The counterculture during the 60s influenced a lot of music. The music first started in the UK then eventually made it’s way to the US. Some of the major cities for this counterculture were London, New York City, and San Francisco. Because of the many different movements going on in the 60s, many songs had lyrics in them that talked about the movements. Also during the 60s there were many different types of music formed. One of the most popular ones was Rock. Rock had many different types. People would create these different types of rock by using different instruments, and different types of music. Country music was also very popular, and still is popular today. Country music started in the 50s, but it was most popular in the 60s.
Prior to doing the readings and watching the in-class videos, my general stance on hallucinogens was that they should definitely be legally prohibited. My stance on this issue was formed out of my own perceptions on what I thought of them and not really based on any real reasonable information on the subject. However, after the readings and watching the videos I find myself more educated on the subject, I now find myself questioning my previous position. My understanding of what I thought of hallucinogens was based on highly subjective views, on being stereotypical, and like the Spanish, I viewed them as evil drugs in way. However, now that I’ve been exposed to the religious and exploratory side I find myself with mix feeling and on board with both views. I can no longer solely base my opinion knowing my viewpoints and facts that were misleading.
Janis Joplin was a music performer who played a vital role in the transformation of American society during the 1960’s. She is recognized for having had a tremendously powerful influence on people of the counterculture. This essay uses the humanistic perspective to explain the significance link between Janis Joplin and the effect that she had on the counterculture. By understand Janis Joplin from a emotional point, one will better understand the reasoning behind her actions and motives. According to Jeffery S. Nevid PhD through the utilization of the humanistic perspective “the 1960’s and 1970’s was a time when many people searched inward to find direction and meaning in their lives”(431). Further more, the humanistic view provides clues as to why people gravitated towards Janis Joplin, and what she represent to them.
It may be more or less depending on the person but a mind or body crave for drugs exists. When it comes to LSD it is one of those more on the mind addiction side. There are no records of LSD being a physically addictive drug, meaning your body actually needs it to function. However, LSD is found to be psychologically addictive; Meaning that after taking it people miss or crave the high or experience from it, which is why they 'll keep doing the drug. Though the risk of falling into addiction is low.
There is something wondrous about Elton John, and something monstrous. The preeminent popular musician of the Seventies seems out of time, untouched by the decade 's confusion. Yet he is ravenously contemporary. Although he partakes of none of the defiant irony and isolation that sustains Dylan and Randy Newman and Joni Mitchell and Neil Young, there is no nostalgia about the man either, no namby-pamby religionism or pastoralism, no nuke-fam posturing to comfort the young marrieds; he is not spacey like David Bowie or stuck in a mold like the Stones and the Who and Led Zep. He is just Elton John, moving with the world as only a cynosure can; the most eloquent thing to be said about him is that he is a Rock Star. He consumes music omnivorously--his tastes suggest fuel rather than food--and pursues fame with such single-minded compulsion that to accuse him of escapism sounds silly, like accusing a runaway freight train of antisocial tendencies.
The hippie movement was what brought this hidden drug to the world. During the sixties when the era of love and peace prospered, Lucy made her first entrance to the world. Millions tried the chemical and experienced a “release from reality” a new way to experience freedom at its purest; freedom of thought and expression. However, the Manson murders quickly cast a dark shadow over LSD as it was associated with them and the hippie movement. The Manson murders brought an end to the hippie movement and LSD alike (Revolution Blues, Horning). With the fear Charles Manson and his associates, the general public quickly moved away from the hippie ideals; sudden fears brought an end to the era of peace and prosperity. The generations that grew up in the seventies to nineties grew up in a time where Charles Manson, cults, and murderers were all the result of illegal drug usage. In “The War On Drugs” Dickinson talks about how “the war” served to only increase the fear, the risk, the cost, and the punishment. Stated that the forty-five-year long war on drugs, that it has been a complete failure only spreading fear, unjust punishment, and an increase in “felons”; citing President Obama’s speech on the war on drugs (The War on Drugs, Dickinson). With fear of LSD becoming more common; the average users
We “wanted to do a crime that would shock the world, that the world would have to stand up and take notice,” said Family member Susan Atkins (Bugliosi 123). The year was 1969, young men and women frolicked in colorful and loose clothing, making the most of their time as anti-conformists whilst burning incense of psychedelics and expressing themselves as induvial, together. As a struggling musician, young diagnosed psychopath named Charles Manson immersed himself in the drug culture of the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in California by indulging in LSD, heroin, and speed daily. From early childhood, Manson had a penchant for crime and manipulation, then he reached California in the 1960s, and found a scene that perfectly catered to his psychopathic
In the reading for today, Waksman discusses the relevance of Jimmy Hendrix to the Black Arts Movement and the importance of Hendrix being an African-American performer at a time when race relations were still highly tense within the United States. Waksman touches upon the interesting point of whether viewing Hendrix as an essential part of the Black Arts Movement is really appropriate. On the one hand, acknowledging and celebrating the fact that many of the most important musical artists from the birth of popular music onwards were African-American prevents the arts from being seen as a purely white domain, rightfully demonstrating to the world that black people were equally as capable and talented. Conversely however, Waksman notes the inadequacies of grouping all African-American musicians together under the banner of a single movement. Referring to Hendrix as a
“Turn on, tune in, drop out.” (Cite) Psychologist Timothy Leary made this hypnotic phrase popular during the 1960s. Having many ways of perceiving it, the majority of the people at the time viewed it as a creative slogan for taking psychedelics. These psychedelics were mind-altering drugs such as LSD, mescaline, or psilocybin mushrooms. The youth’s curiosity and desire for expanding your consciousness made the use of these drugs increasingly popular. The result was that this phrase was echoed among thousands emerging into the psychedelic rock era. An era bombarded with cold wars, racial discrimination, and social turbulence that tossed and turned eventually developing a new way of bringing people together through experimentation with drugs and music.
In The Tipping Point, Malcom Gladwell discusses “The Power of Context” (133), and suggests that the principles within our “heart[s] and the actual contents of [our] thoughts are less important…in guiding [our] actions than the immediate context of [our] behavior” (165). This means that regardless of our moral and rational impulses, our true behavior is affected by existing circumstances. I corroborate Gladwell’s assertion because of the behavior of those imprisoned at Stanford University, my own observations, and my spiritual excursion to Tennessee.
American Culture is centered around uniformity. Individual minds have been infiltrated and programed to expect sameness; many of the strongest and brightest minds have been programed this way. Rather than embracing the qualities that make each individual unique, society pushes individuals to abandon their own quirky traits in favor of conforming with the “norm” decided on by society. In his quote, “Have you ever noticed that anybody driving slower than you is an idiot, and anyone going faster than you is a maniac?” George Carlin used experiences from his own life, observations from the world around him, as well as counterculture to shape his comedic routines. Does George Carlin use his routines to encourage or
In “The Beatles: The Changed Rock, Which Changed the Culture, Which Changed Us” by Jeff Greenfield, Greenfield argues that the rock ‘n’ roll was the driving force in creating a whole new counterculture across the world. The Beatles were one of the key players in creating this counterculture. They inspired a whole culture through their music, movies, political views, and life style. Greenfield argues that the Beatles showed people new possibilities on how they could live their lives.
Hallucinogens are drugs that cause hallucinations. Hallucinations are intense distortions of a person 's reality. The effects of hallucinogenic drugs on the brain simulates stimulation exponentially. Examples of some of these drugs include, acid, methylenedioxy-methamphetamine(MDMA), marijuana, and peyote. People use these drugs for various reasons such as to escape their reality, religion, pain relief, or to have a good time at a party. The effects of hallucinogenic drugs on the brain are partially unknown. However, researchers do acknowledge the enlightening experience it creates for the user and its possible medical application.
Everyday we do things we don't want to do, it wasn't fun or glamorous but we did it.
I sit in my jail cell, sometimes staring at the big gaping crack stretching across the entire ceiling. The walls are damp and moss ubiquitously spread. A strange aroma seems to permeate the air around me. A much peculiar aroma; heavy, yet to which I find myself strangely accustomed. It is the smell of my own rotting flesh. With that coming to mind, I look down and realize for the nth time where and what I am. I lay my head down on the soggy ground and release a sigh that felt like it’s been long, long overdue. Had my tear sacs not already dried up and shriveled away I might have even cried. But the time of tears and sadness and happiness and love and anything else that made up my humanity had long since withered away. Emptiness was all that