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FAX
03-16-2011, 01:23 PM
It's a sad day for enlightened blotter acid fans everywhere. RIP Owsley.

Owsley Stanley, Artisan of Acid, Is Dead at 76

Owsley Stanley, the prodigiously gifted applied chemist to the stars, who made LSD in quantity for the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Ken Kesey and other avatars of the psychedelic ’60s, died on Sunday in a car accident in Australia. He was 76 and lived in the bush near Cairns, in the Australian state of Queensland.

His car swerved off a highway and down an embankment before hitting trees near Mareeba, a town in Queensland, The Associated Press reported. Mr. Stanley’s wife, Sheilah, was injured in the accident.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/15/us/15stanley.html

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Over-Head
03-16-2011, 01:25 PM
Sad sad day :(
R.I.P

ClevelandBronco
03-16-2011, 01:26 PM
Electric Kool-Aid party in his honor.

Bootlegged
03-16-2011, 01:28 PM
Dibs on his brain stem.

On another note, I swear I've posted in this thread before.

FAX
03-16-2011, 01:29 PM
While the music played, you worked by candlelight
Those San Francisco nights
You were the best in town
Just by chance, you crossed the diamond with the pearl
You turned it on the world
That's when you turned the world around.

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ClevelandBronco
03-16-2011, 01:31 PM
While the music played, you worked by candlelight
Those San Francisco nights
You were the best in town
Just by chance, you crossed the diamond with the pearl
You turned it on the world
That's when you turned the world around.

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Holy shit. I never got the tie-in.

FAX
03-16-2011, 01:31 PM
I have to say that, if you were ever lucky enough to score some Owsley acid, you knew for sure you had the cleanest acid you could find. No jaw grinding. Ever.

He was a master of the art and took his customers seriously.

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FAX
03-16-2011, 01:32 PM
Holy shit. I never got the tie-in.

It's all about him. F.A.G.E.N. was a fan.

Sometimes the word filter is just silly.

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patteeu
03-16-2011, 01:33 PM
See, kids. Drugs kill.

seclark
03-16-2011, 01:33 PM
rip
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DMAC
03-16-2011, 01:35 PM
Thanks for all the great music Owsley.

gblowfish
03-16-2011, 01:36 PM
Somebody should cremate and snort him.

Slainte
03-16-2011, 01:43 PM
Holy shit. I never got the tie-in.

Srsly? You didn't know Kid Charlemange was about Owsley? Damn...

patteeu
03-16-2011, 01:51 PM
Srsly? You didn't know Kid Charlemange was about Owsley? Damn...

I never heard of Kid Charlemange or Owsley before today. I'm guessing the former is a Grateful Dead song?

phisherman
03-16-2011, 01:52 PM
nope, steely dan

patteeu
03-16-2011, 01:53 PM
nope, steely dan

Thx

FAX
03-16-2011, 01:56 PM
I have a theory that most assholes never dropped Owsley acid. If they had, they would either have freaked out and tried to drill their brains out with an egg beater or they would have realized that all things in the universe, both great and small, are connected in the spirit of harmony and love and, as a result, would abandon their asshole ways.

I think it's a pretty good theory, actually.

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patteeu
03-16-2011, 01:59 PM
I have a theory that most assholes never dropped Owsley acid. If they had, they would either have freaked out and tried to drill their brains out with an egg beater or they would have realized that all things in the universe, both great and small, are connected in the spirit of harmony and love and, as a result, would abandon their asshole ways.

I think it's a pretty good theory, actually.

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I never dropped any Owsley acid, so there's one data point for you. :)

DaneMcCloud
03-16-2011, 02:03 PM
While the music played, you worked by candlelight
Those San Francisco nights
You were the best in town
Just by chance, you crossed the diamond with the pearl
You turned it on the world
That's when you turned the world around.

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That's my favorite Larry Carlton guitar solo of all-time and I'm a huge fan of Steely Dan and Larry.

Frosty
03-16-2011, 02:05 PM
Nice eulogy here (http://unleashthebeef.com/bear.html).

RIP, The Bear.

NewChief
03-16-2011, 02:07 PM
I think this was like 4 days ago. But yeah, RIP. The Bear fueled a movement.

Ugly Duck
03-16-2011, 02:25 PM
I have a theory that most assholes never dropped Owsley acid. If they had, they would either have freaked out and tried to drill their brains out with an egg beater or they would have realized that all things in the universe, both great and small, are connected in the spirit of harmony and love and, as a result, would abandon their asshole ways.

I think it's a pretty good theory, actually.

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My first trip was a hit of Owsley's 2nd Batch back in '66 when I was 13. I had such a great time & figured if one hit was so much fun then next time 3 hits would be superuberfun. Didn't quite work out like I figured. Just take one, folks - Owsley knew what he was doing.

So I hatched another plan... set my alarm 30 minutes early, take a hit & then go back to sleep. That way I'd be already be coming on when I woke up, "miss" the school bus & go meet my hippie friends instead. It worked! Except for the school bus part... my Uncle put me in his car & drove me to the dentist appointment that I forgot about. I was totally peaking when he shot me up with Novocaine & my face disappeared. Then he pointed some really bright lights at my eyes & started drilling. After that, I had to attend school without a face. Try maintaining through that on inferior non-Owsley acid - can't be done!

Sfeihc
03-16-2011, 02:30 PM
Thank You for a real good time, Bear. RIP

Alice D. Millionaire

Dave Lane
03-16-2011, 02:48 PM
I guess he couldn't live forever.

Slainte
03-16-2011, 02:54 PM
Pfft. This thread is now officially lamer than a Tom Wolfe book...

Dave Lane
03-16-2011, 02:54 PM
I never dropped any Owsley acid, so there's one data point for you. :)

Not the least surprised :)

MOhillbilly
03-16-2011, 03:05 PM
Steely Dan is a guilty pleasure. LSD will make you see things that will never be unseen.

Valiant
03-16-2011, 03:12 PM
He was swerving from the giant bush trolls he thought he was hunting.

ClevelandBronco
03-16-2011, 03:19 PM
Srsly? You didn't know Kid Charlemange was about Owsley? Damn...

Well, I've never listened to lyrics as closely as some do.

And I was probably tripping.