Fugs: Having the flu with nothing else to do

David

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The "Fugs" made a recording of Buk's "having the flu with nothing else to do."

Manuscript is "having the flu and nothing else to do"

I read this book about Dos Passos and according to this​
one​
D.P. ended up in the Hollywood Hills reading the​
WALL STREET JOURNAL.​

this seems to happen often with many.​

what hardly ever happens is​
a man going from being a young conservative to a​
wild-ass radical in old age.​

young conservatives become old​
conservatives​

but when a young radical continues on to become an​
old radical​
he is looked upon much like a man from a mental​
institution.​

such is politics and you can have​
it​

keep it​

sail it in between the cheeks of your​
ass.​
1-22-85.​

Version in the night torn mad with footsteps

having the flu and with nothing else to do​

I read a book about John Dos Passos and according to​
the book once radical-communist​
John ended up in the Hollywood Hills living off investments​
and reading the​
Wall Street Journal.​

this seems to happen all too often.​

what hardly ever happens is​
a man going from being a young conservative to becoming an​
old wild-ass radical.​

however:​
young conservatives always seem to become old​
conservatives.​
it's a kind of lifelong mental vapor-lock.​

but when a young radical ends up an​
old radical​
the critics​
and the conservatives​
treat him as if he escaped from a mental​
institution.​

such is our politics and you can have it​
all.​

keep it.​

sail it up your​
ass.​

The "Fugs" recorded this in 2003 (which I haven't heard) so I assume they used the night torn mad version since there is no other version after the manuscript.

"it's a kind of lifelong mental vapor-lock" ?
 

hank solo

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I just found the track and can confirm they used the collected version from 'torn'.
 
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