Old people doing drugs.


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Until this past weekend, I hadn’t really done drugs in the last 10 years. I had drank a fair amount, smoked weed maybe twice and taken a little bit of mushrooms once. But that’s it. It’s not that I’m just one of those clean living types. I just don’t enjoy weed, I’ve never done any of the “hard” drugs and all the other drugs hadn’t really come up. So, this weekend, the inner 19 year old in me came out when a group of friends as we decided to rent a cabin in the Poconos and get fucked up. Why? Why not. This winter has been a motherfucker and , even though I don’t subscribe to “needing to get out the city!” as a rule, it was a welcome break. Little known fact, doing mushrooms in urban settings is not always the best idea.
The plan was to bring a bunch of mushrooms and molly. Now, “Molly” is something I had never done. Ecstasy, sure. But Molly? nope. I recall first hearing it’s name when I would be on tour years ago and being like “what the fuck are all these kids talking about?”. Turns out it’s just pure MDMA and is called Molly cause that’s short for “Molecule”. I literally didn’t know that for years and just assumed it was some crystal meth off shoot. Anyway, back when I did drugs with more frequency, Mushrooms and ecstasy were the best mix. Shrooms were my favorite but, you know, sometimes shit might get a little too intense. I recall once drinking mushroom tea on a friday afternoon with some friends and then leaving my house to walk downtown to a calm , serene area of battery park city. Unfortunately, the Shrooms kicked in within 10 minutes (as opposed to the 30 minutes we thought it would take) and we got caught walking down a highly populated street tripping our balls off at rush hour. We literally stood outside a bodega freaking out over who was gonna go in a buy water cause we were all too high to deal with any sober human beings. This led to us stumbling into a small park and all of us almost vomiting as we saw the sky churn angrily above us (pretty sure it was clear skies though). So, a lesson was learned that night. The next time I did shrooms, I took some ecstasy first. The ecstasy would take off the negative edge.

I’m not gonna lie. I was a little nervous about doing both these drugs again. Primarily cause it had been so long. I know what me in my 20’s could handle. Life was simpler then. I worried that I’d do them now and all of a sudden start freaking about needing to pay my taxes or what it will be like if I ever have a kid. You step into shrooms with some problems on your mind, shit might get ugly. There was also part of me that was like “why the fuck am I doing drugs at my age?”. Then it dawned on me. I don’t take vacations. My life is a vacation at home, as I have no real job that requires being locked in a cubicle or any sort of schedule. When I travel, it’s work. So, in a way, this is a vacation. This is me actually getting away, if not for just a night or two.

So, ten of us went to a cabin deep in the woods. I’m talking “GPS had no idea what the fuck was going on” type deep. I’m not gonna lie. There were 5 out of the 10 of us who were straight up drug novices. Thank god for the other 5 people cause they were on the fucking ball. Having pro’s around is never a bad idea. There are so many nuances to tripping you don’t think about. Like how awesome some Vitamin water is when you’re on drugs. Or candy. So much candy. One girl even bought magnesium pills to help lessen any jaw clenching we might experience. If I had organized this trip. we’d have a fridge full of buttermilk and steak tartare to eat and a room with only steel folding chairs. The veterans also bought all sorts of soft shit and toys that , when I looked at sober, I thought they were unbelievable cornballs. Like “Oh, nice fucking foot massager,bro”. 3 hours later, I’m sitting on the couch in front of a fire place gleefully rubbing my foot on it like my life depended on it. One dude bought one of those sharper image head scratcher things that pretty much was being passed around like a drug of it’s own.

It began with the entire group in one room, gathered around a table. We started with the molly. We all looked at each other and popped a pill in unison like some sort of suicide pact. Then we waited. Some people (the veterans) got up and started organizing shit. Like setting up a room upstairs in the cabin to be a very mellow room for lounging on plush couches. The rest of us, anxiously waited to feel something. It didn’t take long. Music was on. Random dancing began and it was clear that people were now high. After the novices , like myself, got done explaining to the other people how good they felt, people started branching out. Some went outside and played whiffle ball. Some danced. Others just chatted and smiled a lot. Then the mushrooms came into play and the night was in full effect.

The beauty of mixing shrooms and molly is that you cover your bases. You’re so fucking happy AND you’re tripping. So it’s like nothing negative can really overtake your night. The worst problem I had was how much I was peeing yet how hard it was to pee. I was constantly drinking fluids so I’d be all comfy in some plush chair or something (when high like this, it’s all about where you’re lounging. The texture of a rug can be a game changer) then, just when I was ready to just melt into that chair, I’d have to pee like an animal.

For me, the most critical part of the night was the hot tub. Holy shit. I’m pretty sure I’m now sterile due to the amount of time I spent in that hot tub, laying there like a rave manatee. At it’s peak, it fit 6 people. I recall , at one moment, everyone jumbling their legs together and random foot massages popping off. I have no clue who’s foot i was holding. I generally don’t even like feet. That’s that drugs, bro.

I’m sure some of you are reading this and rolling your eyes as this is an everyday thing for you. You live that Molly life. Honestly, I don’t blame you. While my body could not handle doing this shit more than once every few months, I can certainly see how something like this can become an integral part of your every weekend. I just think it’s funny to imagine a bunch of relatively old people partying on this shit. It’s like what i imagine my parents were like when they got stoned well into their 40’s. Let’s be real, doing drugs like these are a young persons game. Not to say you ever have to stop but , in general, the optimum time for tripping out is when you’re too young to worry. That said, I had an awesome time and this definitely set a standard and made a blueprint for any future “vacations” I’ll take. It may be a while but, goddamn it, that shit was too much fun. Except currently, my stomach is all fucked up and I’ve slept like shit the last two nights. I guess that’s the old guy part kicking in. So very old.

39 thoughts on “Old people doing drugs.

  1. Did ecstasy at Pitchfork a couple years ago. Ran to take a leak, hoping to piss before the drugs hit. Right when I unzipped…blllllaaaagghhh…couldn’t pee and just stood there like, whoa! I am 35 by the way. Never done Molly and have to admit, I don’t really enjoy Ecstacy. Usually have a headache/feel like shit for like a week later.

    I have also noticed that drinking alcohol makes me piss way more often since I have gotten older. Almost where it is an annoyance, even carrying into the hangover the next day( I have a high tolerance and can drink A LOT). As a result, weed is my favorite. No annoying pissing and much softer come down. Getting older…sucks…

    Glad you had fun though.

  2. this better not mean you’re gonna turn into a hippy and stop being an asshole for our entertainment! also, you ever made music on drugs? that’d be cool for your next “vacation” if you brought along a laptop and put a track together. i guess that might cancel out the vacation part of it for you, but it’d be interesting to hear the results/your thoughts on the process.

    • DOn’t worry about that. My body won’t allow me to drink on back to back days , let alone do drugs with any regularity.
      As for making music on drugs, I tried making beats high when i was younger but it turned out shitty. I’m way better when I’m sober.

  3. “rave manatee”. awesome.

    curious, was any of the music you listened to your own? I know a lot of people tell you how awesome your music is on shrooms (also sober) and I was just wondering if you happened to hear any of your stuff and what that felt like.

    • My iPod was playing on random the entire night so my music didn’t come up much. a few random remixes I did popped up but it was toward the end of the night so I was pretty gone at that point.

  4. Hey, is there any woman who is actually named MOLLY reading this? Anyone? Anybody? Please let the people know how you FEEL about your name since it became mdma’s nickname.

  5. Here in Brazil we basically use weed, LSD, MD and ecstasy. Always thought shrooms were a “no way back” drug but seems like it’s cool. I’ll try it soon. Cool blog, big fan here!

  6. Don’t ever ever try SALVIA btw. It only lasts like a minute, but it’s a minute I would like to get back, because I was really convinced that I was dying

    • I had a pretty intense Salvia (x30 potency) experience the day after I took some Ecstasy over a decade ago. Messed me up for a couple of months, until I was able to work things out again. It was a very strange experience. Still want to try DMT, but I’m getting older now, and defo need to be in the right environment before I would ever consider it. I like weed when it’s around though. Don’t smoke that much nowadays, but a mellow high can be nice sometimes…

  7. Here’s what I think REALLY happened: Your friends planned this trip and asked if you wanted to join and you were like “meh, why not…I could really use the material for my blog” but than you ended up having a way more fun time than you expected hahaha

  8. Here in Portugal we only have pure fucking Molly (only touched X once) You should also try it with some LSd, out in the middle of nowhere.. Powerfull , but kinda like what you did.. Molly is just lhe best with everything, even makes special k a fun breakfast ! Too bad it totally destroys the brain, And I’m only 23, not an ol’ head screwer. Salvia was Legal here. Fun days..

  9. just out of curiosity, did you get the molly you took tested? i’ve become so sketched out of molly actually being some *insert random chemical name here* research chemical that i wouldn’t ever touch it without doing a little forensic testing, anyways im curious if you guys actually tested it or just trusted the source. i’m assuming it was legit though since you had a good time though haha

    • I didn’t but it was purchased from someone who was heavily vouched for by someone I trust. I would typically be very suspect about that kinda thing but it worked out great.

      • well it’s great to actually see that legit MDMA still exists in the states, despite their being some very good, readily available, and cheap research chemical substitutes that people are misrepresenting as molly all the time. very little can be said in regards to the toxicity of such substances though, hence the dangers.

        i was actually on a similar combination for the first time at your show w/ emancipator and shpongle (swap shrooms for LSD :P), and it was possibly the closest thing to a god-like combination of psychoactive substances haha. i took the lsd but waited for shpongle to drop the “molly,” so i got to listen to you and emancipator play your sets while tripping and i’ll just say it was a moving experience to say the least (no surprise given the nature of what i took lol)

        anyways glad you all had a great time!

  10. Nice one,

    I’m probably one of those “pros”. But more often than not after a big weekend I find myself thinking about Lethal Weapon going, ‘I’m gettin too old for this shit’ … Im 28

  11. What happened to the no new drugs once your past 30 rule? Next thing we know you’ll be a “dry guy” wearing flip flops & shorts!

    • i was waiting for this comment. What i say in that post is to not START doing drugs past the age of 30. I had done both ecstasy and shrooms prior so it’s all good.Also, doing shit once in a blue moon isn’t exactly the point I was trying to make.

  12. A day later and I’m still quite smitten with these young whippersnappers pictured above. Ugh, so good. A very fridge-worthy photograph.

    So here’s a question for an answer ->
    In your “Old people doing drugs” post, what’s your guess (from right to left) as to the first names of the four people in the picture that you used?

    Also, I’ll give you a little reading break and have Pollyne ask this question for the podcast ->
    I’ve heard a rumor that Emily Ratajkowski will be on the cover of this year’s Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition. Blockhead, you seem like the last guy on earth to be buying magazines like Maxim, FHM or Sports Illustrated in 2014, but will you make an exception in this case?

    • That issue is already out and she’s not on the cover. she’s in it though. And no, I will not be buying it as I have seen her naked. No need to spend money of her in a bikini.

      • I have too, so I’ll try another question for Po to read:

        Blockhead, do you think you’d like Em Rata’s naked pictures even better if she were sporting a landing strip or triangle instead of shaved totally bare? Or do you think those photos are absolute perfection as is?

  13. You must realize that it’s not just a ‘young people’ drug. MDMA is has a history of being the life counseling drug that people go to instead of going to a psychologist when they’re having relationship troubles. People of all ages use it, and if you really want to know, it was an old guy and his old wife that first synthesized it for the general public. Alexander Shulgin invented it when he was in his 50’s/60’s and released it to a bunch of psychologists, who would then release it to the public. Shulgin (age 88) and his wife still use it to this day. If you need the solid proof and research, watch the 2010 documentary Dirty Pictures. Some day, it will be a legal anti-depressant. It’s a great thing that you enjoyed yourself. You have good reason to be concerned and cautious, because MDMA is not always pure. It can easily be cut with other drugs like cocaine. That movie is a good watch. It shows the history of the drug, the controversy, the benefits, the negatives, and the groups that are coming close to legalizing it around the world. Glad you had fun, keep making awesome music.

    • By the way, if you had a bad hangover, it was probably not pure. The comedown shouldn’t be heavy unless you took too much. And, I should’ve taken the is out of the first sentence, but I was multitasking. The idea is that it’s for happy times, so it’s good to use after a bad fight with a girlfriend or something.

    • That’s interesting. i didn’t know that. Still, when I call it a young person’s drug, I’m referring to the fact that the majority of the people who use it are young. It’s a party drug for young folks. At least currently

  14. Yo Block, reading that was enough of an enjoyable experience to last me a bit. I tried salvia 5 years or so back and “(didn’t) know what shape I am!” for the longest ten minutes of my life.

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