Germany’s ministers for energy and environment seek to ban shale gas and oil drilling for the next seven years, a move that business leaders fear will jeopardize Germany’s position as an industrial leader.
The ketamine experiences were like visits to a Cosmic Disneyland; I never knew what might come, what the “ride” would be about. And the experiences covered a wide range from the most sublime and astonishing to the completely banal and trivial.
Just as the folklore-fueled punk of the Pogues obliterated boundaries of time and distance for me, the D. I. Y. movement tore down the walls I’d assumed stood between pro and amateur, between artist and audience.
Before Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band…before Timothy Leary…before Ken Kesey’s band of Merry Pranksters and their Electric Kool-Aid Acid Tests…before the dawn of the Grateful Dead, there was Alfred M. Hubbard: the Original Captain Trips.
One of the things my readers ask me most often, in response to the ongoing decline and impending fall of modern industrial civilization, is what I suggest people ought to do about it all. It’s a valid question, and it deserves a serious answer.