R.I.P. Owsley Stanley

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R.I.P. Owsley Stanley

Postby acereraser » Mon Mar 14, 2011 9:26 pm

Here is the article from the NYT. It is hard to calculate what an impact he had on U.S. popular (and underground) culture; his name is legend.

I emailed him on a lark many years ago through his jewelry web site, and asked him if Steely Dan's song "Kid Charlemagne" was specifically about his endeavors. I was surprised that he promptly replied with a polite denial that he had any inside info. For my part, I was tickled that he gave the effort to answer a question he had likely answered many times before. It's the little things, I guess.

Peace out, Bear.

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Re: R.I.P. Owsley Stanley

Postby snoqueen » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:06 pm

Orange Ozzlies. 1968.

Damn, that was a long time ago.

What a long strange trip it's been.

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Re: R.I.P. Owsley Stanley

Postby Huckleby » Mon Mar 14, 2011 11:13 pm

the Bear is gone

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Re: R.I.P. Owsley Stanley

Postby KidCapitol » Tue Mar 15, 2011 4:35 am

He died in a car accident after his car swerved off the highway.
Guess he didn't brake for hallucinations.

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Re: R.I.P. Owsley Stanley

Postby david cohen » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:20 pm

I believe his wife was driving, but don't let that get in the way of your joke. A human being died. Pretty funny, huh?

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Re: R.I.P. Owsley Stanley

Postby Henry Vilas » Wed Mar 16, 2011 5:33 pm

acereraser wrote:I emailed him on a lark many years ago through his jewelry web site, and asked him if Steely Dan's song "Kid Charlemagne" was specifically about his endeavors.

Becker and Fegan said it was (at least in part).


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