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How Hunter S. Thompson Became a Legend

“In January 1970, Hunter S. Thompson wrote Jann S. Wenner a letter praising Rolling Stone‘s definitive coverage of the disastrous Altamont festival. ‘[Print’s] a hell of a good medium by any standard, from Hemingway to the Airplane,’ Thompson wrote. ‘Don’t … Continue reading

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The Factory

Andy Warhol and assistant Gérard Malanga blocking a silk screen with glue, 1960. “The Factory was Andy Warhol‘s New York City studio, which had three different locations between 1962 and 1984. The original Factory was on the fifth floor at … 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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Best Psychedelic Albums: 30 Essential Records To Expand Your Mind

“Look up the word ‘psychedelic’ in the dictionary, and one of the first definitions will be ‘mind expanding’. That’s what all of the best psychedelic albums have in common. Most were made during the golden era of 1966-1968, but quite … 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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The Great Marijuana Hoax – Allen Ginsberg (1966)

“How much there is to be revealed about marijuana in this decade in America for the general public! The actual experience of the smoked herb has been clouded by a fog of dirty language perpetrated by a crowd of fakers … 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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