Dave mcgowan laurel canyon book
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Back in the summer of , a few weeks after writing a 40 th anniversary review of the psychedelic cult film Head , featuring The Monkees, I got a weird email from a reader who suggested I check out a website by a guy named Dave McGowan and his recently-launched online investigative series Inside the LC: The Strange But Mostly True Story of Laurel Canyon and the Birth of the Hippie Generation. And a radio interview I conducted with McGowan on a local pirate radio station proved even more revealing for me. While that may not seem so unusual in the midst of the Cold War, many of the names above were linked or directly involved in the military, through family members or personally. Should we just consider that to be another of those great serendipities? Not really. Perceived anti-war anthem "For What It's Worth" takes on a whole different meaning - figuratively and literally.
Not to put too fine a point on it, the book is no less than the Official Classic Rock Conspiracy Theory, with individual chapters tackling the unlikely subjects of Frank Zappa, the Doors, Love, the Beach Boys, the Byrds, Gram Parsons and more, the careers of which are scrutinized for the fingerprints of the secret state. On almost every page, movie-star mansions, knitted with secret passages, spontaneously combust; murders, suicides and overdoses spread through the celebrity populace; cults spring up peopled with mobsters and spies… and all the while, this timeless, intriguing music keeps on geysering away. I contacted McGowan about his bizarre book earlier this week…. Thomas McGrath: Hi Dave. Could you begin please by telling us something about your previous work? That was also the time that I first ventured onto the internet, which opened up a wealth of new research possibilities.
Xaviant Haze has put together an interesting article, building on the excellent research of Dave McGowan on the mysterious world of Laurel Canyon, that connected the early folk rock music scene to Satanism and military intelligence. In particular, Haze makes mention of a strange B-movie called Wavelength , about a young couple who discover aliens being held by the US government for experimentation in an underground base in Laurel Canyon. Jim Morrison, who named his band The Doors after the book, and one of the earliest to arrive on the Laurel Canyon scene, was the son of US Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison, who was in command of the warships that purportedly came under Viet Cong attack, in the false-flag operation known as the Gulf of Tonkin incident of Winfred Overholser Sr. Along with L. Parsons wanted to create a Moonchild , as outlined in Crowley's occult novel by the same name. Parsons associated with Anton LaVey, the founder of the Church of Satan, who was also heavily influenced by Kenneth Anger, who enjoyed cult status in Hollywood as author of two controversial Hollywood Babylon books, and as underground experimental filmmaker of Crowley-inspired films that merged surrealism with homoeroticism and the occult.
If you answered that all were found dead in their homes, either in or at the mouth of Laurel Canyon, in the decade between and , then award yourself five points. If you added that all five were, in all likelihood, murdered in their Laurel Canyon homes, then add five bonus points. Lenny Bruce control over his unreleased material fell into the hands of a guy by the name of Frank Zappa Part 3. After completing his training, he put his psychological warfare skills to use by creating 18 newspapers in occupied Germany — under the direction, no doubt, of the OSS. Christine Hinton, who was killed in a head-on collision on September 30, She was also the daughter of a career Army officer stationed at the notorious Presidio military base in San Francisco.
Far out I am 65 years old and drank the cool aid all the way to their bitter dregs. I grew up on drugs and all the music you mention here and bought into all the lies and it brought me nothing but heartache and madness and death. I came to Christ 10 years ago and the scales dropped off my eyes instantly. I remember zappa saying just before he died that he did not believe in Christ oh well that was that then. Your email address will not be published.