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  • Max Imus Demo wrote on February 11, 2012 report

    Wow, this article is psychedelic, in and of itself. I am not well-versed enough to critique, but...I agree that music and its composers played a major role in the broadening, deepening, and raising of the collective consciousness of the West. I recall Hunter Thompson's lament in _F&L in LV_ that one could almost see the "high water mark" that this made, before the forces of what Fritjof Capra calls the Old Paradigm regrouped and rolled back the gains that were made (although that roll-back was and is temporal and temporary, the inevitable retrograde motion in a cycle that inevitably brings us to a singularity, a recognition of the simultaneously mundane and divine nature of life).

    I wonder, though, why Mr. Marshall chose not to include a line or paragraph about Pink Floyd. Does he consider them to have been beyond the pale a full decade before The Wall, or was there not enough space on the cyberpage to include all the players?

    In any case, thanks for the musical exegesis!

  • Gordon Marshall wrote on February 11, 2012 report

    I love Pink Floyd, Max. But they deserve a whole book.

  • Hans Morgenstern wrote on February 12, 2012 report

    You make some wide-reaching blanket statements here that need further illumination: "The 13th Floor Elevators are polarizing," for instance. Also the idea that Nettelbeck (you spelled his name wrong) was the catalyst of Faust is simplistic. Then there are factual errors: Faust formed in 1971 not '73.

  • Gordon Marshall wrote on February 12, 2012 report

    Thank you for your criticism, Mr Morgenstern. I still want to have it have an off-the-cuff, spur of the moment feel to it, but the niceties of scholarship are crucial (and clearly you have a good grasp of them). Send more, please, if you can!