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    "Everybody's hustlin' a-just to have a little
    'C'..."

    Artist: Donovan
    Real Lyric: "Everybody's hustlin' a-just to have a little scene..."



    The story:

    July 1966 — seashore at Lawrence Harbor NJ:
    77 WABC-AM spun this latest release in heavy
    rotation as the tail-end of the British Invasion
    begun 2 years earlier was now morphing into
    psychedelia; the new, happening, sound from Woody
    Guthie & Bob Dylan disciple Donovan Leitch about
    what seemed (no pun) S/uperficially about comic-
    book S/uperheroes.
    "Superman and Green Lantern ain't got a-nothin' on
    me..."
    National Periodicals' (DC) Superman Comics already
    had the "Go-Go Checks" checkerboard squares on the
    top of every cover (beginning with Action Comics
    #333, February 1966) of their latest books
    acknowledging the growing teenage youth influence
    in popular culture, so now it was the music's
    turn, a sort of symbolic synergy (or perhaps even
    syzygy when considering other aspects) working in
    concert with each other—before Don Kirschner same
    named show even.
    As a 9 year old had no idea about such things, but
    liked what I liked, and while flying my flimsy,
    plastic, "One-Hour Martinizing" Batman kite at the
    beach, amid the washed up seashells and dead-or-
    alive horseshoe crabs, thought the Scotish folkie
    was singing phrases of the praises of Hi-C®,
    Hawaiian Punch® or something like Tang®
    ("Astronaut Approved™" though Buzz Adrin says,
    "Tang® sucks."), as my familiarity with Beat
    slanguage vocabulary didn't include drug
    references.
    Yet.
    So it was all so innocent, like orange juice,
    another good source of Vitamin C—Au naturel.
    Golden.
    By the time I started making my own limited
    exploration of 'the scene' on or around 1970-71,
    with countless head-shops to choose from just a
    hop, skip, and a jump across the river via the
    trestle-bridge on Bridge St, some seriously heavy
    music freak politely informed and corrected me as
    to the actual lyrics, from my previously held
    misconception of the "C" referring to a vitamin,
    to the now possibly provocative but incorrect "C"
    (meaning cocaine), finally to the correct also
    cool (but not cooler) "scene", which would imagine
    many were already doing with even more "hustlin'
    a-just to have a little C", as the hip
    counterculture of the 60's mutated into the
    bloated disco-monster of the 1970's, and beyond.

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