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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

What A Trip

Quick question: Did this dude ever win the Nobel price?
Albert Hofmann, father of drug LSD, dies in Switzerland

AP - 2 hours, 23 minutes ago Sent 590 times

GENEVA - Albert Hofmann, the father of the mind-altering drug LSD whose medical discovery inspired — and arguably corrupted — millions in the 1960s hippie generation, has died. He was 102.
I would say this man is single-handedly responsible for changing culture more than any other person in history, at least since the American Revolution.

Can you imagine the music we would never have been privy to if it wouldn't have been for acid? Take The Beatles for instance. Or Jimi Hendrix, Jefferson Starship, The Doors, The Grateful Dead, just to name a few. It wasn't marijuana or heroin that caused these people to "think outside the box". No, it was was a little dab of a substance invented by Mr. Wizard there.

Then there's the flip side...



SK said...

Ooooh I feel the need to make a correction in your list. Jefferson AIRPLANE rocked, Starship, eh... And you do make a great point about the music. Sadly, I knew too many people I could use as examples of "the flip side."

curmudgeon said...

Well, Jefferson Starship, Jefferson Airplane, or just plain Starship each had a song or two that were okay, but each iteration really never really did all that much for me.