16 comments on “1960′s and 1970′s Culture Archives . . . . . . . . . . . . . TRUE PSYCHEDELIC TRIPS! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIND-BLOWER #12 . . . Fall / Winter 1970 . . . . . . . . BACK TO THE FUTURE PAST

  1. “The youth of a nation are the trustees of posterity”. – Disraeli

    As a guardian of posterity you are not only honoring that promise but you are also memorializing a unique time In history by recounting your experiences. Generations to come may learn something from images but they will find the spirit of our culture in words such as yours.

    Once again, thank you so much for your blog.

    • Thanks again for the support and understanding – it means a lot, especially from a Psychedelic Brother.
      Archiving for the historic record and the future is what drives me – there are numerous articles, etc. about those times but how many written by the people who actually experienced them?
      Back then drugs were consumed for fun exploration not desperation – I want that vibe to be known. Plus our focus was on many important and heady issues; we needed to expand and elevate our minds just to keep up with the ramping-up of new developments in societal change as well as our own culture.
      A lot was goin’ on, Marvin.

      • Absolutely a lot was going on then and it was more important than most people today realize. Most of contemporary society doesn’t know that university’s, embassy’s’, public libraries, etc. had subscriptions to The East Village Other, The Oracle and other underground newspapers. It was vital for people, even those in straight jobs, to keep abreast of what was going on within the counterculture. Drug use today certainly is very different than it was during the 60’s and it is so important that a record of the events, personal experiences and the deeper meanings of that time are recorded so that people can understand the reasons why we imbibed. Keep the faith brother and please keep writing! – Gene

  2. Sorry for the delayed response. I was pondering a question for you; with your East Coast experiences that coincided with my West Coast experiences and with your writing expertise and your political knowledge I wondered if you would want to collaborate on a post or series of post’s that had more political content such as the Hippie Pentagon Levitation, etc. One post a month for starters? Or more if things jive?

    I don’t want to alter our relationship as is, and maybe to insure that, we could start with a couple few suggestions from you on relative subject matter that I may not have retained. This can include collaborative writing and certainly shared byline.

    I’m not retired, and as an artist probably never will be, so this blog is a work of love for me and only exists because I’m driven.

    Anyway, I have no idea what your time, energy or interest would be regarding this offer and will COMPLETELY understand your decline. Life can be time consuming.

    In any case, if you have any of the many, many political or culturally-relevant topics that you are informed of or think would be interesting and/or certainly vital for this blog, please let me know.

    If not, your continued comments are certainly appreciated and will always be honored and welcomed.

    No pressure, just an idea sparked by your comments and certainly from the past two.
    Plus you reminded me of one of my favorite people Terrence McKenna, he too promoted the recording of experiences of the era for posterity and of the psychedelic experience by us explorers in particular.

    • Sorry for the delayed response. The short answer is yes I’d like to collaborate with you on some political stuff. In 1972 I was arrested for a radical act that I committed in 1969. I’ll fill you in on the details later. I’ll write more this weekend. Peace – Gene

  3. Hey Man,
    Let me know when you’ve got your ’69/’72 post in line and I can add some relevant music links or some header artwork OR if you’ve already got that covered that’s fine – I have a personal “template” that I follow so it will make presentation easy.
    If you want to make this less public; email me at 00individual@gmail.com and we can further communicate on the particulars.
    Looking forward to hearing from you – again, no rush.

  4. Pingback: TRUE PSYCHEDELIC TRIPS! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . MIND-BLOWER #16 . . . LATE ’60s . . . . . . MESCALINE’S MAGICK . . . Part One | 00individual

  5. Pingback: 1970′s Historic & Classic Rock Albums . . . . . . . . . . THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND . . . . . . . . . IDLEWILD SOUTH . . . September 1970 . . . plus . . . Album Track Gem: In Memory of Elizabeth Reed | 00individual

  6. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/26/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

  7. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/26/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

  8. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/26/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

  9. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/26/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

  10. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/26/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

  11. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/26/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

  12. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/25/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

  13. Pingback: 1970’s Rock Concert and Culture Chronicles . . . . . . . In Celebration of Jimi’s Birthday November 27, 1942: Ride Shotgun with Monster Mike on a Hard-Core Psychedelic Road Trip to make it to the Forum on 4/25/70 to experience HENDRIX! | 00IND

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s