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Allen Ginsberg with a roomful of admirers – CalArts (California Institute of Arts), 1970
Quite possibly the best cake ever (yes that’s me). Finally got around to celebrating 40 with friends, family, tacos and a pool. Huge thanks to my amazing wife @lolahess for making it happen.
When I got to San Francisco before the tour a bunch of people were sitting around a table. They were opening Marlboro packs, taking out all the tobacco, filling them up with pot and putting them back into the packets. We’re talking about very detailed work because we had to get them through customs and have them look like they were never opened. Then they took Vitamin C capsules, filled them up with cocaine and we put them in a bottle. We carried around these things in a trunk and the band took stuff whenever they needed it. It was just a really druggy tour. I remember Stephen came in once and he was holding the biggest ball of cocaine I’d ever seen in my life. I just couldn’t believe it.
(via Golden Age Of Audio)