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This is the dawning

2007-05-23 14:13:31.10501+00 by Dan Lyke 0 comments

The SF Chronicle is doing a "Summer of Love, 40 years later" series. I actually don't know if we're going to end up at the Wavy Gravy shindig over at the Community Center on the 2nd, where I bet you'll find quite a number of the folks interviewed in that series, but there were a few things that caught my attention. The first was this interview with Peter Berg and Judy Goldhaft, in which Judy points out that:

This is 2007, and it's been longer from now to then, than then was from the '30s. It's an incredible thing to consider. Since time has speeded up a lot in our era, that makes it really antique.

Interesting for a little perspective and space for cultural change, but Jon Carrol puts it all into perspective:

I did try to get with the program, but there were obstacles. The biggest one was astrology. Why did that have to be part of it? I understood tipis and yurts; I got why getting loaded was fun; I loved the utopian ideals even though I was skeptical of their practical applications. But what did that have to do with your sun being in Jupiter?

and has an amusing tale of working for Rolling Stone and an interview at the Jefferson Airplane house.

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