Tuesday, November 20, 2007

quota: The Fine Line of Addiction

Walking the Fine Line between Self-Control and Self-Abuse

"I got drunk for the first time when I was eleven. I was new at my synagogue, and some of the girls who took me in snatched some bottles of wine from the kitchen and we gorged on them beneath the flickering beauty lights in the women’s restroom.

"By thirteen I drank whenever possible. Wine at dinner, stealing gulps of vodka from the freezer, whiskey from the cupboard, beer from my friend's older brothers...

"Never had I given my love of alcohol the pleasure of being called an 'addiction.' It was something I liked to do, I could control it, I never threw up, and my actions were more or less intelligent...

"There were periods where it just wasn’t available, and I survived alright, wanted it, but I dealt. When it became routine again was when it got bad. Morning cap, night cap, water bottle in my purse. It was the cold of winter I was wanting to evade, not life, glug glug glug..."

Quotes from Bekka's 'Walking the Fine Line between Self-Control and Self-Abuse'

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Politically correct ways to say someone drinks too much:



A man does not have a BEER GUT; he has developed a LIQUID GRAIN STORAGE FACILITY.

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Booze and Temperance Joke
A minister was completing a Temperance sermon. With great emphasis he said, "If I had all the beer in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." With even greater emphasis he said, "And if I had all the wine in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." And then finally, shaking his fist in the air, he said, "And if I had all the whiskey in the world, I'd take it and pour it into the river." Sermon complete, he sat down. The song leader stood very cautiously and announced with a smile, nearly laughing, "For our closing song, let us sing Hymn 365, "Shall We Gather at the River."

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quirky stuff: Drugs, Celebrities, and LSD Blotter Art

History of Drugs 450 BC - 2006 AD

From joint-smoking jazzbos to heroin-injecting grungers, the relationship between drugs and rock has, for good or ill, been one of music’s most important. A chronological catalogue of just how long and strange this particular trip has been.

History of Drugs 450 BC - 2006 AD

The 50 Craziest Pop Stars Ever

You don't have to be crazy to be a rock star. But let's just say the world would be a far less colorful place without these 50 drug-addled, tantrum-throwing, Thorazine-gulping and/or just plain mad music maestros.

The 50 Craziest Pop Stars Ever

10 Wasted Celebrities on Video

It's hard sometimes. You can't bring crackheads home, or your parents (no matter how old) will yell at you. You can't bring them to work, or you risk losing your job. And you can't really hang out with them, or you risk being arrested. But now we've discovered Crackheads (the capital "C" is very important here), a delicious way to give yourself a nice, legal buzz with everyone's favorite drug: Caffeine!

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Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Surviving Rehab

Helpful Hints to Survive Rehab
You’ll never find the following information in a rehabilitation facility brochure. These tips are not meant to deter one from treatment, but to give you a clearer sense going in, so that humor can be employed when common sense fails...

• Tread lightly. Nothing is worse than the despair of addiction, jail, losing your children or your life. Remember, you are not supposed to be having fun, but getting well.

• Don’t judge a book by its cover. Pearls of wisdom will fall from the mouths of those needing the most dental work.

• Don’t forget your blankie. You’ll need it. Bring two in case someone takes one.

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Avoiding Rehab

"Rehab" by Amy Winehouse

"They tried to make me go to rehab, I said, 'no, no, no'
Yes, I been black but when I come back you'll know, know, know
I ain’t got the time, and if my daddy thinks I’m fine
He's tried to make me go to rehab, I won’t go, go, go..."

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Sunday, August 05, 2007

Meet Tom Kramer

Who is Tom Kramer?...
That's what Tom Kramer intends to find out! In this new docu-comedy, a recovering alcoholic suffering from an identity crisis goes on a mission to find himself while maintaining his sobriety. Click on Tom to go to the TV show home page and watch the pilot episode, or check out the clip below...

----Meet Tom Kramer

Tom Kramer: "I'm an Alcoholic"
Click the pic to watch this public service announcement spoof:

AA Public Service Announcements

Humor is the best medicine... and the above clip is good for a laugh, but if you or someone you know is still suffering from alcoholism there's nothing funny about that. For info about getting free help watch the AA public service announcements online here:

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Monday, June 25, 2007

quota: Joe Cocker on Drinking, Drugs, and Music

Liquid Diet
"I was living on a liquid diet. I would start drinking at 11 in the morning and be pretty wasted by the evening."

Physically Damaged
"People have said that I played some amazing gigs in the Seventies, but in all honesty, I probably played one good show in three. I used to get so carried away while I was on stage that I'd be physically damaged by the end of a concert."

Cocaine and Heroin
"I had a problem with cocaine and then with heroin. I wasn't injecting heroin, I was only sniffing it. But I was still amazed at how quickly you could become addicted. As soon as I realised what was going on, I was able to move on. But it took its toll. I came close to the edge."

- Joe Cocker quotes, 2007 ContactMusic.com

Official Joe Cocker Website

With a Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker at Woodstock
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Music and the 1960s Drug Culture

Music and Drugs in Perspective
"In order to put the drug culture of the 1960s into perspective, it is necessary to remember a number of things. The use and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, and other drugs has formed a part of the culture of musicians and their audiences in this country [USA] for a very long time. The pressures and doldrums of a performer's life have led many musicians to use stimulants, depressants, and intoxicants of various kinds, and unhealthy dependencies have naturally resulted all too frequently, prematurely snuffing out some of the brightest fights in America's musical history. (A partial list would include Charlie Parker, Hank Williams Senior, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix, among many others.) Furthermore, the venues in which pop music is heard live are most commonly those in which the legal--and sometimes illegal--consumption of intoxicants forms an essential aspect of the audience's 'good time.' In this connection, it is important to recall that during the era of Prohibition, 1919-33, the manufacture and sale of alcoholic beverages were illegal in the United States. Thus many adults who were nonplussed by younger people's consumption of illegal marijuana and LSD in the 1960s had doubtless themselves enjoyed the new pop music and jazz of the 1920s and early 1930s to the accompaniment, in speakeasy clubs or at home, of illegal bootleg liquor."

Psychedelics and Spiritual Exploration
"An appropriate perspective on the drug use of the 1960s would also take into account that many participants in the counterculture, including musicians and members of the rock audience, were not involved with drugs. Furthermore, along with the pleasure seekers who sought only to enjoy themselves and follow fashion while repeating the slogans of the time about 'mind expansion' and 'turning on,' there were those who were quite seriously seeking alternatives to the prevailing American bourgeois lifestyle, who may have employed hallucinogens such as peyote, psilocybin mushrooms, and LSD carefully and sparingly as an aspect of spiritual exploration (in a manner akin to that found in certain nonwestern cultures--there was, for example, a good deal of interest in Indian culture among members of the counterculture, some of it superficial and trendy but some of it assuredly serious). In the end, it appears that the value of psychoactive substances depends on the context and manner of their use, and that the drug culture of the 1960s was, at various times, both an enabler and a destroyer of musical creativity. Interviews with rock musicians of the late 1960s--now in their fifties and sixties--are notable for their lack of nostalgia in relation to drug use."

Stereoptypes and Creative Manifestations
"It was, and is, easy to poke fun at stereotypical images of the counterculture. Frank Zappa, assuredly a participant in the counterculture (and reportedly a nondrug user), wrote a savagely satirical song in 1967 called 'Who Needs the Peace Corps?' that targeted 'phony hippies' and their 'psychedelic dungeons.' Yet the greatest virtue of the 1960s counterculture, for all its naiveté and excesses, may be that it gave birth to and encouraged some innovative and remarkable creative manifestations ..."

- Starr and Waterman 'American Popular Music' 2006 pp 297-98

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Annual AA Founders' Day

AA Founded June 10, 1935
Time magazine recognized it as one of the 80 days that changed the world:

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Bill Wilson the Healer
In 1999 Time called Bill W one of the most influential people of the century:

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Virtual Tours of Dr Bob's and Bill W's Homes

Dr Bob's Home
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Bill and Lois Wilson's Home
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Online Tour of Bill and Lois Wilson's Home

Bill Wilson's Birthplace
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Slide Show Tour of Bill W's Birthplace

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Bill W Talks
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Saturday, January 20, 2007

quota: James Brown on God, Life, and Hair

James Brown Quotes
- "The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing."
- "You can take care of yourself, and God helps those who help themselves."
- "Hair is the first thing. And teeth the second. Hair and teeth. A man got those two things he's got it all."
- "It doesn't matter how you travel it, it's the same road. It doesn't get any easier when you get bigger, it gets harder. And it will kill you if you let it."
- "Thank God for the journey."
James Brown 1933 - 2006

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