How do I say this?
Since Tuesday night, the word around here is that the President of University of Alabama,Robert Witt, is splitting the sheets with his wife, Anne. Word is she's building a lake house and Robert will stay at the third floor apartment at the mansion.
According to my sources, Robert is about as bland as you can get. He only wears a charcoal suit with standard striped tie or a blue blazer with charcoal pants and a standard striped tie. LISTEN TO ME, PAUL FINEBAUM! I have now established the WITT WATCH! I know about the drop dead gorgeous temptations who will sit around Witt's dinner table down the boulevard at The President's Mansion this next fall. Let's watch for a change in wardrobe. How 'bout Hawaiian shirts or tie-dyed T-shirts with jeans. Never know. Be on the watch.
Next thing ya know that GIRLS GONE WILD bus will parked next door to Rose Administration Building!
best of The 4th!!!!!!!!!
Lance from Happy Trailers details the work he did for the History Channel's documentary on the counter culture in '66, '67 & '68!
On the Magic Bus with Hippies and the History Channel
posted on 24 Jun 2005
On June 2nd Happy Trailers HD went on the road in a 15 passenger bus across the Northern Pacific Coast doing interviews for the HISTORY CHANNEL about the counter culture movement from 66 to 68 , starting with the gifted satirist PAUL KRASSNER http://www.paulkrassner.com/index.html
one of the original yippies , Paul was credited with scaring the bejezus out of Chicago city officals during the Festival of Life . He also is the founder of "The REALIST " . When PEOPLE MAGAZINE called him the father of the underground press , he instantly demanded a paternity suit. Paul has a new book coming out this fall called "ONE HAND JERKING".After the interveiw we hit the Joshua tree to trip on the trees . Next stop LA , two days later the next stop was PETER COYOTE actor, author of "SLEEPING WHERE I FALL" and voice over talent.http://www.petercoyote.com/
Peter also stars in Fox's The Inside . He is a righteous ,far out, up front kinda guy , we dug him .From there to Venice where we hit SPONTO (Thanks MARK) formerly Venice West the beat hang out featured in The Holy Barbarians by Lawrence Lipton.
We talked to Music Producer JAMES COHEN and Screenwriter Leary God son MICHAEL SEGEL http://www.tribe.net/thread/3ccd2223-2aa8-4c9c-8f96-efe15788e264?tribeid=b627f64a-6d54-4a66-af5c-33b4142de49a
both are way cool cats . Big Sur, Monterey, Carmel were next .The talented and generous AMI MAGILL
and then to San Jose DON ANGUS the squared away comedic Bus driver of the Hippy Hop. In Sonoma our man with the big brain MARTIN LEE author "ACID DREAMS" then to San Francisco for the NY Times Bureau director JOHN MORKOFF author "WHAT THE DOOR MOUSE SAID" for his insight .The next day to the yacht club behind Giant Stadium for the SF Police Inspector BIG JACK BALLENTINE and his crew of coppers gave us their perspective on the SUMMER OF LOVE in 67 . The lovely white witch , poet author Lenore Kandellhttp://www.superstitionstreet.com/
who wrote THE LOVE BOOK which was made famous by the censorship of it and trial that followed was naughty and nice ! What was in the Cookie? Afterwards we hit the brilliant eco leader of PLANET DRUM - our Poppy PETER BERG and JUDY they did us and they were off getting ready for the Solstice on the beach , we brought our drums and headed for the ocean and the summer Solstice Drum Circle .The Haight street festival was on the way , we vistited the HAIGHT ASHBURY FREE CLINIC , we spoke with the cool volunteers and Its founder DR DAVID SMITH and his compadre and the author of COMPOST COLLEGE- RICHARD SEYMOUR,and then off to Oakland for artist ELSA MARLEY http://www.diggers.org/freefall/elsa.html
, for a dose of sexual liberation and commune life , thanks Elsa ! GOD'S COUNTRY and onto the big clown in the mountain comedian, artist ,Camp WINNARAINBOW organizer , do gooder and once roomate of DYLAN and friend of LENNY BRUCE, KEN KESEY and EINSTIEN amonst others the fantastic WAVY GRAVY in Trinity Shasta northern California.
Then the Cap'n was calling the highly energized CAP'N SKYPILOT , in good old green Eugene Oregon yes MERRY PRANKSTER and KESEY comrade , the one and only KEN BABBS !!!
You ain't lived until you hung with Babb's and his family his wife the merry Senior English teacher who teaches Slaughter House 5 , Electric Kool aid acid test ... to her students... Then off to KESEY RANCH visit FURTHUR the MAGIC BUS Itself in all it's natural glory.
Thanks ZANE KESEY and thanks to all of you who helped preserve history .Stay tuned for the Hippie piece on the History Channel this fall.Special thanks to Lou & Scott Reda ,Dennis Klienman , Joel Schechetr , Reno ,Gallo , Andrew and Jamie dedicated to Rusty James the cat who did it all.
CAP'N SKYP IS HOSTING A FOURTH OF JULY THROW DOWN NEAR EUGENE...
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