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300. Drug-That-Turns-You-Into-A-Guitar-Genius Story

May 18, 2011

Q: I am hoping to know more about a story I read in National Lampoon I’m thinking in Spring or Summer ’72 involving an uninspired guitarist who happens to smoke some anonymous substance and then picks up his unplugged guitar, strums a chord, and cascading waves like gigantic ball bearings of beauty sweep him away. Ring a bell?

A: That would be “Pipe Dream” by Chris Miller, from the June 1972 (Science Fiction) issue.


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