Tag Archives: 60s

No Eyes for Jimmy

After the US Army discharged Jimi Hendrix in 1965, the Seattle native moved with drummer Billy Cox to Nashville. That city might have been home for the Country-Western scene, but for Hendrix and Cox it was someplace to call home while they were gigging on the Chittlin’ Circuit. The two performed with Chuck Jackson, Slim […]

THE INHALE OF WEED by Peter Nolan Smith

Marijuana was demonized throughout my youth. The Boston police treated reefer smokers as harshly as junkies. John Sinclair, the MC5′s radical spokesperson, was sentenced to ten years of prison for the crime of ‘giving’ an undercover agent two joints. The severity of his punishment did not deter the millions of marijuana smokers of the 60s […]

May 29 1966 Velvet Underground/Mothers Filmore West

May 29 1966 was my 14th birthday. A few days later I graduated from the 8th Grade of a Catholic grammar school south of Boston. I was no hippie. I wouldn’t hear the Velvet Underground until 1968. ROCK AND ROLL on the radio. I never saw the group play. To hear ROCK AND ROLL, please […]

15 Minutes of African Garage/Psych Rock from 60′s Era

Garage rock existed everywhere in the world during the 60s; Europe, Asia, and Africa. Here’s 15 minutes of savage rock from the Big Continent. Check out this URL

Throwing Back Fish

Last weeekend Bushwick was heaving with artists, hipsters, dealers, and tourists enjoying a day of open studios in the rejuvenated industrial wasteland. I had bicycled over to Grattan Street to view a friend’s paintings. Frank Holiday greeted me with surprise. “I’m so happy you showed up.” “As am I.” I quickly examined his new paintings. […]