Whew! Quite a discussion.
My obssession isn't with Grace or JA specifically but with the time period from about 1967 to 1972. I was a magical time for me. Like a little slice of heaven for a while. There truely was peace in the neighborhoods. All the tough guys, myself included, had long hair and bells on their shoes, and instead of brawling and fighting, were exchanging hash and acid. The feeling of the Hippie culture was soo peaceful and beautiful, and Grace and JA had a lot to do with that. Their songs about acid helped a lot.
That's our curse I guess. We know it is possible. We experienced it.
We are again stuck in the devil's bargain. (I'm leaning towards atheism right now - think organized religion sucks the big one. Just another tool for Government control.)
Back then, I never thought about doing it with Grace. I was 20, she was 30 after all. However now, 40 years later, I think that would have been cool.
I can see why the Velvet Underground wasn't popular with JA. Hard drugs ruined the Haight-Ashbury scene, and eventually ruined the Hippy culture. Probably why the CIA was bringing hard drugs into the country. The Government was terrified of the Hippy Culture, thus the war on drugs, which ironically was fought with hard drugs. The Indians were right about the white people. They speak with forked tongues.
It's uplifting to see young people from around the world, grabbing on to the Music of that time period. You see, we don't don't know how it happened on so widespread of scale. It took so long to make it, we lost the recipe, so the cake is out in the rain right now. We all hope it does happen for you (the young) and more important that it last a lot longer.