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From Tom Wolfe's THE ELECTRIC KOOL-AID ACID TEST:
"We're in a period now like St. Paul and the early Christians," Kesey says. "St. Paul said, if they shit on you in one city, move on to another city, and if they shit on you in that city, move on to another city-"
"I know, Ken, but you're telling people to stop taking acid, and they're not going to stop. They've opened up doors
in their minds they never knew existed, and a very beautiful thing, and then they read in the papers that somebody they've looked up to is suddenly telling them to stop."
"There's a lot of things I can't tell the newspapers," says Kesey. His eyes are still focused long-range, away from Goldhill. "One night in Mexico, in Manzanillo, I took some acid and I threw the I Ching. And the I Ching- the great thing about the I Ching is, it never sends you Valentines, it slaps you in the face when you need it- and it said we had reached the end of something, we weren't going anywhere any longer, it was time for a new direction-and I went outside and there was an electrical storm, and there was lightening everywhere and I pointed to the sky and lightening flashed and all of a sudden I had a second skin, of lightening, electricity, like a suit of electricity, and I knew it was in us to be superheroes and that we could become superheroes or nothing." He lowers his eyes. " I wouldn't tell this to the newspapers. How could I? I wouldn't be put back in jail, I'd be put in Pescadero."
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Of all places, least of those you'd expect, he went to Russia when he left here, or so they would have us believe, having sent this picture as proof.
When a great person-- someone who does great deeds, has great convictions, is a great influence on others-- dies, it's like all that greatness is gone, no one can take its place. Not true. What happens is the greatness is spread out, passed into all those who were influenced, and it becomes a stronger force than ever before. Instead of being concentrated in one person, whatever goodness was being realized, is now being realized in a expanded, more powerful way, spread out over the world. But subtle, not blared on TV or proclaimed in headlines.
Like what happened with Cassady. He died in Mexico but his spirit was carried back across the border on the soles of a migrant farm worker's shoes. Spread all over the country. And have you noticed the way men now wear their baldness with pride? Shades of Kesey who often covered his bare pate with a bandanna, to repell the ravages of the sun.
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The jacket of the book features artwork by Joe Sacco and shows cartoon scenes from the novel, the most innovative and creative cover I've seen for a literary work. The inside is equally classy, with hospital sketches by Kesey, plus a great print job, Times New Roman, I think, and rough paper edges. A damned fine read. Kudos to Penquin and heartfelt thanks to Kesey.
-- Kapn Ken
PLEASE CHECK OUT THE FOLLOWING POST & ANY DETAILS ABOUT THE OUTER MONGOLIAN HERD WILL BE APPRECIATED.found this post at Garage Hangover http://www.garagehangover.com/?q=comment/reply/264/1099
The Preachers three 45s, on the Righteous Enterprises label, have zero to do with the famed duo (one of the many annoyances about researching information unverified on the web). Only resemblance is in the name. The Righteous Brothers did not have copyright on the word 'Righteous'. I'm sure in some print article / clipping there may have been a mention of the Righteous Brothers planning to start up their own label at the same time, but it has no connection to this label.
I haven't verified it but I think David Keller was behind Righteous Enterprises (I've only seen the 3 Preachers 45s on the label of the same name), before he started up another local label, Daisy (releases by the Omen and Their Luv, Outer Mongolian Herd both from 1968)
Sheri-Glen music was operated by a husband and wife team from Birmingham. I spoke with them 15 years ago. I'd have to do some extensive digging in my vast notes to get their names.
Last night I saw an ad for DVDs of The Johnny Cash Show.
I saw Roy Orbison in the opening clip for the ad and then again at the end so I looked Roy up on YouTube.
YOU GET 939 HITS FOR ROY ORBISON ON YouTube!
This link will put you on Orbison's Johnny Cash performances:
This link will put you on all four parts of Orbison's '65 live performance in Holland.This European television performance features Bill Gilmore on bass, Robert Nix on drums and John Rainey Adkins on guitar. Any information or reminiscences of this performance will be appreciated.[THAT'S A HINT, NIXO!]
Click on the link below to see Hillary perform:
After they fix the microphone malfunction, Hillary sez:
"There may be some bumps along the road!
You know this reminds me of one of my favorite American heroines, Harriet Tubman.
For when she made it to freedom after having been a slave and she got to New York and she could have been so happy to just stay at home and just breathe a big sigh of relief but she kept going back down South to bring other freed slaves to freedom.
And she used to say, 'No matter what happens, keep going.'
So we're going to keep going until we take back the White House!"
Practically everything you've ever read about Harriet Tubman is some Yankee fantasy and here Hillary invokes Tubman's name, makes up some stupid quote & compares her presidential candidacy with the struggle for slave emancipation.
Read all about the Yankee bunk about Tubman & the Underground Railroad in our public school textbooks at
& LAST BUT NOT LEAST,
we at ZERO, NORTHWEST FLORIDA wish to send out our condolences to the friends and family of Norman Mailer. Norman was a voice of my parents generation and ,regardless of the criticism,
his book on Marilyn Monroe was powerful influence on us.
Six years to the day after Ken Kesey died, Norman Mailer died.
Here's a link to his obit: