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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/07 19:16:57 (permalink)
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I have a theory about the male casualties caused by WWII and the effect it had on the Gene Pool that influenced the development of the Hippie Generation.

I've heard that theory, but then how can we explain the success of Germany and Japan after WW2, or S. Korea after the Korean War?  

Those were ECONOMIC gains fueled by the Billions & Billions of US Dollars. The hippie thing was a SOCIAL thing. Apples & Oranges.

Another theory is that hippies were having lots of sex making it an attractive scene to join. 
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 09:14:06 (permalink)
Real hippies never brag that they were. That was just a label pinned on. Anyone who says "I was a hippie" only thought they were.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 12:01:21 (permalink)
I hated the Abbie Hoffman, et al, etc, radical Hippies, they wanted to destroy America as we knew it...sound familiar?
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 12:16:55 (permalink)
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I hated the Abbie Hoffman, et al, etc, radical Hippies, they wanted to destroy America as we knew it...sound familiar?


We have met the enemy and he is us.

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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 12:29:26 (permalink)
Various groups have always wanted to remake America in their eyes. Nothing new.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 15:11:23 (permalink)
I was born in 1971, so I wasn't a hippie. My brother, however, is a "Deadhead", and while he himself is just an aficionado of the band, roughly half of his circle of friends style themselves "authentic hippies". They're not, they're just using that as a romantic excuse to not work, get high all the time, drink daily, and rarely bathe.
Over the years I've avoided them, as I find it hard to carry on a conversation with people who are incapable of talking about anything but the Dead, or getting high. I personally don't care how funky Jerry was getting during a particular song in the third set of a concert 40 years ago that you found on a bootleg tape, or the one time you ever visited San Fran (but act like you grew up there) and you took too much peyote and talked to a fire hydrant for an hour.
I know a couple actual hippies, and they own businesses and are fairly successful people.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 17:17:54 (permalink)
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I was born in 1971, so I wasn't a hippie. My brother, however, is a "Deadhead", and while he himself is just an aficionado of the band, roughly half of his circle of friends style themselves "authentic hippies". They're not, they're just using that as a romantic excuse to not work, get high all the time, drink daily, and rarely bathe.
Over the years I've avoided them, as I find it hard to carry on a conversation with people who are incapable of talking about anything but the Dead, or getting high. I personally don't care how funky Jerry was getting during a particular song in the third set of a concert 40 years ago that you found on a bootleg tape, or the one time you ever visited San Fran (but act like you grew up there) and you took too much peyote and talked to a fire hydrant for an hour.
I know a couple actual hippies, and they own businesses and are fairly successful people.

 
Well stated!

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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 18:05:08 (permalink)
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I was born in 1971, so I wasn't a hippie. My brother, however, is a "Deadhead", and while he himself is just an aficionado of the band, roughly half of his circle of friends style themselves "authentic hippies". They're not, they're just using that as a romantic excuse to not work, get high all the time, drink daily, and rarely bathe.
Over the years I've avoided them, as I find it hard to carry on a conversation with people who are incapable of talking about anything but the Dead, or getting high. I personally don't care how funky Jerry was getting during a particular song in the third set of a concert 40 years ago that you found on a bootleg tape, or the one time you ever visited San Fran (but act like you grew up there) and you took too much peyote and talked to a fire hydrant for an hour.
I know a couple actual hippies, and they own businesses and are fairly successful people.


Well stated!

The last Grateful Dead concert I went to, I was with some friends who loved the Dead too. There were two attorneys, a chiropractor, a State Department translator and myself, a successful sound recordist on A-List feature films. It was the next to last time I would be able to see Jerry alive. Not all the people who loved the Dead were "Deadbeats"!
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 01:07:54 (permalink)
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I was born in 1971, so I wasn't a hippie. My brother, however, is a "Deadhead", and while he himself is just an aficionado of the band, roughly half of his circle of friends style themselves "authentic hippies". They're not, they're just using that as a romantic excuse to not work, get high all the time, drink daily, and rarely bathe.
Over the years I've avoided them, as I find it hard to carry on a conversation with people who are incapable of talking about anything but the Dead, or getting high. I personally don't care how funky Jerry was getting during a particular song in the third set of a concert 40 years ago that you found on a bootleg tape, or the one time you ever visited San Fran (but act like you grew up there) and you took too much peyote and talked to a fire hydrant for an hour.
I know a couple actual hippies, and they own businesses and are fairly successful people.

Hahaha!!!  That's so darn funny and so true--their recollection of the songs and sets in concerts, especially when no one was likely in possession of their full faculties at the time, shall we say.  Yes--it's a strange community of very successful people and ne'er do wells who seem to have a level playing field at those events.  (I say "seem" in the present tense since remaining band members still tour and people apparently still follow them around.)
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 07:42:47 (permalink)
Prior to there being "Deadheads" the term 'air head' was coined to describe those whose perception of reality was more than a bit gauzy.
 
Today, among other things, these folk confuse computer models with "science". 
 
(Had there been computers in 1876 there surely would have been 'models' that would have predicted that NYC would be under 10 feet of horse-sh*t by 1926).
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 10:56:41 (permalink)
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The last Grateful Dead concert I went to, I was with some friends who loved the Dead too. There were two attorneys, a chiropractor, a State Department translator and myself, a successful sound recordist on A-List feature films. It was the next to last time I would be able to see Jerry alive. Not all the people who loved the Dead were "Deadbeats"!

And you'd never catch me saying that! My brother is a successful engineer. There are just some people who you could say, try too hard to live the lifestyle and do nothing else.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 11:53:33 (permalink)
As opposed to old fat guys who endlessly visit obscure eating places and babble on websites about them and their experiences?
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 12:04:50 (permalink)
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As opposed to old fat guys who endlessly visit obscure eating places and babble on websites about them and their experiences?

 
Not that there's anything wrong with that!
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 13:13:39 (permalink)
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As opposed to old fat guys who endlessly visit obscure eating places and babble on websites about them and their experiences?

Better that than making a plan to meet out-of-town Roadfooders in your town then show up over an hour late!

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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 15:58:33 (permalink)
Jimmie Buffet followers are almost as loyal as the deadheads......
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 16:06:37 (permalink)
Under the true definition of a hippie, I was nowhere near.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hippie
 
Although I will confess to some herb use in the 60's although I never inhaled.  I guess I was conservative during that era.  University of Tennessee did bring some deviation though.
 
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 17:43:25 (permalink)
Although I was not a fan of   "The Greatful Dead", I sure did enjoy this tune  "Ripple"  Listen to it and perhaps you will enjoy it also.
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=671AgW9xSiA
 
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 23:01:29 (permalink)
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Although I was not a fan of   "The Greatful Dead", I sure did enjoy this tune  "Ripple"  Listen to it and perhaps you will enjoy it also.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=671AgW9xSiA

Paul E. Smith
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I know the song well. Paul, I' ve always known you have excellent taste.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 10:16:31 (permalink)
"Box of Rain" would be my favorite song by them. To me, it's very poignant, and was part of my coming of age (whatever that is, since I don't really think I've come of age yet).
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 12:17:43 (permalink)
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As opposed to old fat guys who endlessly visit obscure eating places and babble on websites about them and their experiences?

Along with a "Nattering Nabob of Negativism" who needs to stick his nasty, unwanted opinion, wherever he 
can.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 12:51:06 (permalink)
Unwanted but true. OK to disparage segments of society YOU don't agree with. Got it.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 13:03:56 (permalink)
1bbqboy

As opposed to old fat guys who endlessly visit obscure eating places and babble on websites about them and their experiences?


Well stated!!!
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 13:30:16 (permalink)
Never considered myself one. But some of those good old boys from Texas and the deep south called a few of us "long hairs" that upon entering Navy Boot Camp back in '73.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 14:09:08 (permalink)
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1bbqboy

As opposed to old fat guys who endlessly visit obscure eating places and babble on websites about them and their experiences?


Well stated!!!

LOL, I got your meaning PB!

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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 15:11:45 (permalink)
I'm still a hippie in some ways. The ethos is part of the way I'm wired.
 
There were/are good hippies and bad hippies, just like there were/are good rednecks and bad rednecks. The man or woman who looks past the label and at the person can tell the difference. What's worth remembering is that in practice most people do that, regardless of what they say.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/11 17:10:07 (permalink)
I was 2 months old during Woodstock. I was a smokin' hot 80s Jersey girl (I still am...thank you Jesus).

I don't recall too many hippies around home. We had a summer house in Margaretville NY (35 miles from Woodstock) & that was hippie central in the 70s.

The hippie neighbors (NYC transplants) were very nice. They were more hippie hobby folks...making stuff...growing stuff & raising stuff.

They did grow a little reefer...but not too much.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/16 11:04:35 (permalink)
As an engineer, being a hippie just didn't fit; I did read a number of the writings of Herbert Marcuse, and hung out occasionally with Phil Ochs (although I had no idea he was Phil Ochs until after he died).
 
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/17 19:48:36 (permalink)
The hippie movement wasn't a Chicago thing. However, I had a beard, a mustache, a pony tail, wore tie dye's, ripped up jeans, bell bottoms, elephant bells, owned a few motorcycles, wore full leathers, went to Dead concerts, saw Abbie Hoffman and Rennie Davis speak at my college, went to sit in's, protests, owned a bunch of old VW's & Volvo's, and owned a hot dog business called "Grateful Dog." Still driving VW's and Volvo's (new one's) and went corporate when I joined the Vienna beef family.
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/17 20:42:26 (permalink)
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The hippie movement wasn't a Chicago thing. However, I had a beard, a mustache, a pony tail, wore tie dye's, ripped up jeans, bell bottoms, elephant bells, owned a few motorcycles, wore full leathers, went to Dead concerts, saw Abbie Hoffman and Rennie Davis speak at my college, went to sit in's, protests, owned a bunch of old VW's & Volvo's, and owned a hot dog business called "Grateful Dog." Still driving VW's and Volvo's (new one's) and went corporate when I joined the Vienna beef family.
CSD

 
What a long strange trip it's been......
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/18 10:50:39 (permalink)
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I had a beard, a mustache, a pony tail
And those of us who know you now are very glad you distanced yourself from them, lest you look like this guy:
 

 

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