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Hard-Won Advice from Carlos Santana

When you were onstage at Woodstock, were you hallucinating?

Oh totally. You can tell by my body language. I’m wrestling with the guitar — not wrestling in conflict, but like a surfer, wrestling to maintain and sustain a balance. That’s the key to everything in life. Whether you’re straight or on mescaline, maintain your composure and your balance.

– From the article “How Santana Hallucinated Through One of Woodstock’s Best Sets (His Own)” by Rod Tannenbaum, for the New York Times