Old Brutus pioneered freedom of speech through blues guitar in the late 1940s and early 1950s. He is credited with sparking the social revolution of the middle Sixties after ingesting LSD with British rock groups who became interested in his sound.
After retirement, Old Brutus was offered a full-time writing position at chronicle.SU, where he employs insight and philosophy picked up during his days as a revolutionary artist.
Ken Keasy, Hunter S. Thompson and Jack Kerouac reportedly held Brutus close to their hearts, according to close friends of the staff writer.
Beat poet Michael McClure said The Doors’ Jim Morrison reported thinking he once out-drank Old Brutus during a four-day bender only to realize Brutus had all along been drinking pure absinthe from a flask, and was sneaking hits of ether from a trademark rag which hanged from his back pocket during concerts.
“Motherfucker was crazy,” McClure quoted Morrison as saying.