Music Video of the Day: Leave Behind Your Ego by Junkie XL, feat. Timothy Leary (2013, dir by John Pina)

It’s not bad advice, leaving behind your ego.  I don’t know if it’s something I’m currently capable of doing but who knows?  Maybe when I’m in my 50s, it’ll be easier.

Timothy Leary, of course, is a well-known name in the history of America’s counter culture.  He’s often credited as being the person who brought LSD into the mainstream, or at least as close to the mainstream as LSD could get during Leary’s lifetime.  Among Leary’s accomplishments was giving LSD to Cary Grant.  Tim Leary also once ran from governor of California.  The oft-repeated story is that John Lennon wrote Come Together to serve as a campaign song for Leary’s run.  Whether that’s true or not is anyone’s guess.  Needless to say, Tim Leary was never governor of California.  In fact, because he ended up going to prison in January of 1970, he never even got to file for the primary.

Junkie XL, of course, also did the score for Mad Max: Fury Road, which is like one of the greatest scores ever.