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I have been looking forward to putting out an abstract of Dave McGowan's  - Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation

So here it is....  the 13 part series in pieces.... here is part 1 and 2 ... please forgive the formating,  see the whole abstract here: Laurel Canyon - David McGowan Report

http://www.illuminati-news.com/articles2/00201.html

Inside The LC: The Strange but Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation

Part I

U.S. Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison have allegedly come under attack while patrolling Vietnam’s Tonkin Gulf. - Jim Morrison's father

earliest on the Laurel Canyon/Sunset Strip scene is Jim Morrison

Frank Zappa
‘Log Cabin’ – which sat right in the heart of Laurel Canyon, at the crossroads of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Lookout Mountain Avenue – Zappa will play host to virtually every musician who passes through the canyon in the mid- to late-1960s.

Zappa (born, curiously enough, on the Winter Solstice of 1940) never really made a secret of the fact that he had nothing but contempt for the ‘hippie’ culture that he helped create and that he surrounded himself with.

Francis Zappa (father) was, in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to – where else? – the Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of America’s chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations.

Zappa’s manager, by the way, is a shadowy character by the name of Herb Cohen, who had come out to L.A. from the Bronx with his brother Mutt just before the music and club scene began heating up. Cohen, a former U.S. Marine, had spent a few years traveling the world before his arrival on the Laurel Canyon scene. Those travels, curiously, had taken him to the Congo in 1961, at the very time that leftist Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was being tortured and killed by our very own CIA.

Gail Zappa (wife), known formerly as Adelaide Sloatman. Gail hails from a long line of career Naval officers, including her father, who spent his life working on classified nuclear weapons research for the U.S. Navy.

Gail had attended a Naval kindergarten with “Mr. Mojo Risin’” himself, Jim Morrison
Jim Morrison had later attended the same Alexandria, Virginia high school as two other future Laurel Canyon luminaries – John Phillips and Cass Elliott.

John Edmund Andrew Phillips
 was, shockingly enough, yet another child of the military/intelligence complex. The son of U.S. Marine Corp Captain Claude Andrew Phillips and a mother who claimed to have psychic and telekinetic powers, John attended a series of elite military prep schools in the Washington, D.C. area, culminating in an appointment to the prestigious U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis.

Phillips arrived at the very height of the Cuban Revolution (in Cuba).

a few years after Castro took power, Phillips found himself cooling his heels in Jacksonville, Florida – alongside, coincidentally I’m sure, the Mayport Naval Station.

Mr. Stephen Stills

Stills will have the distinction of being a founding member of  Buffalo Springfield, and,  Crosby, Stills & Nash

Stills will pen perhaps the first, and certainly one of the most enduring anthems of the 60s generation, “For What It’s Worth,” the opening lines of which appear at the top of this post (Stills’ follow-up single will be entitled “Bluebird,” which, coincidentally or not, happens to be the original codename assigned to the MK-ULTRA program).

Stills was (*yawn*) the product of yet another career military family. Raised partly in Texas, young Stephen spent large swaths of his childhood in El Salvador, Costa Rica, the Panama Canal Zone, and various other parts of Central America – alongside his father, who was, we can be fairly certain, helping to spread ‘democracy’ to the unwashed masses in that endearingly American way

Stills was educated primarily at schools on military bases and at elite military academies.
Stephen will later tell anyone who will sit and listen that he had served time for Uncle Sam in the jungles of Vietnam. what will be ignored is the undeniable fact that the U.S. had thousands of ‘advisers’ – which is to say, CIA/Special Forces operatives – operating in the country for a good many years before the arrival of the first official ground troops

David Crosby
Crosby is, not surprisingly, the son of an Annapolis graduate and WWII military intelligence officer, Major Floyd Delafield Crosby

http://www.cinematographers.nl/GreatDoPh/crosby.htm
William Beebe led to a job as ph [stills & movies] on the Beebe Haitian Expedition [1927].
filmed the Matto Grosso Expedition, the Pratt Honduras Expedition, the LaVarre Brazilian-Guiana Expedition and an Indian Expedition

WWII he worked as a ph in the Air Transport Command making reference films for pilots
http://www.filmreference.com/Writers-and-Production-Artists-Ch-De/Crosby-Floyd.html
For Corman, Crosby shot War of the Satellites, Machine Gun Kelly, I, Mobster, The Fall of the House of Usher, The Pit and the Pendulum, The Premature Burial, Tales of Terror, and many other films. Most of these films were for American International Pictures, or AIP, Corman's "home company." Eventually Crosby worked on other AIP projects not directed by Corman, including Bikini Beach, Pajama Party, How to Stuff a Wild Bikini, and Fireball 500. After his work as a cophotographer of the undistinguished programmer The Arousers, Crosby retired from the industry.

David Van Cortlandt Crosby, as it turns out, is a scion of the closely intertwined Van Cortlandt, Van Schuyler and Van Rensselaer families.

the Crosby family tree includes a truly dizzying array of US senators and congressmen, state senators and assemblymen, governors, mayors, judges, Supreme Court justices, Revolutionary and Civil War generals, signers of the Declaration of Independence, and members of the Continental Congress.

has a real fondness for guns, especially handguns, which he has maintained a sizable collection of for his entire life.

Jackson Browne, 
who is – are you getting as bored with this as I am? – the product of a career military family. Browne’s father was assigned to post-war ‘reconstruction’ work in Germany, which very likely means that he was in the employ of the OSS, precursor to the CIA.

Gerry Beckley, Dan Peek and Dewey Bunnell. 
Individually, these three names are probably unknown to virtually all readers; but collectively, as the band America, the three will score huge hits in the early ‘70s with such songs as “Ventura Highway,” “A Horse With No Name,” and the Wizard of Oz-themed “The Tin Man.” I guess I probably don’t need to add here that all three of these lads were products of the military/intelligence community. Beckley’s dad was the commander of the now-defunct West Ruislip USAF base near London, England, a facility deeply immersed in intelligence operations. Bunnell’s and Peek’s fathers were both career Air Force officers serving under Beckley’s dad at West Ruislip, which is where the three boys first met.

Mike Nesmith of the Monkees and Cory Wells of Three Dog Night (two more hugely successful Laurel Canyon bands), who both arrived in LA not long after serving time with the U.S. Air Force. Nesmith also inherited a family fortune estimated at $25 million.

Gram Parsons, who would briefly replace David Crosby in The Byrds before fronting The Flying Burrito Brothers, was the son of Major Cecil Ingram “Coon Dog” Connor II, a decorated military officer and bomber pilot who reportedly flew over 50 combat missions. Parsons was also an heir, on his mother’s side, to the formidable Snively family fortune. which reportedly owned as much as 1/3 of all the citrus groves in the state of Florida.

What one finds, far more often than not, are the sons and daughters of the military/intelligence complex and the sons and daughters of extreme wealth and privilege – and oftentimes, you’ll find both rolled into one convenient package.

Warren Zevon, the son of William “Stumpy” Zevon, a lieutenant for infamous LA crimelord Mickey Cohen.

the Laurel Canyon crowd that transformed Los Angeles into the epicenter of the music industry.

Part 2

http://www.illuminati-news.com/articles2/00202.html

These icons were, to an overwhelming degree, the sons and daughters of the military/intelligence complex and the scions of families that have wielded vast wealth and power in this country for a very long time.

Are we to believe that the only kids from that era who had musical talent were the sons and daughters of Navy Admirals, chemical warfare engineers and Air Force intelligence officers? Or are they just the only ones who were signed to lucrative contracts and relentlessly promoted by their labels and the media?

Why did Jim Morrison never denounce, or even mention, his father’s key role in escalating one of America’s bloodiest illegal wars?

why did Frank Zappa never pen a song exploring the horrors of chemical warfare

CoIntelPro. Entire books, for example, have been written examining how presumably virtuous musical artists were subjected to FBI harassment and/or whacked by the CIA.

what if the musicians themselves (and various other leaders and founders of the ‘movement’) were every bit as much a part of the intelligence community as the people who were supposedly harassing them?”

cynical exercise in discrediting and marginalizing the budding anti-war movement and creating a fake opposition that could be easily controlled and led astray?

the harassment these folks were subjected to was largely a stage-managed show designed to give the leaders of the counterculture some much-needed ‘street cred’? What if, in reality, they were pretty much all playing on the same team?

“Some on the left even theorized that the hippies were the end result of a plot by the CIA to neutralize the anti-war movement with LSD, turning potential protestors into self-absorbed naval-gazers.” An exasperated Abbie Hoffman once described the scene as he remembered it thusly: “There were all these activists, you know, Berkeley radicals, White Panthers … all trying to stop the war and change things for the better. Then we got flooded with all these ‘flower children’ who were into drugs and sex. Where the hell did the hippies come from?!”

Jerry Brown
longtime resident of a little place called Laurel Canyon

Brown lived on Wonderland Avenue, not too many doors down from 8763 Wonderland Avenue, the site of the infamous “Four on the Floor” murders

the murders of Stephen Parent, Sharon Tate, Jay Sebring, Voytek Frykowski and Abigail Folger at 10050 Cielo Drive in Benedict Canyon, just a couple miles to the west of Laurel Canyon – had deep ties to the Laurel Canyon scene as well.

Folger and Frykowski lived in Laurel Canyon, at 2774 Woodstock Road,

Victim Jay Sebring’s acclaimed hair salon sat right at the mouth of Laurel Canyon, just below the Sunset Strip, and it was Sebring, alas, who was credited with sculpting Jim Morrison’s famous mane. One of the investors in his Sebring International business venture was a Laurel Canyon luminary who I may have mentioned previously, Mr. John Phillips.

Many of the regular visitors to Cass Elliot’s home, including a number of shady drug dealers, were also regular visitors to the Folger/Frykowski home

Sharon Tate was also well known in Laurel Canyon, where she was a frequent visitor to the homes of friends like John Phillips, Cass Elliott, and Abby Folger.

the alleged killers also lived in and/or were very much a part of the Laurel Canyon scene. Bobby “Cupid” Beausoleil, for example, lived in a Laurel Canyon apartment during the early months of 1969. Charles “Tex” Watson, who allegedly led the death squad responsible for the carnage at Cielo Drive, lived for a time in a home on – guess where? – Wonderland Avenue.

Watson co-owned and worked in a wig shop in Beverly Hills, Crown Wig Creations, Ltd., that was located near the mouth of Benedict Canyon.

Sebring’s Benedict Canyon home, at 9820 Easton Drive, was a rather infamous Hollywood death house that had once belonged to Jean Harlow and Paul Bern.

what do Diane Linkletter (daughter of famed entertainer Art Linkletter), legendary comedian Lenny Bruce, screen idol Sal Mineo, starlet Inger Stevens, and silent film star Ramon Novarro, all have in common?
 
If you answered that all were found dead in their homes, either in or at the mouth of Laurel Canyon, in the decade between 1966 and 1976, then award yourself five points. If you added that all five were, in all likelihood, murdered in their Laurel Canyon homes, then add five bonus points.

Phil Spector,
whose crack team of studio musicians, dubbed The Wrecking Crew, were the actual musicians playing on many studio recordings by such bands as The Monkees, The Byrds, The Beach Boys, and The Mamas and the Papas.

Lenny Bruce
control over his unreleased material fell into the hands of a guy by the name of Frank Zappa
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Let's skip Part 3 for now (The Laurel Canyon Death list) and concentrate on Part 4 - the Military "Lookout Mountain Laboratory"



Part 4

http://www.illuminati-news.com/articles2/00204.html

http://www.laurelcanyon.org/20cHist.html

Charles Spencer Mann and his partners began buying up land along what would become Laurel Canyon Boulevard, as well as up Lookout Mountain.

the crest of Lookout Mountain was carved out, and upon that crest was constructed a lavish 70-room inn with sweeping views of the city below and the Pacific Ocean beyond. The Lookout Inn featured a large ballroom, riding stables, tennis courts and a golf course, among other amenities. But the inn, alas, would only stand for a decade; in 1923, it burned down, as tends to happen rather frequently in Laurel Canyon.

In 1913, Mann built Laurel Tavern, the structure boasted a 2,000+ square-foot formal dining room, guest rooms, and a bowling alley on the basement level. The Laurel Tavern, of course, would later be acquired by Tom Mix, after which it would be affectionately known as the Log Cabin.

the grounds of the Laurel Tavern/Log Cabin were also laced with odd caves and tunnels. As Michael Walker notes in Laurel Canyon, “Running up the hillside, behind the house, was a collection of man-made caves built out of stucco, with electric wiring and light bulbs inside.” According to various accounts, one secret tunnel running under what is now Laurel Canyon Boulevard connected the Log Cabin (or its guesthouse) to the Houdini estate. This claim is frequently denounced as an urban legend,

The Tavern itself, as Gail Zappa would later describe it, was “huge and vault-like and cavernous.

castle-like mansion across the road, at the corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and what would become Willow Glen Road. The home featured rather creepy towers and parapets, and the foundation is said to have been riddled with secret passageways, tunnels, and hidden chambers. Similarly, the grounds of the estate were (and still are) laced with trails leading to grottoes, elaborate stone structures, and hidden caves and tunnels.

the new inn and roadhouse, and the new parcels of land for sale, definitely weren’t for everyone. The roadhouse was essentially a country club, or what Jack Boulware of Mojo Magazine described as “a masculine retreat for wealthy men.” And Bungalow Land was openly advertised as “a high class restricted park for desirable people only.”

I need to mention here that, of the eight celebrity residents of Laurel Canyon listed by the Association, fully half died under questionable circumstances, and three of the four did so on days with occult significance. While Bessie Love, Norman Kerry, Richard Dix and Clara Bow all lived long and healthy lives, Ramon Navarro, as we have already seen, was ritually murdered in his home on Laurel Canyon Boulevard on the eve of Halloween, 1968. Nearly a half-century earlier, on January 18, 1923, matinee idol Wallace Reid was found dead in a padded cell at the mental institution to which he had been confined. Just thirty-one years old, Reid’s death was attributed to morphine addiction, though it was never explained how he would have fed that habit while confined to a cell in a mental hospital.

Tom Mix died on a lonely stretch of Arizona highway in the proverbial single-car crash on October 12, 1940 (the birthday of notorious occultist Aleister Crowley), when he quite unexpectedly encountered some temporary construction barricades that had been set up alongside a reportedly washed-out bridge.

Harry Houdini died on Halloween day, 1926, purportedly of an attack of appendicitis precipitated by a blow to the stomach. The problem with that story, however, is that medical science now recognizes it to be an impossibility.

Houdini’s death, on October 31, 1926, came exactly eight years after the first death to occur in what would become known as the “Houdini house.”

early 1920s, during a brief movie career in which he starred in a handful of Hollywood films. A key scene in one of those films, “The Grim Game,” was reportedly shot at the top of Lookout Mountain, near where the Lookout Inn then stood.

On October 31, 1959, precisely thirty-three years after Houdini’s death, and forty-one years after the unnamed party guest’s death, the distinctive mansion on the corner of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and Willow Glen Road burned to the ground in a fire of mysterious origin (the ruins of the estate remain today, undisturbed for nearly fifty years).

On October 31, 1981, exactly twenty-two years after the fire across the road, the legendary Log Cabin on the other side of Laurel Canyon Boulevard also burned to the ground, in yet another fire of mysterious origin (some reports speculated that it was a drug lab explosion).

And twenty-five years after that, on October 31, 2006, The Secret Life of Houdini was published, challenging the conventional wisdom on Houdini’s death.

the book revealed for the first time: Harry Houdini was a spook working for both the U.S. Secret Service and Scotland Yard. And his traveling escape act, as it turns out, was pretty much a cover for intelligence activities.

compellingly document that Houdini was, in fact, an intelligence asset who used his magic act as a cover. Not only did the authors obtain corroborating documentation from Scotland Yard, they also received an endorsement of their claim from no less an authority than John McLaughlin, former Acting Director of the Central Intelligence Agency

of the eight celebrity residents of Laurel Canyon listed on the Laurel Canyon Association website, at least two (Novarro and Houdini), and possibly as many as four, were murdered.  http://www.laurelcanyon.org/20cHist.html

Lookout Mountain Laboratory was originally envisioned as an air defense center. Built in 1941 and nestled in two-and-a-half secluded acres off what is now Wonderland Park Avenue, the installation was hidden from view and surrounded by an electrified fence. By 1947, the facility featured a fully operational movie studio. In fact, it is claimed that it was perhaps the world’s only completely self-contained movie studio. With 100,000 square feet of floor space, the covert studio included sound stages, screening rooms, film processing labs, editing facilities, an animation department, and seventeen climate-controlled film vaults. It also had underground parking, a helicopter pad and a bomb shelter.

the studio produced some 19,000 classified motion pictures

the facility was run by the U.S. Air Force

process AEC footage of atomic and nuclear bomb tests.

indications that Lookout Mountain Laboratory had an advanced research and development department that was on the cutting edge of new film technologies

3-D effects were apparently first developed at the Laurel Canyon site

Hollywood luminaries like John Ford, Jimmy Stewart, Howard Hawks, Ronald Reagan, Bing Crosby, Walt Disney and Marilyn Monroe were given clearance to work at the facility on undisclosed projects.

The facility retained as many as 250 producers, directors, technicians, editors, animators, etc., both civilian and military, all with top security clearances – and all reporting to work in a secluded corner of Laurel Canyon.

the secret bunker had been up and running for more than twenty years before Laurel Canyon’s rebellious teen years, and it remained operational for the most turbulent of those years

The existence of the facility remained unknown to the general public until the early 1990s

In the 1950s, as Barney Hoskyns has written in Hotel California, Laurel Canyon was home to all “the hippest young actors,”

Marlon Brando, James Dean, James Coburn and Dennis Hopper.

Natalie Wood. In fact, Natalie lived in the very home that Cass Elliot would later turn into a Laurel Canyon party house

Sal Mineo, lived at the mouth of the canyon

Nick Adams, lived just a mile or so away (as the crow flies) in neighboring Coldwater Canyon.

With the exception of Hopper, all of their lives were tragically cut short, proving once again that Laurel Canyon can be a very dangerous place to live.

Deaths

James Dean, who ostensibly died in a near head-on collision on September 30, 1955, at the tender age of twenty-four

Nick Adams died on February 6, 1968, at the age of thirty-six, in his home at 2126 El Roble Lane in Coldwater Canyon. His official cause of death was listed as suicide, of course, but as actor Forrest Tucker has noted, “All of Hollywood knows Nick Adams was knocked off.”

Sal Mineo, whose murder on February 12, 1976 we have already covered.

Natalie Wood, who died on November 29, 1981 in a drowning incident that has never been adequately explained

famous former residents of the canyon also includes the names of W.C. Fields, Mary Astor, Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, Errol Flynn, Orson Welles, and Robert Mitchum

Robert Mitchum, who was infamously arrested on marijuana charges in 1948 at 8334 Ridpath Drive, the same street that would later be home to rockers Roger McGuinn, Don Henley and Glen Frey, as well as to Paul Rothchild, producer of both The Doors and Love. Mitchum’s arrest, by the way, appears to have been a thoroughly staged affair that cemented his ‘Hollywood bad boy’ image and gave his career quite a boost, but I guess that’s not really relevant here.

science-fiction writer Robert Heinlein, who reportedly resided at 8775 Lookout Mountain Avenue. Like so many other characters in this story, Heinlein was a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis and he had served as a naval officer. After that, he embarked on a successful writing career. And despite the fact that he was, by any objective measure, a rabid right-winger, his work was warmly embraced by the Flower Power generation.

Heinlein’s best-known work is the novel Stranger in a Strange Land, which many in the Laurel Canyon scene found to be hugely influential. Ed Sanders has written, in The Family, that the book “helped provide a theoretical basis for Manson’s family.” Charlie frequently used Strange Land terminology when addressing his flock and he named his first Family-born son Valentine Michael Manson, in honor of the book’s lead character.

David Crosby was a big Heinlein fan as well. In his autobiography, he references Heinlein on more than one occasion, and proclaims that, “In a society where people can go armed, it makes everybody a little more polite, as Robert A. Heinlein says in his books.

Frank Zappa was also a member of the Robert Heinlein fan club. Barry Miles notes in his biography of the rock icon that his home contained “a copy of Saint-Exupery’s The Little Prince and other essential sixties reading, including Robert Heinlein’s sci-fi classic, Stranger in a Strange Land, from which Zappa borrowed the word ‘discorporate’ for [the song] ‘Absolutely Free.’”

Laurel Canyon era that we are primarily concerned with, the wild and wooly 1960s, which we will take a closer look at in the next chapter of this saga.

We have learned that murder and random acts of violence have been a part of the culture of the canyon since the earliest days of its development.

Spooks posing as entertainers have likewise been a part of the canyon scene since the earliest days

spooks who didn’t even bother to pose as entertainers were streaming into the canyon to report to work at Lookout Mountain Laboratory for at least twenty years before the first rock star set foot there.

we are supposed to believe that all of these musical icons just sort of spontaneously came together in Laurel Canyon (one finds the words “serendipitous” sprinkled freely throughout the literature). But how many peculiar coincidences do we have to overlook in order to believe that this was just a chance gathering?

(Jim Morrison) find yourself fronting a band that is on the verge of taking the country by storm. Just a mile or so down Laurel Canyon Boulevard from you lives another guy who also recently arrived in Laurel Canyon, and who also happens to front a band on the verge of stardom.

(David Crosby) He happens to be married to a girl that you attended kindergarten with, and her dad, like yours, was involved in atomic weapons research and testing (Admiral George Morrison for a time did classified work at White Sands). Her husband’s dad, meanwhile, is involved in another type of WMD research: chemical warfare.

almost all of you hail from (or spent a substantial portion of your childhood in) the Washington, D.C. area

now find yourselves on the opposite side of the country, in an isolated canyon high above the city of Los Angeles, where you are all clustered around a secret military installation.

background in research on atomic weapons, your father is probably familiar to some extent with the existence and operations of Lookout Mountain Laboratory, as is the father of your kindergarten friend, and probably the fathers of a few other Laurel Canyon figures as well.

what do you suppose the odds are that all of that just came together purely by chance?


http://www.laurelcanyon.org/20cHist.html


Jim Morrison, who lived in a house behind and to the south of the Canyon Store, was one of the many rocks stars who made Laurel Canyon their home in the 60's and 70's.


vito paulekas

http://www.united-mutations.com/p/vito_paulekas.htm

“Vito and his Freakers were an acid-drenched extended family of brain-damaged cohabitants.” And that, in an incredibly self-indulgent 489-page tome, is the only mention you will find of “Vito and his Freakers” – despite the fact that, by just about all other accounts, the group dismissed as “brain-damaged cohabitants” played a key role in the early success of Crosby’s band. And the early success of Arthur Lee’s band. And the early success of Frank Zappa’s band. And the early success of Jim Morrison’s band. But especially in the early success of David Crosby’s band.


Rock’n Roll Era

In a counterpoint to all this modernism and development, the rustic style of turn-of-the-century Laurel Canyon was rediscovered by musicians during the 60’s and 70’s. Laurel Canyon was second only to Haight-Ashbury as a Mecca for Hippies. This is “where Joni Mitchell was living when she wrote "Ladies Of The Canyons" and "Clouds"; and, Graham Nash wrote "Our House" when he was living here with her. Frank Zappa's infamous home during the sixties was located on the NW corner of Lookout Mountain and Laurel Canyon, where now is a vacant lot. He eventually moved because every nut in town knew where he lived.” Other rock stars included Jim Morrison, John Mayall, Carole King, The Mamas and The Papas, Dusty Springfield, Brian Wilson, and many others. The 2001 film Laurel Canyon is an homage to this legacy.

Carole King, Brian Wilson, Dusty Springfield, John Mayall, Joni Mitchell and Frank Zappa are just a few of the musicians who made Laurel Canyon famous in the 60’s and 70’s.

Laurel Canyon was the physical focal point of the blues-inspired Psychedlic rock movement, and Frank Zappa's rented cabin at Lookout Mountain and Laurel Canyon Boulevard was the center of Laurel Canyon's crazed rock scene. The people who made appearances at the lower cabin that was home to silent film star, Tom Mix, and at the upper Tree House that was designed by famed architect Rober Byrd in the 1920's included, John Mayall, the famed GTO's (Girls Together Outrageously), the "Plaster Casters", Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, Love, Janis Joplin, James Taylor, Mick Jagger, Mary-Ann Faithful, Jeff Beck and many others.

"It was also durng this period that frequent cabin-guest Jimi Hendrix briefly resided in the Errol Flynn mansion to the north of the property. The mansion was once a home for "wayward women" and was also occupied in earlier years by notables ranging from Bugsy Siegel to W.C. Fields. The mansion is currently owned by Rick Rubin, co-founder of Def Jam Records and produccer of The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, The Black Crowes and numerous others." - Mike Slarve Management.

Jim Morrison's house, which was recently remodeled, is next door to the Canyon Cleaners and behind the Country Store.

Of course, with music came drugs. The LAPD's narcotics unit had targeted Laurel Canyon as a special enforcement area, but not before the infamous murders of four drug dealers in 1981 on Wonderland Avenue, just a few houses away from then Governor Jerry Brown's home. The porn star, John Holmes, aka Johnny Wadd, was implicated at first, but then a Palestinian immigrant named Eddie Nash who owned the Kit Kat Club strip joint was arrested and later acquitted. The film Boogie Nights was loosely based on Holmes' life, but the 2003 film Wonderland is based on this shocking event. Holmes later died of complications from AIDS.

The porn star John Holmes testifying at the trial for the brutal murder of four petty criminals on Wonderland Avenue in 1981. LA Times.

Nevertheless, this funky, Rock’nRoll character lives on in the people one sees at the Canyon Store – then and now, “the place where the creatures meet.”
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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To get at the nexus of the "Hippie Generation" one must address the principals:


The place the Laurel Canyon "Log Cabin" "crash pad", "Ringmaster" Frank Zappa, "Vito Paulekas -  Carl Franzoni and their Freakers"  and later "Ringmaster" Charles Manson and his "Family"...

Also note that there are VERY FEW PHOTOS of the LOG CABIN available....

So let skip over to Part 6....

But first some supporting doc and photos:

http://seastwood.com/backup310/logcabinhistory.asp
http://members.cox.net/bill_lantz/pm2001.html

Photos by Peter Mackay - Laurel Canyon 2000-2003

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Frank Zappa and his extended family lived in the famed Log Cabin in Laurel Canyon, Hollywood, from May to September 1968 after returning from the 6-month Garrick run in NYC. The building was built in the early 1900's by silent movie cowboy star Tom Mix who reputedly entertained Wyatt Earp there after the latter had moved to California. Before Zappa took over the place for $700/month it was occupied by (Mothers Auxiliary) Carl Franzoni's commune, renting from an African-American widow who owned it.

The Log Cabin was destroyed in a (reputedly drug related) fire around 1970 long after FZ had moved elsewhere in Laurel Canyon, leaving only the basement and a few other structures to be seen. On the adjacent hillside one can still see an artificial grotto inhabited in Zappa's days by members of the GTO's, an all-girl group produced by FZ which included the later Pamela Des Barres. Both this band and the Mothers themselves used to practice in the basement seen in the pictures below. The old-time picture of the Log Cabin reproduced below is the only one I have ever seen of the intact building. The property was sold for $1.5 million in 2003 and the basement was filled in as shown below.



http://www.laurelcanyonstories.com/logcabinhistory.asp


Carl Orestes Franzoni
- Former Breast Pump Salesman
- Franzoni had met Frank Zappa at Ben Frank's coffee shop on the Sunset Strip and told him they were being evicted from the Log Cabin, and suggested Frank take it over for $700 a month.
Vito Paulekas (w/son Godot)
-Sculptor & first leader of dance troupe



Oh well let's move on....

Part 6

http://www.illuminati-news.com/articles2/00216.html

Vito operated “the first crash pad in LA, an open house to countless runaways where everyone was welcome for a night, particularly young women.

mid 1960s, the group had expanded into a second communal location in addition to the basement studio at 303 Laurel Avenue: the ubiquitous Log Cabin.

architect Robert Byrd and his son built a new guesthouse (aka ‘the treehouse’) on the property in the early 1960s, and “The following year, a communal family of weirdos moved into the cabin and treehouse, centered around two underground hipsters named Vito Paulekas and Carl Franzoni, organizers of freeform dance troupes at clubs along the Sunset Strip.”

1967, the dancers were splitting “their rent with staff from the hippie publication The Oracle. Retired journalist John Bilby recalls at least 36 people living and partying at the Log Cabin and treehouse, including the band Fraternity of Man. ‘Tim Leary was definitely there, George Harrison and Ravi Shankar were there,’ Bilby says.”

the Fraternity of Man were best known for the novelty song, “Don’t Bogart Me,”

Tim Leary was best known for being a painfully obvious CIA asset

The Oracle was a San Francisco-based publication with intelligence ties that specialized in pitching psychedelic occultism to impressionable youth.

Franzoni’s commune ended in May 1968,” as that was when The Oracle moved out and our old friend Frank Zappa moved in.

The lead Mother “had visited Karl at the log cabin on a previous trip and realized it was perfect for his needs.”

Frank, since he was already living in the canyon at the home of Pamela Zarubica (aka Suzy Creamcheese) at 8404 Kirkwood Drive, where Zappa had met his new wife, Gail, and where Gail’s old kindergarten pal, James Douglas Morrison, was known to occasionally pass the time. Ms. Zarubica/Creamcheese was yet another member of Vito’s dance troupe.

Frank Zappa took over as ringmaster, to be sure, but Franzoni and all his cohorts stayed on.

the Freak dancers became so closely associated with the Mothers of Invention that “they got dubbed as ‘the Mothers Auxiliary’

angelic hippie child that the readers of Life magazine met in 1966, and who we now must sadly add to the Laurel Canyon Death List. For young Godot Paulekas, you see, never made it past the age of three (by most accounts). The specifics of the tragedy are all but impossible to determine, unfortunately, as there is little agreement in the various accounts of the event. Left unclear is exactly how the child died, when the tragedy occurred, and what age the boy was.

“Vito and Szou’s three-year-old son Godo had fallen through a trapdoor on the roof of the building and died.”

“two or three” year old Godot “fall[ing] to his death from a scaffold at the studio.”

“a 5-year-old boy” who died when he “fell through a skylight.”

Godot, fell through a skylight during a wacky photo session on the roof and died at age three-and-a-half.”  

“[Vito] got married, had a baby, gave it acid, and it fell off the roof and died.”

“Godo” Paulekas, he inserted the following caption: “Died age 2 – victim of medical malpractice.”

Vito and Szou insisted on continuing our plans for the evening. We went out dancing, and when people asked where little Godot was, Vito said, ‘He died today.’ It was weird, really weird.”

Godo Paulekas. Born on December 1, 1963, Godo died on December 23, 1966, having just made it past his third birthday. December 23 was, curiously enough, the winter solstice (or very close to it). And it wasn’t just any winter solstice, mind you, but specifically the first winter solstice in the Age of Satan (as declared by Kenneth Anger’s buddy, Anton LaVey, on April 30, 1966). The date of his death also means that young Godo died less than 48 hours before Christmas morning, and yet his parents still thought it a good time to go out dancing.

Vito and Sueanne divorced in Northern California in March of 1975. Before doing so, they produced several more children, each given increasingly ridiculous names. Gruvi Nipples Paulekas was born on June 23, 1967, exactly six months after Godo’s death and, therefore, very near the summer solstice. Bp Paulekas was born on December 29, 1969, just days after the third anniversary of Godo’s death. Bizarrely enough, Sky Paulekas was born on December 1, 1971, on what would have been Godo’s eighth birthday. Last but certainly not least, Phreekus Mageekus Paulekas was born on January 28, 1974, a little over a year before Vito and Sueanne divorced. According to one report, Gruvi has joined Godo in the great beyond, a victim of her voracious appetite for drugs and alcohol.

“[Kenneth Anger’s] first candidate to play Lucifer, a 5-year-old boy whose hippie parents had been fixtures on the Los Angeles counterculture scene, fell through a skylight to his death. By 1967, Anger had relocated to San Francisco and was searching for a new Lucifer.” As many readers may be aware, he soon found his new Lucifer in the form of Mansonite and former Grass Roots guitarist Bobby “Cupid” Beausoleil.

so it was that the soon-to-be convicted murderer replaced the cherubic hippie child as the face of Lucifer.

Kenneth Anger was at one time investigated by the police on suspicion that he had been producing snuff flicks

Vito Deported Late 1968..

Haiti that Vito appears to have fled to, and then to Jamaica (which at the time had no extradition treaty with the United States), accompanied by his wife Szou and their new baby daughter Groovee Nipple (or possibly Gruvi Nipple; does anyone really care which is the proper spelling?

1968, Carl Franzoni, meanwhile, became embroiled in some unspecified legal troubles of his own and went into hiding, resurfacing in Canada by some reports

Frank Zappa moved on to yet another location in Laurel Canyon, a high-security home on Woodrow Wilson Drive.

Late 1968, the Manson Family came calling at the Log Cabin: “One former Manson family associate claims that a group of four to six family members lived on Laurel Canyon Boulevard in the log cabin house once owned by cowboy-actor Tom Mix.

Manson also came calling at the Vito Clay studio on Laurel Avenue: “Applebaum took over Vito’s place when Vito vacated at Beverly and Laurel. So he inherited all the people that came after that … he was the beginning of the Manson clan. Manson came there because he had heard about Vito but Vito was gone.

Charles Manson was little more than a younger version of Vito Paulekas.

David Crosby had “taken to wearing an Oscar Wilde/Frank Lloyd Wright-ish cape wherever he went.”

The Process launched a major recruiting drive in the United States. They were in Los Angeles in May and June of 1968 and for at least several months in the fall of 1969.” The Processians, it should be noted, were instantly recognizable on the streets of LA due to the fact that they had a curious habit of donning black capes wherever they went.

“Vito was just like Frank, he never got high either. They were both ringmasters who always wanted to be in control.”

“Zappa children watched porn with their parents and were encouraged in their own sexuality as soon as they reached puberty.

Gail insisted they shower with their overnight guests in order to conserve water.”

early 1970s, Vito Paulekas had resurfaced up north in Cotati, California, with Carl Franzoni once again at his side

Szou eventually split from Vito and went to work for an attorney, leaving the hippie life (and hopefully the “Z” in her name) behind.

Franzoni, meanwhile, turned up now and then on that early version of America’s Got Talent known as The Gong Show (apparently as one of the ‘Worm Dancers’).

Chuck Barris, who famously claimed that during the days when he appeared to be working as a mild-mannered game show producer, he was actually on the payroll of the CIA,

“Chucky Baby” was at one time a resident of – guess where? – Laurel Canyon (though I have not been able to confirm that).

Log Cabin - Eric Burden of the Animals moved in after Zappa vacated and the property continued to be communally occupied.

Log Cabin - remained something of a commune throughout the 1970s, quite possibly right up until the time that it burned to the ground on October 31, 1981

Log Cabin - Who paid the rent is anybody’s guess – as is why such a prestigious property seems to have been made available for dirt cheap to pretty much any “communal family of weirdos” who wanted to move in.

Now let's move back to Part 5 and finish up with Vito:


Part 5

http://www.illuminati-news.com/articles2/00215.html


Vito and his Freakers were an acid-drenched extended family of brain-damaged cohabitants.” And that, in an incredibly self-indulgent 489-page tome, is the only mention you will find of “Vito and his Freakers” – despite the fact that, by just about all other accounts, the group dismissed as “brain-damaged cohabitants” played a key role in the early success of Crosby’s band. And the early success of Arthur Lee’s band. And the early success of Frank Zappa’s band. And the early success of Jim Morrison’s band. But especially in the early success of David Crosby’s band.

Sunset Strip clubs when The Byrds played: “We had them all. We had Jack Nicholson dancing, we had Peter Fonda dancing with Odetta, we had Vito and his Freakers.”

“The Byrds were closely associated with Vito and the Freaks: Vito Paulekas, his wife Zsou and Karl Franzoni, the leaders of a group of about 35 dancers whose antics enlivened the Byrds early gigs.”

In Waiting for the Sun, Barney Hoskyns writes that the early success of The Byrds and other bands was due in no small part to “the roving troupe of self-styled ‘freaks’ led by ancient beatnik Vito Paulekas and his trusty, lusty sidekick Carl Franzoni.”

Alban “Snoopy” Pfisterer, former drummer and keyboardist for the band Love, went further still, claiming that Vito actually “got the Byrds together, as I remember – they did a lot of rehearsing at his pad.”

The Byrds did indeed utilize Vito’s ‘pad’ as a rehearsal studio, as did Arthur Lee’s band

the Freaks drew the crowds into the clubs to see the fledgling bands perform.

“The first hippies in Hollywood, perhaps the first hippies anywhere, were Vito, his wife Zsou, Captain f**k and their group of about thirty-five dancers. Calling themselves Freaks, they lived a semi-communal life and engaged in sex orgies and free-form dancing whenever they could.”

they “started the whole hippie thing: Vito, Karl, Szou, Beatle Bob, Bryan and me.”

They were let in for free, because they were these quintessential hippies, which was great for tourists.”

Vito Paulekas, whose full name is said to have been Vitautus Alphonsus Paulekas. Born the son of a Lithuanian sausage-maker circa 1912, Vito hailed from Lowell, Massachusetts. From a young age, he developed a habit of running afoul of the law.

In 1938, he was convicted of armed robbery and handed a 25-year sentence

1942, however, just four years later, he had been released into the custody, so to speak, of the US Merchant Marine

1946, Vito arrived in Los Angeles.

by the early 1960s, Vito was ensconced in an unassuming building at the corner of Laurel Avenue and Beverly Boulevard, just below the mouth of Laurel Canyon (and very near Jay Sebring’s hair salon).

his young wife Szou’s clothing boutique, which has been credited by some of those making the scene in those days with being the very first to introduce ‘hippie’ fashions

“Vito Clay” studio, where, according to Miles and various others, Paulekas “made a living of sorts by giving clay modeling lessons to Beverly Hills matrons who found the atmosphere in his studio exciting.”

Vito’s reportedly insatiable sexual appetite and John Holmesian physique.

Vito’s students also apparently included such Hollywood luminaries as Jonathon Winters, Mickey Rooney and Steve Allen.

Carl Orestes Franzoni, he has claimed in interviews that his “mother was a countess” and his father “was a stone carver from Rutland, Vermont. The family was brought from Italy, from the quarries in the northern part of Italy, to cut the stone for the monuments of the United States.”

went into business with some shady Sicilian characters selling mail-order breast and penis pumps out of an address on LA’s fabled Melrose Avenue.

Franzoni remembered it, his business “partner’s name was Scallacci, Joe Scallacci – the same name as the famous murderer Scallacci. Probably from the same family.”

Franzoni, born circa 1934, hooked up with the older Paulekas sometime around 1963 and soon after became his constant sidekick

Carl Franzoni, there were indeed a couple of brothers named Franzoni who were brought over from Italy in the early 1800s to carve the Masonic monuments of Washington. According to Ihna Thayer Frary’s book, They Built the Capitol, Guiseppe Franzoni (and his brother Carlo) “had especially good family connections in Italy, he being a nephew of Cardinal Franzoni and son of the President of the Academy of Fine Arts at Carrara.” Also shipped over were Francisco Iardella, a cousin of the Franzoni brothers, and Giovanni Andrei, a brother-in-law of Guiseppe Franzoni. Thus far, I have been unable to verify that Carl Franzoni is in fact descended from these men, but it seems quite likely given that Carl would probably not be aware of such an obscure chapter of American history were it not for a family connection.

Vito’s wife Szou, an ex-cheerleader who had hooked up with Paulekas when she was just sixteen and he was already in his fifties.

young Rory Flynn (Errol Flynn’s statuesque daughter),

Ricky Applebaum who had half a moustache on one side of his face and half a beard on the other,

young girls who would later become part of Frank Zappa’s GTO project,

other oddball characters who donned ridiculous pseudonyms like Linda Bopp, Butchie, Beatle Bob, Emerald, and Karen Yum Yum.

young Gail Sloatman (the future Mrs. Zappa, for those who have already forgotten)

a curious character on the LA music scene by the name of Kim Fowley. The two were, for a time, closely allied, and even cut a record together as “Bunny and the Bear” that Fowley produced (“America’s Sweethearts”). In 1966, Fowley produced a record for Vito as well, billed as “Vito and the Hands.” The 7” single, “Where It’s At,” which featured the musicianship of some of Frank Zappa’s Mothers of Invention, came no closer to entering the charts than did Fowley and Sloatman’s effort

Fowley, as with so many other characters in this story, has a rather interesting history. He was born in 1939, the son of actor Douglas Fowley, a WWII Navy veteran and attendee of St. Francis Xavier Military Academy.

He grew up in upscale Malibu, California

his later employment as a young male street hustler, a profession that he practiced on the seedy streets of the city of angels (by Fowley’s own account, I should probably add here, just as it was James Dean himself who claimed to have worked those same streets with Nick Adams).

Fowley spent some time serving with the Army National Guard

after which he devoted his life to working in the LA music industry as a musician, writer and producer – as well as, according to some accounts, a master manipulator.

Around 1957, Fowley played in a band known as the Sleepwalkers, alongside future Beach Boy Bruce Johnston.

Fowley was best known for producing such ridiculous yet beloved novelty songs as the Hollywood Argyles’ “Alley Oop” and the Rivington’s “Papa Oom-Mow-Mow,”

collaborating on some Byrds’ tracks

his original songs covered by both the Beach Boys and the Flying Burrito Brothers.

In 1975, Fowley had perhaps his greatest success when he created the Runaways, further lowering the bar that Frank Zappa had already set rather low some years earlier when he had created and recorded the GTOs. The Runaways featured underage versions of Joan Jett and Lita Ford, whom Fowley tastefully attired in leather and lingerie. As he would later boast, “Everyone loved the idea of 16-year-old girls playing guitars and singing about f**king.” Especially, I would imagine, their mothers and fathers. Some of the young girls in the band, including Cherie Curry, would later accuse Fowley of requiring them to perform sexual services for he and his associates as a prerequisite for membership in the group.

he received a guest vocalist credit on the Mothers of Invention album “Freak Out,” as did both Vito Paulekas and his sidekick, Carl Franzoni, to whom the song “Hungry Freaks, Daddy” was dedicated (some sources claim that Bobby Beausoleil also provided guest vocals on Zappa’s debut album, though his name does not appear in the album’s credits).

1962, not long before Carl Franzoni joined the group, the Freak troupe was already hitting the clubs a couple nights each week to refine their unique style of dance (perhaps best described as an epileptic seizure set to music) and show off their distinctively unappealing, though soon to be quite popular, fashion sense

Franzoni has said, “There were no white bands [in LA] yet,” and “There were no clubs on Sunset Boulevard.”

by magic, new clubs began to spring up along the legendary Sunset Strip beginning around 1964

old clubs considered to be long past their prime miraculously reemerged

January 1964, a young Chicago vice cop named Elmer Valentine opened the doors to the now world-famous Whisky-A-Go-Go nightclub

year later, in spring of 1965, he opened a second soon-to-be-wildly-popular club, The Trip

end of 1964, the legendary Ciro’s nightclub began undergoing extensive renovations. Opened in 1940 by Billy Wilkerson, an associate of Bugsy Siegel, the upscale club had flourished for the first twenty years of its existence, with a clientele that regularly included Hollywood royalty and organized crime figures

Ciro’s reopened in early 1965, just before The Trip opened its doors and just in time, as it turns out, to host the very first club appearance by the musical act that was about to become the first Laurel Canyon band to commit a song to vinyl: The Byrds.

Smaller clubs like the London Fog, where The Doors got their first booking as the house band in early 1966, opened their doors to the public in the mid 1960s as well.

The paint was barely dry on the walls of the new clubs when bands like Love and The Doors and The Byrds and Buffalo Springfield and the Turtles and the Mothers and the Lovin’ Spoonful came knocking.

the band members themselves didn’t actually play on their records (at least not in the early days),

the rich vocal harmonies that were a trademark of the ‘Laurel Canyon sound’ were created in the studio with a good deal of multi-tracking and overdubs. On stage, it was another matter entirely.

Vito and Carl’s dancers were a fixture on the Sunset Strip scene from the very moment that the new clubs opened their doors to the public, and they were, by all accounts, treated like royalty by the club owners. As John Hartmann, proprietor of the Kaleidoscope Club, acknowledged, he “would let Vito and his dancers into the Kaleidoscope free every week because they attracted people. They were really hippies, and so we had to have them. They got in free pretty much everywhere they went. They blessed your joint. They validated you. If they’re the essence of hippiedom and you’re trying to be a hippie nightclub, you need hippies.”

Kim Fowley put it, with characteristic bluntness, “A band didn’t have to be good, as long as the dancers were there.”

Gail Zappa candidly admitted that, even at her husband’s shows, the real attraction was not on the stage: “The customers came to see the freaks dance. Nobody ever talks about that, but that was the case.”

Frank added that, “As soon as they arrived they would make things happen, because they were dancing in a way nobody had seen before, screaming and yelling out on the floor and doing all kinds of weird things. They were dressed in a way that nobody could believe, and they gave life to everything that was going on.”

Vito and Carl seem to have become minor media darlings over the course of the 1960s and into the 1970s. The two can be seen, separately and together, in a string of cheap exploitation films, including Mondo Bizarro from 1966, Something’s Happening (aka The Hippie Revolt) from 1967, the notorious Mondo Hollywood, also released in 1967, and You Are What You Eat, with David Crosby, Frank Zappa and Tiny Tim, which hit theaters in 1968. In 1972, Vito made his acting debut in a non-documentary film, The White Horse Gang.
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wow... thank you for posting this. A very good find. it looks extremely interesting.

I will have to read it carefully so I bookmarked the thread.
This is all stuff from my time...
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wow... thank you for posting this. A very good find. it looks extremely interesting.

I will have to read it carefully so I bookmarked the thread.
This is all stuff from my time...

One of the reasons for posting on this subject is the fact that I have my own very personal experiences with the San Francisco-Berkeley-Mill Valley-Marin- Santa Cruz music scene of the 70's-80's . I at one time roadied with various bay area bands, freelance photographer for "BAM" (Bay Area Music) mag, associated with many of the Grateful Dead "family" . I see many parallel's to my own experiences.
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Hey Tahoe blue, I'd love to read about your personal experiences, this area of study is extremely interesting to me.
I've read through McGowan's whole series so far on Laurel Canyon, and much of it I had already been aware of, but he does state that Frank Zappa was a supporter of Vietnam which is completely false, so I know he at least made that mistake.

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Hey Tahoe blue, I'd love to read about your personal experiences, this area of study is extremely interesting to me.
I've read through McGowan's whole series so far on Laurel Canyon, and much of it I had already been aware of, but he does state that Frank Zappa was a supporter of Vietnam which is completely false, so I know he at least made that mistake.

I've been thinking about how I could weave some of my own stories in with this thread but I think I need to start a new one , maybe "Bay Area MK-Ultra Hippie Stories" or something like that. Way back when I was thinking about someday putting out a folio of my photo's and journal. The short of it is that around 1985 all my photos/negatives and my journals were destroyed or stolen.  I didn't stop taking pictures but the really golden early fun/work was gone.  I do plan to follow up in this thread with the "SF music scene Grateful Dead/LSD" connections with Laurel Canyon and there are a few.

Some interesting things about the SF Bay Area:
MIC:
During the 60's:  Presidio, Alameda Naval Air, Oakland Transport Depot, Concord Naval Weapons (Where the Nu-es were stored), Monterey Intellegence training school, UC Berkeley-Laurence Livermore Labs, Travis Air Force Base, Hunters Point Naval Station, Dow Chemical (agent orange/Napalm), Hamilton Field Air Force Base (Novato), Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Subs) (Vallejo), Church of Satan, Home of Jim Jones Church,  Home of the Zodiac Killer, SRI - Stanford Research Institute, Home of the "Moonies", Home of the Grateful Dead and farm commune, Home of the Ken Kesey's - Acid Tests (PaloAlto-Stanford), Bohemian Grove, Home of the Hell's Angel's (Sonny Barger), spiritual home of Charlie Manson and so much more...

No nothing going on around here, just move along now....

http://www.flickr.com/photos/telstar/sets/56935/

In 1990, the San Francisco Bay Area was home to several large U.S. military facilities.
By 2000, they were all gone.

These are scenes from the Bay Area's recently-abandoned, Cold War-era bases: Hunter's Point Naval Shipyard (San Francisco), Treasure Island Naval Station (San Francisco), Alameda Naval Air Station (Alameda), the SF-88 Nike Missile Site (Marin Headlands), Hamilton Field Air Force Base (Novato), Mare Island Naval Shipyard (Vallejo), Naval Security Group Activity base (Skaggs Island), and portions of Moffett Field Federal Airfield (Mountain View).


As to Zappa,  McGowan says "why did Frank Zappa never pen a song exploring the horrors of chemical warfare ?"
I couldn't find anywhere he states that Zappa "supported the war in Vietnam".

Needless to say if you search the web blogs you will find many inaccuracies noted and there is some exaggerations made. One I saw was that The Doors really all had been in previous bands. But it is a fact that there first live shows, like the byrds were bad and that the first albums put out all had studio players. That changed later.

Francis Zappa (father) was, in case you were wondering, a chemical warfare specialist assigned to – where else? – the Edgewood Arsenal. Edgewood is, of course, the longtime home of America’s chemical warfare program, as well as a facility frequently cited as being deeply enmeshed in MK-ULTRA operations.

Zappa (born, curiously enough, on the Winter Solstice of 1940) never really made a secret of the fact that he had nothing but contempt for the ‘hippie’ culture that he helped create and that he surrounded himself with.

Zappa as the perfect ringmaster, he didn't do drugs, while those all around him were losing their minds.

And I might also add he never considered himself to be a "hippie", take a look at this article penned by him:
http://www.geocities.com/hip_haven/60s_by_frank_zappa.htm
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Nearly halfway down the first article in his series.  http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html
it's too bad because I emailed him about this error but he never responded. The rest of his work has a lot of credibility, I wish he would adress this error, (or provide some evidence of this claim, which as a huge Zappa fan, I have never seen any evidence of).

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Nearly halfway down the first article in his series.  http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/nwsltr93.html
it's too bad because I emailed him about this error but he never responded. The rest of his work has a lot of credibility, I wish he would adress this error, (or provide some evidence of this claim, which as a huge Zappa fan, I have never seen any evidence of).

Good call. There are more problems with the peice I am sure. One problem is that some of the history is itself "legendary".

Right. What "numerous accounts" or "any account". That's the reason I left it out of the abstract. One might say he was a "control freak" over "Hippies" but that about it, unless these "numerous accounts" come forward.

Quote:

"Given that Zappa was, by numerous accounts, a rigidly authoritarian control-freak and a supporter of U.S. military actions in Southeast Asia, it is perhaps not surprising that he would not feel a kinship with the youth movement that he helped nurture. "

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Well by all accounts, his own included, Frank was authoritarian and a control freak, be that negative or positive depending on your viewpoint, that is fact, and he was derisive towards hippies, while glorifying Vito and his crew, so there is many interesting things to discuss there, just him supporting the war never happened outwardly, in fact he made anti-war statements, though not in the same way as the hippies did, he was more practical about it.  The most interesting thing I think is that when Gail was on Alex's show, she denied Frank's father was in the military.   Why did she do that?  There are numerous interviews where Frank claims this, and even has it in his auto biography.  Very curious indeed.

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wow... thank you for posting this. A very good find. it looks extremely interesting.

I will have to read it carefully so I bookmarked the thread.
This is all stuff from my time...

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 Hello sir I dont know you but I need your help! first i have a horrible thing i must tell you.. please bear with me -I am not a "writer" -An Emergency Message-
   ~ TO CONCORD WARRIOR -    ..."YOUR FATHER COAXED TWELVE YEAR OLD GIRLS TO HAVE SEX WITH EACH OTHER AND THEN THEY DEPORTED HIM TO TAHITI FOR THAT !" -PAMELA DEBARRE  -SPEAKING ABOUT WHO?-your father......No
..... My FATHER.:VITO Paulekas!-BUT WAIT..... don't they send you to JAIL for that ? -cause I know they don't send you on a Vacation to Tahiti! well its in Davids Report-It MUST be True ! that seems to be such a guilty little pleasure and hurts no-body -...hurts.. Nobody  but Vito's Remaining 3 Children.Why hasnt anybody Asked About Vito Directly to One Of US? One of Vitos Kids.. Even if its One of his many his Godchildren Like me. or one of the  Mysteriuous 35 dancers ..or their kids -like me ...no...WE Dont make good pevert copy we therefore have no value to the child porn addicted mcgowan. ..again ..and again he rails against Vito in the vilest of terms-and comparing Vito to Manson in a ten Point Comparison -including "franzoni and manson They both liked Black capes" as if this were a legitamate pursuit of fact![vito isnt franzoni !]
   David McGowan WillL Pay Dearly to Those who collect the Price you Pay For CREATING sick implications out of us...for all of his sick perverted fantasys - If I ever catch him -ill have to discuss this - BUT THINK about this simple thought if you can -one Minute 'CAUSE ITS WELL KNOWN.....and theres ample proof....
you understand this to be true of course>?.
.YOUR MOM AND DAD DIDNT CARE WHEN THEIR 3 YEAR-OLD DIED ........
   -do you have children? - I read it again and again and cant believe what this man has created..read it well and closely -I was there ,.the day Godot Died - We sat in the Dark Studio Basement with the family .when we came we said "what's happining?" "whats up? with our usual glee - "Godot Is Dead" said Vito ,I will never forget the sadness And  Hopeless finality That I heard inside of Those Words .The SHOCK knocked us off our feet ,onto the couch waiting... There was about ten of us  - as our bloody tears circled down the drain in the dark ,trying to somehow ma e time go back and fix this...- the image? I was only ten and I thot "..what do you say ?What CAN I Ever Say..To Vito Or Szou.. To Help This..This IS too HORRIBLE" -I bled for these poor parents -and it WAS the saddest day of that part of my youth-people kept commimg down saying every type of Crazy thing and leaving... so read  this man carefully .There are 4 Paulekas Children Grown ups ,stuggling like us all. and this liar is already in arabic - there is a page called "laurel canyon storys" that is just as good without resorting to satanizm and lies .. now David says -
GRUVI NIPPLES{"does anybody Really Care What her name is ?"]yeah She Died of Liver Failure a couple years ago..[Answering David's "does anybody really care what her name is Question] - journalism?.They were Just VERY cool people. That saved my life by letting me stay - when my mother couldnt Deal. ,and I was with Vito on and off from the time I was 10 Untill my daughter was grown - he helped me to be a father and my daughter is an M>B>A.. But The Very Strangest thing is that most of the stuff that this guy wrote is baloney trust me I WAS there. I am 54 -Vito adopted me as a Godchild.My Mother :semi-famed Valerie porter -B-movie actress and sculptress mother -was one of the original 35 dancers Valerie porter - karl claims my mother was his girl friend ...But Karl Franzoni My onetime Roomate and Girlfriend -beater Also said that "Appelbaum was the beginning of the Manson Family...Vito was gone and appel got everyone that came after ...WRONGO -Appelbaum went to jail for heroin...Ding ding ding: LIAR!>Mr. McGowan saw pay dirt - in this transparent scum.suddenly the story goes a bit nutty - read this mr mc Gowan closely and You will see the obvious  departure from acceptable standards.

  

.STOP JUST LET THIS IN  "YOUR FATHER COAXED TWELVE 'YEAROLD GIRLS TO HAVE SEX AND THEN THEY DEPORTED HIM TO TAHITI FOR THAT
  I Would indeed Read this "information" or Accusations ,innuendo and just plain Bad Journalizm THIS NON_JOURNALIST ,this  "person" who barely can write...   has manged to insult not only Vito-who has passed on...he neglects to do the least diligence possible on the subject of MY Godfather VITO PAULEKAS - let me first tell you a simple way to tell if somebody is lying -the name David McGowan

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I was wondering if any of these musicians has ever commented on this subject?

 
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Here is some recent research I have done/found....


This is an excerpt from the December 2007 issue of Vanity Fair. The Book Black Dahlia Avenger writtien in 2003 by Steven Hodel( you should read it if you have not) goes into a little bit more by quoting from Phillips' book California Dreaming which I am sure you have read. The book also states that Tamar Hodel said John Huston would film orgies with her and her father's friends...hmmm sounds like a few directors we know of later on.There is so much stuff in this article it is insane. The Sue Lyon connection is interesting as well since she would go on to star in a John Huston film playing almost the exact same role as Lolita in Night of the Iguana. Loita of course being written by the CIA asset Nabakov and John Huston had played a pervert/ pedo in Myra Brekenridge and Chinatown with Faye Dunaway who's dad was a career army non commisioned officer directed by perv/pedo Polanski and starring perv/pedo Nicholson who dated Phillips.
I ran into Jessica Hundley one night, the lady who wrote the book Grievious Angel and I gave her printed copies of the Laurel Canyon articles. Music people don't really know that much about politics and know even less about World History. And most of all they don't like seeing their idols put in any other light than that they have learned to know them to be. She said she is currently writing a book on Dennis Hopper. That should be a doozy.

The Black Dahlia Heritage
Tamar Hodel was one of six children—by three different women—of the most pathologically decadent man in Los Angeles: Dr. George Hodel, the city’s venereal-disease czar and a fixture in its A-list demimonde. She’d grown up in her father’s Hollywood house, which resembled a Mayan temple, was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, and was the site of wild parties, in which Hodel was sometimes joined by director John Huston and photographer Man Ray.
George Hodel shared with Man Ray a love for the work of the Marquis de Sade and the belief that the pursuit of personal liberty was worth everything—possibly even, for Hodel, gratuitous murder. What has recently come to light, by way of two startling investigative books (2003’s Black Dahlia Avenger, by Hodel’s ex–L.A.P.D. homicide-detective son, Steve Hodel, and—building upon it—Exquisite Corpse, 2006, by art writers Mark Nelson and Sarah Hudson Bayliss), is that George Hodel was a prime suspect in the notorious Black Dahlia murder. (According to Black Dahlia Avenger, Hodel was the killer, and the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office conducted extensive surveillance of him. There were numerous arrests, but no one was ever charged with the murder.) A striking, graphic array of evidence in the two books strongly suggests that it was Hodel who, on January 15, 1947, killed actress Elizabeth Short, then surgically cut her in two and
transported the halved, nude, exsanguinated corpse—the internal organs kept painstakingly intact—to a vacant lot, where he laid the pieces out as if in imitation of certain Surrealist artworks by Man Ray.

Without knowing any of this, 13-year-old Michelle Gilliam walked through Tamar Hodel’s porch into a room decorated all in lavender and beheld a sultry Kim Novak look-alike. “Tamar was the epitome of glamour,” Michelle recalls. “She was someone who never got out of bed until two p.m., and she looked it. It was late afternoon, and she was dressed in a beautiful lavender suit with her hair in a beehive. I took one look and said, New best friend!” With Tamar was her cocoa-skinned daughter, Debbie, five; folksinger Stan Wilson, an African-American, was Tamar’s current husband. (She’d married her first—who was also black—at 16, in 1951.) “Tamar was so exotic! She was instantly my idol.”

Tamar’s sophistication had a grotesque basis. In her father’s home—where she had often “uncomfortably” posed nude, she recalls, for “dirty-old-man” Man Ray and had once wriggled free from a predatory John Huston—George Hodel had committed incest with her. “When I was 11, my father taught me to perform oral sex on him. I was terrified, I was gagging, and I was embarrassed that I had ‘failed’ him,” Tamar says, telling her version of her long-misreported adolescence. George plied her with erotic books, grooming her for what he touted as their transcendent union. (Tamar says that she told her mother what George had done, and that, when confronted, George denied it.) He had intercourse with Tamar when she was 14. To the girl’s horror, she became pregnant; to her greater horror, she says, “my father wanted me to have his baby.” After a friend took her to get an abortion, an angry George—jealous, Tamar says, of some boys who’d
come to see her—struck her on the head with his pistol. Her stepmother, Dorero (who was John Huston’s ex-wife), rushed her into hiding.

George Hodel was arrested, and the tabloid flashbulbs popped during the sensational 1949 incest trial. Hodel’s lawyers, Jerry Geisler and Robert Neeb, painted Tamar as a “troubled” girl who had “fantasies.” Tamar’s treatment by the defense and the press during that time wounds her to this day. George was acquitted.

When Michelle appeared on Tamar’s porch, Tamar saw in her “a gorgeous little Brigitte Bardot” and sensed that she could rewrite her own hideous youth by guiding a protégée through a better one. “Meeting Michelle felt destined, as if we’d known each other in another life,” says Tamar. “I wanted to champion her, because no one had championed me.” Michelle says, “I moved in with Tamar; she ‘adopted’ me right away. Then everything started.”

Tamar took the lower-middle-class bohemian’s daughter and polished her. She bought her the clothes Gil couldn’t afford, enrolled her in modeling school, taught her how to drive her lavender Nash Rambler, and provided her with a fake ID and amphetamines, Michelle says, “so I could make it through a day of eighth grade after staying up all night with her. Tamar introduced me to real music—Bessie Smith and Paul Robeson and Josh White and Leon Bibb. And I, who’d been listening to the Kingston Trio, was just entranced.” To keep Gil from being bent out of shape by the fact that his daughter had been spirited away, Michelle says, “Tamar put on perfect airs around my dad, and when it became necessary she would sleep with him.” One day Tamar’s husband, Stan, made the mistake of crawling into Michelle’s bed. Michelle shoved him out, and Tamar ended the marriage, leaving the two young blonde beauties on their own, with sometimes a third one
visiting them, Michelle’s fresh-faced teen-model friend Sue Lyon. “Sue was innocent and naïve, not like us,” Tamar says. Sue’s mother bawled Michelle out for sneaking her daughter a copy of Lolita. Tamar says she had to explain the famous masturbation scene to the sheltered ingénue. (A few years later, Sue was cast in the title role in the 1962 Stanley Kubrick film of the novel—a role Tamar insisted should have been played by Michelle.)

In early 1961, Tamar and her teenage sidekick moved to San Francisco. They painted their apartment lavender, and, like two Holly Golightlys on uppers, they did the town, watching Lenny Bruce and Mort Sahl spew their subversive humor at the hungry i and the Purple Onion. They got to know the cool guys on the scene; Michelle fell for singer Travis Edmonson, of the folk duo Bud and Travis, and Tamar fell for activist comedian Dick Gregory.

Both girls thought that Scott McKenzie (original name: Phil Blondheim), the wavy-haired lead singer in a folk group called the Journeymen, was, as Michelle puts it, “very, very cute.” Tamar won his heart. She took Scott back to the apartment to listen to La Bohème, and, as Michelle remembers it, with a laugh, they never left the bed. The Journeymen’s leader, whose name was John Phillips, appeared at the door every night, annoyed to have to yank his tenor out of Tamar’s arms to get him to the club by showtime. A native of Alexandria, Virginia, Phillips was tall and lean and exotically handsome: his mother was Cherokee; his secret actual father (whom he never knew) was Jewish, though he’d been raised thinking that the square-jawed Marine captain his mother had married was his father. From the moment Michelle saw him in the hungry i phone booth—long legs stretched out, ankles propped on his guitar case—she knew two things: one, he was married
(“You could tell he was making The Call Home”), and, two, she had to have him. “I fell in love with his talent, his poise, his ability to be leader of the pack.” Michelle “stepped out of a dream,” John Phillips would rhapsodize in his 1986 autobiography, Papa John. She was “the quintessential California girl.… She could look innocent, pouty, girlish, aloof, firey.” Michelle says, “John was 25, married with two children, from an East Coast Catholic military family. He had gone to Annapolis, he performed in a suit and tie—he had never met anyone like me!” Her uniqueness in John’s eyes was no small thing, since he was a habitual trend surfer (“a charismatic snake-oil salesman” is how Marshall Brickman puts it). He’d started a doo-wop group when doo-wop was in, then switched to ballads with his group the Smoothies—just in time for American Bandstand’s body-grinding slow-dancers—then jumped on the folk bandwagon. To
John, Tamar Hodel’s protégée was a fascinating hybrid just over the Zeitgeist’s horizon: a street girl, to be sure (“She would have fit into the Ronettes or the Shangri-Las perfectly,” he’d later say), yet seasoned in high culture and political idealism—and with that angelic face. John used to tell Michelle she was the first flower child he had ever met.
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Ms. Phillps seems to have been within a few degrees of a handfull of incestuous pedo/pervs and murderers including her now exposed ( pun intended) former husband whom she defends below in a 2009 vanity fair follow-up. But let's look at some other L.C. related sexual assaults.

Jane Fonda in her 2005 book My Life so Far, states when she was in the 3rd grade...

"It seems there'd be a new nanny every few months....
The Next nanny was young and pretty and had a boyfriend in the army. One afternoon when he was home on leave she brought him in to the bathroom while I was taking a bath. she asked me to get out of the tub and when I did, I remember her turning me around. i felt scared.But I have no memory beyond that. I do not know if he molested me but something bad must have happened around that time, because this is when I began to behave differently and have recurring fantasies iwhich I either watched or participated in sexually disturbing, even violent acts."
Lady Jane Seymour Fonda ( ever looked into their family background talk  about a who's who Standard Oil execs and all) also was Bulimic and Anorexic, which means that a few million women got ripped off 20 years buying her workout videos thinking they were gonna look like her.

Jimi Hendrix was alledgedly sexually assaulted when he was a kid. He said nothing more than it was a " MAN IN UNIFORM" who did it. this is in Room full of mirrors by Charles Cross.

Jim Morrison told a close friend that his dad sexually assaulted him a a boy  this is claimed in stephen Davis' bio.
Did you see the one and only interview with Admiral Morrison in the 2009 documentarty "people are strange"? What is strange is how he died right after and of course after McGowan wrote the articles he decides to give an interview after all this time on jimmy boy? strange.
I want to sit here and write more but I gotta go ..more to come  the article is below.



Michelle Phillips and Friends Speak Out about Mackenzie's Incest Allegations
by Sheila Weller September 25, 2009, 11:31 AM


Two years ago I wrote a lengthy Vanity Fair profile of Michelle Phillips, who, along with her then husband John Phillips, Cass Elliott, and Denny Doherty, jump-started the sybaritic phase of the counterculture with their iconic group, The Mamas and the Papas. What struck me most, and what I tried to convey in the piece, was what a survivor Michelle has been. With pragmatism, wit, and a polished form of street smarts, she made it through the tumultuous years of sex, drugs, and rock-’n’-roll that battered or killed so many of her friends and partners—foremost among them John Phillips, whose destructiveness was too florid even for Keith Richards, who once kicked Phillips out of his house for being too out-of-control.

Incidentally, father-daughter incest played a role in my story. As a young teenager, Michelle’s mentor had been an older girl, Tamar Hodel, who at age 16 had been raped by her father, a prominent (and extraordinarily decadent) doctor. Tamar had become pregnant, had an abortion, and testified at a notorious, headline-making, noir-era-L.A. incest trial; but somehow she, not her father, was the one who ended up being blamed and shamed. In meeting the beautiful young Michelle on the heels of her trauma and disgrace, Tamar had wanted, as I’d put it, “to rewrite her own hideous youth by guiding a protégée to a better one.” It was through Tamar that Michelle met John Phillips.

This week the headline-making news comes from John Phillips’s 49-year old daughter, Mackenzie Phillips (whose mother is Susan Adams Phillips, John’s first wife): in her new memoir and all over TV, she has said she was raped by her father at 19 and went on to have what she has sadly come to consider a “consensual” incestuous relationship with him for 10 years, ending it only when she became pregnant, feared the baby was his, and aborted it. Several times while I was reporting my story—for example, when I spoke to John Phillips’s third wife, the still-fragile Genevieve Waite, about their years of intense drug-taking—I sensed that there were hidden traumas. Still, I couldn’t have imagined this.

I applaud Mackenzie Phillips’s crushingly difficult honesty. Even in our confessional culture, there are a few taboos that never stop shaming the confessor, and incest is one of those few. It is, simply put, a life-ruiner, and it’s amazing that Mackenzie, addictions notwithstanding, survived as productively as she has. But what do the people in her family, and the Mamas and Papas family, think of her revelations? I made some inquiries.

One member of the inner circle of the original Mamas and Papas e-mailed me: “If I could pull John out of his crypt and beat the crap out of him I would. What a tragic, disgusting, and disturbing piece of news.” When I called Tamar Hodel in Hawaii, where she lives, she said, “I believe Mackenzie, and I agree with what she has said on TV: that there is much more incest out there than people are aware of. It’s hidden and it destroys lives. I look at Mackenzie and realize I was fortunate: I was raped only one time by my father.” Tamar recalled seeing Mackenzie in Hawaii a few years ago, when Mackenzie was performing in The Vagina Monologues. “She was onstage, talking about incest, and there was no doubt she was talking about herself.” As someone who was once in a position similar to Mackenzie’s, Tamar demurs only when discussing the immense publicity that has accompanied her revelation (Mackenzie has been on Oprah and the Today show, and her
book, High on Arrival, is the No. 3 bestseller on Amazon). Tamar “went into hiding” after the long-ago incest trial, and she eventually managed to resume her life. But when, years later, her brother Steven Hodel wrote a bestselling book that detailed her ordeal, Tamar says, “I went into traumatic shock.”

When I called Michelle Phillips at her home in L.A. yesterday she was typically forthright. “I’m so embarrassed—and mad,” she said. “At Oprah, at the publisher, and at Mackenzie, who should be on a psychiatrist’s couch, not on TV.” Michelle is not quite ready to concede that her former husband and the father of her daughter, Chynna Phillips, could have committed such heinous acts. “Is this all true? We’ll never know, because she waited until John was dead,” she said, adding that she was worried about how the news will impact other members of the Phillips family. “If you’re going to make these accusations and they don’t hurt anyone living, that’s one thing. But Mackenzie has affected the lives of all her nieces and nephews, who are not going to school today and are staying home sobbing instead. And the book has come out just at the time that Chynna [a onetime member of the group Wilson Phillips] has to go out on the road with
her new album [of Christian music], Chynna and Vaughan. She said, ‘Mom, what am I gonna do—not promote my album?’ So she’s going out today, head held high.” Like most of the women in her family, Chynna, too, is a survivor.
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Turns out Frances Ford Coppo.. Whoops I mean Seymour was mysteriously sexually abused too. Something else interesting Fonda is a latin word for bottom. Hence the spanish Fondillo for rear end. So I guess old Pete's (Peter) name is literally Rock Bottom or Penis Ass. I am guessing he's probably heard that one before.

Jane Fonda's mom sexually abused

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Last Updated: October 28, 2010 12:10am
Jane Fonda was left floored when she discovered her late mother had been sexually abused as a child while reviewing her life at 59.

The movie icon became a detective as she attempted to piece together the 'puzzle' of her life as she approached her 60th year and one piece of information she found in her mother Frances Seymour Brokaw's health records helped her to understand why the socialite was the way she was and why she took her own life when the actress was 12.

In a candid TV interview with Oprah Winfrey, which aired in America on Wednesday, Fonda explains, "(I was) interviewing people... (but) both my parents were dead - that's why it's good to do it early enough. Always interview your parents separately, so the scenario that they're used to telling isn't gonna be the same. And be sure to ask about abuse - one in three women have been sexually abused as children and no one ever talks about it.

"It affects everything about your life... because the shadow of guilt is sprinkled over the next generation, so, to understand yourself, you have to really bring it out and oftentimes that can be very healing for your mother or father to talk about it.

"My mother was dead; I found out from her medical records that she had been sexually abused and the minute I heard that, it was like, 'Ah, that explains so much - the promiscuity, the plastic surgery, the hating her body, all of that.' I wanted to mother her and forgive her.

"It changed my life... I knew it (her mother's suicide) had nothing to do with me... We have this idea that it's all our fault and my mother killed herself when I was 12. Suddenly I realized these were her issues, bless her heart."
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Do you enjoy Ancient priesthoods? Supernatural beings? Jane Fonda? Visions while listening to Simon and Garfunkel? Robber Baron tycoon types? wait are we in Laurel Canyon? No we are in Laurel Springs!

One more tidbit, did you know that both Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss (A&M Records) were both in the Army? For Moss it is mentioned as a stint nothing big you know just a stint and good old Herb the Mexican Jew supposedly learned how to play trumpet for ol' Unlce Sam. And way off subject but not too far, Did you know that Lou Adler's nephew is Steven Adler the former drummer for Guns and Roses? I guess it wasn't really that hard growing up on the tough streets of Hollywood in 1987 as the 1st album would have you believe.

The Laurel Springs Retreat (from the official website)

Native American Roots
It is believed that the first settlement of this area occurred 10,000 years ago, when the sea level was 150 ft. lower, and access to the northern Channel Islands (at that time Island) was easier. By 1000 B.C.C. the beginnings of the modern Chumash language was being established in the Santa Barbara region.

500 - 1769 A.D.
Undisturbed by foreign settlers, indigenous civilization thrived. Tribes of Chumash (believed to translate as "seashell people") Indians spanned from the beaches of Malibu to the Oak country of Paso Robles. Chumash of the region were primarily hunters, gatherers and fishermen, and distinguished themselves with advanced basketry, stone cookware and construction of innovative plank canoes fashioned with driftwood from the North, pine pitch and naturally occurring local tar. A tiered society developed, ranging from manual laborers to skilled craftsmen. Men and women both served as the chiefs and priests of the individual Chumash tribes.

San Marcos Pass, which crosses the Santa Ynez Mountains and is the path to Laurel Springs Retreat, was once a trading route between the coastal and inland tribes. It is thought that Laurel Springs, at it's heightened elevation, was exclusively used by the shaman priests and astrologers for religious ceremonies and vision questing. Painted Caves in the area, up to 1,000 years old, depicting supernatural beings and celestial events support this belief.

1900's
Formerly a chef at the Arlington Hotel, Homer Snyder homesteaded the 160 and 13/100 acres and with a land grant, signed by President Theodore Roosevelt, acquired what he would call "Laurel Springs" in 1902. Originally settled to provide his wife, ailing with tuberculosis, a space away from the moist coastal air, Snyder built the Laurel Springs Inn (now called "The Lodge") in 1905 and the ranch became a Bed & Breakfast vacation resort, well known for its apple orchards, hand-pressed cider and rose gardens.

Outlasting her husband, Mrs. Snyder built a memorial monument in Homer's honor after he passed away in 1925. The plaque and a portion of the monument remain atop our "Gazebo Trail" which overlooks the ranch and the nearby Painted Cave community.

Mrs. Snyder then sold Laurel Springs to George Knapp, a Chicago utilities tycoon who owned several other properties in the area. The remains of nearby "Knapp's Castle" are currently a popular a hiking location and full moon gathering location. Knapp who established Knapp's School of Nursing in Santa Barbara provided Laurel Springs as a retreat site for the busy nurses of the local Cottage Hospital.

The 80's
In 1977, actress Jane Fonda and her husband Tom Hayden acquired Laurel Springs Ranch. That same year, our own John Bair was hired as a ranch gardener. Initially designed as a headquarters for Hayden's political activities, Laurel Springs soon became home of Laurel Springs Children's Camp. For 15 years, Fonda ran this Summer camp using the arts, especially dramatic arts, to foster new opportunities, self-esteem and communication among children of varied races and socioeconomic backgrounds.

1997...
In May of 1997, Melissa Keeler first stepped onto the mist-enshrouded grounds of Laurel Springs Ranch. The fog so thick, that the land's physical features were nearly invisible, she was moved energetically, by her perception of the palpably powerful forces of compassion and healing. She was also struck by a powerful memory...

Two years earlier, while driving in the Eastern Sierras and listening to "Bridge Over Troubled Water," she had received a lightning bolt vision of a healing/retreat center so vivid, that she recognized it as a spiritual direction. Unsure of how to proceed, she exclaimed out loud "Yes! I will do this work, but you must show me when, where and how. I have no idea how to do this on my own, but I promise to watch for the signs..."

After a last-minute pull-out from an established buyer, Melissa embraced the opportunity to establish and care for our current Laurel Springs Retreat. Through much trial and error, stubborn determination and deep surrender, she and partner Michael Morris accepted a stewardship of this revered land and have guided the Laurel Springs Retreat to its current glorious incarnation!
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This is definitely a fascinating read!   :o
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Being that a lot of folkies consider Bud and Travis to be the best, and I believe they are pretty damn close if there is a "best", I thought it would be good to take a closer look at them. They pretty much ignited the folk music movement. I started to think there might be something odd about to white guys who could play spainish music just as well and in some cases better than Mexicans. I also thought about how Internationalism really was covertly pushed through culture. And it would be really hard to sell 1950's white bread types on this type of music if say some one of a different race were the one's playing it. But 2 white dudes from the army, now that's more like it! Arriba! One Question I am sure someone may have already figured out but did you ever notice that Beausoleil is kind of a french way of saying Manson?  Beau although technically meaning "fair" or"lovely"also means a MAN and Soleil is SUN. Anyways..

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From the official Bud and Travis website.

Today, not much is known about Bud and Travis, largely because they failed to have a "huge" hit single and their record company is defunct. What little information to be gleaned often comes from rumor and their own record jackets--two notoriously unreliable sources....

Bud Dashiell (right) was born in Paris, France where his father was an American correspondent and his English mother was a member of the Folies Bergere. He grew up on the East Coast and then served as a First Lieutenant and Battery Comander in the Field Artillery in the Korean War. Erik Darling (of The Weavers and many other famous folk groups) became very close friends with Bud at the height of his popularity with Bud and Travis. They had met years before when they had both played "The Inquisition," a popular folk coffeehouse in Vancouver, B.C. "When we weren't on the road, we used to meet in LA every Friday night for martinis and pizza," Darling remembers. "Those were wonderful nights. He was just great, and extremely entertaining to listen to. He loved to talk and tell stories, an he had a great gift for doing it. He had a truly marvelous way of recounting episodes and incidents in his life. "He also had a great propensity," Darling recalls, "for
collecting limericks. Sometimes they were dirty, sometimes not, but they were always very off-beat and usually quite funny. Just about every one of those Friday nights, he would tell me a new limerick. Whenever he did that, it was like he turned into an eleven-year-old kid again.”

Both on the road and over pizza in L.A., Bud told Erik candid stories about his background and upbringing. Although Bud was born in Paris and spent some time there as a child, he was obstensibly raised in the Eastern United States--on the site of the First Battle of Bull Run, to be exact. There, he began to teach himself guitar at an early age, inspired mainly by the popular bluegrass and country music of the area.

After each rainfall, the young Dashiell would comb the Bull Run battlefield and collect whatever trinkets and war-related affluvia he could find. Growing up in this manner, Bud developed a somewhat romantic conception of war and of military service in general. It was this idealism, coupled with a strong desire to leave the East and travel the world, that compelled him to enlist in the Army shortly before the start of the Korean War.

Once a soldier, it didn't take long for Bud to become disillusioned at how decidedly unglorious military service actually was. Nevertheless, he was a fine soldier and rose quickly through the ranks until becoming Battery Commander in Korea. "The War definitely changed Bud's outlook, and very definitely formed a great deal of who he was as a person," Darling says. "Even out of the Army, Bud was very much a commander. While he could be remarkably open, warm and funny, he had a very serious side to himself. He had a burning desire to do everything absolutely right. He was also very intense in his hatred of all pretentiousness and posturing.

"Bud had seen a lot of combat in Korea, and he had seen a lot of young men lose their lives. And in Bud's eyes, many of these young men died because of commanding officers who were pretentiuous, and who postured. He simply could not tolerate those qualities in people. He hated injustice, and always spoke up when he felt that someone was being mistreated."

Soon after the war, Bud met Travis and embarked on his successful career as part of the finest pop-folk duo of the era. After parting ways with Travis in the mid-1960s, Bud fronted a new group, The Kinsmen, and then recorded at least one album (I Think It's Going To Rain Today) entirely "solo." In the 1970s, Bud moved to L.A. and taught guitar and music up to the time of his death. Take a look at Bud circa mid-1970s.

Frank Hamilton knew Dashiell at this time. "He had a studio down the street from Westwood Music, where I was teaching guitar. He was always cordial and helpful to his students." Darling adds: "As a guitar teacher, Bud taught performing as well as playing. He brought the same great persona, energy, enthusiasm, and great storytelling to his teaching as he did to his performing. And above all, he would always accentuate the positive when critiquing his students, and he always affirmed their abilities."

In the early 1980s, Bud was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Even during this very difficult and frightening time, Bud retained his remarkable warmth, humor, and spirit. He passed away in 1989.

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Travis Edmonson (left) was born in Long Beach, California, grew up in Nogales, AZ, and went to the University of Arizona. His father was a welfare worker and his mother a teacher and "mother of the year" in the state of Arizona. He majored in anthropology and helped write the only existing dictionary of the Yaqui Indian language--this after actually living with the tribe for a period of one year. He is the only non-Yaqui ever to be accepted into that Indian tribe. He served in the USO during military service.

Growing up on the Mexican border, Travis was introduced to Spanish-language music early and often. He in fact got his start in a local mariachi band. "The first instrument I learned to play, when I was about nine or ten, is called the jarana," he remembers. "It has five strings and no frets. It makes that chunka-chunka-chunka-chunka sound you hear in mariachi bands. From there, I graduated to guitar. At the time of my aneurysm in 1982, I could play just about every stinged instrument there is other than the violin. I could even play the harp a bit."

Travis's love for music often made him a bit of an outsider in his family--but not because they didn't like music. "My family loved music," he says. "But I had three older brothers who were all very bookish and intellectual. Colin--the brother I met Bud through--became a professor of Classics and actually taught for the majority of his career in Athens, Greece. My other two brothers also became college professors of equal stature. And all of them had these intellectual inclinations from early on, and my parents were both like that, too. My mom was a teacher. And there I was: all I cared about was music. Music, music, music."

Travis began his music career proper as a member of The Gateway Singers in the early 50s. After that, he began his famed stint at the Purple Onion cafe, where he became re-acquanited with one of brother Colin's old Army friends, a young musician named Bud Dashiell. From there, Bud Dashiell and Travis Edmonson launched their career as the greatest folk-pop duo of all time.

Both on and off stage, Bud and Dashiell and Travis Edmonson made a brilliant but tumultous pairing. Folk musician Frank Hamilton remarks: "Both of these unlikely partners had a beautiful blend of voices and personalities on stage. Off stage, they were a fractious couple. They were the Gilbert and Sullivan or the Weber and Fields of pop-folk music. They came from different places in their idealogies. Trav, according to Bud, had a penchant for being late and irresponsible. Bud was too conservative for Trav."

Eventually, the rift between the two of them came to a head at the Gate of Horn. "I had the dubious distinction of being there during the fight that broke them up," Hamilton recalls. "I had left the Gate of Horn dressing room. I heard shouting, and when I came back in, Trav's nose was bleeding. There was talk that Trav had accused Bud of having no gajones (Spanish for 'balls')."

After parting ways with Bud in 1965, Travis recorded three solo albums (see Discography) in the late 60s. In the 1970s, Travis gigged "solo" throughout Arizona and recorded two great collections of cowboy-folk songs: The Liar's Hour and Ten Thousand Goddamn Cattle, the former with Billy Moore and the latter with Katie Lee. In the latter part of the dacade, Travis received an unexpected phone call from Bud Dashiell.

"Bud called and suggested that I go over to California and see him. I was going over there anyway, so I thought, Why not? But when I got there, after just ten minutes, I knew that it would be the same as it always was between the two of us. It's too bad, really."

Despite the rift between the two of them, Travis expresses very sincere regret that Bud never lived to see the recently renewed interest in Bud and Travis. "It's just too bad Bud isn't around to share in this with me," Travis says. "It's too bad."
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 I grew up listening to Wolfman Jack on Xtra Gold 690... those were the days...anyways, here are some strange things about "The Wolfman".

Robert Weston Smith, known commonly as Wolfman Jack (January 21, 1938 – July 1, 1995) was a gravelly-voiced, American disc jockey who became world famous in the 1960s and 1970s.  Smith was born in Brooklyn on January 21, 1938, the younger of two children of Anson Weston Smith, an Episcopal Sunday school teacher, writer, editor, and executive vice president of the Financial World,And creator of the Golden Globe Awards, and Rosamond Small. His parents divorced while he was young. To help keep him out of trouble, his father bought him a large transoceanic radio, and Smith became an avid fan of R&B music and the disc jockeys who played it, After selling encyclopedias and Fuller brushes door-to-door, Smith attended the National Academy of Broadcasting in Washington, DC. Upon graduation (1960), he began working as "Daddy Jules" at WYOU-AM in Newport News, Virginia. When the station format changed to "beautiful music," Smith became known as "Roger Gordon and
 Music in Good Taste." In 1962, he
 moved to country music station KCIJ/1050 in Shreveport, Louisiana to be the station manager as well as the morning disc jockey, "Big Smith with the Records." He married Lucy "Lou" Lamb in 1961, and they had two children.[1]

 In his autobiography Have Mercy!,there is a very strange statement;

"The first few months after my parents divorce really remain a blur. It is just not possible now to know if the memories in my head are what the 5 year old Robert Smith actually saw, things that relatives told me later, or images that confusion and hurt caused me to invent. for example I believe that my sister and I were sent off to an orphanage for about 6 months.... I recall being hovered over by people I did't recognize, complete strangers, and living for months in an institutional atmosphere of silence and distance. Where those my grandparents , aunts, uncles or were they matrons and attendants?"

Smith was told by his sister and other family members that he was not placed in an orphanage at anytime nor was his sister, but Smith still thought his memories were real. He lived in Alexandria Va with his sister Joan and her husband Emile who was in the Navy stationed in Alexandria.   He lived with them so he could attend the National Academy of Broadcasting. Various references to occult and witchcraft are made throught the book and his interest in them.

His syndicated music radio series was sponsored by the United States Air Force, designed as a weekly program-length public service infomercial to promote the benefits of joining the Air Force.

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Jane Fonda was born 12/21/37 on the Winter Solstice.. I forgot to add that.
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bump, 
How in hell did I miss this thread until now.
Hats off to Tahoe and the other contributers. 
I have not read most of this yet, thus the bump,  but does anyone know of videos on this subject matter?   There might be some listed above I just have not had time to read the whole thing.

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I just finished reading this and I feel like my head will explode from all I just took in.  Wow, it takes days or even months sometimes to fully comprehend some of what I read on this forum, I believe this will be one of those times.  Thanks again , and keep it coming. :o

There seems to be this occult, music, military, elite kinda thing going on . ;D oh yes and drugs, I almost forgot to mention drugs.

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Moving from L.A.-RAND to S.F-Stanford-SRI-Palo Alto, one of my best and most original investigative threads and it certainly ties into Laurel Canyon.

The Sequoia Seminars - 1954 - LSD Therapy - History

Who was  Willis Harman and what were the "Sequoia Seminars"?


http://www.erowid.org/culture/characters/eisner_betty/eisner_betty.shtml

Betty Grover Eisner, Ph.D. was a clinical psychologist who was part of the group of LSD researchers active in Los Angeles in the 1950s and 60s.
According to Oscar Janiger, she participated in discussions about potential socially acceptable uses of LSD with a group including Aldous Huxley, Gerald Heard, Alan Watts, Anais Nin, and Sidney Cohen.


Gerald Heard,  Christopher Isherwood, Sir Julian Huxley Auldous Huxley and Linus Pauling L.A. 1960
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Interesting thread, TahoeBlue.  I used to go to plenty of “Bill Graham Presents” productions in the Bay Area and, when I finally wizened up a bit, wondered, at times, if Bill Graham were not more than merely the money bags behind the events, if he were not some sort of "personnel” manager in the slave-owning and driving sense of the word.  Of course it is a singularly uncharitable thought, but I noticed, at any rate, that, to quote the old cliché, he managed to keep his head about him while all about him everybody else lost theirs.  I observed, as well, that one of the biggest carnivals in town, the Grateful Dead, was always, pied piper style, enticing us stoned out young ones upward into the dark wilds of Marin County, toward the groves of Bohemia.  
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Interesting thread, TahoeBlue.  I used to go to plenty of “Bill Graham Presents” productions in the Bay Area and, when I finally wizened up a bit, wondered, at times, if Bill Graham were not more than merely the money bags behind the events, if he were not some sort of "personnel” manager in the slave-owning and driving sense of the word.  ... 

Exactly his death by helocopter / power line was very strange. Also this happen just before Halloween...
He did not die of old age, quietly in his bed...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Graham_(promoter)

Bill Graham (January 8, 1931 – October 25, 1991) was an American impresario and rock concert promoter from the 1960s until his death.

Graham was killed in a helicopter crash near Vallejo, California on October 25, 1991, while returning home from a Huey Lewis and the News concert at the Concord Pavilion.[6] Graham had attended the event to discuss promoting a benefit concert for the victims of the 1991 Oakland firestorm, after a large portion of the Oakland/Berkeley Hills area burned. Once he had obtained the commitment from the News to perform, he returned to his helicopter, which crashed shortly after take-off, just 20 miles from the concert site.[6][22]

Flying in weather reported as low overcast, rain and gusty winds, the aircraft flew directly into a 223-foot high-voltage tower along Hwy 37, which runs between Vallejo and Marin County. Also killed in the crash was pilot Steve Kahn and Graham's girlfriend, Melissa Gold, ex-wife of author Herbert Gold
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Bill Graham....

What would the 60's have been without the FILLMORE in San Francisco
and The FILLMORE EAST in NewYorkCity ? certainly had a big impact on my formative years...
 ;)

Exactly. He was at the center of the storm and knew where the bodies were buried.
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Pets pulled from burning Hollywood Hills home by firefighters [Updated]
May 18, 2011 | 10:41 pm

Los Angeles firefighters pulled seven cats and dogs from a burning home Wednesday night in the Hollywood Hills.

Firefighters were giving assistance to the three dogs and four cats outside the home in the 2700 block of North Laurel Canyon Boulevard, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The condition of the animals was not immediately known.

[Updated at 10:53 p.m.: Firefighters were able to save two dogs and two cats. The other animals died at the scene, the department said.]

About 30 firefighters knocked down the blaze in 22 minutes, the department said. Laurel Canyon was closed to traffic near the fire scene. The cause of the fire is under investigation.
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has the guy who wrote this been on the show ?

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has the guy who wrote this been on the show ?
I`d like to hear that interview.Not to mention what these artists think about it.
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I`d like to hear that interview.Not to mention what these artists think about it.

Most of the principals are dead now.

Quote
http://www.whale.to/b/dave_mcgowan.html
The figureheads of all the big LC bands--Frank Zappa,...John Phillips,...Jim Morrison,...David Crosby,...Steven Stills, on and on, every one of these guys is a product of the military intelligence establishment...

I find it very hard to believe that the only people in the country who had musical talent happened to be sons and daughters of the Military community...Jackson Brown, Amy Lou [sic] Emmylou  Harris

Crosby is still alive...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Crosby
David Crosby was born in Los Angeles, California. His parents were Aliph Van Cortlandt Whitehead and Floyd Crosby, an Academy Award winning cinematographer.

http://sweatybitchesofrocknroll.wordpress.com/category/gina-vivinetto/
David Crosby with his dad

Still's is still alive...
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephen_Stills


Stephen Arthur Stills (born January 3, 1945) is an American guitarist and singer/songwriter best known for his work with Buffalo Springfield and Crosby, Stills & Nash (and Young).
...
Stills was raised in a military family. Moving around as a child, he developed an interest in blues and folk music.
...
Stills dropped out of the Louisiana State University[3][dead link] to pursue a music career in the early 1960s

Update: We were politely asked to remove the images. All links to the original Time Life images remain below.

Jimi's dead:

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LAUREL CANYON 1 - 60s Music Hollywood CIA MK-Ultra LSD
Check out this interview with Dave McGowan.  I will post the link for the first part and the others are linked to from that. 
This is pretty good stuff.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_JvF9RFf5RQ


More links taken from the description page. ;D

SEE LINKS:
MOST OF ALL READ THE 17 ARTICLES ON THE LAURAL CANYON CONNECTION (Laurel Canyon is a neighborhood in Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles. Hollywood has several famous neighborhoods) HERE WITH RESEARCHER DAVE McGOWAN... This will blow Your Minds; just click the article links below and read:

http://www.davesweb.cnchost.com/index.html

http://zephreport.podomatic.com/entry/2009-11-08T13_16_49-08_00

http://intheknow7.wordpress.com/

http://www.youtube.com/user/EsotericKitten

http://bigscreendeception.blogspot.com/?zx=7925ece261b915bf

http://pseudoccultmedia.blogspot.com/

http://theindustryexposed.com/

http://vigilantcitizen.com/

http://www.illuminati-news.com/art-and-mc/index2.htm

http://www.illuminati-news.com/art-and-mc/occult-rock-music.htm


READ THIS:
"It Was Twenty Years Ago Today,"...That Crowley Drugged World Away: CIA psyops of 1960s-

http://portland.indymedia.org/en/2006/06/341573.shtml

PLEASE READ THIS:

http://www.whale.to/b/satan_rock.html

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"I find it very hard to believe that the only people in the country who had musical talent happened to be sons and daughters of the Military community...Jackson Brown, Amy Lou Harris"

I believe the name is Emmylou Harris.
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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062395/
The Trip (II) (1967)
Director: Roger Corman
Writer: Jack Nicholson
Stars:Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg and Bruce Dern  [ AND Dennis Hopper ]

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9jaB1cVNZ4
http://lylybye.blogspot.com/2010/08/film-trip-peter-fonda-1967.html


http://rachaelrice.com/page/3/


http://www.siblingshot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html


Paul Beaver: synthesizer; Michael Bloomfield: guitar;
Harvey Brooks: bass; Marcus Doubleday: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Barry Goldberg: organ, piano, harpsichord;
Nick Gravenites: guitar, vocals; Bobby Notkoff: violin;
Buddy Miles: percussion; Peter Strazza: saxophone.


A cautiously representative sample from the score to the 1967 cinematic fest which was the love child of Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. Sidewalk was a subsidiary of Capitol, under the creative wing of Mike Curb.

There are unexpected encounters with brilliance peppered through this, like finding sparkling veins on a subway wall.

▼ THE ELECTRIC FLAG: PETER'S TRIP from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)
▼ THE ELECTRIC FLAG: SYNESTHESIA from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)
▼ THE ELECTRIC FLAG: GREEN & GOLD from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)

Speaking of trips, visit this recent post on Doc 40 with its link to New Scientist, for a mindwarping exploration of the universe as hologram. Philip K. Dick would have lapped it up.

PURCHASE THE TRIP (OST)

http://thehighhat.com/Nitrate/004/bottomshelf.html


Corman was never slow to jump on a trend, so it’s no surprise that he was first out of the gate when the LSD craze hit. Penned by Jack Nicholson, The Trip hit theaters in the Summer of Love, with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band still riding the top of the album charts. Ever the consummate professional, Corman sampled the drug while camping at Big Sur and by his own account, had a mighty fine time doing so. Nevertheless, in the course of his diligent research he had come across some mentions of what the hippies termed “bad trips,” and felt compelled to present a more balanced picture of the hallucinogen’s effects than his own experience had provided.

Peter Fonda stars as TV commercial director Paul Groves, a straight-arrow type who decides to take an acid trip as a means of dealing with his pending divorce. Even for a novice like Groves, certain ground rules should be self-evident, the primary one being: when tripping for the first time, you do not want Bruce Dern to be your guide. The man is not possessed of a soothing bedside manner, to say the least. Nonetheless, Groves agrees to take the drug under the supervision of Dern’s unnerving weird-beard character, and we’re off to the races.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_Fonda
Henry Fonda
Fonda then enlisted in the Navy to fight in World War II, saying, "I don't want to be in a fake war in a studio."[19] Previously, he and Stewart had helped raise funds for the defense of Britain.[20] Fonda served for three years, initially as a Quartermaster 3rd Class on the destroyer USS Satterlee. He was later commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade in Air Combat Intelligence in the Central Pacific and was awarded the Navy Presidential Unit Citation and the Bronze Star.[21]

http://www.1stcavmedic.com/jane_fonda.htm
08/22 1972 - Jane Fonda makes radio address from Hanoi Vietnam


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http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062395/
The Trip (II) (1967)
Director: Roger Corman
Writer: Jack Nicholson
Stars:Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg and Bruce Dern

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9jaB1cVNZ4
http://lylybye.blogspot.com/2010/08/film-trip-peter-fonda-1967.html


http://rachaelrice.com/page/3/


http://www.siblingshot.com/2009_01_01_archive.html


Paul Beaver: synthesizer; Michael Bloomfield: guitar;
Harvey Brooks: bass; Marcus Doubleday: trumpet, flugelhorn;
Barry Goldberg: organ, piano, harpsichord;
Nick Gravenites: guitar, vocals; Bobby Notkoff: violin;
Buddy Miles: percussion; Peter Strazza: saxophone.


A cautiously representative sample from the score to the 1967 cinematic fest which was the love child of Peter Fonda and Jack Nicholson. Sidewalk was a subsidiary of Capitol, under the creative wing of Mike Curb.

There are unexpected encounters with brilliance peppered through this, like finding sparkling veins on a subway wall.

▼ THE ELECTRIC FLAG: PETER'S TRIP from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)
▼ THE ELECTRIC FLAG: SYNESTHESIA from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)
▼ THE ELECTRIC FLAG: GREEN & GOLD from "The Trip (Soundtrack)" LP (Sidewalk) 1967 (US)

Speaking of trips, visit this recent post on Doc 40 with its link to New Scientist, for a mindwarping exploration of the universe as hologram. Philip K. Dick would have lapped it up.

PURCHASE THE TRIP (OST)

http://thehighhat.com/Nitrate/004/bottomshelf.html


Corman was never slow to jump on a trend, so it’s no surprise that he was first out of the gate when the LSD craze hit. Penned by Jack Nicholson, The Trip hit theaters in the Summer of Love, with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band still riding the top of the album charts. Ever the consummate professional, Corman sampled the drug while camping at Big Sur and by his own account, had a mighty fine time doing so. Nevertheless, in the course of his diligent research he had come across some mentions of what the hippies termed “bad trips,” and felt compelled to present a more balanced picture of the hallucinogen’s effects than his own experience had provided.

Peter Fonda stars as TV commercial director Paul Groves, a straight-arrow type who decides to take an acid trip as a means of dealing with his pending divorce. Even for a novice like Groves, certain ground rules should be self-evident, the primary one being: when tripping for the first time, you do not want Bruce Dern to be your guide. The man is not possessed of a soothing bedside manner, to say the least. Nonetheless, Groves agrees to take the drug under the supervision of Dern’s unnerving weird-beard character, and we’re off to the races.

There is a protected class out there, you might say government experiments

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Peter Fonda is a terrible actor, the movie was very childless, lots of subliminal, crosses and penagrams, 

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related: Black Noise Bomb - David Bowie - William S. Burroughs




http://therearenosunglasses.wordpress.com/2010/01/23/was-timothy-leary-a-cia-agent/
Was Timothy Leary a CIA Agent? by Mark Riebling
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1973-78: After two years of “jet-setting” in Switzerland, Leary returns to the U.S. By his own account, this has occured through the machinations of CIA; Leary says they have “kidnapped” him. He is convicted on drug charges, and begins doing hard time at Folsom Prison. This seems clear evidence, again, that suspicions about his ultimate loyalties are merely left-wing paranoia. But after a few months out of public view, Leary comes into the open as a government informant. Under the code-name CHARLIE THRUSH, he turns State’s evidence against the Weather Underground. Freed from prison, he is taken into custody for fear that radical revolutionaries have marked him for execution. His former colleagues in the movement form a group calling itself People Investigating Leary’s Lies (PILL). Abbie Hoffmann declares that “Timothy Leary is a name worse than Benedict Arnold.” Allen Ginsburg says that Leary is “like Zabbath Zvi, false Messiah, accepted by millions of Jews centuries ago.”

1978-93: After his last offical contacts with security agencies, in 1978, Leary distances himself both from the government and the “movement” that no longer really exists. Out in the cold, he becomes a sophist in the true sense, a wise-man for rent or hire. Early in the Reagan years he “debates” G. Gordon Liddy, the Watergate burglar who once busted him at Milbrook, on a nationwide tour.

Former sixties radicals disgustedly describe the event as “bogus,” and say it is proof that Leary is “in with the fuzz.” At the very least, Leary seems to the Left a lightweight, a one-man Madison Avenue scam, a functional part of the Establishment he once swore to subvert. He hangs out at Helena’s, the trendy restaurant in which Jack Nicholson has an interest, and he occasionally philosophizes for a fee at Carlos and Charlie’s, a local restaurant that also headlines Joan Rivers. He defends his New Style by saying, quite earnestly: “If Aristotle were alive today, he’d have a talk show.”

He also publishes Flashbacks: An Autobiography, recounting obliquely his dealings with Cord and Mary Meyer and his work as a government informant, touching only in passing on CIA’s funding of LSD resarch.

In 1992 appears, as himself, in Roadside Prophets, a film starring Adam Horovitz. In 1993, he appears in an ad for the Gap. (Cf. “The Great Gap Conspiracy,” by Hugh Gallagher, in the previous issue of Grand Royal.) He designs computer software and hails the coming of the Information Superhighway. Though lacking family wealth, or any gainful employment since 1962, he has nevertheless managed to become a rich man.

He lives in Benedict Canyon, only a doors away from the house where Manson’s followers, and Orange Sunshine, did their worst. From his yard he can survey the whole City of Light, and he likes the symbolism of that

http://60sfurther.com/Tao-Guides-Leary-2.htm
Leary was released from prison on April 21, 1976 by Governor Jerry Brown. The image of his ostensible betrayal still fresh in the eyes of most of his old base, he briefly contemplated a return to mainstream academia, but his applications were ignored, ushering in a period of despondent alcoholism and bitter fighting with Joanna. After briefly relocating to San Diego, he left Joanna after she became pregnant with what may or may not have been his child (she professed to sleeping with another man earlier on the day of conception; Leary refused to take a paternity test).

Loading his few possessions into a Ford Pinto, Leary established residence in Laurel Canyon and commenced the final phase of his career as a lecturer and (by his own terminology) "stand up philosopher". In 1978, he married filmmaker Barbara Blum and raised her young son as his own; they would divorce in 1993.

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Timothy Leary on William Burroughs, Brion Gysin, and Bou Saada

Timothy Leary interview, Pataphysics, October 17, 1989

From INTO-GAL, 2006, Editors: Leo Edelstein, Judith Elliston
We heard this tape of you with William Burroughs, Brion Gysin and Robert Anton Wilson.

Oh yeah, that was a recording from the Nova Convention. I’m a great admirer of William Burroughs, who’s one of my real heroes.

When did you first meet him?

I met him in June of 1961, in Tangier, Morocco. And we became friends and we’ve been friends ever since.


What brought you to Morocco?

I came there to meet William Burroughs.

And you were interested in the experiments Burroughs was doing?

Yes, I was very interested in the experiments he was doing with Brion Gysin. You’ve read Burroughs?

Yeah, The Soft Machine and the earlier work. I’m also interested in the later work — Cities of the Red Night —

Oh, I love Cities of the Red Night, that’s his last trilogy — Cities of the Red Night and The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands. I think that’s his finest work.

It’s interesting how his technique has developed — the cut-up style has now become almost polished.

Yeah, well, he’s mellowed out.

Have you spoken with him recently?

Yeah, he just wrote the introduction to a reissue of my book, Flashbacks.

He’s painting now.

Yeah, he doesn’t even want to write anymore — he likes to paint.

Do you think that’s the influence of Gysin?

Well, he and Gysin were very close friends. Gysin was a very strong personality and I think he influenced Burroughs tremendously, Burroughs says that too. Gysin was a very profound thinker and a prophetic guy. It was Brion Gysin who said that writing is fifty years behind modern painting — because modern painting, from expressionism and cubism and surrealism, smashed through all of the representational structures, whereas writers were still trapped in the grammatical form. That was a very profound statement that Gysin made. He was one of these very seminal figures. Gysin’s Dream Machine is a very early, wonderfully creative and primitive psychedelic machine.

Gysin spoke of the Dream Machine making immaterial artworks inside the viewer’s mind. And with the cut-ups there was the idea of escaping this time-frame by breaking up the conscious flow of language. Did you have any interest in that at the time?

During my research at Harvard we were running psychedelic sessions, and we were interested in describing them. We were experimenting with various forms of video, and cellular movement and overlaps and sensory overload and multiple energy interactions to try to duplicate in a rather feeble way the experiences that you have in a visionary trance. Burroughs was actually in exile from America in the late ’50s. As a matter of fact, I was the one who brought Burroughs back to America after maybe six or eight years out of the country. I invited him to come to Harvard, and he is a Harvard graduate, so he was very glad to accept the chance to come back into the country.

Was he interested in what you were doing at Harvard when he came back?

He thought we were a bunch of dumb bozos running around and trying to save the world with these drugs and he was very uh, rightfully cynical about what we were doing. He’s a very scientific person. The only psychedelic he likes is marijuana. He never really liked other psychedelic drugs. Burroughs has forgotten more about drugs in his life than I’ve learned. Burroughs is in charge of his life, he knows what he’s doing. I think heroin is probably the best anesthetic there is. I’ve taken heroin maybe ten or fifteen times in my life, just for curiosity. It’s not a social drug at all. You take it to go within. The same thing’s true of ketamine. Ketamine is another anesthetic that gives you very powerful inner experiences, but you’re not very social, you can’t even carry out a conversation so it’s not my kind of drug. But Burroughs, he’s not the guy that goes around with a grin on his face saying peace and love. He’s a very crusty, introverted guy with a very deep sense of humor. He’s one of the funniest persons alive — it’s a very laid-back kind of humor, and that’s the way he is, and he’s magnificent [pause] yah.

Did you ever meet Genet?

I was supposed to meet Genet — I was supposed to meet him at Amman, Jordan, in September of 1970. I was in exile in Algeria and I’d been running around about people who said I should go to Amman to meet Jean Genet. But on the way there I was intercepted — the Americans located me in Beirut, and there was such a big stink that the people who were protecting me at the time, the Arabs, said you better get your ass back to Algeria because there’s too much heat. I was also traveling on a false passport, so I went back from Beirut to Egypt and then to Algeria. I never did get to meet him — my appointment with Genet in Jordan fell through, which I regretted.

Were you taking psychedelics at that time?

Well, I had a lot of, yeah, a lot Afghani hash around — it didn’t help! Eat a little of that and I’d get very paranoid, and all my paranoias were right, unfortunately. I did go take psychedelics in Algeria, went out into the desert with my wife and had some very powerful experiences in the Sahara Desert, which is of course the kind of place to get into other levels.

There’s the book by Aleister Crowley out there in the desert –

As a matter of fact, yes, I’m glad you brought that up. There’s a place outside Algeria — you go up the Rif Mountains and you come down to the desert, there’s a place called Bou Saada, which is known as the City of Happiness, and that’s where Aleister Crowley had one of his great mystical experiences, wandering around there — freaking out or getting some vision, I don’t know what it was. It’s a very sacred city. I didn’t realize that at the time. It’s a very logical place, if you’re in Algiers, and you go over the mountain, the first town of Bou Saada was an oasis town, and all the caravans for thousands of years have come, winding their way up through the Sahara, and that would be the first populated place. It’s a big center of interacting cultures — a very magical place. And there were oases outside of Bou Saada which had been used in many movies. I also met some good magicians there. I had a guide, and I kept telling the guide what I wanted. I wanted a place — I wanted to find someone that knew a place where I could go into the desert and meditate — amazing, cab drivers all over the world want to hustle girls and boys or whatever, but this guy finally got on to what I was saying and he put me in touch with some old Arab guy, who went out with me and showed me where to go. That’s kind of interesting, because you couldn’t find a cab driver in the city, like saying yeah, I want to find a place where I can go out and meditate. But that’s part of the special quality of Bou Saada…


Tim Leary - William Burroughs
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5

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Peter Fonda is a terrible actor, the movie was very childless, lots of subliminal, crosses and penagrams,  


yes, but the point was:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062395/
The Trip (II) (1967)
Director: Roger Corman
Writer: Jack Nicholson
Stars:Peter Fonda, Susan Strasberg and Bruce Dern [ and Dennis Hopper ]

Think "The Shining" and then Fonda/Hopper/Nicholson go onto make "the Hit"  "Easy Rider" in 1969

Easy Rider trailer
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIfUD70yvz8
Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole ; He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. - Job 5