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Say It Ain’t So!

April 30, 2008

We in the Atomic Drawers family were saddened to learn of the passing of Albert Hoffman, Swiss chemist and inventor of L.S.D. 

Dr. Hoffman’s “problem child,” as he called it, has not really affected any of our musical stylings; however, we are under the impression that it might have affected the expansive artistic sensibilities of other musicians, most notably Merle Haggard, who in Okie from Muskogee, sang:

We don’t smoke marijuana in Muskogee;

We don’t take our trips on LSD

We don’t burn our draft cards down on Main Street;

We like livin’ right, and bein’ free.

What other term would have lent so much depth and had such power in the above quatrain?  Rumor has it, other artists were also affected by Hoffman’s invention; more research is necessary in order for us to find out who they might be.  Probably just a bunch of obscure 60’s hipsters.

Hoffman was 102 when he died.  102.  He went too soon.

Atomic Drawers will offer a small tribute to Dr. Hoffman during this evening’s set at Lincoln’s Roadhouse.  It’s short notice, but we’re confident that we can put something together… 

Therefore, come on out to Lincoln’s and have a fucking beer or a fucking soft drink and listen to some fucking music.  I apologize for the expletives, but fuck, what’s it take to get you out on a Wednesday?  We’ll be on between 9 and 10, as usual. 

Join us on this pleasant Spring evening and drop a little Low-Grade Rock-n-Roll with Atomic Drawers.  You’re in mourning over Dr. Hoffman.  You  need to be around friends.  You just might not be disappointed.  To quote a Widespread Panic fan who inadvertently attended an Atomic Drawers performance:

“Whatever you’re thinking, they’re actually much better than that.” 

JT

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