...Open+Skies.htm#
  5. Hey, give them a break! That song was mainly a drum solo like Led Zeppelin's MOBY DICK. I mean please.....
  6. I'm glad the horrible taste put in my mouth by them didn't sway me from the enjoyment I found in the city. I love that dirty water. The next prominent band to come out of Boston I believe was The Cars c. 1978. Now there's a band worthy of Beantown. Boston was in the heap of "classic rock" in the mid to late 70s that turned my stomach.
  7. alucard

    Posting pictures.

    Got it? How 'bout a couple of these
  8. Holier than thou? We all have prejudices, bigotry and discriminations in our life. Don't try to be above it. I can't stand Vanilla Ice, he's too pasty, like milquetoast. That goes for his music too.
  9. alucard

    Posting pictures.

    Is that, Read the fucking manual?
  10. alucard

    Posting pictures.

    What about the 3rd zone? Can't you see the forest for the trees?
  11. And people may wonder why there's an internal band tiff?
  12. Oh Boy!! The twirlers will no doubt trip over this. Maybe the smart ones will tie their laces. OK you chemist's, better start producing some new acid. OBAMA BLOTTER!!!!
  13. I need nothing from you, I get all the funnies I want from some of the hilarious lyrics. Too bad you're so discriminatory. The lyrics are more fun than that disco crap by far.
  14. Negative Creep Very similar to the Butthole Surfers tune, Who was in my Room Last Night, off Independent Worm Saloon.
  15. The groove and texture is what I would like about some HipHop. The words are secondary, but even the degrading lyrics can have much humor for me. The ghetto stories of their hoes, guns and drugs and even homophobia are hilarious. The $20 sack pyramid off this is great!! Sure it's "mainstream" for the old genre, but very entertaining. Snoop is on it too, and adds highly to it. Contrary to popular belief amongst naysayers, much HipHop has real instrumentation mixed in with their sampling. It's not all done by computer or swiping grooves. I like early 90s HipHop better than much of the 70s "classic rock".
  16. I had this on vinyl back when I was 17. For some reason I used to listen to Blue Oyster Cult along with the Good Rats. Must be that Long Island connection. We had a flying guitar man Maybe the fastest in the land But he was going no where fast Speed ain't nothing withouth class He couldn't play tasty Tasty like this Man Yeah Tasy Tasty aint it time we mellowed out We had a man named crazy Ott He overplayed his bass a lot We had to kick him in the pants His fingers moved like bodies dance He couldn't play tasty Tasty like this Man Yeah Tasy Tasty aint it time we mellowed out We had a drummer named Joe He played so fast we let him go He ran away with all our songs Now he's school where he belongs He coulnd't play tasty, tasty Tasty like this Man Yeah Tasty Tasty Ain't it time we mellowed out
  17. One of my favorites from "Out in LA" Dedicated to an old friend. F.U. Fuck You Fuck your whole family and your beverages Fuck You Fuck your little sister and your little brother Fuck You Fuck all your friends and everyone Fuck You Fuck your little puppy and your puppy dog Fuck You.... It's a must listen.
  18. Hated 99% of disco, and hated the scene even more. The ONLY so called disco I liked was the funk stuff that was more or less "extended" and dumbed down for the disco dancing. I have a soft spot in my heart for Brickhouse though, and Let it Whip, Dazz Dazz, You dropped a bomb on me, and a few others. The early 90s HipHop had several collaborations I enjoyed and still do. Cypress Hill, Tribe called Quest and Dr. Dre and Snoop for a few. That aspect of rap easily is more enjoyable than the dance crap of disco to me. Plus the baggy pants and gansta wear is more appealing and wearable than the fucked up polyester suits of the 70s. You wouldn't ever catch me at a 70s disco theme party. Dazed and Confused, YES, I'm still there !
  19. Maybe it's time we all get cut off from electricity, get away from computers and video games and go back out on the porch like the good old days and do some real human mingling and interaction. The world needs a good shakeup, maybe this is signaling it. Back to the garden.
  20. Personally, I'd hate to see these guys do a Santana Supernatural "Live" approximation. Let their instruments do the talking (singing).
  21. I'd rather see Page, Jonesy and Jason play as an instrumental band without a singer, since Robert won't join them. I would just find in terribly unsatisfying to hear someone else do Robert's vocal parts or even any new vocals. The 3 J's don't need a vocalist. Why would they anyway? Because so many people can't accept a completely instrumental band? They have to have words to get into it? Rubbish!!!
  22. No one has ever been elected to 4 terms as president except FDR, Bush didn't. I wasn't arguing, just pointing out the fact that his program to be re-elected was VERY successful. That fact can't be disputed. Are you saying the TVA was a economic fuck-up? Seems to be going strong to this day.
  23. His program to get re-elected worked 3 times. He had 4 terms, pretty impressive for not ever having any successful programs.
  24. It really does boil down to being Robert's fault. The other's would love to go as Led Zeppelin, but it's Robert that has to make the statement of the "NO GO". If it wasn't HIS decision to thwart a reunion, more than just the 02, why is it HE that had to make this announcement? It's because all of the marbles fell on him, he's the lone dissenter. Can anyone disprove this?
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