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2014/04/05 11:59:03
Me, no way, I didn't like true Hippies, many of my friends were weekend Hippies, only one was hardcore, he moved to a cabin in Montana, no plumbing, electricity, etc. He was a fitness freak, although after a Bike ride, as in Bicycle, from Montana to my Beach place in Oxnard, Ca. he drank a case of Beer and smoked copious weed. This was in 1976. Funny how so many former Hippies turned into successful Businessmen/Women.
Michael Hoffman
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 12:29:41
Not I. I was a beatnik.
MellowRoast
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 12:52:35
Did you go by the name Maynard G. Hoffman?
Michael Hoffman
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 13:35:12
Nope. Matt Allen.
cavandre
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 13:57:15
I was attending Catholic H.S. at the time & it wasn't allowed.
MetroplexJim
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 14:04:07
No.  And as soon as the starter wife showed tendencies I fired her.
mar52
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 14:14:21
Growing up a short bus ride from Venice Beach...  I was right between Beatniks and Hippies.
 
Loved my bongos.
Foodbme
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 15:31:02
MetroplexJim
No.  And as soon as the starter wife showed tendencies I fired her.

"Starter Wife"??????????
ChrisOC
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 16:54:53
Michael Hoffman

Not I. I was a beatnik.

That is the exact response I was going to make when I saw the question.

Davydd
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 17:01:59
Ha! You should have seen me in my US Navy dress blues in my monthly sojourn to the Harvard University Faculty Club in the middle of the campus. I definitely was not a hippie and really stood out in 1969.
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 17:12:24
Michael Hoffman

Not I. I was a beatnik.

The Coffee and Confusion, a Beatnick place in downtown DC, a place me and my gang would venture into to listen to the gibberish poerty the Beatnicks came out with was a hoot, we'd only stay for a half hour or so, they seemed like space aliens, snapping their fingers and yes Mar, Bongo drums, I think this was 62 or 63!

mar52
Sirloin
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 17:14:56
And I was 10 or 11. 
MetroplexJim
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 17:27:29
Foodbme

MetroplexJim
No.  And as soon as the starter wife showed tendencies I fired her.

"Starter Wife"??????????


We all have to start somewhere!
 
And I thought I'd gotten off to a good start - after all, we were the only two National Merit Scholars in our high school class.  My first true indication of trouble was her voting for McGovern.  This was especially maddening as I, then, wasn't old enough to cancel her vote.  Then there was the matter of her pot-smoking & day-drinking ...  long story short, I got the house and the kids. 
EdSails
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 22:28:12
I was jaded early......I went to the either or Bookstore in Hermosa Beach and geave some money to someone to buy a copy of Abbie Hoffman's 'Steal this Book' for me. I took it to school one day, left it on a bench at lunch with my other stuff....and someone stole it!
MilwFoodlovers
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 22:39:54
I could stand to lose some weight. Why do you ask?
1bbqboy
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/05 23:36:29
Still am. That's why I live in Ashland.
Foodbme
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 00:56:08
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.
mayor al
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 09:27:44
I got out of the Army and got married in 1963, started college same year. Wore a tie every day to class, changed after to cooks whites when I worked nights at HoJo's. Graduated in '68 and began my teaching career. We had 2 kids by then... Who the hell had time to be a Hippy ?
tmiles
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 10:09:41
I spent the summer of 1969 learning to be a Marine. I was only there (Quantico, Va) for 6 weeks, but it changed my life. Even though I was going back to college, I was made aware that I would be subject to random drug tests, so I stayed straight.
tmiles
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 10:16:29
Foodbme

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?  
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 10:54:22
When I was in high school and college I either had my head buried in a textbook or I was in the practice room at the piano (music major).  I had no interest in that hippie nonsense.
Mosca
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 11:43:55
Sort of, but eventually having no money and no prospects got the better of me.
joerogo
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 11:53:40
I remember our grade school teacher letting us look out the window at the hippies when the high school bus would make a drop off.
 
I never looked good in long hair so it was never an option for me.
Greymo
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 13:35:37
My favorite recollection of hippies is the hippie couple who attended our church and had a sweet little girl that they actually named " Love Child".  I often wonder how old that girl was before she changed her name!
porkbeaks
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 13:49:12
The few old hippies that haunted this site were driven off years ago.
Turtle66
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 14:09:59
chewingthefat

Me, no way, I didn't like true Hippies, many of my friends were weekend Hippies, only one was hardcore, he moved to a cabin in Montana, no plumbing, electricity, etc. He was a fitness freak, although after a Bike ride, as in Bicycle, from Montana to my Beach place in Oxnard, Ca. he drank a case of Beer and smoked copious weed. This was in 1976. Funny how so many former Hippies turned into successful Businessmen/Women.

Couldn't agree with you more about many former hippies tuning out to be successful business people, happen to know a few.  
tmiles
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 15:19:56
chewingthefat

Me, no way, I didn't like true Hippies, many of my friends were weekend Hippies, only one was hardcore, he moved to a cabin in Montana, no plumbing, electricity, etc. He was a fitness freak, although after a Bike ride, as in Bicycle, from Montana to my Beach place in Oxnard, Ca. he drank a case of Beer and smoked copious weed. This was in 1976. Funny how so many former Hippies turned into successful Businessmen/Women.


....and members of government.
Foodbme
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/06 16:47:51
tmiles
Foodbme
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.
post edited by Foodbme - 2014/04/07 03:36:59
CCJPO
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/07 03:25:00
Yes, yes I was. Anything wrong with that?
 
WarToad
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/07 07:56:11
I was a hippie child in hair only.
tmiles
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/07 19:16:57
Foodbme

tmiles
Foodbme
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. 
harriet1954
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 09:14:06
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.
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 12:01:21
I hated the Abbie Hoffman, et al, etc, radical Hippies, they wanted to destroy America as we knew it...sound familiar?
porkbeaks
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 12:16:55
chewingthefat

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.

1bbqboy
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 12:29:26
Various groups have always wanted to remake America in their eyes. Nothing new.
SeamusD
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 15:11:23
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.
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 17:17:54
SeamusD

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!

EdSails
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/08 18:05:08
chewingthefat

SeamusD

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"!
post edited by EdSails - 2014/04/09 01:51:56
love2bake
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 01:07:54
SeamusD

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.)
MetroplexJim
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 07:42:47
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).
SeamusD
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 10:56:41
EdSails


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.
1bbqboy
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 11:53:33
As opposed to old fat guys who endlessly visit obscure eating places and babble on websites about them and their experiences?
joerogo
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 12:04:50
1bbqboy
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!
lleechef
Sirloin
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 13:13:39
1bbqboy

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!

pineyhill
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 15:58:33
Jimmie Buffet followers are almost as loyal as the deadheads......
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 16:06:37
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.
 
Paul E. Smith
Knoxville, TN
Sundancer7
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 17:43:25
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
Knoxville, TN
EdSails
Filet Mignon
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/09 23:01:29
Sundancer7

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
Knoxville, TN

I know the song well. Paul, I' ve always known you have excellent taste.
harriet1954
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 10:16:31
"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).
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 12:17:43
1bbqboy

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.
1bbqboy
Filet Mignon
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 12:51:06
Unwanted but true. OK to disparage segments of society YOU don't agree with. Got it.
porkbeaks
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 13:03:56
1bbqboy

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


Well stated!!!
fishtaco
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 13:30:16
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.
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 14:09:08
porkbeaks

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!

Mosca
Filet Mignon
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/10 15:11:45
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.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/11 17:10:07
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.
post edited by CCinNJ - 2014/04/11 17:14:42
bartl
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/16 11:04:35
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).
 
Bart
chicagostyledog
Filet Mignon
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/17 19:48:36
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
post edited by chicagostyledog - 2014/04/17 20:19:15
EdSails
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Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/17 20:42:26
chicagostyledog

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......
Re:Were you a Hippie? 2014/04/18 10:50:39
chicagostyledog
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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