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Once Famous 30 Mar 06 - 11:36 PM
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Subject: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Once Famous
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:36 PM

I have often mentioned that once upon a time I was a hippie and was kind of proud of it. Long hair, enjoyed a good dube, hated the establishment, didn't trust older people, all that crap.

Gradually I grew up and actually got happier in life as common sense prevailed and real life experiences evolved into wisdom.

Is Mudcat the Sargasso Sea of old hippies?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Peace
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:37 PM

I have to ask: Is there lots of weed in the Sargasso Sea?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Once Famous
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:38 PM

seaweed. wet and will not burn.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Peace
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:40 PM

Oh.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: GUEST,Minstrel of the Dawn
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:47 PM

No. That's only your preconceived notion.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Peace
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:49 PM

Gotta love that name, Guest. From an old Lightfoot song.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Ron Davies
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:49 PM

Just look at the thread titles--"Mudcat's Old Hippies" "and it is beautiful". Pure coincidence?
Hey man, feel the love.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Ron Davies
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:52 PM

Of course now we have "Mudcat's Old Hippies" "Serious Advice Needed". But just wait til it's "Hillary Clinton: the best thing since..." "Mudcat's Old Hippies"


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Once Famous
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:52 PM

fuck that. I thought it was "menstrual of the dawn." Isn't that an old Gordon Clubfoot song?

Uh Oh, time for Ron to get offended and blow chunks in his shorts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: GUEST,Minstrel of the Dawn
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:55 PM

The Lord God said, "Let there be light!"

And Martin Gibson squinted and screamed, "TURN IT OFF!!!"


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Peace
Date: 30 Mar 06 - 11:57 PM

GORDON LIGHTFOOT Song Lyrics

Minstrel Of The Dawn
(From the album "IF YOU COULD READ MY MIND")

The minstrel of the dawn is here
To make you laugh and bend your ear
Up the steps you'll hear him climb
All full of thoughts, all full of rhymes
Listen to the pictures flow
Across the room into your mind they go
Listen to the strings
They jangle and dangle
While the old guitar rings
The minstrel of the dawn is he
Not too wise but oh so free
He'll talk of life out on the street
He'll play it sad and say it sweet
Look into his shining face
Of lonelines you'll always find a trace
Just like me and you
He's tryin' to get into things
More happy than blue

A minstrel of the changin' tide
He'll ask for nothing but his pride
Just sit him down upon that chair
Go fetch some wine and set it there
Listen to the pictures flow
Across the room into your mind they go
Listen to the strings
They jangle and dangle
While the old guitar rings

A minstrel of the dawn is near
Just like a step 'n fetchit here
He's like an old time troubador
Just wanting life and nothing more
Look into his shining eyes
And if you see a ghost don't be surprised
Like me and you
He's tryin' to get into things
More happy than blue

The minstrel boy will understand
He holds a promise in his hand
He talks of better days ahead
And by his words your fortune's read
Listen to the pictures flow
Across the room into your mind they go
Listen to the strings
They jangle and dangle
While the old guitar rings

The minstrel of the dawn is gone
I hope he'll call before too long
And if you meet him you must be
The victim of his minstrelsy
He'll sing for you a song
The minstrel of the dawn


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Ron Davies
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:02 AM

So "Martin", I thought you were going to stay out where the air is breathable.   But if you're happier down there, all we want is your happiness. You can take the boy out of the sewer but...

But the wayward wind (of the sewer) is a restless wind--a restless wind, that yearns to wander. And he was born the next of kin, the next of kin to the wayward wind (of the sewer).

Hey, now it's a music thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Once Famous
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:02 AM

That's not what I said, Menstrual. Why don't you just go somewhere and clot?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Once Famous
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:03 AM

That song was made famous by Gogi Grant, Ron. Now it's a music thread with an expert in it.

and if you can't breathe, get out of the kitchen. Or something like that.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Ron Davies
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:03 AM

Sleep tight, "Martin"--and breathe deep.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Peace
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:05 AM

Have your sound on . . . .


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Once Famous
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:05 AM

"Breathe deep. The gathering gloom.............."
         .........The Moody blues


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: GUEST,Art Thieme
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:11 AM

End that sentence with a 'period' !


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Once Famous
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:13 AM

Good one! I mean    Good one.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Little Hawk
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 12:21 AM

Once upon a time I was a hippie too (sort of) and was very of proud of it. Had very long hair, but did no drugs whatsoever, being a resolute noncomformist by nature, hated the establishment, didn't trust older people, all that crap.

Now I trust older people, still hate the establishment, still have long hair, am still thin, and still don't do drugs.

Good idea for a thread.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: MBSLynne
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 02:06 AM

I am still a hippy...and 'old' is a state of mind! I still hate the establishment. I still have long hair...but then I'm a woman so it's not quite the same. I still get spaced out on peace and love and all that stuff. I don't do drugs and never have. Don't need them cos peace and love are mind-blowing enough without. I still get wound up by all the wars and nasties that happen in the world when everyone should be being nice to each other. My protesting energies are now more focused into environmental issues but I see that as a natural progression.

Lately, I've been wondering where all the other hippies had gone. So many seem to have turned into capitalist establishment figures. I think you are right Martin...a lot of the old hippies can be found on Mudcat. Not sure about the Sargasso Sea bit though.

Oh...and I'm STILL proud of being a hippy!

Love Lynne


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 02:10 AM

Yes it is! There weren't any hippies up here in the frozen North of England, kaftans were a bit thin on the ground.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 02:21 AM

Beg to differ FT implausible though it seems Jimi Hendrix lived in Heaton for a while.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Paco Rabanne
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 02:30 AM

Really? Did he get lost on his way to Hull??

"They came to the revolution in their daddy's cars" - John Sebastian on Woodstock


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Purple Foxx
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 02:34 AM

This was when he was establishing himself in Britain.
I think that Having Chas Chandler as a manager would explain it.
"'Scuse me while I kiss the sky,pet."


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Gedpipes
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 02:38 AM

Martin Gibson - welcome back to the enlightened chat site


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Bird Flu
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 03:43 AM

LSD was brilliant - took the stuff a couple of hundred times between 1971 and 1976. Sunshine, black, pink, green microdots,strawberry fields, blue cheer, purple haze, purple pyramids - blimey the stuff was coming out of my ears!


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:12 AM

I wanted to be a hippy, but I never really had the figure for it.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Crystal
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 04:24 AM

Oi What about us YOUNG Hippies?


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Hand-Pulled Boy
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 05:39 AM

Long grey hair is 'shameless'. Bald is beautiful. Oh yeh, Jimi Hendrix once stayed at a guest house in Pearson Park, Hull.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: A Wandering Minstrel
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 07:09 AM

Hey those purple velvet loons and tie-dye are still perfectly wearable. Lots of us are still young hippies at heart, its just the outside thats got older, greyer and more "comfortable"


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 07:13 AM

It was 30 years ago this week that the Sex Pistols first hit our ears (literally) and the Punk scene exploded..... Half those middle aged bank managers with mortgages, pension plans and Vovlo Estates used to be screaming, puking, spiky green haired pogo-dancing yobs....

I'm still trying to be a hippy.... still look like a mobile camping shop when wearing a kaftan and Prozac doesn't have the same effect as other drugs.

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: MBSLynne
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 07:15 AM

I find a lot of old hippies have sold out to the establishment though. They don't seem to have the drive to protest about a lot of things any more. Or is it that the Angry Young Men turned into Grumpy Old Men?

For me, time stopped when they put the flowers in the barrels of the guns....


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: kendall
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 07:30 AM

I was never a hippy. Irrisponsible lay abouts.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Liz the Squeak
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 07:31 AM

Not so much hip and groovy as hip replacement now then?

LTS


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: SINSULL
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 07:55 AM

I was never a hippy. Never did drugs. Worked for a living. I am making it up for it now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: MaineDog
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:28 AM

To be a hippie seemed like a good idea at the time, so I began to let my hair grow. By the time it seemed long enough, the movement had gone bad imo . I have heard of old hippies being called Mudpies which I suppose is what you get when you squash a Mudcat.
MD


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: wysiwyg
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:30 AM

OLD?!?!?!?!?!?!

We got OLD?!?!?!?!?!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: GUEST
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:35 AM

Old hippie and proud of it. Against war. IN favor of love. Peace, Martin.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: MaineDog
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:42 AM

Those of us who didn't OD and otherwise survived did, in fact grow older.
MD


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: McGrath of Harlow
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:51 AM

The best hippies were always the old hippies, and that's still true. I always used to say "Never trust anyone under thirty".


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Desdemona
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:57 AM

By "old", do we mean "former", "elderly" or both?!

~D


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: jacqui.c
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 08:58 AM

I was too busy having babies at too early an age to get involved then. Like Mary I'm making up for it now.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Alba
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 09:07 AM

I see nothing wrong whatsoever will being labelled a Hippie. The 'Old" bit of the remark though MG...hey just steady on there.. that's just down right offensive..lol

I would however be deeply offended is someone called me a conformist or a conservative or pro - war or anti- Love or anti - nature...

which brings me, rather oddly, to the references about Women's Menstrual Cycles.

I find it fascinating that this naturally occuring process of a Women's body would be somehow..insulting, seen as dirty in a schoolyard sense, or a no go area of discussion. Anywhere.

Damn it all to hell MG, if you would like to take my monthly period on I will glady give it to you...with a box of free tampons ( just let me know your width size requirements:)

Hey man, just compose a short essay on why you would be worthy of such a gift.

Jude: alias, Earth child /Cosmic Sister.


( Still a Hippy after all these Years..maybe...oh let's just call me a work in progress. Even after all this time I still have not attained that complete freedom that the Hippie movement aspires to. Hippyism is a much better goal than say attaining conformism in my book. Who would want to to be a rich Sheep! Now to mantain that state of mind may require a lot of drugs in my case... bahhhha):>)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 09:08 AM

Having visited Glastonbury recently, I can say there's a lot still around there! Cambridge used to be full of 'em as well.

RtS
(old skiffler)


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Jerry Rasmussen
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 09:23 AM

Never was a "Hippy," if you define Hippy as having long hair (many didn't), turned on to drugs (not all did) and believed in "Free" love. If you define Hippy as being able to think for myself, having an inquisitive, open mind and being sceptical about policians and how accurate the news is as it's reported, then I was a "Hippy" and hope that I always will be. I WAS at the first Woodstock, but didn't overdose on drugs or have wild sex in a Volkswagon bus with a fifteen year old runaway. I actually came to hear the music.

Now that we've all gotten older and most of us are broader of beam, I suspect many of us have gotten a little "hippier."

Jerry


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Amos
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 09:29 AM

I WAS at the first Woodstock, but didn't ...have wild sex in a Volkswagon bus with a fifteen year old runaway. I actually came to hear the music.


Gee, Jerry, you could have done both.


A


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: John MacKenzie
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 09:38 AM

Surely the original Wandering Menstrual was Tam Paxton?

Giok

[Ex Hippie. Growing older disgracefully]


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: bobad
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 09:53 AM

"Growing older disgracefully"

That pun would incline me to agree with that statement.


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Subject: RE: BS: Mudcat's Old Hippies
From: Richard Bridge
Date: 31 Mar 06 - 10:04 AM

Gosh, Martin, what happened to toleration or indeed peace love and understanding?


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