Friday, April 11, 2008

Hippie Music..

Let us hearken back to an earlier time.
A time when 'lids' were ten bucks,blotter acid bore the familiar image of R.Crumb's 'Mr. Natural',and anti-war posters fluoresced brilliantly under the ultra-violet glow of the black light.
It was a turbulent time of social upheaval,wrapped in a kinder,and gentler awareness.
..don't interrupt me!..I'm on a roll.

It was our nation's puberty.
That awkward stage between the blush of innocence,and the raging hormones that drive us,hell-bent for leather,to rebel against our elders.

Bell bottoms and halter tops.
Granny glasses and huaraches.
Communes on the left.
Watergate on the right.
The totally clueless,stuck in the middle class.

Okay,..that's all I can really remember.
Here's a song.

'Poems,and Prayers,and Promises'

OH!..and here's a drink recipe!

***Peyote Tea***

Take all the Peyote buttons you can lay your hands on,and remove the yellow fuzzy stuff in the middle...I'm told it's bad for you.
You can eat them at this point if you like,but they taste exactly like vomit!
So,you put them in a pot of water,and add;
Peeled oranges,lemons,limes,and pineapple.
Boil this mixture for at least 15 minutes.
When it's ready to drink,it should taste exactly like vomit,..mixed with oranges,lemons,limes,and pineapple.

Look at the pretty lights.
Get naked.
Make love!..not war.



At 6:37 PM , Blogger jan said...

Tears are welling up.

To me John Denver is the innocent who would never grow up or grow cynical.

And how sad that he will never be turned on by growing old.

At 6:40 PM , Blogger Auld Hat said...

I'm fresh out of Peyote buttons. I have these vintage cowhide buttons from an old vest though. Think they'll do?

At 7:18 PM , Blogger Sling said...

jan- Oh,he had an old soul.
That's not a cop-out...just sayin'.

Hat-Tasia- Well let's put 'em in the bong,and fire 'em up!..
Whatever fits right into our heads.

At 8:09 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

poopbutt's in the house

At 8:20 PM , Blogger sageweb said...

Ha Hat cracks me up and so do you Sling. It reminded me of the my short lived Mushroom eating experience. Tasted like shit. But the Lights....

At 8:28 PM , Blogger danny/ink2metal said...

a tab of acid taken before a u2 concert where everyone in the mosh pit was smoking pot was a totally awesome introduction to mind-altering substances at, so i've heard.


At 8:54 PM , Blogger Sling said...

poopbutt- I'm sorry,but you'll need parental permission to read this blog..It's a rule.

sage- Don't ya just love nature's pharmacopia!

danny- That's a dirty rumor,and I'm sorry I ever started it! :)

At 9:37 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

i can remember nickel bags..really...and the worse thing about taking peyote or mescaline is that it makes your teeth grow fur..or so it seemed at the time...
my kids used to play 'narks and heads' as apposed to cowboys and indians..also used to sing'marijuana marijuana, lsd kids make it, high shcool kids take it...why can't we..why can't we...

At 9:40 PM , Blogger yellowdog granny said...

the thing that sticks in my mind about the 60's is (being from the south) refering to a black man(they weren't called black back then) as colored..and he said'do i look like a fucking rainbow to you?..I ain't colored...'
i got the 'wow' factor...

At 9:48 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Big yellerdawg- Ahhh,..Don't we all just long for simpler times!

At 5:52 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

ah those were the days! you could drink water right out of the tap, the air was clean and free and you could get loaded naturally. magic mushrooms were our choice.

i've never downloaded any john denver. so it goes.

At 9:38 AM , Blogger Auld Hat said...

Well, since we're sharing drug stories: the first time I tried acid was in the orange groves of San Bernadino, CA and when an airplane flew over our heads I saw it as a UFO and started shouting "Pick me! Pick me!" until my friends had to cover my mouth and drag me back to the car. Acid was a bad bad evil thing for me. But I thought, "If I keep taking it, eventually I'll have a good time". Alas, the good time never arrived. Wait, I've told this story haven't I?

At 12:19 PM , Blogger LostInCO said...

peyote, magic mushrooms, acid....and John Denver??? shaking head.

At 3:45 PM , Blogger cs said...

Earth Shoes
Ditto Jeans
hot pants
Led Zep
Puka Shell necklaces
Work the Alaskan Pipeline $$$
Granny Dresses
Peasant Blouses
Waffle Stompers
The River
Snorkel Skiing
Fringed Everything
Tequila Sunrises
Hawaiian Tanning Oil
on and on and I that old?

ughh Sling...

At 7:17 PM , Blogger Allan said...

Back in the sixties, the rednecks would beat you up if you had long hair, smoked pot or wore clothing made out of the American Flag.
Now those traits and characteristics have been adopted by the that progress?

At 7:47 AM , Blogger booda baby said...

Ah, spicey monkey vomit's pretty good, too. I hear. Or maybe that's just for shrooms.

At 2:40 PM , Blogger Mom said...

I do love John Denver and his music. It has been a good life all along.
For me the 60s were babies, bottles , diapers and more babies, bottles and diapers, Rocking babies to the melodies of John Denver. It was a sweet time for me.

At 10:33 AM , Blogger Lorraine said...

I'm Rocky Mountain High!

Why are my hands doing that floaty thing?

At 5:09 PM , Blogger Sling said...

I was sure there were some not-so-in-the-closet hippies out there in Bloggertown!

At 5:37 PM , Blogger Middle Child said...

I had this very song on the CD player yesterday...had to turn it off... made me cry...when I gotohn Denver cassette it was 1974. Don and I lived in a caravan connected with his work and we travelled all over...Melissa was a new baby and I remember putting John Denver on one day outside of Glouster NSW and looking up at the mountains thinking life was perfect...and it was

At 6:31 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Middle child- It's been a good life,all in all. ;)

At 6:14 PM , Blogger Monica said...

i hear vegemite tastes exactly like bile...

anyway, i will file peyote tea right behind mushroom tea


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