Sweet Marijuana Precode, 1934

The Saturday Night Kid, 1929 banned poster under the Hollywood Code for Clara Bow lifting her dress.   The Hollywood Code Even before audio was introduced to cinema many were already trying to censor what was shown on the big Read More …

Outside of a small circle of friends, 1967

Phil Ochs     Outside of a small circle of friends “Smoking marihuana is more fun than drinking beer, But a friend of ours was captured and they gave him thirty years. Maybe we should raise our voices, ask somebody Read More …

Bach’s Musical Bitch Slap, 1717

“If I decide to be an idiot, then I’ll be an idiot on my own accord.” – Johann Sebastian Bach Johann Sebastian Bach playing the organ, circa 1725   Bach’s Musical Bitch Slap Concert master of King August of Saxony Read More …

The Funny Hemp Booklet, 1943

“Who grows hemp today with a busy hand, Helps themselves and the country!” -Die lustige Hanffibel, 1943 Die lustige Hanffibel, front cover – “The Funny Hemp Booklet”   The Funny Hemp Booklet In 1942 preparing for WWII, The German Reich Read More …

Poppies of Oz, 1900

The Scarecrow and Tin Woodman carry a sleeping Dorothy and Toto out from the field of Deadly poppies. By W. W. Denslow circa 1900     “All across the meadows, many poppies blossomed, and that were so hypnotic and brilliant Read More …

Bach’s Pipe

Known as one of the greatest composer’s of all time, for classics such Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, Johann Sebastian Bach will forever be remembered by his music… Toccata and Fugue in D Minor Much like the modern day Read More …

The Roker’s Song, 1943

Bar on the West Coast of South Africa In a hole in the wall bar on the west coast of South Africa, a man is found with a poem inked in flesh… ‘The Roker’s Song’ In a hole in the Read More …

One toke over the line, 1971

“I’m waitin’ for the train that goes home sweet Mary Hopin’ that the train is on time Sittin’ downtown in a railway station One toke over the line” –¬†Brewer & Shipley   Lawrence Welk deals with Champagne Ladies who misbehave, Read More …

I Surely Would, 1970

“Honey, it’s all about drugs and promiscuous sex. Simon and Garfunkel is poetry! Yes it’s poetry. It’s the poetry of drugs and promiscuous sex. Look at the picture on the cover, they’re on pot.” -Scene from ‘Almost Famous’ El Condor Read More …