She Don’t Lie


16 Responses to “She Don’t Lie”

  1. 1 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    I’ve always been impressed by how well he had the audience trained with this piece. He could give the folkies a run for their money.

    • 2 bluenred March 26, 2013 at 9:14 pm

      The audience was responsive because that was the world then. Before the US government went totally wild with its senseless jihad on the substance. Which produced the scourge of methamphetamine. No one with a functioning cerebral cortex would prefer methamphetamine to cocaine. But that’s where people went—meth—when the cocaine dried up, and got expensive. And so the government produced a zombie army of erased brains and mouths with no teeth. A zombie army that marches to this day.

      • 3 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 9:22 pm

        I spent several years indulging in fairly high end cocaine. My connect was an old family friend, a woman quite appealing to the gentlemen.

        Also generous. She got her stuff from the guy on this end of the boat and didn’t step on it. This basically means it was only stepped on by the guy on this end of the boat, because you don’t step on stuff prior to smuggling.

        I was her right-hand Girl, and all things considered, I would have preferred to skip the whole thing. YMMV. Agreed that meth is more dangerous.

        • 4 Alexa March 26, 2013 at 10:03 pm

          BWAH!! doesn’t life have the most delicious surprises when we aren’t expecting them? i’ve been telling blueness that for years.

          looks like we got more in common than i even knew we had in common, Miep. mi amiga en sangre.

          I spent several years indulging in fairly high end cocaine. My connect was an old family friend, a woman quite appealing to the gentlemen.

          • 5 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 10:15 pm

            My friend was a wild lady. Unfortunately it all got to be too much for her and she retired into A.A. and judgment.

            I moved back in with her again years later. Had to sneak. I used to help her clean out her place. She was still finding money where she’d hidden it.

            I would go through the trash. Once I found a hit of windowpane acid. It must have been at least eight years old.

            This was right after Bush 41 invaded Iraq, 1991?

            I ate it and it worked fine. I spent the entire evening sitting in my garage room contemplating fire. Ekpyrosis. Blueness gave me the word for that acid trip. All Ekpyrosis All the Time.

          • 6 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 10:59 pm

            I’m inclined to think that there are genetic triggers for alcohol, tobacco, and illegal drugs as well. Some people run into trouble with them, some don’t, some don’t like them at all. I was raised by people who smoked tobacco, I never found it all that appealing. I like alcohol a lot, I have immediate relatives for whom it doesn’t do a thing. I’ve known people who got deeply into cocaine, others who said it didn’t do a thing for them.

            Point being that it’s not all about association and learned habits, and equally not about any given drug being impossibly addictive.

            One of my nieces drinks and smokes tobacco, enjoys both. Neither of her parents engage in any of this. It’s like it skips generations.

            At the same time, I’ve seen it all framed as dosage problems, and that gets us back into plants. As blueness notes, none of this would be a problem if cultivation wasn’t interfered with. The whole process of cultivation and harvesting develops a relationship with the plant. Buying tobacco or alcohol commercially is a wholly different activity, and buying stuff on the black market is even more distorted.

      • 7 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 9:24 pm

        Also, I think it would be just splendid to grow coca.

        • 8 bluenred March 26, 2013 at 9:34 pm

          Coca is basically a weed. Can grow pretty much anywhere, except it cannot take frost. The plant produces for years. In the wild, they can grow to 30 feet. Impressive.

          As with opium—another weed, even easier to grow than coca—if cultivation were permitted, there would be no need for the processed stuff.

          • 9 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 9:50 pm

            My criminal defense attorney/public defender stepfather (now deceased) told me many years ago that at the time it was legal to grow oriental poppies (Papaver somniferum) in California, but that doing so could be used as probable cause for search.

            I’m tempted to do it anyway. There are fancy kinds, quite pretty. Also those red fire poppies seem similar in growth habit, anyone tried those out?

  2. 11 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    To clarify, that stuff was insanely great, but it was always wearing off, and then getting more would become the next thing to do. If it was cut with meth, it would have been even better, but much more dangerous.

    This whole business of being in such a hurry about things is so overrated, and the drug cultures I’ve been a part of have always been inundated with that addiction meme.

    It does not lend to reasonable focus. I miss grass, and I can see how medicinal opiates can be so helpful at times, and so hard to get.

    And coca could be like coffee. It’s just poorly managed because it’s illegal. It’s a volume thing. It’s even more a plant thing. What kind of culture outlaws plants?

    • 12 bluenred March 26, 2013 at 9:48 pm

      Cut with meth, it’s garbage.

      • 13 Alexa March 26, 2013 at 10:05 pm

        meth is horrible. truly. i think it may be the most damaging substance anyone can use and remain legally alive.

      • 14 mieprowan March 26, 2013 at 10:06 pm

        You could well be right. I was thinking that it might avoid the endless crashing, and in turn drive a person to lose one’s mind entirely.

        I used to use pharmaceutical Quaaludes to ameliorate all this. A little coke, a quarter Q. This can work for quite some time, except that at some point the sun comes up and you get to thinking it might be fun to go out in public and ride around on public transport and chat people up, and then you wind up nekkid in public parks. Never got busted, luck of the Irish.

        Kids, Don’t Do This At Home. Good Dog that was all a long time ago.

        I got dressed and went back home on the bus. Not too long afterwards, the guy called me up to tell me he’d converted to Christianity and wanted to tell me all about it. I declined to take him up on the offer.

  3. 15 x July 26, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a lot about this, like you wrote the book in
    it or something. I think that you could do with some pics to drive the
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    • 16 bluenred August 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm

      Anyone who has rode the rail of cocaine has babbled a book. But none of them have really written one. Not even Thomas Pynchon.

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