Once you have experienced the 1968 film PSYCH-OUT, you will be unable to return to your square, plastic, uptight lifestyle. Just the sight of Jack Nicholson's fake ponytail alone will trip you out!

That actally looks awesome! Dea nStockwell and Bruce Dern, together at last!
Posted by kingmonkey in Athens, Ontario on 01/16/09 at 12:25 PM
These movies confuse me. Everything is so slow, how did anything ever get done?
I come from true hippy parents, but they never acted like this. Well, at least as far as I remember.
Posted by AGFH on 01/17/09 at 09:56 AM
Sorry Brent, you had to be there and if you have to ask you'll never understand.

I, and many of my contemporaries, hated these flicks. The first movie that even came close to portraying an LSD trip accurately was 'Easy Rider' and that scene was shot while the entire crew was actually on acid.

The Seeds and Strawberry Alarm Clock were pure bubble-gum, cranking out safe, formulaic crap for the AM radio band. At the same time we were listening to the heavily psychedelic music of Jimi Hendrix, The Doors, The Stones
and others with roots in classical poetry and philosophy, not this merde.
Posted by StanFlouride on 01/17/09 at 07:14 PM
Thanks, Stan. My vitriol is partly in jest. My disdain for what you describe as merde. When I think of the '60s, I first think admiringly of the young people from the early '60s such as the Freedom Riders. Then I think disdainfully of the young people's movement after it had been apparently corporatized in the late '60s into a kind of fashion--clothes, music, dialect, even a particular kind of spirituality--to be manufactured and sold to lazy hippies who were as brand conscious as today's youth. Utter conformity posing as individualism.

That said, I know better than to categorize all bell-bottom, acid-dropping, free-loving young people as conformists. Important revolutions did happen in the '60s, I know, and I respect that.
Posted by Brent in trepid on 01/17/09 at 08:31 PM
I am jealous! Stupid bad luck, born in the 80's. For as much as I enjoy taking psychedelics and dodging military drafts, I should have been born 30 years earlier!
Posted by Ryan in Philly on 01/18/09 at 12:55 AM
Frankly, I envy people who got to enjoy the sexual revolution.
Posted by Brent in trepid on 01/18/09 at 12:57 AM
Brent: That's me, I would have LOVED to have been an older teen or adult during the sexual revolution. Sadly I was born 10 years too late and was still a little kid. *sigh*
I am the kind that would have passed on the drugs and just had sex 24/7 with whoever happened to blow by.
Posted by AGFH on 01/18/09 at 08:06 AM
I'm gay and I turned 18 the year Rock Hudson announced he had AIDS. No sexual revolution for me. I'm with you, though, AGFH. I'd have been a happy foot soldier in that part of the revolution.
Posted by Brent in trepid on 01/18/09 at 09:25 AM
Ha! And I thought my ranting about hippies made me sound like an old man in a bow tie.
Posted by Brent in trepid on 01/18/09 at 10:03 AM
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