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51. Young Hunter didn't need music on his road trips...
Sun Dec 20, 2015, 12:58 PM
Dec 2015

... the music was all inside his head, probably implanted there by the same pink beams from outer space that Philip K. Dick experienced.

I also had a car, and gasoline was cheap.

Drugs, you say? Hell no, the music in my head was always playing, the voices were always singing. Modern meds and therapy have quieted them a bit, but I still here them in the background, along with the fucking NSAID induced tinnitus.

Here's the sad thing: I often made more money as a mad-eyed itinerant laborer than PKD was making as an established writer. I once flunked an organic chemistry class because I was too busy moving furniture. My phone would ring at five in the morning and I'd get to choose between school that day, or 80 to 100 dollars working, sometimes paid in cash. I never did scab work or crossed picket lines either. I met a few odd characters on the road who did, mostly to support their hookers-and-drugs lifestyle, and most of those guys are dead now.

Unions kept wages up for everyone, union or not. That meat puppet Ronald Reagan is in hell, along with everyone who ever had their hand up his ass making his lips move.

Another sad thing: People today doing what I did then are still paid 80 to 100 dollars a day, even though those dollars are worth much less. My share of the rent in various places I lived was never more than $300. (Well, whenever I wasn't dysfunctional, homeless, or taken off the streets by family or siblings.)

I have "Shop Around" in my collection :) arcane1 Dec 2015 #1
Love will keep us together.... reflection Dec 2015 #2
Until it doesn't liberaltrucker Dec 2015 #7
This actually could be for financial reasons. Frank Cannon Dec 2015 #29
God Bless America! hunter Dec 2015 #49
Is this a great country, or what? Frank Cannon Dec 2015 #50
That was one of the first 45s I ever bought KamaAina Dec 2015 #18
what's a 45? KMOD Dec 2015 #23
Get off my lawn, whippersnapper! KamaAina Dec 2015 #26
hahaha KMOD Dec 2015 #28
Not in the last 30 years or so..... (nt) Paladin Dec 2015 #3
way back in the day, sis nt steve2470 Dec 2015 #4
Oh Lord, I had to go to one of their concerts 30 years ago or so. Hoyt Dec 2015 #5
Sure, on the AM radio, but they never made it to my road trip songlist Brother Buzz Dec 2015 #6
Here ya go: trof Dec 2015 #9
Here ya go, my road trip songlist: Brother Buzz Dec 2015 #10
I find your lack of Bruce Cockburn . . . gratuitous Dec 2015 #34
The list is a work in progress, a starting point, so feel free to add to it Brother Buzz Dec 2015 #35
There's a lot of good stuff on the list gratuitous Dec 2015 #40
I thought long and hard and determind Cockburn doesn't make the cut for my 'Road Trip' songlist Brother Buzz Dec 2015 #42
You are, of course, entitled to your own insane opinion gratuitous Dec 2015 #43
Young Hunter didn't need music on his road trips... hunter Dec 2015 #51
I just watched Christmas in California jakeXT Dec 2015 #8
Way back in the radio days. bikebloke Dec 2015 #11
Words from my mouth! elias49 Dec 2015 #12
Same here. 2naSalit Dec 2015 #44
Ad nauseum Generic Brad Dec 2015 #13
Good God, there goes my PTSD nt Xipe Totec Dec 2015 #14
Not if I could avoid it. hobbit709 Dec 2015 #15
Oh, GOD! not if I can ever help it!! lastlib Dec 2015 #16
+1! 2naSalit Dec 2015 #45
looks like Muskrat Looooo-o-ove eShirl Dec 2015 #17
Didn't they have a TV show back in the day? hibbing Dec 2015 #19
Not Willingly ProfessorGAC Dec 2015 #20
Yeah, for the nostalgia value. Aristus Dec 2015 #21
Really? KMOD Dec 2015 #24
Couldn't avoid it back in the day. Iggo Dec 2015 #22
Sedaka is back KMOD Dec 2015 #25
Speaking of old timers...Neil? Yikes. Paper Roses Dec 2015 #41
I always thought she was kind of hot. Frank Cannon Dec 2015 #31
Yes, and Yes. Iggo Dec 2015 #32
Nobody has ever listened to Captain and Tennille Trajan Dec 2015 #27
If you've listened to Pink Floyd's "The Wall", you've listened to Tennille. Frank Cannon Dec 2015 #30
Yes. Manifestor_of_Light Dec 2015 #33
This guy? sakabatou Dec 2015 #36
When the captain speaks, Joe Shlabotnik Dec 2015 #38
Loved that show sakabatou Dec 2015 #39
Me too! 2naSalit Dec 2015 #46
They were somewhat tolerable until "Muskrat Love." Special Prosciuto Dec 2015 #47
If I was trying to make myself vomit. Luminous Animal Dec 2015 #48
Why? LiberalEsto Dec 2015 #52
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