Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book]

Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ David McGowan

Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ David McGowan David McGowan æ 9 Read Free read ↠ Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon 109 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. As strange as this book reads the surface details are all true But what is overall message Though it goes through many strange twists and turns to get there as far as I can tell it is that the musicians who congregated in Laurel Canyon did so for reasons that did not really have anything to do with music Instead they tended to come from extremely privileged backgrounds and parents who were high ranking military officials who were also likely involved in espionage people like Stephen Stills and Peter Tork who happened to find themselves in Latin American countries at a time just before democratically elected leaders were toppled by the CIA and Stills was in Vietnam before the war there escalatedThe author seems to be suggesting that the wild lifestyles promoted by these artists many of whom did not actually play on their records was an attempt by the CIA to exert mind control over young people in an effort to divert them away from serious anti war efforts David Crosby descended from original Dutch Settlers to New York as well as John Jay and Alexander Hamilton Peter Fonda whose family came over with Crosby s Van Rensselear ancestors on the same boat and Jim Morrison son of a high ranking Naval officer who displayed no interest in music until he became a rock star also exemplify this theoryAnd yes a large number of these people died or were murdered in mysterious circumstances or the houses where these happenings took place burned down I might not have trouble believing they were assassinated by our government if there had been proof the author suggests that they may have known too much and their deaths made to look like suicide or murdersuicide If true it would be easy to see why nobody would want to talk about this stuff Therefore all we have are a series of documented facts that point to a pattern of sinister influence in Laurel Canyon There was no shortage of macabre and disreputable people around including Vito and the Freaks Charles Manson The Process an EST like cult and a whole host of Crowley esue disciples What is less well known is that Dick Cheney Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld were in residence at a RAND corporation think tank located on a secluded hillside in the midst of all this and supposedly J Edgar Hoover was a customer at a gay brothel located nearbyThere is also much made of certain dates which have occult significance like the fact that Tom Mix died on October 12 Alistair Crowley s Birthday Mix had once owned the Log Cabin future home of Frank Zappa and Spahn Ranch where the Manson Family lived The Log Cabin burned down on Halloween 1981 This was 22 years to the day after Houdini s estate located nearby burned down Houdini himself also died on Halloween in 1926 Spooky Parts of it also read like a giant game of Six Degrees of Separation For instance how to connect comedian Phil Hartman and Charles Manson WellHartman designed the CSNY Logo and was the brother of John Hartman a label exec with David Geffen John Hartman got his start in the music business with Colonel Tom Parker Tom Parker worked with Tom Mix in the 1940s In addition to the aforementioned Spahn Ranch connection Phil Hartman also attended high school with Sueaky FrommeSo what does all this prove Well nothing really But if true all these coincidences are strange Then again we are talking about California where there are freuent wild fires and houses burn down all the time There are other perfectly plausible explanations as to why all these people would end up in the entertainment capital of the United States and why those living in the fast lane tend to turn up dead a lotI don t know whether to give this book 1 star for lack of proof that would really tie all this stuff together or 5 stars After all this was one hell of a page turner to paraphrase Austin Powers conspiracy theories ARE my bag There are obviously a lot of things left out of this review but off the top of my head I wondered why Danny Sugarman who who lived on Wonderland Avenue and later married Fawn Hall who was Oliver North s secretary and Rodney Bingenheimer who knew everyone mentioned in this book were left out of this sagaI am definitely adding it to my Classic Trash shelf along with my Brian Jones conspiracy books and Hollywood BabylonJuly 18 2020 I am updating my review from five years ago to recommend a book I recently read by Tom O Niell called Chaos Charles Manson the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties published June 25 2019 It covers some of the same ground However O Niell provides documented proof of his assertions He was not able to tie all of it together but where there is smoke there is fire It certainly makes a lot of the unsubstantiated claims in Weird Scenes seem a little plausible

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Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ David McGowan David McGowan æ 9 Read Free read ↠ Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon 109 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 The Day the Numbers Disappeared 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 CROCK POT RECIPES My BEST Slow Cooker Recipe Cookbook Chicken Beef Pork and Lamb Lunches and Dinners for Your Crockpot GOLDEN RECIPE COLLECTION psy op intended to 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Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ David McGowan David McGowan æ 9 Read Free read ↠ Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon 109 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. 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 doubt Once you verify they ARE facts you ll be off and running sometimes scared McGowan paints a picture of the LA music scene of the 60 s you have never seen before one crawling with government agents and snitches with musicians who come from a long line of career military families or American royalty You will be shocked to learn that many of your favorite hippy musicians were gun toting control freaks or in possession of an alternate personality who believes he is a gov t assassin or Well you get the pictureI have to say that after reading this book I was a bit melancholy I suppose that knowing many of your heroes were fakes and plants will do that to oneBesides the music industry and its strange ties to gov t agencies like the CIA Dave also explores the strange history of Hollywood from the silent era and Houdini to the Manson family The connections are endless baffling Do yourself a favor and read this book And by all means verify what is written therein independently Only then will you understand the power of the dark sideUpdate The writer and researcher Dave McGowan died recently from cancer He was an original thinker a man who could find the weak point of any argument in seconds a meticulous researcher a father a brother a son I did not know the man but I got to know him through his work and felt a kinship So Rest in Peace Dave and thank you for your work


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  2. says: Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book] Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ David McGowan

    Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book] As strange as this book reads the surface details are all true But what is overall message? Though it goes through many strange twists and turns to get there; as far as I can tell it is that the musicians who congregated in Laurel Canyon did so for reasons that did not really have anything to do with music Instead they

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    Characters Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book] 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 che

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    Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book] 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 shocking revelation suggesting ou

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    Characters Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon David McGowan æ 9 Read Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book] 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 reb

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    Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book] I don't believe I've said OMG so many times while reading a book It's well written and easy to read His little humorous sarcastic uips make it fun There is a lot of information in this book to digest David McGowan has connected all the dots and leaves the reader to decide what to believe There seems to have been many strange things happening in the hippiemusic culture in Laurel Canyon during the 60's and 70's The only t

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    Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon [Pdf/E–book] David McGowan æ 9 Read Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ David McGowan 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 doubt Once you verif

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    Characters Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon David McGowan æ 9 Read Free download ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub æ David McGowan Somewhat amusing but the author should have done research He assumes that the fact that a lot of Laurel Canyon

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  • Paperback
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  • Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon
  • David McGowan
  • English
  • 13 December 2020
  • 9781909394124