Yesterday was an overcast drizzling blah day so I started and finished another novel by a writer who killed himself, ‘The Rum Diary’ by Hunter S. Thompson. Written earlier in his career I found it easier to digest than some of his later crazed(I’m not going to say the word) style. There were some glimpses of the latterday HST and I enjoyed the book having visited St. Thomas where some of the action takes place.
The group ‘Bubble Puppy'(“Hot Smoke & Sassafras” from 1968) was on my mind this morning. Learned ‘Bubble Puppy’ were managed by Nick St. Nicholas(bass player for Steppenwolf) and later changed their name to Demian. Sort of a “ha-ha, I get it” for the literati. (who says R&R and literature can’t mix?)
Up next: Fun facts and trivia about “Pictures Of Matchstick Men” by Status Quo and a couple of Dirk Gently novels.