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look at brian blomerth’s “bicycle day”

BOOKS ABOUT PSY­CHE­DELICS, es­pe­cially LSD, al­ways turn me on—even the bad ones (of which there are a few). Re­cently, I bor­rowed sev­eral books of re­cent vin­tage from the li­brary. Most of them were normal books with lots of words but few il­lus­tra­tions. Then there was Brian Blom­erth’s Bi­cycle Day, a de­light­fully col­orful pic­ture book! [Read more] “look at brian blomerth’s “bicycle day””

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if you’re not a psychonaut, then what are you?

THIS AR­TICLE STARTED AS A JOKE but will serve as an in­tro­duc­tion to psy­cho­nau­tics for the non-experienced. I use the word “ex­pe­ri­enced” here in its Hen­drixian meaning, re­fer­ring to the Jimi Hen­drix Ex­pe­ri­ence’s “Are You Ex­pe­ri­enced?” from their 1967 album of the same title: “Are you ex­pe­ri­enced? [Read more] “if you’re not a psychonaut, then what are you?”

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looking at the foresight of “wild in the streets” fifty years later

“DON’T TRUST ANYONE OVER 30!” That was one of the mottos the coun­ter­cul­tural as­pect of the so-called “youth move­ment” had in the ’60s and it was pro­vided by Jerry Rubin. When he made that state­ment in 1967, there is a good chance that he knew ex­actly the kind of ef­fect that it would have then. [Read more] “looking at the foresight of “wild in the streets” fifty years later”

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the sixties’ hope for a more enlightened tomorrow

I FOUND THIS DIS­CUS­SION about as­pects of The Six­ties in the com­ments sec­tion in an ar­ticle ti­tled “How we made: Dono­van’s Sun­shine Su­perman” by Dave Simpson for The Guardian (May 2, 2016). There are many par­tic­i­pants in the back-and-forth con­ver­sa­tions in the thread, but I will focus on just two com­menters, Bar­bKay and Katch33. [Read more] “the sixties’ hope for a more enlightened tomorrow”

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getting windy with john and lew at the tell it like it was a-go-go

COMING SOON TO A SCREEN NEAR YOU! The Tell It Like It Was A-Go-Go fea­turing Trini Lopez, Johnny Rivers, and Billy Lee Riley! Yeah, that’s a joke for those of us old enough to re­member the live al­bums from those artists recorded at the Whiskey A-Go-Go in Los An­geles. [Read more] “getting windy with john and lew at the tell it like it was a-go-go”

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