Re: virus: Crave that speed!

Sodom (
Fri, 17 Oct 1997 16:48:17 -0400

Wade T.Smith wrote:

> >> Can
> >> you name ten great artists or writers or inventors that don't do or
> >> didn't at some point abuse drugs? (alclhol is a drug by the way)
> As far as we know, Dali never used any intoxicants or hallucinagins.
> Henry Moore was known for a drug-free stance. And despite some faint
> reference to some laudanum use, Lewis Carroll stayed a virgin in most
> ways. Great is a loose term, and including alcohol probably makes your
> task impossible. Some say Euripides hardly touched his wine....
> However- can we name ten great artists who created their art while
> sober?
> You bet we can.... Can we name ten who created their art while
> intoxicated? Maybe....
> *****************
> Wade T. Smith
> | "There ain't nothin' you
> | shouldn't do to a god."
> |
> ******* *******

This does not effect my argument. I am not saying thes people were
trashed when creating, I am saying that at some point they took drugs to
alter their perceptions and henceforth all actions afterwards. Had they
never done so, most art would not even exist. And to name ten artists
who created while trashed, All I need here is three bands, only two if I
can use the Gratefull Dead. Just turn the radio on. As I am a musicial
and spend a great deal of time in the studio, almost every time I have
been there, the people I have seen were on or doing some drug. Drugs are
inseperable for music at least.