by The Institute for the Study of Slightly Varying Circumstances
Beyond the seas of thought
Beyond the realm of what
Across the streams of hopes and dreams
Where things are really not
– ‘Journey to the Center of the Mind’
The Amboy Dukes
The ‘Extraterrestrial Highway’. Sounds ‘kind of’ cool, doesn’t it? It’s in Nevada between Crystal Springs and another town with ‘springs’ in its name that right now I can’t recall, and I sure as hell ‘ain’t gonna’ Google it. It’s all bullshit to tell you the truth. I’ve been in both towns and, believe me, there’s no water anywhere around, above or below either of these God forsaken collection of cheaply built shacks occupied by maniacs, drifters and drug addicts. And, listen, if, for some reason, you have got it in your mind to go visit this Highway that no self respecting extraterrestrial would ever even consider worth visiting then don’t, whatever you do, stop in, or even slow down as you pass through those two towns. You’re welcome.