How To Roll A Joint Sixties Style

No machines. No “filters”. No “crutches”. No bullshit! Just rolling paper, weed…and a double album! In the video, I show how to use two rolling papers stuck together to make it easier to roll a joint, but once you get the hang of it, you’ll be smoking better with just one (better weed to paper […]

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 […]

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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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 […]