Tag Archives: hippies

RAW on Crowley

I came across a post on the Lashtal site this weekend — BBC 4 is playing a series about the Summer of Love and the first episode featured two mentions of Aleister Crowley. I found the documentary’s trailer online, but couldn’t manage to find the full episode. I’ll keep and eye open for it, but [...]

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Canyon Control

After recent posts about The Doors and Easy Rider, I’m on a bit of a hippy jag, and the fact that 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love means that I’ll likely linger on the longhairs for a lot of posts during these warm weather months. It’s always fun to celebrate the [...]

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Still Crumblin’

This week we celebrate the birthday of comic artist R. Crumb who turned 73 on August 30. With a hat tip to my {R}emnants partner Ezra Buckley who turned me on to this article in The Paris Review… In honor of R. Crumb’s birthday today, here are a few of my favorite outtakes from his [...]

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Airplane Rising

This weekend I wrote a review of the new DVD release for Janis: Little Girl Blue. It’ll be out in The Contributor next week, and I’ll try to remember to drop it here later with some more info about the actual DVD &emdash; I had to watch an online screener as I didn’t get my [...]

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Looking for Richard

This spring we mark 50 years since we lost Richard Fariña in a tragic motorcycle accident on April 30, 1966. The author of this great article at The Guardian assumes most readers will be familiar with Fariña as a literary figure who wrote the novel Been Down So Long It Looks Like Up To Me [...]

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Party at Worthy Farm

Today marks the anniversary of the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts, first held on this day in 1970 on Michael Eavis’s family farm in Pilton, Somerset. Along with the utopian idealism of the time came an invention of the “free” music festival, a social movement based on collaboration and responsibility for one’s own expectations. [...]

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Dig The Diggers

Adding to my recent posts about San Francisco in the 1960′s, I think it’s important to look at the hippies themselves — who were all these long-haired freaks? The question matters for anyone interested in understanding where more recent counter-cultural movements have come from, and it’s one that reveals surprising answers, offering deep, novel veins [...]

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Revolution Rediscovered

Jack O’Connell’s 1968 film Revolution captured the craziness, the chaos, the hope and the hippies that defined the Summer of Love. Some of these interviews seem a little staged, but, for the most part, he captures some really candid moments and some extended music sequences that seem to embody the times. The soundtrack is noted [...]

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Michael McClure and The Maze

The San Francisco Bay Area Television Archive is full of gold. There is tons of material here from the ’60′s including lots of great footage of the Black Panthers and plenty of Haight Street hippies to be had. The Maze is a television news documentary that was made in 1967. It features 2nd generation Beat [...]

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