Re: Turn on, tune in: Summer of Love drug inspired poster art
posted at 5/20/2013 1:18 PM EDT
I was just a 9 year old kid and had no idea that there was a "summer of love" going on....I was trying to figure out what fun I could have between the 4th and 5th grade. I did a pretty good job, between playing baseball , swimming in the pool and riding my bike. So, for me, it probably was a "summer of love", I was "loving" being out of school for 10 weeks!
What is ironic about the so-called "Summer Of Love" ( and don't get me wrong I really , really love psychedelic music of the 60's.....just don't agree with the casual sex , drugs , be-ins, love-ins, sit-ins and all the all the other protests that go along with it, and never really did any good - except maybe gain anti-war sentiment among young people ...which was good - see note below), is that it was followed by one of the most violent, turbulent years in U.S. history-1968.
I give you an excerpt to the lyrics to Blue Oyster Cult's "This Ain't The Summer Of Love"
This ain't the garden of eden
There ain't no angels above
Things ain't what they used to be
And this ain't the summer of love, this ain't , this ain't, this ain't the summer of love."
( note- we just celebrated the 40 year anniversary of the end of U.S. involvment in Vietnam - March 29, 1973.....5 years after much the most violent protesting began)