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The Prince of Possibility; The Man Who Turned on the Here: On the Lam in Mexico with Ken Kesey – By Robert Stone

“In 1964 Ken Kesey was working in a cabin so deep in the redwoods south of San Francisco that its indifferently painted interior walls seemed to grow seaweed instead of mold. Despite its glass doors, the cabin held the winter … Continue reading

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Hunter S. Thompson vs. To Tell the Truth (1967)

“… In what is perhaps the most gloriously absurd author/game show crossover, a contractually-obligated (?) Hunter S. Thompson and his two impostors tread the boards before perennial To Tell the Truth panelists Peggy Cass, Kitty Carlisle, and Tom Poston. … … Continue reading

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Remarks on Timothy Leary’s Politics of Ecstasy by Allen Ginsberg (December 12, 1968)

“By the late ’40s of this memory Century the people I knew best and loved the most had already broken through the crust of old Reason & were dowsing for some Supreme Reality, Christmas on Earth Rimbaud said, Second Religiousness … Continue reading

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The Realist

“The Realist was a pioneering magazine of ‘social-political-religious criticism and satire’, intended as a hybrid of a grown-ups version of Mad and Lyle Stuart‘s anti-censorship monthly The Independent. Edited and published by Paul Krassner, and often regarded as a milestone … Continue reading

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Allen Ginsberg at the End of America

“In 1965, Bob Dylan gifted Allen Ginsberg with a Uher reel-to-reel tape recorder, which Ginsberg was to use to record his thoughts and observations as he traveled throughout the United States. Ginsberg, already heavily influenced by Jack Kerouac’s methods of … Continue reading

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Dog Soldiers – Robert Stone (1974)

“Dog Soldiers is a novel by Robert Stone, published by Houghton Mifflin in 1974. The story features American journalist John Converse, a Vietnam correspondent during the war, Merchant Marine sailor Ray Hicks, Converse’s wife Marge, and their involvement in a … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey’s Buchla Box

Ken Kesey’s PA Controller, photo credit Don Kennedy, National Music Centre, Studio Bell. “In the mid to late sixties, counterculture was in full swing, and the momentum that was getting behind the ‘High Tide’ (as Hunter S. Thompson called it) … Continue reading

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Robert Stone on the 1960s and A New Disruption in Culture By Robert Stone

Seaman’s papers, 1960 “The word that I associate with the 60s is Disruption. There was, for example, technical disruption, just as there had been around the invention of the printing press. The computer, which had started the decade sitting in … Continue reading

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What A Long Strange Trip It’s Been (February 26, 1976)

“The San Francisco scene started at the Red Dog Saloon, as much as you can say it started at any one place. Most of the elements were there: rock & roll, a sort of light show, the first psychedelic dance … Continue reading

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Ken Kesey on the Lam, Voice Goes to 15 cents!

“Where is novelist Ken Kesey? It has been months and still no word on him. Not since O. Henry, 70 years ago, has an American literary figure taken it on the lam after getting into trouble with the law. O. … Continue reading

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