Saturday, 16 December 2017

The British Underground of the Sixties

In 1966 Barry Miles and John "Hoppy" Hopkins decided to start a newspaper. They called it International Times (IT) and launched it in April. It was the first British underground newspaper and began a news media revolution.
The British Underground Press of the Sixties catalog displays the covers of every British underground paper that launched in the 1960s: International Times, OZ, Friends/Frendz, Gandalf's Garden, Black Dwarf and Ink. It also includes the comic books that grew out of the papers and various examples of the graphics, ads, posters and flyers produced by each publication.
For more details and to order your copy (tempting limited editions available) make a visit to britishundergroundpress 

(by Christian Schloe)

George Harrison & Gary Moore / "While My Guitar Gently Weeps"

Two legends brilliantly performing together in 1992... amazing version of a timeless song....!

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

Anup Jalota / "Rang De Chunariya"

The Indian musician Anup Jalota (b. 1953) is one of the finest proponents of  the Hindu traditional music, in particular the devotional songs called "kirtan" or "bhajan". Take few minutes of break to enjoy this outstanding example of his sublime musical skillness, expressive chanting (and gestures)  and deep spiritual inspiration.....

Thursday, 7 December 2017


Soviet Hippies

While the "hippie" word is immediately associated with California, the youth countercultural 'movement' that flourished in the sixities  was effectively a global phenomenon, to the point that even in the other side of the Iron Curtain, groups of young people, artists, vagabonds, musicians and freaks (the "Sistema") made their best to create, in the most unlikely of all places, a new way of life based on peace, love, higher states of consciousness and yes, a neverending party... Now "Soviet Hippies"  tells that nearly unknown underground history ....
Soviet Hippies