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Ollie Stench



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PostPosted: Fri Nov 30, 2007 7:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're thinking of that cinematic masterpiece "Half Life" starring the hardcore punk sounds of The Mighty Mofos and Dark Carnival.
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sarahbitch



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PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mojozeppy wrote:
oh do tell vrooman....


I spent lots of time in Moby's....I used to go in there by myself...order up a drink...sit in a booth (off to the left as you entered the doors) & do some drinking...when I felt the need, I'd go into the bathrooms & get high w/ whoever was in the stalls...this was a somewhat regular occurrence for me...early 80s...

ahh..the good old days...


A Whale of a Drink. A high school friend of mine was killed out back it went downhill for me after that. Behind Moby's was a crime scene all its own.

The theater that was on site was the ASTER. "The auditorium was flanked by French garden windows which could be back lit to show off a garden mureal, creating the illusion of sitting in a garden somewhere in France."
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 10, 2008 2:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From the P. Davis archives. DT Minneapolis postcard.
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Dave Olson



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 8:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the summer of '85 I was strolling down Hennepin looking for some weed and was brought into the doorway by a brother who claimed to be "holdin."

He asked how much money I had? To which I replied $20!

Lemme see it, he says. I showed it to him, he snatched it and told me to get the fuck outta there or he was going to kill me!

I wasn't about to ask that he keep his end of the deal and went to Suns and bought some "Rush" I think it was called..and huffed on that during my bus ride home.
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Perkeo



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave Olson wrote:
During the summer of '85 I was strolling down Hennepin looking for some weed and was brought into the doorway by a brother who claimed to be "holdin."

He asked how much money I had? To which I replied $20!

Lemme see it, he says. I showed it to him, he snatched it and told me to get the fuck outta there or he was going to kill me!

I wasn't about to ask that he keep his end of the deal and went to Suns and bought some "Rush" I think it was called..and huffed on that during my bus ride home.


Boy I sure do miss those downtown weed deals, I don't think they were EVER successful! I remember being with a female friend in Northern Lights and a couple of guys tried to sell her hash which was of course some sort of mud and straw concoction. That's why I moved to SF, where the street weed deals were more "honorable Rolling Eyes "...
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Mild Thing



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

"Simulated substance" is the legal term. You can get as much as a year in jail for selling it.

Most of the guys selling them were crackheads. My favorite one was Greg Demmings. Some of you might remember him: tall, black, Jheri curl, glasses, and he often wore a leather vest. When I was a kid he taught me a few of tricks; one of my favorites was the one where he'd go into the library and make Xerox copies of a Greatful Dead postcard, use a sewing perforator (I don't know the technical term) and a ruler, and there it was: an instant sheet of "acid".

He always knew he could get away with it, too. Who were suburban white kids going to turn to when they got ripped off? Nobody. He'd just play it off when he did get confronted:

"What, all us black people look alike to you?"

And it worked. He'd draw the line at ripping off other blacks though, and it had nothing to do with allegiance:

"If you rip off a black man, he's gonna come back, and you're gonna be fighting a black man."

Good times.
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Ollie Stench



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greg Demmings wrote:
"If you rip off a black man, he's gonna come back, and you're gonna be fighting a black man."


I learned that lesson being a student at North Community High School
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Mild Thing



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You had it easy. I went to Harrison, the school those kids went to when they were expelled from your school. It was more like a day prison with a 3rd grade learning curve.
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Slomgom_Commie



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's how you turned out so smart!
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Mild Thing



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, but I did the smart thing and didn't stick around. I had money to make!
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Dave Olson



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mild Thing wrote:
You had it easy. I went to Harrison, the school those kids went to when they were expelled from your school. It was more like a day prison with a 3rd grade learning curve.


Haha- I went to one of those schools for bout a week Laughing
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BabySplit



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PostPosted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a Moby's page on Facebook.
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Ollie Stench



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PostPosted: Wed Dec 08, 2010 4:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wearing my Moby's sweatshirt as I type this.
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