Acid Heroes

June 28, 2011

Why I wrote Acid Heroes

Filed under: Backwords from Ace — Ace Backwords @ 8:02 pm
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Why I wrote Acid Heroes.  I was trying to figure out who John Lennon was.  Such an enigmatic character he was.  I had patterned my life after him in a way as a youthful role-model.  Later I realized he was far different than the person I thought he was.

Plus, I was trying to figure out what happened in “the ’60s.”  It was some weird, profound cultural shift for sure.  But what actually shifted?  Was America better or worse after the ’60s.  Take a good look at America 2011 and ponder that question.

Plus I was pissed at people like Timothy Leary and Ken Kesey. Leary was just a smiling hustler of course.  Kesey, when I was in high school the book “Electric Kool Acid Test” was one of my favorites.  Kesey is portrayed as this great hero.  Captain America. But in retrospect I concluded Kesey’s one great claim to fame is that he started — or at least popularized — the concept of public drug parties in America.  Pot, acid, speed.  Shortly after came cocaine and all the rest.  So I was re-assessing all of that.

Course after I published it I realized nobody cared about shit like that.

1 Comment »

  1. yes is a shity of book, still in 2016!

    Comment by whytheheraldwasfucked — January 11, 2017 @ 10:10 pm | Reply

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