Friday, October 27, 2017


The end of 1992, as we were ending the Ministry tour, was a season of Big Events!! I was about to give birth to Zyon. Max, Igor and Co. were coming off a successful 18 months of touring and Max's brain was brimming with riffs for the next record. It was this year that he started carrying around a mini recording studio. Max didn't realize it at the time, but one of the tracks on that recorder would later become the legendary Soulfly 1 instrumental. He wrote it in Australia, when we were in a hotel room.

I am not 100% sure, but if I recall correctly, the last show was at the Universal Amphitheater, in Universal City, California. It was a fitting end to a rocket launched tour. The backstage was memorable, a who's who of LA celebrities..who none of us really knew! We were astounded when Anthony Keidis and Flea came on our bus! But the all time coolest of all was when Dana came on the bus grinning from ear to ear, saying he had just met Timothy Leary!! Holy schizzle!!!!

For those of you who don't know, Timothy Leary was an American psychologist and writer, known for advocating the use of LSD. He taught at the University of California, in Berkeley and also at Harvard University. He was a frequent user of LSD and believed in its properties of mind expansion. Basically, he was a G. President Nixon referred to him as "the most dangerous man in America." Most likely because Leary came up with catchy phrases made trendy by the youth, such as "turn on, tune in, drop out," and "think for yourself and question authority." After a wild ass journey through life, he died the day after Dana's 21st birthday.

If I could have gotten my pregnant butt out from the bus in time, I could have met him too!! I learned a lesson and when Neil Young popped by, I went to check him out..... 

Class dismissed.....