Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Dep't of Dead? You Mean They Were Still Alive?

The NYT reports the death at age 76 of Owsley Stanley, LSD producer to the California counterculture, whom TBA encountered in The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. Possibly his longevity may've been due to not personally testing his product. Or maybe it was his diet:
Mr. Stanley, who became an Australian citizen in the 1990s, was treated for throat cancer in 2004. In the Rolling Stone interview, he attributed his survival to his carnivorous diet. (A heart attack he had suffered some years earlier he ascribed to eating broccoli as a child, forced on him by his mother.)
Owsley did not just enjoy meat but seems to've eaten nothing else, which among other issues led to his parting ways with the Grateful Dead.

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