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The Summer / Of 2017-Or-Fifty Years Later--NEVER MORE--NEVER LESS (Than Love)---The Accidental Dedication / To The Life Of Walter Becker--Feb. 20-1950--Sept. 03-2017---------




      SAD TO SAY--A MAJOR INVESTIGATION OF 
        THE "CURIOUSER AND CURIUOSER" EVOLUTION
          of my career as creator of The Too Short Series--
           swings into even higher gear this very week--
        and I need to give my "legal representatives"--
           TOO NUMEROUS TO MENTION HERE--
              an example of my unpublished work from the
                summer now ending--

           THE SUMMER OF LOVE--in 1967--(if you read the
              fine print of history) really started as a sPRING
                 BREAK EXTRAVAGANZA (in San Francisco)
               that might have been a lot more normal--in some other
                 city--some years later--
                    BUT--with Scott MacKenzie on the radio 
                         encouraging young people to pick up--
                   and leave behind a life that wasn't working--
                       FOR A LIFE THAT DIDN'T MAKE SENSE--
                         (truth be told) by the time THE SUMMER OF LOVE
                           and perhaps an influx of 100,000 young people
                            had ended--IT CHANGED HISTORY--
                                      by making history-------------------------

                  FIFTY YEARS HAVE PASSED-and the CULTURAL 
                DISRUPTION THAT IS TEARING AMERICA APART--
                   doesn't make the INNOCENCE OF THE SUMMMER
                       OF LOVE look wise--but it does show that a SPIRITUAL
                    DIMENSION is the missing element that will 
                       UNITE US--OR DIVIDE US FURTHER--
                         as we move into a future where CHAOS
                            is a political commodity--and "everything is
                          possible [in the minds of too many people]--and nothing
                            is true"-- ( a quotation attributed to GEORGE ORWELL--
                               sad to say)

                           SO--my advice is to PASS ON TAKING THE
                                 PEYOTE--and if you're chronically depressed---
                            KETAMINE may actually do some good--
                             but take as few doses as you possibly can--
                               to get results--because repeated use shows
                                   indications of interacting with the same
                                        receptors as opiods--
                                          SO PLEASE BE CAREFUL--

                          MUSIC-most especially music which involves 
                           IMPROVISATION--has been demonstrated by the 
                              good brain science to LIGHT UP YOUR BRAIN
                                (and your mind--and consciousness--in ways 
                                    that really can't be beat--SO JOIN IN--
                                        and take a look --  or listen to--
                                           The Summer / Of 2017

                                       to be presented later in the holiday weekend--
                                         PART ONE---------and----------PART TWO

                                                    with an intermission recorded
                                                         just this year--
                                                   presented with the HIGH PRAISE IT
                                                          DESERVES--entitled "HUDSON"

                                                        "tune up--warm up--get down"--
                                                           AND IN THAT ORDER---HEM---