Although there has been some bipartisan support for drug sentencing reform, most people probably didn’t see this coming. On the first day of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, former Saturday Night Live bandleader G.E. Smith entertained the crowd with his creatively-named G.E. Smith Band, cranking out tunes by “blue-eyed soul” legends like Rod Stewart, Stevie Ray Vaughan, and genre-bending glam rock icon David Bowie. The Thin White Duke’s cocaine-themed “Station to Station” was a real crowd-pleaser:
Have you sought fortune, evasive and shy?
Drink to the men who protect you and I
Drink, drink, drain your glass, raise your glass high
It’s not the side-effects of the cocaine
I’m thinking that it must be love
It’s too late to be grateful
Bowie, who passed away in January, had a legendary cocaine habit in the 70s, which fueled the Station to Station album in particular.
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