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Eat Like a Hippie with Pot Peace Pasta (Easy Edibles Recipe)

Eat Like a Hippie with Pot Peace Pasta (Easy Edibles Recipe)

This article actually started a few months ago. Felicity and I were doing some food shopping, and as per usual on shopping trips, I was a little high (makes it a lot more interesting). If I remember correctly, we were bouncing around Whole Foods, where we go occasionally for special treats, when I suddenly saw

I Can’t Keep From Crying, Sometimes

Yesterday, I lost one of my heroes. Alvin Lee was the dynamic personality fronting Ten Years After, one of the most underrated and forgotten bands of the Sixties. They started off as a blues/jazz fusion band (very similar to a joke in Spinal Tap) and then were pretty much 100% pure blues until 1969. That’s

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Great Balls of Ganja Goo!

Dear friends, I am very happy to be able to bring you this adventure, which has been lost in my archives for well over a decade. It happened exactly 15 years ago today, to the minute (I’ve timed this to publish exactly at 12:15…you will soon see why). I was excited to be at the

Live Blogging At Summer 67 Monterey!

So far at 10 AM or so, it’s cloudy and there’s hardly anyone here but some hardcore types. I’ve seen The Dude,  Roddy McDowell, some classic hippie chicks (mostly grown)…or at least their doppelgangers. First World problem: can’t get a fast mobile Internet connection on my Android phone. Definitely not something we worried about in

Marijuana Was Legal At the Federal Level In The Sixties

This one is right out of Old Hippie’s infamous stash of little-known facts. In the process of doing some historical research, I found some interesting tidbits. Today is, at least according to one source, exactly 75 years since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the dangerous and illegal Marihuana Tax Act of 1937, based largely

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Ask Old Hippie: How Have Words About Marijuana Changed Since The Sixties?

We never heard of “smoking out” or “smoking up” anyone. It was “getting high with”, “turning on”, “smoking grass with”. We called it “grass” among ourselves; “pot” was something parents or news media said. Nobody ever said “marijuana” unless they were talking to an authority figure or were being cute. “Turn on”, of course, was

Old Hippie Kenobi

Ask Old Hippie: How Has Marijuana Changed Since The Sixties?

Nugs? Buds? Never heard of them. All we ever saw was ground-up powdery stuff or crushed leaves (and twigs, and seeds…often all mushed together in what’s called “brick” today). Sometimes we saw little pieces of crushed flower, and we were amazed: it was actual proof that it came from an actual plant! Even on the

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Uncle Buck’s Cooking Class: Those Triangle Things Always Get Me

OK, I didn’t write up Uncle Buck’s last cooking class at Magnolia Wellness because he made pizza and I got pied. But that’s no excuse, really…I always get a bit pied after his classes. I just make sure to do most of my tasting toward the end of his class now I can’t help eating

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There’s No Such Thing As Marijuana

You know how everyone seems to say either, “Marijuana is bad” or “Marijuana is good”? You know how some people say, “People can get paranoid from smoking pot” or “Medical marijuana helps people with paranoia, anxiety, and depression”? You know how one person can say, “I got really screwed up after smoking weed and passed

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Old Hippie Makes Nutella Firecrackers

So there I was, just sitting around after going shopping. Some thought was annoying me, attempting to claw its way into my consciousness…wait! My wife had asked me to pick her up some graham crackers, and I just realized that those are the base ingrediENT in firecrackers! Now, back in the sixties and seventies, nobody cooked

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