GG Allin‘s — a provocative Punk Rock performance artist — given name was Jesus Christ Allin. His band was called “The Murder Junkies.” Allin grew up in a log cabin in New Hampshire with a crazy and depressive father. He was arrested 52 times before he died at the age of 36, most likely because of excessive heroin use.
Advice King Christopher Crofton writes a column for the Nashville Scene. Sometimes those columns are made into videos. In this episode, the King tells one of his readers named Clem about the dangers and challenges of using cocaine.
Charles Bukowski, is, of course, a brilliant writer, but he was also beyond great when he spoke. In this clip he describes how it’s necessary to keep “the juice” in your sentences while living through the Atomic Age.
Some real “Narcos” footage here. Brazillian cops are able to catch up to a plane before it takes off. The impact nearly tears off one of its wings. (Source: DIGG)
This 2003 Sundance Jury Prize winner for short film explores the customers who frequented the Terminal Bar, a down-and-out watering hole in Times Square across the street from the Port Authority. Sheldon Nadelman, the bartender, shot over 1,500 black and white portraits during his ten year stint there from 1972-1982. The bar was owned by Murray Goldman, Sheldon’s father-in-law. (Source: Terminal Pictures)
Once transported in on Jet Skis, hashish now travels to Europe on ships as long as a soccer field, through territory that officials fear is controlled by the Islamic State. (Source: The New York Times)
Williams was the poster boy for the NFL’s battle against marijuana, stuck with the public image that came from standing his ground against the league. Now, former All-Pro running back Ricky Williams is embracing that image, finding wisdom along the way. (Source: Sports Illustrated)
Timothy Leary interview by Trent Harris. Leary speaks out on freedom, LSD, religion, and more. The Nixon administration considered Leary one of the most dangerous men in the world. He was convicted of possessing less than 1/2 ounce of pot and sentenced to 30 years. Bail was $5 million dollars, at that time the highest ever set. He was eventually paroled. (Source: Trent Harris)
In an effort to combat the growing epidemic of prescription drug and heroin abuse, the FBI and DEA have released “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a documentary aimed at educating students and young adults about the dangers of addiction. (Source: FBI) More at www.fbi.gov/ChasingTheDragon
Magic mushrooms have been used ritually by the native people of Mesoamerica for hundreds, if not thousands, of years. In the 1950s, R. Gordon Wasson and his wife traveled to Oaxaca, Mexico and participated in a mushroom ritual. That experience led to a 1957 Life magazine article titled “Seeking the Magic Mushroom.” The following year, the Swiss scientist Albert Hofman, who had been the first to synthesize LSD in 1938, identified psilocybin and psilocin as the active compounds in magic mushrooms. In 1960, Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert founded the Harvard Psilocybin Project to study the effects of … Read More »