Liz Derringer: Why does Cheap Trick live in Rockford, Illinois? Rick Nielsen: It's a central location—an hour and a half to New York, three hours to L.A. If we lived on either coast, it would take us forever to get anyplace. Plus, this way, when we come to New York, we have fun here because we're not sick of seeing it.
Where was I? Ah, yes, now it's coming back. These two-part columns are taxing on the short-term memory. The Haze Brothers. The Great Epic Epicurean Sinsemilla Tasting catered especially for the Connoisseur. How could I forget. Seldom in the Connoisseur's unrivaled experience has he been treated to such a succession of stunning buds to smoke.
Legally available white powders, such as caffeine, procaine, ephedrine and so on, are frequently used to adulterate cocaine, and some are being used in creasingly by themselves as cocaine substitutes, reports Dr. Ronald Siegel in the latest issue of the PharmChem Newsletter (3295 Bohannon Dr., Menlo Park, CA 94025).
KIDS ON DRUGS AREN’T CRAZY, 10-YEAR SCHOOL STUDY FINDS
Sullen, Pushy Dopers
Sex and Doping
TEENAGERS WHO TAKE drugs, drink alcohol and smoke cigarettes are no more likely to be psychologically disturbed than teenagers who don’t, a 10-year epidemiological study of South Chicago schoolchildren has shown. Researchers for the University of Chicago, after following several classes of schoolchildren in the Woodlawn district from the first grade through the 10th grade, discovered that the students who developed severe emotional problems in adolescence and those who took to “substance use”— drugs, alcohol and tobacco— were not statistically correlated.
JUST AS WE ARE GOING TO press, the word finally came down that Bolivia’s latest military junta of Gen. Guido Vildoso had resigned in La Paz as a result of widespread pressure from the collapsing state of the Bolivian economy. Following two years of ripping off the economy systematically with the coke business, the Bolivian generals are handing back to the civilians a country which looks more like a dead corpse than a living organism.
FORMER DANE COUNTY deputy sheriff Bob Lowrey has been busted for 32 pit dogs and an ounce of coke. Lowrey was sacked from the sheriff’s department in December 1981, after it was discovered he’d run up over $500 on personal long-distance calls on the sheriff’s telephone, calls which are assumed to have been associated with the running of a bulldog-fighting arena at his residence on Lake Farm Road near McFarland.
ONE THURSDAY IN 1980, Janice Jenkins at Byran Adams High School bought a handful of Quaaludes from a couple of guys, including one named Jeff whom she thought had “funny teeth.” Since Janice was a police narcotics officer infiltrating the school disguised as a student, she wasn’t sure afterward what Jeff’s last name might be, so she looked through the photos in a school yearbook for a guy named Jeff with distinctive orthodonty.
JUNKIES SHOULD TAKE SERIOUS care in adjusting their dose when shooting up in novel surroundings, to go by research from McMaster University. “Tolerance,” the process by which a person seems to gain progressive resistance to the effects of ascending doses of opiate drugs, may be largely a psychological process, Dr. Shephard Siegel of McMaster has determined.
CONVICTED MARIJUANA farmers will starve, if a Washington state legislator has her way. Democratic party representative Lois Stratton, from Spokane, is currently formulating "emergency drug legislation" that will endeavor to eradicate the burgeoning increase of domestic weed cultivation in the Columbia-Cascade region by permanently denying all forms of welfare relief to persons convicted of growing and "manufacturing" marijuana.
$1,000,000,000 IN MARIJUANA? HILLBILLY WEED CHALLENGES LANDED- GENTRY TOBACCO
STATE POLICE UPROOTED A total of exactly 107,528 marijuana plants even before the North Carolina autumn harvest this year, indicating that grass may soon be running neck and neck with tobacco as this state’s numberone cash crop. Using the old rule-of-thumb calculation that the police never intercept more than 10 percent of any illegal substance on its way to market, State Bureau of Investigation cops now officially estimate the total illicit harvest of standing marijuana here in 1982 as more than “one million plants,” representing $640 million wholesale.
WOMEN WHO TAKE ESTROgen-based oral contraceptives may unknowingly get double their money's worth out of Valium, physicians at the Tufts-New England Medical Center have determined. Estrogen appears to slow down the rate at which active metabolites of diazepam—Valium's generic name—are eliminated from the body.
MEN WHO DRINK LOW-proof beer are likelier to be problem drinkers than men who drink still-proof distilled liquor, according to the American Society on Alcoholism. In a long-range epidemiological survey of 2,280 young males, which began in the 1960s, the society found that though fewer of them took to beer than to liquor, those who took to beer actually drank more aggregate alcohol over their lifetimes, and were notably more likely to have problems with their alcohol habits.
Isn’t this where it all began? Back in the infancy of the psychedelic revolution, when pot was searing its way across college campuses and working its way into the mainstream culture from its bebop birthplace, there was only one smoke available: Mexican.
Valium (diazepam) is the second most commonly prescribed drug in the United States, and is the leading representative of the largest drug group in the world, the benzodiazepines. Valium is widely prescribed for the symptomatic relief of anxiety, insomnia, muscle spasm and is used in the treatment of convulsive disorders and alcohol dependence.
HIGH TIMES: HOW do you feel about the notion of the recreational use of drugs? We interviewed Allen Ginsberg recently and he deplored the mindlessness of some people who get stoned. GANESH BABA: Look here, I'm a stoned person, so it's very difficult for me to speak very compactly or nicely, but that was the point I was trying to make.
Buck Up or Fuck Up: The Wit and Wisdom of Ganesh Baba compiled by Ira Cohen
Self-satisfaction is the point. Then you can fuck yourself. Physical sex is redundant nonsense. Let me blow myself up—that is my philosophy. Real magicians don't perform magic. Magic follows them. I am a little brown Santa Claus. To the Swami, every man is a Brahma.
As if being Richard Nixon's daughter wasn't humiliating enough, I had to go and marry David Eisenhower! I must be a friggin' masochist! The absolute worst period was when both potato heads needed my caninelike devotion at the same time, which was the case in the spring of '74.
Maybe I should tell you something about myself. I used to go to high school. By the time I was 20 I had this band of my own, the Stooges. I wanted to be a lead singer, you know, and write songs, you know, and ladi-da. None of us were real musicians—I had been a good drummer, but that's not being a singer, right?
THEY’RE TOUGH THEY’RE YOUNG THEY’RE DEDICATED THEY’RE THE MIGRANT DOPE CLEANERS OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
and for $15 an hour they’ll clip and trim your buds better than anybody in the business
J. DAVID COLFAX
"It'd get so you'd come to hate the stuff," says Will, a 35-year-old teacher turned sinsemilla grower. "All summer long you'd work to get those big mother plants. You harvest it, then pow! it's dry and you have two weeks to clean it. Day after day with the scissors, making the stuff look pretty for the buyers.
What did the great Inca Atahualpa, Sigmund Freud, Sarah Bernhardt, Enrico Caruso and Buffalo Bill Cody have in common with today's Mackenzie Phillips,
LETTER BY A DOCTOR
Judy Naezal's Beverly Hills Cocaine Diet
Key Elements of the Beverly Hills Cocaine Diet
THE FOUR COMMON CONFECTIONS
Larry Csonka, Hollywood Henderson, Louise Lasser and Linda Blair? Well, they're all perfectly dreamy celebrities, and they all, in one way or another, managed to get their forever-famous names associated permanently with cocaine. In fact, for some of these celebrities, cocaine was the single most famous-making thing they ever did in their whole lives!
When Tony Malodorio came to me to complain that he couln't find the right sort of cocaine for Judy Naezal's Beverly Hills Cocaine Diet, it made me so upset with him that I almost could have broken his knees and elbows. I told him, "Tony! You wouldn't buy Quaaludes from the girl next door if they weren't really Quaaludes, would you?
Now that you've achieved your goal, irreversible chronic anorexia, congratulations! You are definitely over the hump now, looking forward to a lean, sleek, brief life of ultrafashionable slimness. Of course, from time to time a puzzling and upsetting phantom sensation of "hunger" may sweep over you.
The very clean young man stepped directly in front of my bicycle at the stoplight and smiled as though he had known me since nursery school: “How are you feeling today?” “Cold. Wet. Very, very sleepy.” “Have you thought about Jesus today?” “I’m not your market,” I told him, adding the line that never fails to send them off to their paternosters or ritual murders or whatever: “I do dope.”
Welcome to the world of Charles Gatewood. A world where the Wall Street businessman removes his three-piece suit and grovels in soiled pampers beneath the play toilets of the Hellfire Club. Where the girl next door lays down her lollipop, spits out her braces and begs to be belt-whipped by her step-uncle Frank.
WHAT EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT MARIJUANATHE BY THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Appendix: Summary of Marijuana and Health
Effects on the Nervous System and on Behavior
Effects on the Cardiovascular and Respiratory Systems
Effects on the Reproductive System and on Chromosomes
The Immune System
The Need for More Research on Marijuana
Joe Califano is responsible for all this. One of Califano's final assignments, before he resigned as then-president Carter's secretary of Health, Education and Welfare in 1978, was to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Assemble everything that's known about marijuana toxicity, he said, review it, and come up with a tract that will persuade kids never to go near that awful stuff.
335 LSD AIRLINES: Fly today—Die tomorrow slogan, 1970s 336MARK [DAVID CHAPMAN, JOHN Lennon's confessed murderer] smoked marijuana for the first time in 9th grade. . . and he took his first tablet of LSD the next year. . . But during his sophomore year Mark became heavily involved in drugs.
Rock ’n’ roll has had its problems in television formats. Promotional videos were used quite a bit in the ’60s, when the music industry was still geared primarily to a hit-singles market. Shows like “Shindig” and “Hulabaloo” in the United States and “Top of the Pops” and “Ready Steady Go” in England were excellent video programming formats.
Here’s a reggae band with impeccable musical credentials, a history dating back virtually to the inception of the music, a determination to widen the scope of reggae and a public stand that marijuana is not a necessary tenet of Rastafarianism.
Hey, you, wipe off those greasy mitts before fingering this magazine. You've been eating potato chips again. No, not on your pants. Use a napkin. Okay, that's better, but try to restrain yourself from eating any more until you've finished reading.
It was opening day at Freetown's Fremont High. In the Biology Lab, Miss Janey, voted Most Popular Teacher and really everybody's favorite, the epitome of thankless virtue, a fountain of natural modesty, was having cigarettes snuffed out on her humid behind.