Monday, May 16, 2011

Nick Sand

Nick Sand is a clandestine chemist that worked making high grade psychedelic drugs throughout the 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s. I think it's safe to say he was responsible for most the LSD, MDMA, DMT, 2CB and other ethnogenic pharmaceuticals made in North America during those times. An important man to say the least. He learnt his trade from the recently departed master Augustus Owsley Stanley in the 60s. After getting busted in the 70’s he went underground and lived on the lamb for many years. At least for part of that time he chilled in Mexico for half the year and then worked out of a high tech lab in Vancouver, Canada the other half. He was eventually busted and sent to jail. Here, on parole in 2001 he tells part of his fascinating story. This was taken from the Psychedelic Salon podcast.

Nick Sand - Reflections on Imprisionment and Liberation

The The - Giant

An incredibly epic track by The The from their debut LP in 1983.