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Good news, tho, the ‘sign’ doesn’t actually hoisted until 3 PM … so… hurry on down. Hal Waldman, our Reporter, makes an interesting point about the Hell’s Angeles and I, muyself, can’t help but wonder what if Donovan, in town in not quite two weeks, pops in just after 3 in that, too, he might not be ‘properly attired’.
Even you may be surprised by who’s on the Longhair List.
Now, like always, there’s more to the page than just today’s featured story, certainly much more in the Issue itself. We’ll begin with the page, tho…
Ok, so that leaves us with the larger matter ofthe Issue itself… you can see the 3 headlines up at the top, but the Black Delegate’s challenge to a White Liberal might provide some insight to you , too. And further in – on Page 8 – There’s an article suggesting that militant Blacks might be moved to a full-scale (and ill-fated) Revolution. Fortunately, you CAN see that article because…
RW Klarin, a fairly hip guy (afterall, he is a LA FP Reporter!), has been following the battle to get psychedelic MDMA approved as a treatment for certain mental illnesses. And Lo and behold! on our Front Page, in just about the same week (tho 50 YEARS earlier) as the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies announces that MDMA has beed granted the FDA’s coveted designation of a ‘Breakthrough Therapy’ for PTSD, is an article where – not the mental illness institutions – but the police were putting out the word that psychedelics were all cause, not leaving any possibility that they might be a cure, as well. (As the article goes 3 pages in length, you’ll see that article on the militant Blacks as you read through them. There’s also one on justice – actually the lack of it – in juvie.)
In addition to these articles, there are even more musical artist performances than those mentioned above. There are playdates promoted for The Marvellos, Arthur K. Adams, Bobby Angel, Taj Mahal, The People, Jefferson Airplane, The Grateful Dead, Big Brother and the Holding Company, Big Mama Thornton, and about a dozen more!
This all brings me to something I skipped over… Ran – that RW Klarin guy – using that article about pinning the suicide on LSD, has written about the benefits of MDMA. You can see his good work, shortly, at http://losangelesfreepress.com/where-have-all-the-psychedelics-gone/
There’s that story in the bottom right-hand corner… the older folk talked about the weather, our conversation-in-passing was about which shop was getting hassled. And, if you wanted to spend abit more time, you actually could make it into a full-blown discussion.
But, at the end of the day you just wanted to know where you could, safely, pick up some paper or a pipe, maybe a bong if you were a’rollin’ in the bread.
And to what end? Good friends, good music, good vibes.
And, then – the California Democratic Council. Get real; the CDC’s peace slate is nothing but a seduction, a figment of their imagination, a draw-you-away ploy from the serious contenders for change. Now it gets heavy… we read the article, parse each paragraph – it’s a discussion, man – and wind up right where we knew we were going. It’s not just that the plan they propose doesn’t go far enough, we know that they’re not going to stand behind it – where’s the truth in their word? It’s simply a front to pull the Progressives and the other parties in, just keeping the machine trudging to the middle of the road. So, now… what’s new?
We both know the answer to that one, but check-out the Anatomy of a Sellout anyway..there were lessons to learn then, still are now.
When you’re done with that read, head over to that ‘Remembrance’ Section we mentioned last week. Today, RW has a piece on Art – yes, that Art. Then, tomorrow, Paul Krassner has one on Lenny Bruce (yes, one of those two are still alive). If you’re wondering why Paul sent over that piece (oops, gave it away), it’s not that Lenny’s dead, it’s that he’s arisin’… Yes, it’ll be a very merry Lenny Brucemas!
Right below is THE LINK to this Special Event produced by us here at the LA FP – featuring Chicago (nee CTA… the Chicago Transit Authority), Black Pearl, Sweetwater, Pacific Gas & Electric, and the illinoisSpeed Press! When this 1968 concert-on-the-beach first happened, 35,000 people came. Join us this time around by clicking on the I’m ‘Going’ Button. Let’s party!