A publisher once asked me who my target audience was. For some reason I blurted out, “I’m the Gagne sleeper of LSD.” He asked what that meant and I just shook my head. “I guess you’re not my target audience.” Of course, I didn’t know what the hell it meant either. I was on a lot of drugs in those days.
I do know that I liked the phonetics of the phrase. “I’m the gȯn-yā sleeper of L.S.D.” I repeated it to myself continually like a mantra, like a Beastie Boy’s lyric, for several moons. And for the record, the Beastie Boy voice was Adam Yauch. What Beastie Boy usually voices nonsensical mantras in your head?
And if you are unaware A gagne sleeper is a style of choke hold made popular by 1950s pro rasslin champ Verne Gagne. So, I guess this means my audience would be folks that enjoy old time ‘rasslin and psychedelics. Yep. This feels spiritually true. Thoughts? What feels spiritually true to you?