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"Hippies': Garage Rock Done Rightnew

Garage rock done right aches for the sort of unbridled enthusiasm at the core of Hippies, the first Matador record from this trio. The band's bouncy, melodic garage rock is colored with flecks of soul and surf rock, but it's the fantastic songs that hold it aloft.
Tucson Weekly  |  Eric Swedlund  |  04-08-2010  |  Reviews

Bob Waldmire's Farewell Tournew

Last month, artist and Route 66 enthusiast Bob Waldmire made public what he has known for some time – that he has colon cancer and he probably won’t live much longer. Last Sunday, Nov. 22, “Bob’s Last Art Show” was held at his family’s famous Cozy Dog Drive In in Springfield, IL. Bob's friend looks back on his life and work.
Illinois Times  |  William Crook Jr.  |  12-01-2009  |  Art

John Bassett McCleary's 'Hippie Dictionary' Captures Peace & Love for Posteritynew

At first, McCleary says, "The Hippie Dictionary sounded almost like an oxymoron." Yet the more he thought about it, the more he realized that "many new and exciting words and emotions were developed during this profound period of time."
East Bay Express  |  Anneli Rufus  |  08-12-2009  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

We Crash the Rainbow Gatheringnew

In a desperate attempt to see eye-to-eye with this Rainbow family, I had even broken an eight-year hallucinogen-free run and eaten a mixture of honey and psychedelic mushrooms. But there I was, in the midst of a mellow trip, further from understanding them than I had been when I arrived.
Weekly Alibi  |  Maren Tarro  |  07-20-2009  |  Culture

The 'Forever Young' Generation Reflects on Life in Vermont's First Communesnew

A revival of Hair is giving audiences in New York's Central Park a vicarious contact high these days, but memories of the bygone Age of Aquarius in Vermont have sparked an upcoming commune reunion and a new book, Farm Friends: From the Late Sixties to the West Seventies and Beyond by Tom Fels.
Seven Days  |  Susan Green  |  08-25-2008  |  History

Is Metallica's Bonnaroo Appearance a Sign of the Apocalypse?new

You naysayers can go down with a whimper, but we are offering what we feel is the last, best hope for the survival of mankind: a guide for hippie-metalhead diplomacy.
Nashville Scene  |  Jack Silverman  |  06-13-2008  |  Concerts

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