Archival Art: “Krik, Hittin’ an Abdhouli Primo #1 Hashish-laced Joint”
copyright 1970/2015 00individual TLL
Un-retouched – 1970 Rapidograph-enhanced over-exposed photo.
(Real collapsable Top Hat purchased at the M.G.M. studio sale
became a fun communal hat for anyone to wear while hangin’ and gettin’ high.)
TRUE PSYCHEDELIC TRIPS!
MIND-BLOWER #23 – Spring 1970
PRIMO ABDHOULI #1 HASHISH
During a historic year – 1969 – with Agent Tomas and Marzenus at the Beach Pad on Pershing Drive in Playa Del Rey California, 00individual had a motorcycle, a car, two girlfriends, a great art department job and all the drugs and weed he wanted. But after experiencing an incredible time in history and a historic time in Rock History – a truly cosmic, fun, and memorable era had ended.
00individual and Marzenus moved into a nice, two bedroom unfurnished stand-alone place isolated on top of several other units’ garages and back off the main drag and a few miles from the beach. This allowed tremendous privacy and freedom to Freak Out and to play loud music, both from the stereo and from us – Marzenus was a guitarist and 00individual had a St George drum kit with Zildjian cymbals and friends would drop by and jam. We could cut loose and party every day and night with outrageous behavior and no one complained. A new era had begun.
The apartment was situated mid-way down the back-alley that served as the “less traveled” exit / entry of the most popular Westchester/ Inglewood McDonald’s in the area. The convenient location became a place for friends and Tribe members to drop by and the apartment soon became known as the “Topside Room”.
Lugging furniture up a narrow flight of wooden stairs for just our bedrooms discouraged any furniture other than some Hippie pillows and a mattress in the front room along with 00individual’s drum kit in one corner and Marzenus’ amp and speaker in another.
Cynthia Myers, bass player in the rock band The Carrie Nations in the whacked film “Beyond The Valley Of The Dolls” and iconic natural beauty and Playmate of the Month for December 1968, adorned the hallway wall that led to the doorways of the two Dens of Iniquity – Nyawh, Ha, Ha!
The kitchen literally turned into a workshop where Marzenus built the interior components for the conversion of his stepvan into a mobile home. The fumes from the polyurethane resin he used to coat the propane-torched wood filled the house and created a nice creamy chemical smell that contributed to the “High” atmosphere.
00individual doesn’t ever remember even using the kitchen to make a meal. We were friendly with several waitresses we knew at local restaurants who would/could arrange free meals – sometimes breakfast and dinner! And then there was McDonald’s . . .
We were livin’ like total responsible Hippie Bohemians back then and the lifestyle blended perfectly with 00individual’s full time art department job – morning, noon or night, at work or on weekends – back then life was an everyday pleasurable and exciting adventure.
If 00individual would have to single out one year in his life that hit the zenith on all cylinders it would be the year he was nineteen, from February 1970 to February 1971, it was easily the best – 00individual learned so very much when he was young.
One night our good friend Krik, upon arrival back from Hawai’i, stopped by the Topside Room and brought his friend Mike D. – 00individual and Mike D. became good friends and would have many psychedelic adventures together. Krik also brought another good friend, Primo Abdhouli #1 Hash and he treated us to some bowls of this rare hashish. 00individual knew it was Primo Hash; as he could taste it in his brain, really.
“Primo Abdhouli #1 Hashish” copyright 2015 00individual TLL
Then for a few nights straight at the Topside Room, Krik, King of the Turn Ons and always generous with his stash, kept a small circle of friends pretty hallucinogenic.
00individual remembers vividly on one night when everyone was sitting on the floor of Marxenus’
bedroom and after several rounds of tokes it felt and looked like the whole room moved and slanted to the point that everyone would slide out through the doorway – and into The Void!
The floor leveled out and we were all saved from slipping into another dimension.
Although fun, this was just the beginning of a Psychedelic Summer and Fall and Winter where slipping through a doorway into the Void was a welcomed lifestyle.
After a couple nights of ritualistic smoking of this mind-bending Hashish 00individual became a somewhat out-of-body numbed artist at work. One day in the middle of the ongoing while-at-work cosmic hashish high hangover, 00individual got up from his drawing table to go use the darkroom and unknowingly jammed a #11 x-acto blade – that was situated at the edge of the table – right through his jeans and into his leg.
It was only when the handle hit the doorway as 00individual walked through did he utter, OW!
There stuck in his front mid-thigh was the blade handle surrounded by blood-soaked jean.
In some weird altered state 00individual attributed this incident to Abdhouli and thought that maybe he should stop the Hashish consumption and he did, for one night. And this abstinence made him realize something else – what was he thinking? This was Primo Abdouli #1 Hash! He hasn’t had any since! He was an unenlightened dope to skip a night.
This temporary lapse of reason never happened again, 00individual’s new motto was:
“Take an x-acto blade, but don’t take away a High.”
“At The Crossroads: Career Paths – Psychedelic or Corporate?” copyright 2015 00individual TLL
EXPERIENCE COUNTER CULTURE HISTORY!
At the Crossroads: Once in a Lifetime, Once in History Opportunity!
Soon after the Primo Hash Marathon, 00individual and Marzenus had one last Bikers on LSD Adventure, (Mind-Blower #4) before 00individual came to a major crossroads in his life: he was being groomed to replace the “temporary” Art Director. This was a great opportunity at such a young age and would have surely set his career on the fast-track for advancement into Art Director positions all the way up to Madison Avenue and possibly with his own agency – and he knew he could handle it.
But also at this crossroads was the once in a lifetime and once in history opportunity to fully and freely enjoy the truly amazing and exciting times he was living.
This was big – a decision about his future – and not just about a career decision, but bigger, a life decision. Being a true artist means having vision, so, coupled with being a free-spirit 00individual wisely chose to quit his job and hit the road of the unknown, an unknown that surely held exciting and historic times – and it did.
Marzenus had finished his stepvan conversion into a mobile home and was ready to hit the road. This dove-tailed with 00individual’s plans so they relinquished the Topside Room and parted ways only to join up again a few months later for a wild and crazy Hippie road trip.
00individual left his job with around seven hundred dollars in the bank and lived off of it wisely, investing in drugs and marijuana and living lean and out of his suitcase for a year – yes, off of only seven hundred dollars – you could do that back then – and he literally had the time of his life!
The point is, Primo Abdhouli #1 Hashish really “Krik-started” 00individual’s decision to give his two week notice and begin his chosen path of High Adventure, Psychedelic Trips, Hippie Road Trips, Supernatural Excursions, Symbiotic Communication with all Life-forms, Soul Searching, Classic Concerts, and a whole lotta Love, Sex, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll!
But above all of that there was the actual feeling of being real, of being 00individual with no restrictions and no responsibilities other than to stay alive, mentally thrive, have fun and experience the high point of Rock ‘n’ Roll and Cultural History.
Who of us were given that rare opportunity? Not a two week vacation to reconnect with oneself; but a year’s worth of concentrated select beneficial free-spirited experiences during the Epoch of Pop Culture and Rock ‘n’ Roll that ultimately triggered the beginning of an entire lifetime lifestyle.
00individual thanks all Gods responsible for allowing the perfect lifetime period
on the Earth Plane’s History for his soul to experience.
00individual speaks Tribal Truth.
1970s Historic & Classic Rock Albums ’70 – ’71
In addition to all of the epic albums prior to 1970,
here’s what 00individual at nineteen and Rockers everywhere were listening to
– all released within one year – February 1970 to February 1971!
MOONDANCE – February 28, 1970
CROSBY, STILLS, NASH & YOUNG
DEJA VU – March 11, 1970
BAND OF GYPSYS – March 25, 1970
TEN YEARS AFTER
CRICKLEWOOD GREEN – April 17, 1970
ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK – May 11, 1970
LIVE AT LEEDS – May 16, 1970
QUATERMASS – May 1970
IN ROCK – June 3, 1970
ALONE TOGETHER – June 1970
HUMBLE PIE – July 1970
THE LAST PUFF – July 1970
ABRAXAS – September 1970
September 19, 1970
the ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND
IDLEWILD SOUTH – – September 23, 1970
HOLLYWOOD DREAM – October 1970
LED ZEPPELIN III – October 5, 1970
ATOM HEART MOTHER – October 10, 1970
TUMBLEWEED CONNECTION – October 30, 1970
THE MAN WHO SOLD THE WORLD
November 4, 1970
12 DREAMS OF DR. SARDONICUS
the WORST of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE
STEVE MILLER BAND
#5 – November 1970
SLY & the FAMILY STONE
GREATEST HITS – November 21, 1970
THE END OF THE GAME – December 1970
LOOKING ON – December 1970
LOOKING IN – 1970
RUMPLESTILTSKIN – 1970
THE ANSWER – 1970
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – January 1, 1971
LOVE IT TO DEATH – January 12, 1971
ZZ TOP’S FIRST ALBUM – January 16, 1971
IF I COULD ONLY REMEMBER MY NAME
February 22, 1971
A TRULY HISTORIC YEAR!
. . . AND HERE ARE THE TRULY HISTORIC CONCERTS OF 1970:
Fabulous Forum – 04-26-1970
(First Concert Date “Cry of Love” Tour – Last Forum Concert)
Anaheim Stadium – 06-14-1970
(Leeds/Tommy – Best WHO Concert – Ever!)
TEN YEARS AFTER vs GRAND FUNK RAILROAD
(World-Class Battle of the Bands!)
Fabulous Forum – 07-22-1970
SAVOY BROWN and HUMBLE PIE
Fillmore West – 12-04-1970
(A Serendipitous Trippy Personal Favorite)
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