Acid Heroes

May 20, 2014

Crack cocaine

Filed under: Backwords from Ace — Ace Backwords @ 9:48 pm
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One of the worst things about drugs is all the sketchy people and sketchy scenes you end up dealing with.  Even worse, its highly likely that you, yourself, are one of the sketchiest.

I remember one summer in 1994 when I went through a minor crack cocaine binge (not my finest hour).  When I finally came down from the crack (we ran out) I realized that there was this person in my apartment who, only moments earlier, I had considered one of my best friends in the world (my affection for her knew no bounds when the cocaine was ringing the endorphin bells in my brain exactly right — that golden gong).  But now I realized I wasn’t exactly sure who this person was.

She was a fairly attractive 19-year-old mullatto chick who was six month pregnant and she was angrily pacing back and forth in the living room of my apartment saying over and over:  “If that Mike don’t get back here in the next 15 minutes with that crack I’m gonna get me a gun and go down and rob the 7-11 on the corner and get me my own damn crack!”

The next thing I remember, it’s me and Mike and m’lady barreling down Telegraph Avenue at 3 in the morning in a virtually empty AC Transit bus, on our way to McCarthur Blvd. in Oakland.   The master plan — which thus far was unfolding flawlessly — was  to hopefully hook up with some guy who’d been hanging out on the roof-top of this hotel building.  And he could introduce us to this other guy who knew this other guy who had just scored a shitload of dynamite shit that was directly off the plane from Bolivia.

And then things started getting sketchy . . . .

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1 Comment »

  1. Crazy time. Not finest hours indeed. At least it seems you made it out of there.

    Look forward to reading the really sketchy part….

    Comment by Ray H — May 21, 2014 @ 4:38 am | Reply


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