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SCantiGOP

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Hometown: Columbia, SC
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My All-Star band in college

I wasn't in a band in college (1970-74) but I did take a creative writing course my Junior year.
For a short story, I had a deus ex machina where a guy could bring 3 musicians who had died in the past few years back to life, and could then go 30 years into the future to see how things turned out. (30 years?! I would be in my 50's, no way I could see living that long )
In my story, he brought back Jimi, Janis and Jim Morrison (in reality I would have substituted Duane Allman for one of those, but I did not want him to suffer the consequences of my story.)
Thirty years later Jimi was a TV evangelist, having never recovered from a massive overdose of LSD. Jim Morrison had given up music and partying and was a Mormon far-right US Senator, and Janis was the national spokesperson for Mary Kay Cosmetics.

The moral of the story was, I guess, that things don't always work out like we plan.

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