Owsley (electric Kool-aid acid test) LSD

StonedGardener

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It was a sad day when Uncle Kenny passed. The memorial at the McDonald theater was cool but really sad. I was fortunate as a youngster to get invited by Kenny and MG to the millennium party at the farm. Meeting in person most of the icons of my pretty much childhood tour years was incredible. Having Ken and Mountain Girl force me to pick out a day-glo, obnoxious costume in the costume room (for lack of better term) next to Ken’s, I guess office(?) before they busted out the Kool aid was one of the most epic experiences of my life. Not to mention I had just met Owsley and Babbs among others. I played the thunder machine, rode on the the back of the bus out of the bus barn and we had a bonfire in the rain. Everyone asked why I didn’t go to Phish in Florida. (~);} I didn’t come down from that cup I sipped for days. I’m too young to have experienced an acid test, but I’d never trade that experience for anything in the world.
The older days.......Timothy Leary " Turn on, tune in, drop out " . I always had a close friend as my " tester ", advisor.....he knew what I liked. Always preferred terra firm's bounty.
Enjoyed a lot of the books from Kesey and wound up sending Babs an email back in 2017. To my surprise he replied to me. I'll include what he said here as it's not personal; it was just me saying "hello" and asking about his books so I could find them.

thanks for the nice email. Yes, I have a book out, Who Shot
The Water Buffalo, a novel about a Marine Corps helicopter squadron
in Vietnam in 62-63. There is a facebook page called Who Shot The
Water Buffalo and also a lot about the book at
.

Kesey and I also worked together on a novel called Last Go Round,
takes place at the Pendleton Roundup in 1911. It's a real good read.
So cool dude... didn't get a ride on the bus did ya? "FURTHER" ? My only events like that were hooking up with Ozzie and BOC.
 

Uncle L

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The older days.......Timothy Leary " Turn on, tune in, drop out " . I always had a close friend as my " tester ", advisor.....he knew what I liked. Always preferred terra firm's bounty.

So cool dude... didn't get a ride on the bus did ya? "FURTHER" ? My only events like that were hooking up with Ozzie and BOC.
Did get on the bus. It was raining and hit the power line from the bus barn to the house. Electric for real. Lol.
 

ComfortCreator

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The best story I can think of is One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.

Most people saw the movie first, Jack Nicholson stars along with many other big stars (Louis Fletcher, Danny Devito, Michael Douglas, Chris Lloyd, etc) and it was such a well made movie that it surpasses the book, and won the Big 5 - Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Director, Best Movie, amongst 9 total Oscars.

If you havent seen the movie, or read Ken's book, you are in for a treat. It wasnt until later in life that I learned Ken wrote this, and he did so while tripping on acid. He worked in a psych ward, and invented the story based upon what he saw (both real, and imagined on acid).

In the last 100 years of film only a handful of movies have received as many awards. Ken managed to write a story that became one of the top movies of all time, and a seminal moment in the country's understanding of how mental illness was being "treated".

Whether you think of Ken Kesey, or Michael Phelps swimming...dont ever believe those squares that tell you drugs are for losers. They are also for those who accomplished some of the greatest feats in history. Jerry Garcia, anyone?

The merry pranksters were also incredibly fortunate to have one of our country's greatest authors take an interest in them, when Tom Wolfe wrote the seminal Electric Kool Aid Acid Test. The form of writing used in this book was magical. Known as The New Journalism, it was a vivid portrait portrayed in a fashion never quite used before. The list of authors that began writing in this form around that time is a list of some of the greatest authors ever.

The best stories of this time were...
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, and
The Electeic Kool Aid Acid Test
 

Just Be

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There's at least two sides to every story. Here's another side.
 

lusidghost

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There's at least two sides to every story. Here's another side.
That's way too long. Summary?
 
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