The Light side of Dark

– The Dark Side of the Moon at 50 –


Fifty years since its release on March 1, 1973, Dark Side (the album) poses conflicting, perhaps irresolvable questions. Can you overlook the clichés of modern-day mass-market entertainment about the meaning of life? Or do snobbery and dismissiveness unnecessarily prevent skeptics from being able to take Dark Side at face value? Can’t you just turn your brain off and rock out to Dark Side sometimes?

Few, if any, teenage totems have come close to Dark Side’s longevity and reach. Its claimed sales are 45 million copies, making it the fourth-best-selling album of all time. It has spent a ridiculous 971 weeks on the Billboard 200, 741 of them consecutively from 1973 to 1988; both of those stretches are distant records. Pink Floyd didn’t succeed; it annihilated. By the end of 1973, they were multimillionaires.

“Something certainly did the trick, and [Dark Side] moved us into a super league, which brought with it some great joy, some pride, and some problems,” Gilmour said in Classic Albums. “You don’t know what you’re in it for anymore. You’re in it to achieve massive success and get rich and famous and all these other things that go along with it, and when they’re all suddenly done, you go, ‘Hm, why? What next?’”


The Education of Fredrick Fitzell (aka Flashback) (2020)

– if you dropped acid beyond the first time, you will recognise the framework for this movie.

The Arty poster…
The Action poster…


source: imdb The Education of Fredrick Fitzell (aka Flashback)


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Ken Kesey Docu: Magic Trip

The Merry Band of Prankster førte an i den nye (LSD-)bevidsthedsrevolution, der bredte sig til hele verden.


Ken Kesey (Gøgereden) havde ingen anelse om, hvordan man bruger et kamera, men dokumenterede ikke desto mindre sin og en flok legelystne voksnes rejse gennem USA til lyden af beatgenerations musik og største digtere, og tilsat en heftig dose LSD. Dette filmmateriale, som åbner døren til en tid, fra før alt bevidsthedsændrende blev anset for den direkte vej til kaos og anarki for både den enkelte og for civilisationen, er blevet restaureret og vises nu i sin fulde udstrækning. Nedenfor er et trailer-link – filmen må man finde andetsteds.

En del af historien på Los Angeles Times

Magic Trip Trailer – YouTube.

Susan Blackmore On: “There is no hiding with LSD”

Om LSD på DoseNation

The Timothy Leary/Allen Ginsberg conspiracy to turn on the world