Burning on through the Seventies (1974-1978)


“I used to mark my really severe drug use by the years I couldn’t remember who won the World Series. There were three or four years in there, mid to late seventies.”

“What I am certain of is that the second half of the seventies was a period of uncertainty. A time of tentativeness, of groping around for what came next – and coming up mostly empty-handed.”

“I’ve always called these years of my life The Second Visitation of the Straights.”

“One thing happened in that period which would be a major positive force in my life, although I didn’t realize it until later. HBO came into the picture.”

—George Carlin, Last Words (2009)