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Steven

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Brian tells us that LSD helped him write some beautiful songs but that he suffered from drug use.  The Beatles also made some truly wonderful psychedelic music. The Rolling Stones and Bob Dylan made some.  Elton John did a nice cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds". For those of you who like psychedelic music, you might enjoy listening to some songs by the late sweet Roky Erickson: "Starry Eyes", "Slip in My House", "Cold Night for Alligators" and, my favorite, "I Walked With a Zombie".  I think Brian would get a kick out of them.
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Zero replies.  Oh well.  I will add this.

Somehow, I neglected to mention our beloved Grateful Dead.  Much apologies.

Returning to Roky Erickson, I omitted, unintentionally, the amazing "Two Headed Dog".  Brian would not like it musically since it is nothing musically.  Probably, the only song Brian would listen to musically is "I Walked With a Zombie", since Roky's backup band, The Aliens, play very well on that song.  But here is a question about "Two Headed Dog".  What would Brian think of a song which is comprehensible, coherent, consistent, emotional and utterly, totally, completely, irrevocably uprooted and insane?

Now I am going to do a nice thing.  I recommend to you and to Brian "Lux Aeterna" by Ligeti.  It is not in any key but it is in tone clouds and is not dissonant.  You can hear it on YouTube.  Brian would love it.

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a snowflake that will not fall down:
a soundcheck Video that was made by the videoman before the show
without my recognition.
german psychedelia?
no, just a Little Christmas gift!
happy Holidays 




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Steven

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Thank you! Down is just an illusion.

Sincerely,

Steven

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Seeing that Baba Ram Dass has just passed and his Be Here Now was about his thoughts and of course drugs with Timothy Leary.

I think that psychedelics helped open the minds of those who needed to go there, including Brian. He used these "tools" to move forward.

I am not a proponent myself but those who used it to expand their universe did help their creative process. It was an expansion if you will.

Listen to Brian speak of it in the demo session for Our Prayer. He was at that time in competition with The Beatles.

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Listen to Brian speak of it in the demo session for Our Prayer. He was at that time in competition with The Beatles.
And as you know, Al, basically by himself, too.  In competition with John & Paul (& to a lesser extent, George), producer George Martin, and (until that year) manager Brian Epstein.  Why do I mention them?  Because The Beatles had a team of committed professionals supporting them.  Brian?  Nope.  Though Denny truly liked SMiLE...and the direction Brian was taking them, he was still in the background (enjoying life).  Carl was somewhat supportive, but others in the band - not so much (to be kind).

Considering everything, it's notable and admirable Brian took the band as far as he did.  On his own.  In a special, yet tumultuous time.

But why is this subject in the FAQ category?!?

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I discovered Roky, after the fact...about 15 years ago.  I enjoy his body of work.  {all the way back to the 13th Floor Elevators}  He just died about 1/2 a year ago right?
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If you can figure out a way to move this chain to the Main Forum and think that it is a good idea to do so, then please do so.  I do not know how to do so.  If it stays here in FAQ, then I guess that is a little bit of weirdness which happened; not the first.

Roky (pronouced "Rocky") died but will not be forgotten.  When you hear Roky's music, you are in a surprising house.  Not quite the same house as "In My Room".  But maybe they are in the same room.  Brian knows.  Outdoors too.  Night and day. 


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I was told it's pronounced Roe-kee
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