Does anyone know if Buk went through a drug phase and if so what exactly apart from the herb?
I read this anecdote in either the Sounes biog or the Cherkovski biog. I read both in the last couple of months and it has to be one of them. I forget exactly who the name Thomas refers to. I'm also pretty sure it occurs during his time writing for Open City when he had to interact with hippy drug-takers.bospress.net said:I had always heard that he smoked a little bit of pot, but that alcohol was certainly preferred. I also bemember a story about LSD. Maybe I imagined this?
It's been alot of years but yeah... it was delicious. I also remember the original Thai sticks... about three inches long and a half inch thick (not like those huge things that were sold as Thai sticks that came around later) and so sticky with opium that if you lightly touched one it would stick to your finger. Three of us hardened potheads couldn't get through one inch in a sitting.SamDusky said:Opium is a nice, mellow smoke; and you can see how the addicts could get a trifle caught up in the stuff. Don't recommend it as a steady diet, but it does take one to dreamland.
Memories. Mescaline is a naturally occurring psychedelic found in several cactus species, such as the Peyote and San Pedro. You ingest it and wait for its effects to hit. I had the good fortune of coming across some many years ago and sharing it with a friend"”or was it the other way around? I was too stoned to remember. What I do remember is my friend and myself driving down to Laguna Beach, CA, in his Triumph convertible on a picture-perfect day. I sat hallucinating in overwhelming bliss on a rock overlooking the infinite ocean, with the picture-perfect sky, land and sea swirling happily together in an unforgettable mix like something Van Gogh might have conjured up on one of his better days before going mad. In fact, the swirling beauty of nature was so overwhelming... was so thoroughly revealed in the totality of its divine splendor... that I never wanted to do drugs, pot or pills again"”and I haven't. I wanted to experience the same aliveness of undeniable beauty naturally, and I found that in woman and other benign forays into nature. The problem is getting the real peyote buttons so you end up hallucinating on nature instead of the devil or rabid bats from hell"”a crap-shoot if you don't know the seller. Of course purchasing a fine Merlot or Pinot Noir is another matter, still good but minus the swirlings and visions of those nature spirits dancing upon the glittering surface of the waters, and the beatific cloud of angels floating like apparitions over an endless sea of blue-green love.But Mescaline....
Isn't that the let's-go-the-desert-and-hallucinate thing?!
I can't remember if I've ever done it :) .
Really though, how do you take it?....
Read it first if you've not already seen the movie. The humor jumps off the page more than it comes out of the screen.Mescaline! No shit. "Fear and loathing in Las Vegas" is amazing. Still have to read the book; gonna borrow it from a buddy; seen the movie twice, still amazes me.
Peyote is pretty easy to identify actually, but a pain in the ass to prepare. If you miss just one or two of the fibers when you clean it, you're likely to start puking it back out within a few minutes. It also tastes like dirt that has been shat upon by a thousand dogs, AND it is neccesary to chew it well... you can't just swallow chunks and chase them down with a cold one. I tried it a couple of times long ago (before it became an endangered species), and while the high was nice, it was hardly worth the effort of preparing and then choking down such a vile tasting fruit.The problem is getting the real peyote buttons so you end up hallucinating on nature instead of the devil or rabid bats from hell"”a crap-shoot if you don't know the seller.