Hippies From A To Z Book Report

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Hippies From A to Z Their Sex, Drugs, Music and Impact on Society from the Sixties to the Present. by Skip Stone A to Z Page 1 Hippies From A to Z Their Sex, Drugs, Music and Impact on Society from the Sixties to the Present. Copyright 1999, 2008 by Skip Stone All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book, or portions thereof, in any form. Published by Hip, Inc. PO Box 2993, Silver City, New Mexico 88062 To order this book online, view our catalogue or purchase an electronic version visit our website at: http://hippy.com Written by Skip Stone Editing, Page Layout and Book Design by Martin Trip ISBN Number: First Edition: November 1999 Digital Edition: January 2008 Digital Edition created by Chris Thompson Page…show more content…
One year later, when Jim Fouratt, Susan Hartnett, Claudio Badal and I started organizing the first New York Be In, I was vaguely aware that this “hippie” creature the newspapers and TV were starting to talk about was me. I had scraggly, unwashed long hair, and I’d recently started smoking marijuana, and I believed rock and roll would change the world. And now...this guy Fouratt had called me up when he read about me and Crawdaddy! in the Village Voice’s Scenes column and had invited me to a meeting at which Richard Alpert would describe the recent (1/1/ 67) San Francisco “Be-In,” and representatives of the NYC Parks Dept and the rest of us (representatives of “the community”) would discuss the possibility of doing something similar here. Gosh, ME a member of the “hip” community?? I just moved here from Boston last month, and I’m only 18, and my magazine isn’t even in the Underground Press Syndicate yet... That’s how it went in those days. Two years later, when I’d quit the rock magazine business and was living in a commune in the woods in Mendocino, California, I certainly was a hippie (my hair had gotten longer, and I believed in dropping out of civilization and its industrialized economic system altogether), and I knew it, and would probably have admitted it, even though I’d written an article in The Village Voice in October 1967 called “The Hippies Are Gone. Where Did They Go?” in which I complained about the label and told the following story about a popular TV program which had recently corralled Abbie Hoffman and me and a dozen other dubious-looking characters for a discussion of “The Hippies”: “Abbie Hoffman was on the David Susskind show a little while back, and about when it was beginning to get dull, at the start of the program, he let the duck out of the box. The duck had a little identifying plaque—HIPPIE—and

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