It was a special time in Sydney for this alternative music scene and it felt so soulfully freeing. Not the next day however. It was hardly a rave or a riot but you know, it was The Telegraph!
Around the time of this party, I was living a fairly beige existence. My Friday/Saturday nights were about what I thought to be the easiest way to release the frustrations of the working week, drinking to get out of it. On this particular Saturday night, pictured and circled, I found myself in fairly bad shape and had to take a ‘sickie’ the following Monday. I came to work on the Tuesday and found the paper open to this page in the tea room. I quickly tore it out hoping no managers had seen me. A few of the offices anarchists had seen it and were high fiving me and yelling out ‘respect’ as I walked back to my desk…It was at that point I decided that was it.
It was time to get smart about how I would transform my boredom with life and the need to numb myself because it wasn’t healthy for me anymore. I had been floating for a year on and off and so I started floating every Friday night instead of going out and drinking.
That is when my life REALLY took a turn around for the better. Maybe even think Pre-LSD beatles to Post-LSD beatles but with solid ground and no LSD required! I discovered that while I was numbing myself from feeling the negative things in life, I was also numbed to feeling the smack bang heart opening beauty in life.
I’m all for everything in moderation and for me, everything about replacing boozin’ with floatin’, as a means of release, was so much better. I could write endless amounts on this.
Post-LSD Beatles people! Get on that!