Lots to talk about this Saturday when we harken back to the days of incense and peppermint, and a few other herbs and potions. Steppenwolf's song The Pusher was an interesting social conflict. Yes he is the pusher and he is after your soul, on the other hand, he was the man WITH THE CANDY!!. In my circle of friends, he wasn't call a "pusher" cause no one was getting pushed into anything. He was however the "Dealer man"..and he brought the "stuff man". So if he is a Pusher then that's bad I suppose, if he is the Dealer man, well then let him in and get him a cold drink. We'll also peek into the darker drug, morphine. A good drug to have on the battlefield for wounded soldiers, not such a great drug for tripping out and having a good time. John Lennon had his share of drugs, some pretty hard stuff from time to time. He kicked them Cold Turkey with the help of something called Primal Therapy. By the end of the song he is CURED!...Pusher man, Sister Morphine and Cold Turkey...songs from the altered state of mind. We'll get them all this Saturday. Another big milestone is the 40th anniversary of Rock's first benefit concert...The Concert For Bangledesh. George Harrison put it on with some help from is friends, like Ringo, Leon Russel, Billy Preston and Eric Clapton. It was held at Madison Square Garden on August 1st, 1971. It raised a little over a quarter of a million dollars, most of which seemed to dissapear. John Lennon was invited to come an play, only if Yoko stayed at home. Needless to say John didn't show up. Paul said he couldn't see getting together to play since they just broke up..what's the sense?. The concert became an album and a movie. Dylan even showed up and played, only to dissapear for the next 3 years.
We'll also have a rare track, from a young Grace Slick and The Great Society, produced by Sly Stone. A bit of SF music history from the beginning of the local folk-rock scene. All this and free vibes of the good variety..see you this Saturday.