Thursday, 24 May 2018

Tuesday, 22 May 2018

LSD's Long Strange Trip

A beautiful, concise (photo) history of LSD since its synthesis in 1943 and up to the most recent  times, with the (re)discovery of its psychotherapeutic properties  and  new use models like the 'microdosing'
See the photo gallery on Getty Images

(from top to bottom: Dr. Albert Hofmann, the discoverer of LSD; Dr Humphry Osmond who conied the word 'psychedelic' in 1956; Dr. Timothy Leary, who spread the lysergic verb in the sixties and an 'acid test' in Los Angeles)

Friday, 18 May 2018

(Wrong Hands)

Acid Drops: An Interview with Andy Roberts

Andy Roberts is an historian of Britain LSD psychedelic culture and author of Acid Drops: Adventures in Psychedelia (2016) and Albion Dreaming: A Popular History of LSD in Britain (2008)
While terms like 'acid' or 'psychedelic culture' are usually and immediately associated with California, Tim Leary or Grateful Dead, Andy's books tell us that the (much less known) British LSD history is  just as interesting and involving and  represented by  characters like Aldous Huxley and Michael Hollingshead who were among the real prime movers of the 'psychedelic revolution' of the sixties.
Read an interesting interview with Andy Roberts on Psychedelic Frontier
(Acid Drops in Terra Incognita) 

Lumerians / "The Bloom"

Lumerians is a psychedelic band from the San Francisco Bay Area. They are well knowm among the psychedelic music enthusiasts for their highly visual, trippy live performances.....

Monday, 14 May 2018

Friday, 11 May 2018

Playing for Change / "All Along The Watchtower"

Well-known musicians  like the legendary guitarist Warren Haynes and The Doors' drummer John Densmore and  much less known international artists 'synergize' together to brilliantly cover the immortal Jimi Hendrix classic....
( previous posts here, here and here)