Let’s Play "Leary’s Snapshot Moments"!
Nobody in their right mind, could, should or would defend or sympathize with the ultimate idiot (Tex), but I do confess that I have contemplated a particular moment from time to time from a storytellers perspective. It was that moment when Tex had walked across the desert headed towards Barker, after having come back from Hawaii. He was headed to rejoin Charlie and the family, when after walking for a long time he just stopped in his tracks, said he felt the darkness, and just turned around and walked the other way and called his parents back in Texas.
That is one of many "snapshot moments" I contemplate when thinking of the Manson saga. There are the obvious "snapshot moments" like Tex saying 'I am the devil" and Pat chasing Abigal out on the lawn.
But I am curious what alternative or offbeat "snapshot moments" you guys might have in your heads with regards to the whole TLB scenerio and aftermath. Charlie under the sink at Barker comes to mind.
Lynyrd’s Top Picks for "Snapshot Moments":
1) The now famous meeting of Manson and Squeaky in 1967, at Venice beach.
How many times have we heard Squeaky recount their encounter, with a gleam in her eye? That’s got to be one of the more famous “Family” moments. A sobbing young girl… Manson’s rap… the whole niner. Squeaky leaves her entire world behind in a split decision, and never looks back.
2) Manson and TJ confronting Bernard Crowe. That must have been an interesting “scene” to say the least. Money involved, drugs involved… a kidnapped “damsel in distress” involved… Crowe’s threatening call to the ranch. Talk about an intense situation. TJ flubs the plan, and Manson ultimately blasts the huge Bernard Crowe. Crazy shit man!
3) The look on Manson’s face, the day the verdict and sentencing is read in court!
Gas chamber! Fuck me man… I don’t care how cool Manson (likely) played-it-off.
Nobody, but NOBODY wants to hear “Guilty” followed by those two words!
Those are my top three choices for Leary’s “Snapshot Moments”.
C’mon folks… play along! You KNOW you have some moments which stand-out in your mind, and I, like Leary, would love to hear them! I agree with Leary. It’s interesting which moments become important to different folks, and for what reasons…
Thanks Leary for an interesting & fun thread Idea!