Saturday, July 04, 2009

It seemed that in the late '90s the remaining counter culture heroes were dropping like flies

I was fortunate enough to see the original Grateful Dead on their last tour in Detroit. Saw both shows, which in the scheme of things weren't particularly good, but beggars cannot be choosers. Then there was a mini-riot in Indiana over people without tickets wanting in to a concert, then Jerry Garcia died. Later, in '97 again, Timothy Leary passed away from prostate cancer. I had mixed feelings about him then and have even more mixed feelings about him now, but the early stuff he wrote, that people around him put on the internet, particularly the pamphlet "Turn on, Tune in, Drop Out", was very insightful.

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