A lot of people don't know this but Neil Young is epileptic. In fact
when we opened for the Springfield they asked if we could play another
short set before they came on because he had just had a seizure.
"White Bird" was recorded by "It's a Beautiful Day" and I knew the
guitar player, Hal, from that group. Missed out though on hanging out
at his place when a couple of his friends would come into town to visit:
John and Yoko.
On 11/04/2014 06:00 PM, fleetwood_macnche...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife]
Thanks for the time machine. I was very influenced by bands like CCR
("Fortunate Son"), The Who, and Jefferson Airplane/Starship
("Volunteers"), by their uncompromising voice for change. Some bands
only had a single or an album that made it big (ex: "White Bird"), but
all of it was fresh and new, and there was a lot to choose from.
---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <noozguru@...> wrote :
The link to the Laurel Canyon site is interesting and brought back
many memories. However I wouldn't call Laural Canyon the birth of the
Hippie Movement. There beatniks before that and of course bohemians
WAY before that even.
Tim Leary never mentioned drugs during his at the event my band
opened. He talked about enlightenment and ways (other than drugs) of
Music always pushes the edge, many of the rock musicians in the 60s
bands had jazz backgrounds so we put a little jazz into the music, as
much as we could get away with. Thus it had a very ethereal sound.
Record companies looked for bands who were a little ahead of the time.
As for the protest songs they were what the record companies would let
them get away with. "For What It's Worth" like the blog writer points
out was about a clash with the police over a popular coffee house.
A lot of the rock musicians were around 2-4 years older than myself
and indeed some had done a stint in the military. But other than
getting to see the world a little it had little impact on their music.
Of course a lot of my fellow musicians were sons and daughters of dads
who had served in WWII.
And some knew "people in high places" which kept them from getting
busted with drugs by getting tipped when they were "hot". ;-)
On 11/04/2014 12:36 PM, 'Richard J. Williams' punditster@...
<mailto:punditster@...> [FairfieldLife] wrote:
On 11/4/2014 1:22 PM, Bhairitu noozguru@... <mailto:noozguru@...>
Back in the late 1960s during the "psychedelic era" there were
all kinds of crooks trying to pull mind control on folks
We always suspected this and my theory is that the hippie
movement was infiltrated by outside agents in a mass effort to
program the whole hippie community into falling down into a
rabbit hole of confusion and ribaldry so as to self-destruct.
First they sent out informants like Tim Leary to try and talk us
into taking psychedelic substances so as to alter our
consciousness. Then, they sent in the rock singers to get us into
a trance state with loud rhythm music and liberal lyrics.
So, with the hippies all stoned out and getting programmed by the
rock music, they became like robots controlled through suggestion
and brain-washing. I mean, have you actually read the lyrics of
some of those 60's protest songs?/
"There is something happening here. What it is ain’t exactly
clear. There's a man with a gun over there." - Stephen Stills
/It is interesting that many of the late sixties rock singers
were military brats and all connected to the U.S. military. In
some cases, the rock singers were previously actually in the U.S.
For example, Jim Morrison's father was a U.S. Navy admiral in
Vietnam and Frank Zappa was a former Air Force Airman. This list
of these military brats goes on and on. Go figure.
*The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon & Birth of
the Hippie Generation*