Wednesday, March 16, 2011


I just wanted to say thank you and rest in peace to Owsley... Nope, I did not make it to Watkins Glen in '73, (I was a few months old), much less Longshoreman's Hall in '66, but I know my life would not be the same were it not for Owsley...

Wolfe's book on Kesey's tests is great... and Owsley's work is documented in there... his lab work as well as the way he sculpted sound by yanking "all of that old stuff" from local theatres... Altec multi-cells and big bass horns... can you imagine lugging that stuff around?

and then there is the wall of sound... hundreds of JBL drivers... 26,000 watts of MacIntosh power.. even some tube amps for the treble...

I know I owe him for many evenings of enveloping sound in my formative years.. thanks, man! RIP!



  1. Reading Electric Koolaid Acid Test as a freshman English text in 1983 it was already a world that could not exist. It is a damn shame that the drugs melted so many minds, we would not be in the shit we are now.

  2. Or perhaps not enough took the Electric Koolaid Acid Test.

  3. Heavy metal would not exist if not for Owsley and the work he did with many of the SF bands 'back in the day.'

    His influence is H-U-G-E!

    RIP Stanley.



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