Saturday, October 3, 2009
Friday, October 2, 2009
It's weird when people you used to know move to new cities and progressively stop acknowledging you. Especially when you move to New York City, the big Shitty. People move on to bigger and better subtle head nods. Like, when is the cut off time when one should appropriately attempt to sever or physically separate past lives from their current one without being too obvious? Is it merely a natural attempt to rewrite one's present situation in hopes to invent a new, convincing personality to a bigger pond of willing fish by discarding loose ends that don't add up? Or maybe people just innately dread talking about the past no matter how superficial the links are. For whatever reason I found myself wondering this today. That is, until I turned my head to see this person walk away in a pair of Sex Pistol shoes.
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Double dipped by CURBS ONLY at 10:40 PM
Black market LSD blotter generally bears art or a design printed on the paper. The paper is perforated into individual "tabs" or "hits" approximately 1/4 in. x 1/4 in. The sheets are then dipped in a solution containing a known quantity of LSD or have LSD applied with a dropper creating a relatively consistent dosage per tab.
The creation of blotter has become an underground art form leading to an array of creative and stunning designs. It is likely that a few of the blotter designs shown have never been dipped and were created purely as art.
These 9 drawings were done by an artist under the influence of LSD -- part of a test conducted by the US government during it's dalliance with psychotomimetic drugs in the late 1950's. The artist was given a dose of LSD 25 and free access to an activity box full of crayons and pencils. His subject is the medico that jabbed him.
First drawing is done 20 minutes after the first dose (50ug)
An attending doctor observes - Patient chooses to start drawing with charcoal.
The subject of the experiment reports - 'Condition normal... no effect from the drug yet'.
85 minutes after first dose and 20 minutes after a second dose has been administered (50ug + 50ug)
The patient seems euphoric.
'I can see you clearly, so clearly. This... you... it's all ... I'm having a little trouble controlling this pencil. It seems to want to keep going.'
2 hours 30 minutes after first dose.
Patient appears very focus on the business of drawing.
'Outlines seem normal, but very vivid - everything is changing colour. My hand must follow the bold sweep of the lines. I feel as if my consciousness is situated in the part of my body that's now active - my hand, my elbow... my tongue'
2 hours 32 minutes after first dose.
Patient seems gripped by his pad of paper.
'I'm trying another drawing. The outlines of the model are normal, but now those of my drawing are not. The outline of my hand is going weird too. It's not a very good drawing is it? I give up - I'll try again...'
2 hours 35 minutes after first dose.
Patient follows quickly with another drawing.
'I'll do a drawing in one flourish... without stopping... one line, no break!'
Upon completing the drawing the patient starts laughing, then becomes startled by something on the floor.
2 hours 45 minutes after first dose.
Patient tries to climb into activity box, and is generally agitated - responds slowly to the suggestion he might like to draw some more. He has become largely none verbal.
'I am... everything is... changed... they're calling... your face... interwoven... who is...' Patient mumbles inaudibly to a tune (sounds like 'Thanks for the memory). He changes medium to Tempera.