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(Some Guy)   We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when this list of Hunter S. Thompson's favorite songs began to take hold   (faroutmagazine.co.uk) divider line
    More: Cool, Hunter S. Thompson, Gonzo journalism, jazz wizardry of Herbie Mann, eclectic mix, gruff blues stylings of Howlin, chosen tunes, defining anthem of the 1960s, various ways  
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2021-08-13 8:20:41 PM  
3 votes:
I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.
 
2021-08-13 9:54:50 PM  
3 votes:
Every single one of those songs faring sucks
 
2021-08-14 4:26:35 AM  
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baron von doodle: For chaos and interesting anecdotes, you can't go wrong with Hell's Angels* or Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

*The odder of the two. It involves Thompson and Timothy Leary introducing the Hell's Angels to Acid and Shrooms at one point and how that effected the bikers' drug trade. The Hell's Angels also tried to light Thompson on fire at one point. Anyway, it's a great look at the early days of that biker club/ gang.


The SFPD decided to very obviously follow around the HA chapter president. Dude rode his bike out to Seacliff. Stopped in front of a house had a smoke.


Rode to a house in the Richmond, stopped, had a smoke


Out to the Sunset . Another house, had a smoke

It was at that point they figured out each of the houses belonged to the parents of very senior SFPD officers.


The HA's didn't have much trouble from the cops after that
 
2021-08-14 9:35:58 PM  
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thisisyourbrainonFark: chitownmike: Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.

He was not a regular person

Whatyya mean?

"We're your friends," said my attorney. "We're not like the others."
"O Christ," I thought, he's gone around the bend. "No more of that talk," I said sharply. "Or I'll put the leeches on you." He grinned, seeming to understand. Luckily, the noise in the car was so awful - between the wind and the radio and the tape machine - that the kid in the back seat couldn't hear a word we were saying. Or could he?
How long can we maintain? I wondered. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy?"


I scared the crap out of the dental surgeon that pulled my wisdom teeth using a Thompson quote.

Count down from 10.

10, 9, 8, 7, not much longer now the weasels are closing in *unconscious*
 
2021-08-13 7:36:07 PM  
1 vote:
Tammy: Debbie Reynolds
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Figured that would be on there.
 
2021-08-14 12:34:17 AM  
1 vote:
boomer likes boomer music. film at 11
 
2021-08-14 11:59:31 AM  
1 vote:

IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.


He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.
 
2021-08-14 1:40:53 PM  
1 vote:

FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.


No one was expecting that. Personally I thought he'd have been more partial to the likes of The Jam, The Sonics, MC5, The Modern Lovers, etc.
 
2021-08-14 9:02:25 PM  
1 vote:

chitownmike: Billy Liar: FreeLawyer: IHadMeAVision: I don't care for the dude's writing style at all but I seriously expected him to have a more eclectic taste in music than old white dude standards.

He was born in 1937 and died 16 years ago. I don't think Billie Eilish was making the list.

Also, he wasn't a music writer, he was a regular person.

He was not a regular person


Whatyya mean?

"We're your friends," said my attorney. "We're not like the others."
"O Christ," I thought, he's gone around the bend. "No more of that talk," I said sharply. "Or I'll put the leeches on you." He grinned, seeming to understand. Luckily, the noise in the car was so awful - between the wind and the radio and the tape machine - that the kid in the back seat couldn't hear a word we were saying. Or could he?
How long can we maintain? I wondered. How long before one of us starts raving and jabbering at this boy?"
 
2021-08-14 10:13:08 PM  
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baron von doodle: Huh, White Rabbit. Totally different expect that.

/s


Just don't throw the radio in the tub until the song hits its peak.
 
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