Linda Perhacs, interviewed by Daiana Feuer at LAWeekly:
“Young people in their exploratory years are making choices. It’s the choice between following the good energy in the universe or choosing to forsake that and follow the opposite. Follow the opposite, the problems are going to be maximum.
“[Some people that I knew] were experimenting with things that did not allow their lives to go full-term. I didn’t participate in that. I don’t need it! But, yes, it was everywhere and we lost a few that we loved. … I’m sorry, it makes me cry to think about this. … One died from an overdose, another, I don’t know if he’s still on the physical plane. Of these two people that I thought were so strong, I am the one that ended up being the strong one.
“We are all in this together. It’s not new versus old. Artists are going to approach the same questions of the old world with the tools of the new world. Just hopefully they keep their balance with the organic. We have to remember that these technologies require a power source. Without that they go down instantly. That power source is not man-made. It comes from a higher place in the universe.”
Alia Penner, Arthur’s long-serving Psychedelic Healing Visions correspondent, made this short film for last week’s Linda Perhacs event at REDCAT in Los Angeles Enjoy…
Linda Perhacs and Friends
Wed 10.07.09 8:30 pm
Co-presented with Draw Pictures and dublab
Download: “Parallelograms” – Linda Perhacs (mp3)
“[Parallelograms is] one of the most mystifying and beautiful moments of the psychedelic era, on par with any outré work of the time.” LA Weekly
“This evening of experimental exploration is the first-ever public performance by enigmatic folk singer Linda Perhacs, whose legendary 1970 album Parallelograms is an uncanny, ruminative masterpiece of psychedelia. She is joined by an eclectic mix of artists, who chime in with projected artwork, film, dance and musical interpretations of her work. Perhacs and her collaborators also highlight ideas from the book that inspired Parallelograms: the Theosophist manifesto Thought-Forms, written by Annie Besant in 1901…”
NEW interview with Linda Perhacs by Daiana Feuer at LARecord: http://larecord.com/interviews/2009/10/07/linda-perhacs-interview-we-have-great-powers/