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  •  I was way too young (11+ / 0-)

    to understand the significance of Janis Joplin, or Jimi Hendrix or the Doors, before the principals died.  However, my older sister (she was 15, after all) spoke in hushed tones about them.  I think I did take away the lesson of the overdoses, though.  I have never touched any illegal drug, ever.  Of course, it doesn't hurt that I've always been a goodie two-shoes.

    -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

    by gizmo59 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:13:15 PM PST

    •  Oh, I'm sure you've found other ways (8+ / 0-)

      to transgress! And your sister was right about both. Of course, the three of them were my absolute favorites, so I learned a little bit about loss.

      -7.75, -8.10; . . . Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall (h/t cooper888)

      by Dave in Northridge on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:18:33 PM PST

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      •  Well, in retrospect, (4+ / 0-)

        my sister was just mimicking those around her at the time.  She was still in the process of figuring out what she really liked herself.  She never was a big enough fan of these artists to actually buy any of their albums.  And then she went and married a Republican!

        But nonetheless, I recall at that time a sense of doom and dread, that such young talent could be lost so easily.  Everyone from the younger generation shared that feeling.  My parent's generation, on the other hand, were either puzzled or outraged that these drug-addled "musicians" (if you could call that music) were commanding so much attention.

        -5.13,-5.64; If you gave [Jerry Falwell] an enema, you could bury him in a matchbox. -- Christopher Hitchens

        by gizmo59 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:33:10 PM PST

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    •  Strongest I ever did was pot (6+ / 0-)

      back in high school, but as far as I can tell it never had any effect on me, probably because I'm naturally goofy and I've always got the munchies already. ;-) By the late 1970s that was pretty much the only thing available. (Got to admit that after reading Tom Wolfe's The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test I was curious about LSD, but had no idea how to get that in my suburban white-bread California hometown.

      There's only one rule that I know of, babies -- goddammit, you've got to be kind. -- Kurt Vonnegut

      by Cali Scribe on Thu Feb 28, 2013 at 07:24:04 PM PST

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