I came across this song. The first line is - And I found a magic man... I thought I found a Magickan (?)
Anyway, I later learned that the singer vanished back in 1975. Because of cryptic themes mentioned in several of his songs, some have speculated that he was abducted by aliens or the like. Has anyone heard of this guy (Jim Sullivan) or this story? I've really become a fan of his short catalogue of music.
Disappearance Sullivan left Los Angeles on March 4, 1975, to drive to Nashville alone in his Volkswagen Beetle. The next day, after being cautioned by a highway patrol over his driving, he checked into the La Mesa Motel in Santa Rosa, New Mexico. Later reports suggest he did not sleep there, and left his key inside the room, but bought vodka at the town store. He was seen the following day about 26 miles away, at a remote ranch owned by the Gennetti family. His car was later found abandoned at the ranch, and he was reportedly last seen walking away from it. The car contained Sullivan's money, papers, guitar, clothes, and a box of his unsold records.
He was never seen again, and reports have variously attributed his disappearance to being murdered, becoming disoriented and lost, or, particularly in the light of the title of his first album, alien abduction. Search parties failed to find any trace of him. A decomposed body resembling Sullivan was later found in a remote area several miles away, but was determined not to be his.
Last Edit: Jan 14, 2018 4:31:16 GMT -5 by superman
Tracklist Jerome <------ song with opening lines: "And I found a magic man... I thought I found a Magickan" Plain As Your Eyes Can See Roll Back The Time Whistle Stop Rosey Highways U.F.O. So Natural Johnny Sandman
Here's where it gets interesting.
Blondie takes his opening on Jerome, to start their song "Europa":
An instrumental song for the most part, which ends with this peculiar spoken prose:
"Based on the desire for total mobility and the serious physical pursuit of religious freedom, the auto drove mankind further than the wheel and, in remote areas even today, is forbidden as a device too suspect for human conveyance. This articulate conception has only brought us all more of the same; thoughtlessly locked into phase two gridlock, keyed up, on it's rims and abandoned on the expressway"