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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby Susan Butcher on Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:04 pm

That's why I like looking at old photos, spotting things like that. Sometimes it's almost like a wink at me!
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby okeedoe on Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:16 pm

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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby Susan Butcher on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:49 pm

Thanks OKD! If there's a policeman in the picture, it might be my grandfather.The trams had gone by the time I was born, but there was still a short section of rail in the street outside our house for many years.
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby plasticfantastic on Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:54 pm

Here's an interesting Haight Street photo, dated 1967.
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An odd mix of the freedom-oriented idealization associated with the time, and what at least I perceive as the reality of it, although it isn't like I would know, not having been there. Nonetheless, even if my interpretation is incorrect, it is still an interesting photo.
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby Susan Butcher on Wed Mar 17, 2010 8:04 pm

These are the types in threadbare moddy clobber that inhabit Robert Crumb's sketchbooks of San Francisco.

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How people actually look is more interesting than how they're supposed to look according to adverts and televsion.
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby usedtobebabson on Thu Mar 18, 2010 8:03 am

Yep, runaway youth in the 14 to 17 age range was through the roof back then. That's what all those peace signs and that hippie music caused. Very powerful stuff. Lucky for us we weren't wielding that power and it just happened all on it's own.

Whew! Some great pictures.
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby EmbryonicRabbit68 on Sat Mar 20, 2010 12:21 am

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Can anybody spot God?
Hide, Witch, Hide!
The Good Folks come to Burn Thee
Their Keen Enjoyment hid Behind
The Gothic Mask of Duty!
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby plasticfantastic on Sat Mar 20, 2010 1:00 am

FOUND HIM!

Wait... which God? I see numerous in this picture.
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby usedtobebabson on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:51 am

Yes, they wanted to be part of our counterculture so much they played music for us that was OUTASITE! 8) Was just reading on the cover of my new CD Worst of how JA played the east coast for the fist time in '67 at a small coffee house, as was the style at that time. JA totally blue away the Boston/Cambridge crowd. They had never experienced anything like it :D

The counterculture started with a lot of little steps over several years until a spark ignited it around '67. That attracted these Godlike musicians Who believe it or not, wanted to be part of that culture as much as we all did.

Have I said enough :wink:
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Re: The JA Visual Icon

Postby Susan Butcher on Sun Mar 21, 2010 8:57 pm

"Haw haw! You fool! Don't you know we're all God?!" (Jack T Chick, near enough.)
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