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The Spin I’m In: Turnin’ On

Drugs have always been a thing in American culture — pot, especially has been associated with the high school set.  Although I hear, its stock may be going down with the kids. 

Funny how some drugs fall in and out of favor. NPR had a report on high school freshmen smoking less pot but popping more pills, mostly painkillers. So much easier and safer to score on-line then driving down to the hood. Waiting for your man is actually waiting for your Fed Ex man these days. Finally watched Walk The Line the other night. Those rockabilly boys sure liked their bop pills, which have been replaced by crystal meth in the poor white folk world.

I love how Rock Hudson mentions acid twice in the YouTube clip above. Does anyone take acid anymore? The song sings about the good old days when people were not getting high on drugs, yet in the real good old days laudanum, cocaine, opium and absinthe were all "over the counter". 

I'd love to hear The Spin You're In in the comments section.

The Spin iMix In: Turnin' On

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The Spin I'm In: Turnin' On



So Alive

Love and Rockets

Come On

Jesus And Mary Chain

Hard On For Jesus

The Dandy Warhols

Cool It Down

The Velvet Underground

I Think I'm In Love


Mockin' Bird Hill

Les Paul with Mary Ford

Autumn In New York

Chet Baker

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Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks

Donita Sparks is a singer/songwriter living in Los Angeles, CA. Her first solo record, Transmiticate, has been released nationwide and a US tour is booked for Spring and Summer 2008. Donita is also the co-founder and front person of the rock band L7 who have released six studio albums.

Her original scores can be heard in the upcoming feature film The Life of Reilly starring Charles Nelson Reilly and in online projects for Activision and Microsoft. In 1991 Sparks and L7 formed Rock For Choice with the Feminist Majority Foundation staging numerous concerts benefiting pro-choice organizations.
Donita has been a contributing writer at Firedoglake since July 2006 with her music column The Spin I’m In.