Weird Scenes Inside The Canyon

The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia.


Author: David McGowan

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 9781909394131

Category: Music

Page: 320

View: 866

The very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a 1960s hippie utopia. Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times. Members of bands like the Byrds, the Doors, Buffalo Springfield, the Monkees, the Beach Boys, the Turtles, the Eagles, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention, Steppenwolf, CSN, Three Dog Night and Love, along with such singer/songwriters as Joni Mitchell, Judy Collins, James Taylor and Carole King, lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood Hills. But there was a dark side to that scene as well. Many didn’t make it out alive, and many of those deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day. Far more integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson, along with his murderous entourage. Also floating about the periphery were various political operatives, up-and-coming politicians and intelligence personnel – the same sort of people who gave birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon. And all the canyon’s colorful characters – rock stars, hippies, murderers and politicos – happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation.

Drugs as Weapons Against Us

49 David McGowan, Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert
Ops & the Dark Heart of the Hippie Dream (London: Headpress, 2014) pp. 89,
1121. 50 McGowan, Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon, pp.16, 202. 51McGowan ...


Author: John L. Potash

Publisher: Trine Day

ISBN: 9781937584931

Category: History

Page: 456

View: 492

Drugs as Weapons Against Us meticulously details how a group of opium-trafficking families came to form an American oligarchy and eventually achieved global dominance. This oligarchy helped fund the Nazi regime and then saved thousands of Nazis to work with the Central Intelligence Agency. CIA operations such as MK-Ultra pushed LSD and other drugs on leftist leaders and left-leaning populations at home and abroad. Evidence supports that this oligarchy further led the United States into its longest-running wars in the ideal areas for opium crops, while also massively funding wars in areas of coca plant abundance for cocaine production under the guise of a "war on drugs" that is actually the use of drugs as a war on us. Drugs as Weapons Against Us tells how scores of undercover U.S. Intelligence agents used drugs in the targeting of leftist leaders from SDS to the Black Panthers, Young Lords, Latin Kings, and the Occupy Movement. It also tells how they particularly targeted leftist musicians, including John Lennon, Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain, and Tupac Shakur to promote drugs while later murdering them when they started sobering up and taking on more leftist activism. The book further uncovers the evidence that Intelligence agents dosed Paul Robeson with LSD, gave Mick Jagger his first hit of acid, hooked Janis Joplin on amphetamines, as well as manipulating Elvis Presley, Eminem, the Wu Tang Clan, and others.


Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon. London: Headpress, 2014. McNally, Dennis. A
Long Strange Trip: The Inside History of the Grateful Dead. London: Bantam
Press, 2002. Menger, Lucy. Theodore Sturgeon. New York: Frederic Ungar, 1981


Author: Peter Doggett

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501183041

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 648

“A must for CSNY fans.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review The first ever biography focused on the formative and highly influential early years of “rock’s first supergroup” (Rolling Stone) Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young—when they were the most successful, influential, and politically potent band in America—in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Woodstock and the formation of the band itself. 1969 to 1974 were true golden years of rock n’ roll, bookmarking an era of arguably unparalleled musical power and innovation. But even more than any of their eminent peers, David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young channeled and broadcast all the radical anger, romantic idealism, and generational angst of their time. Each of the members had already made their marks in huge bands (The Hollies, Buffalo Springfield, The Byrds), but together, their harmonies were transcendent. The vast emotional range of their music, from delicate acoustic confessionals to raucous counter-culture anthems, was mirrored in the turbulence of their personal lives. Their trademark may have been vocal harmony, but few—if any—of their contemporaries could match the recklessness of their hedonistic and often combative lifestyles, when the four tenacious, volatile, and prodigal songwriters pursued chemical and sexual pleasure to life-threatening extremes. Including full color photographs, CSNY chronicles these four iconic musicians and the movement they came to represent, concentrating on their prime as a collective unit and a cultural force: the years between 1969, when Woodstock telegraphed their arrival to the world, and 1974, when their arch-enemy Richard Nixon was driven from office, and the band (to quote Graham Nash himself) “lost it on the highway.” Even fifty years later, there are plenty of stories left to be told about Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young—and music historian Peter Doggett is here to bring them to light in the meticulously researched CSNY, a quintessential and illuminative account of rock’s first supergroup in their golden hour for die-hard fans, nostalgic flower-children, and music history aficionados alike.

Two Riders Were Approaching The Life Death of Jimi Hendrix

Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon: Laurel Canyon, Covert Ops & The Dark Heart
of the Hippie Dream (Headpress, 2014) Mitchell, Mitch. Jimi Hendrix: Inside the
Experience (St Martin's Press, 1993) Murray, Charles Shaar. Crosstown Traffic: ...


Author: Mick Wall

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409160328

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 913

Jimmy was a down-at-heel guitarist in New York, relying on his latest lovers to support him while he tried to emulate his hero Bob Dylan. A black guy playing white rock music, he wanted to be all things to all people. But when Jimmy arrived in England and became Jimi, the cream of swinging London fell under his spell. It wasn't that Jimi could play with his teeth, play with his guitar behind his back. It was that he could really play. Journeying through the purple haze of idealism and paranoia of the sixties, Jimi Hendrix was the man who made Eric Clapton consider quitting, to whom Bob Dylan deferred on his own song 'All Along the Watchtower', who forced Miles Davis to reconsider his buttoned-down ways - and whose 'Star Spangled Banner' defined Woodstock. And when his star, which had burned so brightly, was extinguished far too young, his legend lived on in the music - and the intrigue surrounding his death. Eschewing the traditional rock-biography format, Two Riders Were Approaching is a fittingly psychedelic and kaleidoscopic exploration of the life and death of Jimi Hendrix - and a journey into the dark heart of the sixties. While the groupies lined up, the drugs got increasingly heavy and the dream of the sixties burned in the fire and blood of the Vietnam War, the assassination of Martin Luther King and the election of President Richard Nixon. Acclaimed writer Mick Wall, author of When Giants Walked the Earth, has drawn upon his own interviews and extensive research to produce an inimitable, novelistic telling of this tale - the definitive portrait of the Guitar God at whose altar other guitar gods worship. Jimi Hendrix's is a story that has been told many times before - but never quite like this.

Understanding the F Word

By offering a radical review of the last one hundred years of US history, this work is intended as a counterpoint to the rampant revisionism of the flurry of books glorifying the "American Century".


Author: David McGowan

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1475906897

Category: Political Science

Page: 276

View: 327

By offering a radical review of the last one hundred years of US history, this work is intended as a counterpoint to the rampant revisionism of the flurry of books glorifying the "American Century". Beginning with the rather bold and decidedly controversial assertion that the current political system in place in the United States at the dawn of the twenty-first century is fascism, the first part of this book attempts to justify that claim by first defining exactly what fascism iscorrecting various widely-held misconceptionsand then analyzing how closely we as a nation conform to that definition. Also included is a review of some of the hidden history and key events of World War II. Part II offers a retrospective of the twentieth century American presidential administrations, to demonstrate that the steady and inexorable march towards overt fascism was a defining characteristic that remained unchanged. The final section looks at the still very much alive eugenics movement, and analyzes the role played by the psychiatric establishment in validating the fascist state. This book will surely find no shortage of detractors, but if read with an open mind, it just may change the way you view the world.

The Deseret Weekly

Mountain , from the upper Weber charter and abrogate its corporate ex - Arizona
also , and the northwest por Canyon ; 2 , Grizzly Bear group of istence , which of
course ... The scenes are sterile , weird | is of the very best , both inside and out .




ISBN: WISC:89077115483

Category: Salt Lake City (Utah)


View: 568

Canyon Cinema

Film/video Catalog 2000 Canyon Cinema ... a peep behind the scenes at "
Fantasy Phone Call Service " and fashion mutilation set to John Gullak ' s
industrial score in ... VHS , color / so , 60m , $ 35 J . V . MAGAZINE VOLUME # 2
Another upbeat amalgam of weird , whimsical and ironic visions ... 1989 , VHS ,
color / so , 78m , $ 45 Videotape compilations for sale : WHAT ' S INSIDE THESE


Author: Canyon Cinema


ISBN: STANFORD:36105132768289

Category: Experimental films

Page: 485

View: 890

Country Life

Guido Rey , in The Matterhorn , describes the scene as the little train puffs its way
towards the head of the valley : “ and at the last corner ... Inside the car everyone
... Twice prevented , I have so far failed to visit the Grand Canyon of the Colorado
River , but written and oral accounts have ... is heightened by the weird shapes
and sinister colours of the scenery ; while an eruption in full blast must be terrific .




ISBN: UOM:39015026785223

Category: Country life


View: 158

Inside Sports

Remember the one about how Evel promised to jump the Grand Canyon on his
motorcycle ? Well , by the time ... The vehicle wasn ' t a cycle but a weird steam -
powered rocket , which seemed to cut the risk contsiderably . And one more ...
The promoter , who did not appear happy with the turnout , was called to the
scene .




ISBN: STANFORD:36105005654657

Category: Sports


View: 900

Pacific Rural Press

A. canyon for their snow.fed tides . ... and got it ; they asked a loan of speak the
history of a by.gone day in all these to the scene of the fire without tasting of food
formed , are good . ... R. M. MAPPES . tion of a strange new world . ling night , in
countless myriads of pale ashwhen we are inside and see what quantities of The




ISBN: HARVARD:32044095335717



View: 457

The Growing World

He and some companions sucside a deep , dark - looking canyon , termed in the
same ceeded in removing the debris from the ... in '49 . disappearing behind the
tops of the pines , and the scene that met my view was Californian in all its details
. ... The door and inside are lined with the most delside , forked stakes at the
corners and roof , and remain- icate white silk ... and as the weird glare of the
torches fell upon lived three days , and was a curiosity , it being the post it we
beheld with ...




ISBN: OSU:32435066838020

Category: Civilization

Page: 512

View: 429

Southern Living

... a flagstone precipice like the one Margaret remembered from The Lion King...
a miniature re-creation of Arizona's Grand Canyon, complete with Matchbox car-
size donkeys ... Inside, a painted statue of Mary wept in the dark corner, the tears
portrayed on her cheek with red paint that looked like blood. All these scenes and
more were connected by the concrete creek that flowed from diorama to diorama.
... It's such a weird mixture, with the oaks of the north and palms of the subtropics.


Author: Ad Hudler

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780307547132

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 454

Welcome to the utterly eccentric world of Selby, Georgia, where the folks sprinkle three things liberally over their daily lives: sugar, religion, and the wicked fun of Southern living. Margaret Pinaldi is the quiet daughter of a hell-raising abortion-rights advocate who recently died—bequeathing Margaret a house in Georgia. Finally free from her mother’s demanding presence, this transplanted Yankee is finding herself for the first time, courtesy of the Deep South. And, much to her surprise, she likes it. A former International Dogwood Festival Queen, Donna Kabel once had cute male suitors chase her like hounds to the fox. But all that changed after a car accident left her with a huge facial scar. Now Donna works in the produce section of Kroger. But it seems that the scar that could have cost Donna her inner strength has actually spurred her to reinvent herself. Thirty-four-year-old Suzanne Parley, the chardonnay-alcoholic wife of a fifth-generation Selby neurosurgeon named Boone, longs to have the most exquisitely decorated house in the affluent Red Hill Plantation community. Childless and directionless, Suzanne suddenly comes up with a bold plan to make her bored husband love her again: she’ll simply fake a pregnancy. On the eve of this year’s all-important Dogwood Festival, the disparate lives of these three women will converge in a brilliant comedy of Southern manners like none other. With this funny and poignant novel, Ad Hudler joins Fannie Flagg and Adriana Trigiani as one of our best chroniclers of Southern life. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Weird America

In 1870 , a Frenchman was slain inside a cabin he had just built in the Hole . In
June ... But Dark Canyon , a gloomy and brush - choked place with steep , craggy
walls , has been the scene of the most mysterious events of Deadman ' s Hole .


Author: Jim Brandon

Publisher: Plume Books

ISBN: WISC:89058353483

Category: History

Page: 257

View: 310

A state-by-state compilation of descriptions of ghost towns, rock carvings, unusual structures, canyons, and other strange archaeological, geological, and anthropological discoveries


I feel like I'm in Fellini's 8V2—that opening scene in the traffic jam, all the drivers
with those bizarre faces, all trapped in their ... And then something weird begins.
... Helium instead ofoxygen inside me. ... hearing my dress rippling like asail,
falling upward through the bracing air, up through the canyon's shade and into
the ...


Author: Paul Fleischman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780689871894

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 144

View: 536

While acting in her own one-woman play about an L.A. traffic jam, Del's comedy is actually a reflection of her own life, when she fled Los Angeles eight years earlier, and her struggle for identity and community. Reprint.

America by Car

... early to see Grand Canyon National Park , one of nature ' s grandest
achievements . The portion of the Grand Canyon inside the park is from 4 - 15
miles wide and 4 , 500 feet deep . The majesty and beauty of the scene is
unbelievable until ...


Author: Norman D. Ford

Publisher: Greenlawn, N.Y. : Harian

ISBN: UCSC:32106011039325

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 122

View: 937

When the Going Gets Weird

This was the wondrous scene that greeted the Hell ' s Angels , and LSD was the
drug ( legal at that time ) that was offered as they ... eighty cylinders of unmuffled
American motorcycle , and the noise rolled around the steep canyon until it
sounded like theme music ... The energy seemed to come in waves , where for
hours everyone would be dancing inside the log house , on the lawn , and in the
woods .


Author: Peter O. Whitmer

Publisher: Hyperion Books

ISBN: UOM:39015029560342

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 335

View: 563

When the Going Gets Weird is a revealing, no-holds-barred account of the life and times of the outrageous originator of Gonzo journalism, Hunter S. Thompson. Beginning with Thompson's early childhood in Louisville, Kentucky, where he fought for the attention of a distant, baseball-engrossed father, we see Thompson's personality and influences as never before. Covering his brief stint in the military, through his migration to the West Coast, where the acid generation was lust beginning to happen, author Peter Whitmer interviews all the major players in Thompson's life, including Tom Wolfe, Ken Kesey, Norman Mailer, Timothy Leary, and George McGovern, among many others. We see Thompson disturbing the peace in Big Sur, where Joan Baez became angry at him for his cruelty to kittens; and his run with the Hell's Angels, their drug deals, orgies, and brawls. We see Thompson's early years at Rolling Stone, where he perfected his hard-drinking and hard-drugging persona, and the volatile mix of personalities such as Jann Wenner, Ralph Steadman, and Richard M. Nixon. George Plimpton tells a hilarious story about his trip with Hunter to the Ali-Foreman fight in Zaire; and Nick Proffitt and Philip Caputo relate the strange and terrible tale of their escorting Hunter around Saigon, where one could order opium from room service, and where Hunter almost got them killed for screaming obscenities in the combat zone. It's all here - from Thompson's travels in Rio with an alcoholic monkey to his running for sheriff in Aspen, where he campaigned with his head shaved, wearing a woman's wig. From his brief career as night manager of the Mitchell Brothers' porn theater in San Francisco to his quarrels with neighbors in Colorado over his penchant for shooting firearms into their backyards, When the Going Gets Weird reveals Thompson's excesses and manias in all their full glory, as well as the evolution of his work, from Fear and Loathing to Generation of Swine. Whitmer's riveting book is full of firsthand, never-before-read anecdotes about America's favorite iconoclast who based his life on the motto "When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro."

American Panorama West of the Mississippi

Red Canyon and Horseshoe Canyon , on the way , make you feel it was effort
well spent . ... Rumor has it that here , away from the tourist crush , interested
Gentiles occasionally get a peek inside the doors ... The other route from
Evanston is down Echo Canyon , with its red cliffs and weird erosions ; and then ,
in the afternoon , you come into Weber Canyon and into another typical Utah
scene - cars ...


Author: Holiday, periodical


ISBN: PSU:000030205710

Category: Alaska

Page: 405

View: 286

Scientific American

This River Canyon , " a journey which we reserved for much more expeditiously
than the advance , because , part of the journey is fraught ... The cave beauty of
the scene lay chiefly in the symmetry of the we had cast the stone from the
Registry Room above , has been ... top inside . quired whether there were no
other way to get there ; from its suggestion of Rider Haggard's weird deA few
yards from the ...




ISBN: PSU:000062999694

Category: Science


View: 626

Monthly magazine devoted to topics of general scientific interest.

Arizona Highways

Their steeply - rising slopes N Mountain Viewed from the trail WILDERNESS (
BELOW ) Price Canyon , Chiricahua Wilderness , ... Inside the area are two
parallel ridges separated by Rattlesnake Canyon , the scene , in 1918 , of a
vicious shoot - out between the Power brothers ... The new acres eliminate some
of the former cherry - stem corridors , embrace weird boulder fields , and add , in
the southeast ...




ISBN: UCR:31210018540433

Category: Arizona


View: 116

The Inside Track

The world is small after all , for while reveling in the beautiful scene from here
down into Bear Valley with the P.G , and E's Lake ... Thence up through the
snowsheds to the Summit , 7100 feet up , down through a wild and weird rocky
defile to the shore of Donner Lake ... Back through the wonderful Kit Carson
Canyon - so named on account of it being the favorite haunt and scene of the
stage holdups of ...




ISBN: STANFORD:36105128526220

Category: Street-railroads


View: 721