Acid Heroes

July 15, 2009

The Cracked, Crazed Times We Live In

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I know this sounds terrible, but there are times when I’m slightly in awe of what I’ve created. I know its non-fiction (supposedly) but it might be as close to The Great American Novel as we’ll get in our lifetime. Even as I’m still annoyed by some of the paragraphs where I tinkered with them, transplanted them in different spots and never quite maintained the original flow of the first draft. Still, I consider it my masterpiece. It might be the first really new slant to come out of the counterculture since On the Road. It holds up a mirror to the mainstream culture, too. It also makes a weird matching set with my Street book. I was in a high spiritual state when I wrote that one. And I think there’s more real down-home wisdom (for lack of a better word) in that book. For it was the only period of my life when I was relatively full of love and peace-of-mind and confidence. The Acid book is more the cracked, crazed side of my psyche. I’m much more full of anger and sadness and unfulfillment now. Alas. But that might even make for an even more powerful artistic statement, because these are certainly cracked, crazed times we live in.


November 1, 2008

Coming Soon to a Brain Near You

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by Ace Backwords


Heroes. It’s an ironic word. They were heroes in a way. They were pioneers. They were bold explorers, exploring the uncharted realms of the human mind. They were goddam space cowboys. And the rolled the dice for real. They risked their sanity in the search for the higher states of consciousness. The quest for the Holy Grail. Cosmic Consciousness. And you could say they added some color and light and music to an otherwise gray world. Some of the other stuff they did I wasn’t so crazy about. I guess I was just a hero-worshipper. And they were all Great Men in a way. We just wanted to get high! Was that so wrong? We just wanted to feel happy. But we couldn’t figure out how to get there. And stay there.


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