Seriously, now. Trust me. You will have to listen to [Mom] the song, readers. Sierra’s voice is shockingly unique. It’s a slow mellow shuffle, paced by world-class drummer and brilliant father Burleigh Drummond, and a tasty keyboard solo by the song’s subject, her mom… It’s indescribable.
“Jim Morrison, Mary and Me” explains a lot about the last few months before Morrison became the Doors’ frontman, and within two years a rock legend with big shelf-life. Now after nearly a half-century of being dead, the dude endures.
…the Beach Boys legacy is now in Irving Azoff’s grimy hands. This is like your childhood sweetheart, the one you always loved, marrying the class bully, the guy who made your life a living hell.
Yeah the dead people are lining up out there. Does it matter what you did in life, when you are dead? In the lifespan of the multiverse, perhaps not, but we will find out, won’t we? All of us together, again in that moment before the latest Big Bang.
Whoever wins, we are screwed bigtime, and later this month I am leaving the USA for Costa Rica, to take another look at getting out of the Evil Empire for good.
I turn on the news radio. Trump is a point behind Biden in crucial Florida, but the conservative Panhandle has not been counted. Gonna be close, it looks like.
What an illustration of the Law of Unintended Consequences. Toss the dude out of your house and two years later he goes iconic, and four years after he becomes a superstar he dies and becomes legendary.
It is simply extraordinary to read these missives over a half century later. Take note of HST’s phrasing, which point the way to Fear and Loathing. Enjoy his outrage, which crackles off of the page like dry lightning in a tinder dry forest.
From Pittsburgh to Philadelphia, and all the small towns in between, Pennsylvania is crucial to both campaigns, so much so that I’d go so far as to call Pennsylvania the new Florida on the 2020 Electoral College map.
“The problem with power is that those who want power are almost always the people who should NOT be given power.”