Tag Archives: 1960′s

American Acid

By Amrei-Marie – selbst fotografiert von Amrei-Marie, CC BY-SA 3.0 de, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=6273518 T.C. Boyle’s new novel, Outside Looking In, revisits the 1960s and 1970s scenes where the author first experimented with psychedelic drugs. The book sews the experiments and careers of pioneering psychonauts like Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert into a fictional tapestry that reads like [...]

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An April Season In Hell

Celebrating National Poetry Month, here’s a rad radio production of Arthur Rimbaud’s A Season in Hell which was published 145 years ago this year. Even though it might not be immediately evident Arthur Rimbaud had a lot in common with William Blake: both saw the benefits of altered states on literary vision and both were [...]

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40 Years Of An American Prayer And Jim Morrison’s Lost Paris Tapes

Across the days that marked the overlap from the 1960s to the 1970s Jim Morrison recorded the poetry readings that would eventually be featured on the 1978 release An American Prayer. This year we’re celebrating 40 years since the album’s 1978 debut, but the project has always been a difficult one for fans of the [...]

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Godfather 45

The Godfather is one of the greatest American films of all time, and in many ways it represents the best of the New Hollywood movement that flourished roughly from the 1960′s into the early 1980′s. The film included all of the greed, violence and lust for power that earlier films like Little Caesar (1931) and [...]

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Brown Eyed Breakthrough

This year we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Van Morrison’s breakthrough solo hit, “Brown Eyed Girl.” Nowadays the song’s ubiquity and relative lightness have diminished its power in comparison to the rest of Morrison’s imposing catalog. But “Brown Eyed Girl” offers Morrison’s first great synthesis of imagery from Morrison’s Northern Ireland homeland with the propulsive [...]

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Heavy Meddle

The blog’s been on a kick this year, celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of Pink Floyd. This weekend my girlfriend picked up a copy of The Wall on DVD and we watched the Roger Waters commentary last night — totally hilarious! When I saw this video in my YouTube suggestions I immediately checked it out… Between [...]

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Becoming Stones

Felt like taking a break from the horror postings to share a new Rolling Stones documentary that just popped up on YouTube. The Under Review documentaries feature some of the biggest names in music criticism in their career spanning investigations. There are a number of Under Review chapters on the Rolling Stones, and here the [...]

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Wasted in Wonderland

Another recent viewing of random programs on Nashville’s over-the-air digital television paid off this past Saturday night when my girlfriend and I discovered this mind-blowing trip of a flick based on Lewis Carroll’s books. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland is a 1972 British musical that features a great cast in a psychedelic journey that makes Tim [...]

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Austin Spare: Chaos and Cats

Austin Osman Spare was many people including both an enfant terrible in the London art world at the beginning of the 20th century, and one of the pioneering forerunners of contemporary occultism. Wiki has the basics… Visionary artist and mystic Austin Osman Spare, who was briefly a member of Aleister Crowley’s A∴A∴ but later broke [...]

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Terry O’Neill: Close and Candid

My favorite photography book of 2013 was probably Steve Schapiro’s Taxi Driver, but one of the most surprising was Terry O’Neill’s eponymous career retrospective published by ACC Editions. O’Neill first made his mark in the 1960′s. The young British photographer snapped everyone from The Beatles to The Stones to Janis Joplin to Jean Luc Godard’s [...]

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