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Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

Summary Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon David McGowan ð 4 Free read Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð David McGowan E periphery were various political operatives up and coming politicians and intelligence personnel the same sort of people who gave birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon And all the canyon's colorful characters rock stars hippies murderers and politicos happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon is the very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a hippie utop. Do you like classic rock conspiracies Hollywood UFOs serial killers the occult spy stories and militarized mind control Then this is the book for you Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon takes an interesting approach to those strange years between the 1960s and 70s especially as they played out in the area of Los Angeles known as Laurel Canyon The problem with this book is that it tells a lot of stories of mysterious and macabre happenings but shrouds everything in accusatory tones that never manage to accuse anyone Every suicide is alleged every cause of death is reported to beand all events are supposedly what happened Information sources for this book include emails from people David McGowan never met anonymous postings on his website a lot of rock musician biographies and even movies such as The Trip and Head Not exactly the usual criteria for a non fiction book Maybe we should call it speculative non fictionWhat really got my goat was that the author never even attempted to contact the survivors of that scene to get their take on it He mentions people like Peter Tork Michelle Phillips Eric Burdon and John Kay often enough but there isn t a single interview with them He could have also consulted the LAPD or the local archives for material but no mention is made of those sources What Mr McGowan has is a collection of facts a lot of coincidences and hearsay but no conclusion to tie it all together I enjoyed it as a book of stories about people and places that interest me but whatever journalistic leanings the author had just left me shaking my headUPDATE I just discovered that the author passed away from cancer last month I will not say allegedly or hint at any nefarious machinations though he most certainly would have done so himself RIP Mr McGowan I hope you ve found the truth you were seeking The Flight of the Horse the same sort of people who gave birth Last Voyage of the Lucette to many of Large Large Vol 2 Large the rock stars populating Rosie of Triblue the canyon And all To See the Sky the canyon's colorful characters rock stars hippies murderers and politicos happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation Weird Scenes Inside Bear of a Storm the Canyon is ভারতীয় সমাজে নারীকথা the very strange but nevertheless Colters' Daughter the dark underbelly of a hippie utop. 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Summary Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon David McGowan ð 4 Free read Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð David McGowan Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times Members of bands like the Byrds the Doors Buffalo Springfield the Monkees the Beach Boys the Turtles the Eagles the Flying Burrito Brothers Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Steppenwolf CSN Three Dog Night and Love along with other singerson. Back in the summer of 2008 a few weeks after writing a 40th 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 GenerationNaturally curious I checked it out and fell into the proverbial rabbit hole from which I have yet to return McGowan s research on the rock music scene that artificially sprang from the countercultural Los Angeles area enclave of Laurel Canyon was absolutely shocking The story of the scene that played out in Laurel Canyon from the mid 1960 s through the end of the 1970 s is an endlessly fascinating one and that while most folks know about San Francisco s Haight Ashbury scene Angelenos of which McGowan is one remain ignorant of the even larger music and counterculture scene that played out in the Hollywood Hills And a 2008 radio interview I conducted with McGowan on a local pirate radio station proved even revealing for me Rock stars like Frank Zappa John Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas Arthur Lee of Love Jim Morrison of The Doors Peter Tork of The Monkees David Crosby The Byrds and Stephen Stills Buffalo Springfield who collaborated with Crosby Stills Nash and many others get a serious look So do the actors and directors who hung out and lived and partied in Laurel Canyon a place that also happened to be home to the military s Lookout Mountain Laboratories a place that was a studio that created classified motion pictures involving atomic bomb tests and likely much between 1947 and 1969While 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 personallyAs McGowan notes How is it possible that not one of the musical icons of the Woodstock generation almost all of them draft age males was shipped off to slog through the rice paddies of Vietnam Should we just consider that to be another of those great serendipities Was it mere luck that kept all of the Laurel Canyon stars out of jail and out of the military during the turbulent decade that was the 1960 s Not really McGowan suggests that these Sixties era megastars weren t touched by The Establishment because they proved to be useful tools in their efforts to water down or co opt any efforts of a truly grassroots movement that could have emerged and brought real change and an earlier end to the meat grinder in Southeast Asia Perceived anti war anthem For What It s Worth takes on a whole different meaning figuratively and literallyMcGowan notes how so few of the Laurel Canyon artists really demanded an end to the war killing so many of their peers Jim Morrison Fraid not Mr Mojo Risin s dad US Navy Admiral George Stephen Morrison was the man in charge of the naval ship the USS Bon Homme Richard which was involved in the very Gulf of Tonkin incident that led to escalation of the Vietnam War In fact McGowan includes a photo of a clean cut Jim Morrison on the bridge of the infamous ship with his dad in early 1964 Just a few years later he would be asking the world to break on through to the other side and to light his fire All the while he largely ignored the politics of the day and had seemingly no musical training or interest How convenientAnd while Peter Tork for instance worked the coffeehouse folk scene in Greenwich Village and was friends with folkie Stephen The Sarge Stills a guy who boasted he had spent time in Vietnam likely before troops were sent there in the mid 1960 sAnd Tork What was he allegedly doing before landing a gig as a doltish bass playing Monkee on the hit NBC TV series in 1966Tork writes McGowan migrated to Connecticut then Venezuela which was I suppose a typical migratory route for folkies in those days I looked into this and sure enough Tork then known as Peter Thorkelson was in South America for a month or so allegedly visiting family But was he really Or was he on some sort of secret mission as his pal Stills has implied in the past Oddly I have found no official biographical book on Tork and he is decidedly the most mysterious Monkee of the uartetAnd while the mid 20th century spawned many creative people who came from military linked families primarily due to the World Wars and the ongoing Cold War it is strange to see how many of these Laurel Canyon musicians Zappa Stills Phillips and others and actors Dennis Hopper Jack Nicholson Bruce Dern Peter Fonda and others directly descended not only from military families from the East Coast but in some cases from elite families who first settled early America andor were involved in secret societiesAnd sure we ve heard rumors about Charles Manson and his songwriting abilities All true And members of the Beach Boys primarily surferdrummer Dennis Wilson were among Charlie s besties This Wilson brother would die under mysterious circumstances as well dying while swimming in 1983 Indeed the canyon has some dark and winding roads many of them leading to mysterious suicides or possible human sacrifices to the Dark Lord McGowan in his chapters Vito and His Freakers The Sinister Roots of Hippie Culture and The Death of Godo Paulekas Anger s Infant Lucifer we are introduced to debauched guru and self described Freak Vito Paulekas along with his wife Szou and his disturbing companion Carl Franzoni These guys helped get The Byrds a largely untested musically limited band which was as much or of a manufactured act than the derided Monkees at least in the early years off the ground by doing spasmodic freakish dance moves on the dance floors of clubs that sprouted overnight on the Sunset Strip That freewheelin behavior cloaked something far ominousPaulekas shows up in the underground film Mondo Hollywood and likely had allowed Satanist and suspected snuff film creator Kenneth Anger to feature the three year old Godo as his Lucifer in a film he was working on It is then that Mansonite and former Grass Roots a different Grass Roots later renamed Love guitarist Bobby Cupid Beausoleil becomes the Luciferian replacement Calling themselves Freaks they lived a semi communal life and engaged in sex orgies and free form dancing whenever they could writes McGowan describing Vito and the FreakersAnd when Vito split Manson happened to show up in his place because as McGowan writes It makes perfect sense in retrospect that Charles Manson and his Family came calling just as Vito fled the scene and that a Mansonite replaced the freak child doomed Godo Paulekas said to have died after falling through a skylight while tripping on acid as the embodiment of Lucifer For the truth you see is that in many significant ways Charles Manson was little than a younger version of Vito Paulekas Hollywood being Hollywood is it really all that much of a surprise that all the signs point to the Laurel Canyon peace and love folk rock and singer songwriter scene was likely entirely manufactured We know drugs were rampant occult activity commonplace and a bloody trail of corpses that shocks to the coreChapters on The Byrds troubled Gene Clark and later Gram Parsons along with iron fisted tyrants like Frank Zappa Stephen Stills Arthur Lee and Captain Beefheart and sex maniacs and likely incestuous pedophiles including various Beach Boys and Papa John Phillips all seem to point to something much hidden and sinister going on in Laurel Canyon After all these perceived peaceful hippies had a rather violent authoritarian streak about them uite counter to the image one usually conjures when imagining the happy vibes emanating from the Mamas and the Papas as they perform California Dreamin on a TV variety showEven the death obsessed and positively evil Process Church of the Final Judgment played a role in Laurel Canyon and surrounding areas Just ask one time cape wearing David Crosby or any number of lesser known musicians who came even later For all the ocean breezes bikini babes and daisies and so forth the ever present Southern California sunshine couldn t possibly pierce the darkness hanging over Laurel CanyonLater chapters touch upon New Wave and punk music s Copeland brothers which includes Police drummer Stewart Copeland and the family s connection with intelligence agencies and another inexplicably perhaps going into illusionist Harry Houdini s possible link to the early days of Laurel CanyonSure there could be a lot of coincidences the writer of The Association s 66 cult and drug flavored hit Along Comes Mary Tandyn Almer just so happens to split LA and die in the spooky DC suburb of McLean Virginia where Morrison John Phillips Mama Cass Elliot Peter Tork and others hung out in their early years with all these covert ops serial killers running around and funding that seems to come from nowhere After all who paid for all of this for so many yearsMcGowan I should note is a very personable writer with a breezy and even humorous writing style I would be giving Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon an excellent rating if it were not for a few editing and spelling errors I did like the inclusion of a foreward from conspiracy writer Nick Bryant The Franklin Scandal and his comments on this book having a healthy sprinkling of the militaryintelligence complexAnd McGowan puts you there in the canyon I only wish all the photographs he used in his online series featured at The Center for an Informed America were here as well While I was uite familiar with McGowan s wide body of conspiracy research and I had already read a lot of this Laurel Canyon information before reading it again and some new nuggets was well worth it particularly as I continue my research on my book focusing on the rock music created andor released in 1966To learn and I mean go to wwwdaveswebcnchostcom And like me you ll tumble into a rabbit hole from which you will likely never 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Summary Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon David McGowan ð 4 Free read Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð David McGowan Gwriters as Joni Mitchell Judy Collins James Taylor and Carole King lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood HillsBut there was a dark side to that scene as wellMany didn't make it out alive and many deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day Far integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson along with his murderous entourage Also floating about th. The most controversial parts of this book touch little on the central uestion it asks Was the culture of the time we know as the Sixties really just one massive government psy op intended to derail opposition to the Vietnam War and popular calls for real social changeIf the answer is yes this book would be a shocking revelation suggesting our entire world isn t what we ve long thought it to be BummerBut far likely to offend are McGowan s assertions that bands like The Doors and The Byrds weren t real bands at all and almost none of the musical greats of that era were substantially different from those fakest of all fakers The Monkees Ultimate outsiders like Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart were undercover toadies working for the status uo Most of the legendary bands sucked at live performance and owed their popularity to a troupe of outrageous dancers paid to show up at gigs What GAUL Who the hell does he think he is It was a legendary time of peace and freedom man The Doors The Doors I could hear the baby boomers keeling over and falling on their favorite bongs as I paged through the most provocative chaptersIt was with some personal interest I read this tapestry of biographical sketches historical vignettes digressions and leading uestions asked with dramatically raised eyebrows My mother and father were almost though not uite part of the scene They were living only one canyon over from Laurel when I was born in 1968 They long remembered the massive influx of unwashed and drug addled young searchers and the resulting Sunset Boulevard riots in 66 At the time my father was an impresario trying to get a young ingenue my mother into the LA music free for all They spent time in the clubs McGowan profiles places like Whiskey a Go Go and Pandora s Hell they might have crossed paths with some unsavory characters like Vito Paulekas and Elmer Valentine or even Charles Manson himself It was a wild time though the real wildness lasted for only two years or soWhat McGowan does best is dig Here he s dug up a stunning set of coincidences where bloodlines and story arcs intersect in stupefying ways What s the likelihood so many of the heroes of that scene came from patrician families with backgrounds in military intelligence and weapons research Why were obvious murders swept under the carpet as suicides Why no major drug busts in the Canyon Why so many home fires conveniently destroying all evidence Who was paying the bills for the extremely rough or even talentless before they rose almost inexplicably to near instant fame How did the counterculture get national TV and radio exposure during a time when media was at least as tightly controlled as it is today and at least as beholden to the establishment Why so many activist figures who toted handguns and had a history of traveling from one global hot spot to another before suddenly picking up guitars and singing about peace and loveMcGowan s assertion This can t all be explained away with the dreamy word serendipity It was all too weird Someone or a group of someones was pulling the strings and with some end in mind Weird Scenes is a document of a time when an unprecedented convocation of young people from elite military and intelligence backgrounds gathered with their poorly tuned guitars in one small part of Southern California concentrated in a single canyon beneath mountaintop covered by a secret self contained government movie studio and changed the music world forever This much we know to be objectively true And in itself it s stranger than fictionSome annoyances McGowan uses satire and sarcasm to excess It s enough to undermine his serious argument There are too many Oh yeah Right Uh huh Surrrrre flourishes in response to the official accounts Such things are at best seasonings not a full course He tends compare the artists lifestyles to that of an average American Joe strawman Musicians aren t average Joes Even the ones who aren t presumed CIA assets tend to do things Middle America would see as weird Also McGowan s digressions are charming and entertaining but often don t really support the main premise What they really do is add page count It s OK Dave As a fellow author I ve been there myselfNowadays just as back then all of mass media is an ad for something The sudden inexplicable rise of the Laurel Canyon phenomenon should force anyone to uestion what it was really advertising and who was paying the tabI d recommend Weird Scenes to the conspiracy minded as well as those interested in the culture and music of the time though readers in the latter group should be prepared to witness a few sacred cows slaughtered

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  • Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon
  • David McGowan
  • English
  • 17 July 2020
  • 9781909394124

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    Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð David McGowan PDF/EPUB Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon Back in the summer of 2008 a few weeks after writing a 40th 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 GenerationNaturally curious I checked it out and fell into the

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    PDF/EPUB Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon The most controversial parts of this book touch little on the central uestion it asks Was the culture of the time we know as the Sixties really just one massive government psy op intended to derail opposition to the Vietnam War and popular calls for real social change?If the answer is yes this book would be a sho

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    PDF/EPUB Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon A popular revisionist work implying that the Laurel Canyon Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960’s was engineered by the CIA to divert rebellious youth from the anti war cause I found much of it unconvincing however

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    Summary Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon PDF/EPUB Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon David McGowan ð 4 Free read I love a good conspiracy theory however this is not a good one Conjecture and coincidence do not make a theory Disjointed and reaching There were many interesting ideas but no real connections and where were the covert ops promised in the subtitle

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    PDF/EPUB Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ð David McGowan Summary Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon Do you like classic rock conspiracies Hollywood UFOs serial killers the occult spy stories and militarized mind control? Then this is the book for you Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon takes an interesting approach to those s

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    Summary Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon PDF/EPUB Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon This is a book every fan of rock 'n roll music from the 60's and 70's in particular should read It is a history of sorts a hidden history of murder torture mind control sex drugs the occult gov't spooks and money all within the cozy confines of Laurel CanyonFrom the very first page you are presented with facts you will do

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    PDF/EPUB Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon Somewhat amusing but the author should have done research He assumes that the fact that a lot of Laurel Canyon musicians in the 1960s had fathers who had been in the military is a conspiracy Actually this has to do with the fact that

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