Tag Archives: 60s

You Better Find

When the truth is found to be lies And all the joy within you dies… Full lyrics HERE.

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“Wearing of Sandals”

From a May 27, 1968 memo on the counterculture movement, directed to the head of the FBI: “nonconformism in dress and speech, neglect of personal cleanliness, use of obscenities (printed and uttered), publicized sexual promiscuity, experimenting with and the use of drugs, filthy clothes, shaggy hair, wearing of sandals, beads, and unusual jewelry, tend to …

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“The whole earth is in jail and we’re plotting this incredible jailbreak.”  ~Hugh Romney, aka Wavy Gravy

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’69

Excerpted from Art Garfunkel’s autobiographical What Is It All But Luminous / notes from an Underground Man ©2017: In May of ’69… Paul’s writing changed from “I know your part’ll go fine”– words of a deep friendship (The Only Living Boy in New York)– to “Why don’t you write me?”– words of frustration. So many …

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Life’s Illusions

I’ve looked at life from both sides now From win and lose and still somehow It’s life’s illusions I recall I really don’t know life at all I was just a kid when this was on the charts, so I didn’t realize how wonderful those lyrics are. Full lyrics HERE.

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Everyone Knows

And Windy has stormy eyes That flash at the sound of lies… Why are you lying to Windy?  She sounds amazing.  If you don’t straighten up, you’re going to lose her. Full lyrics HERE.

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My soul has been psychedelicized…

Full lyrics HERE.

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Say the Old Folks

At the age of 90, Chuck Berry has just released his first album in 38 years (LINK). I don’t think he can top this song, but you never can tell. Full lyrics HERE.

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Opening the Door

“He was sincere, and he was caring, and he was loving, and he was not like other people.  The fact of his acceptance and embrace was different among certain kinds of people– many just saw him as weirder than weird and that was that, but there were many others that found him delightful.  In a …

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The Soundtrack to a Bad Day

Full lyrics HERE. The backstory- it was inspired (believe it or not) by James Joyce’s Ulysses– is on Wikipedia HERE.

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Don’t you know?

The sudden realization in the middle is heartbreaking. Full lyrics HERE.

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God Bless

Tiny Tim’s birthday is April 12, and we always have a cake to celebrate a free spirit, a unique vision, a gentle soul…

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What’s your price?

(via) “Mr. Hoffman what is your price for ending the protests?” It never occurred to the interviewer that not everyone has a price.  It makes him angry that Abbie doesn’t seem to even understand the question.

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Almost

Full lyrics HERE.

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Abbie Hoffman

I used to keep Abbie Hoffman quotes in a text-file as I came across them, and below is the collection I found on a backup disk.   ABBIE HOFFMAN QUOTES A modern revolutionary group heads for the television station. Avoid all needle drugs, the only dope worth shooting is Richard Nixon. I believe in compulsory …

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I don’t mind failing…

I don’t mind failing in this world, Somebody else’s definition Isn’t going to measure my soul’s condition, I don’t mind failing in this world. It was MySweetGrace who reminded me of this song.

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“Anomalies”

The headline at CNN says: “Chokehold death protests turn violent / Police: Explosives thrown at officers” When you scroll down to the twelfth paragraph, you learn this: The acts of violence were apparent anomalies in a sea of protests nationwide decrying a grand jury’s decision not to indict the officer who killed Garner, an unarmed …

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Wavy Gravy

Wavy Gravy (aka Hugh Romney) is one of my favorite and most admired people.  He never gave up, he never gave in, he never burned out; how many 60s icons can you say that about? He has a wonderful, inspirational autobiography, Something Good For A Change, and is associated with two charities that I contribute …

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Along Comes Mary

I’m on kind of a Mary Hopkin kick.  (Don’t worry, I’m sure it will pass quickly.) Her story is just so fascinating.  Twiggy saw her on a local talent show and called her friend Paul McCartney, who then contacted her and ultimately made her one of the first artists signed to Apple Records. Can you …

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