How Dylan got the Fab Four REALLY highIn this episode, Marijuana Man joins DML in checking out clips about Bob Dylan, The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and “The Blunt Truth” from the bonus tracks off the Dazed & Confused DVD. Don’t miss this one – it’s FAB.
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Check out the following link to listen to John Lennon sing the entire “John Sinclair – Ten for Two” song:
This song, I wrote for John Sinclair. Okay, John Sinclair, nice and easy now. Sneaky. [singing “John Sinclair”]“One, two, one, two, three, four — It ain’t fair, John Sinclair, in the stir for breathing air — Won’t you care for John Sinclair, in the stir for breathing air — Let him be, set him free. Let him be like you and me — They gave him ten for two, what else can Judge Columba do? — We gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta set him free — if he was a soldier man, shooting gooks in Vietnam, if he was the C.I.A., selling dope and making hay, he’d be free, they’d let him be — free the man like you and me — They gave him ten for two, what else can Judge Columba do? — We gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta set him free – They gave him ten for two, and they got [inaudible], too — We gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta, gotta set him free — Was he jailed for what he’d done or representing everyone? — Free John now, if we can, from the clutches of the man — Let him be. Lift the lid. Bring him to his wife and kid –“
Check out the John Sinclair online radio program at:
Clips for this show taken from:
“The Beatles Anthology”, 1996, Apple Corps, Ltd (The whole 8-tape collection comes highly recommended – VERY entertaining)
“Biography – Bob Dylan”, 2000, A&E
“Dazed and Confused – Flashback Edition”, 2004, Universal Pictures
Info on the Beatles and cannabis use:
Some of the awsome pics in this episode were scanned from “Paul MaCartney – Many Years From Now”, Barry Miles, 1997
The first thing I noticed, within a few minutes of smoking, was the music; it was “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.” This music was not unfamiliar to me, as it was a favorite of my children, who constantly filled the house with the sound of the Beatles, the Grateful Dead and other popular rock bands of the time. They frequently urged me to get my “head out of classical music and try listening to rock.” It was impossible not to listen to rock when they were growing up, but it was possible for me, as it was for many parents of my generation, not to hear it. On that evening I did “hear” it. It was for me a rhythmic implosion, a fascinating new musical experience! It was the opening of new musical vistas, which I have with the help of my sons continued to explore to this very day. A year later, I related this story to John Lennon and Yoko Ono, with whom I was having dinner. (I was to appear the next day as an expert witness at the Immigration and Naturalization Service hearings that Attorney General John Mitchell had engineered as a way of getting them out of the country on marijuana charges after they became involved in anti-Vietnam War activities.) I told John of this experience and how cannabis appeared to make it possible for me to “hear” his music for the first time in much the same way that Allen Ginsberg reported that he had “seen” CÈzanne for the first time when he purposely smoked cannabis before setting out for the Museum of Modern Art. John was quick to reply that I had experienced only one facet of what marijuana could do for music, that he thought it could be very helpful for composing and making music as well as listening to it.
To Smoke or not to Smoke: A Cannabis Odyssey
By Lester Grinspoon, MD
“…we had an answer to Britain’s problem, ha ha. It was to legalize pot and let homosexuals marry and Britain would be the richest nation on earth. It’s as simple as that.”
– John Lennon, Speaking to the LeDain Comission, Dec. 22, 1969
“The musical breakthrough effected in the early 1960s by the Beatles, a group of Liverpudlian youths, made Britain the harbinger of the supposedly ‘permissive’ society, in which drink and drugs were freely available, skirts spectacularly shorter, sexual restraint much less in evidence.”
– The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, 1984, p. 577
“You’d just have to be as strong as they are and show — make them prove they are experts, and don’t let it lie once the thing’s out. Get on and push and push on every T.V., radio, everything you’ve got and keep the questions going. Don’t let it hang in a Report and leave it. Pretend the Report never happened, and just make them prove, you know. Surely we can — we are — we can — if they hike the public with that, where are we at if we can’t hike the public with the truth?”
John Lennon, Dec. 22, 1969, testifying at Canada’s LeDain Commission
More info on John Lennon:
Sean, who was five years old when his father died, begs to disagree with the official story.
“Anybody who thinks that Mark Chapman was just some crazy guy who killed my dad for his personal interests is insane, I think, or very naive,” he says.
Info regarding the possible political assassination of John Lennon:
http://www.maebrussell.com/Mae Brussell Articles/John Lennon Assassination.html
John Lennon and John Kerry:
http://liveshot.cc/images/John Kerry John Lennon.jpg
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especially for activists and people who want to know the nitty gritty on the herb. The most recent issues were the “Ancient History” issues – sure to please.