Radio station WNEW-FM canceled a live music broadcast of The Patti Smith Group after Patti made the following statement on the air. Patti Smith: ...how alternative is this radio? i want to know how alternative this radio is. the first thing that happens when i walk in is that you tell me you don’t have a bleep machine and to watch what i say, that’s not alternative, that’s the same old stuff.
It seems our National Wildlife Federation is concerned with more than endangered species like the Kirtland's warbler. Thanks to your December 1976 issue, I was able to identify the toadstool under the warbler’s tail in this picture as Amanita muscaria.
Q: I love good coffee, but I seldom have the time to brew it from scratch. How is instant coffee made, and why does it taste so poor compared to fresh ground? —Jerry Skrubetzkoy, Marshall, Pa. A: The longer coffee is brewed, the more its solids dissolve.
Sweet sex sucks. Tender is out, tough is in. Boudoir seductions are almost camp, whereas bathroom blow jobs are coming up fast. Teens who used to nuzzle their boyfriends' class rings between their breasts now chain up their true loves' brass knuckles or plasticized prison records.
I don’t have anything against smut, I just think it’s stupid. All this talk about Larry Flynt and Al Goldstein and the First Amendment and how to have orgasms and 12-year-olds having orgies prevents us from getting to the really important issues—like why pornography is so dumb.
"Saturday Night Live" is about to go print. Chevy Chase and Conehead aficionados will soon be able to buy the best of NBC's hit show in a book being edited by Anne Beatts, one of the show's writers. Beatts, who coauthored the book of women's yuks, Titters, says to look for it in the fall.
New York, home of the most Draconian dope laws in the nation, has decriminalized marijuana. In a dramatic and swift reversal of a defeat two months earlier, the legislature approved and Governor Hugh Carey signed a bill making the Empire State the ninth in the country to stop harassment of pot smokers.
North Carolina, in an unexpected move, has become the tenth state to stop jailing first-time pot offenders. Two days after New York's decrim victory, the state's legislature adopted a measure setting a maximum $100 fine for first-offense pot possession of one ounce or less.
New York's new decrim bill may reap a windfall profit for pot dealers, according to dealers and market observers. The new bill makes possession of up to 25 grams a civil offense with a $100 fine. Lid dealers, accordingly, have begun peddling short ounces so that if they or their customers get caught in a shakedown, traffic accident, spot check or the like, they will not be liable for the misdemeanor count.
The State Department's inability or unwillingness to help some 32 Americans held on drug charges in Bolivian jails has prompted Senator Hubert Humphrey to schedule hearings to investigate not only the Bolivian problem but also the entire U.S. overseas drug enforcement effort.
Hawaii’s joint military-police marijuana sweep has ended in a blitzkrieg of criticism. Island authorities uprooted almost 12 tons from the volcanic soil of Maui, Kauai and Molokai, carrying the pot by helicopter and jeep to burning sites on the beaches.
The budget projection for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) for fiscal 1978 amounts to $181 million. A 10-percent increase has been earmarked for a crackdown on pharmacists and practitioners who are peddling licit drugs illegally.
Declaring that the only barrier between decency and a nation of coke-crazed addicts is the high cost of the popular powder, the U.S. government has released a study finding cocaine physically nonaddictive but among the most pleasant and powerfully reinforcing of all recreational drugs.
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA—"I've always had a strong personal hatred for marijuana," said Mario Alfaro Jimenez, director of narcotics enforcement for Colombia's dreaded Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad (DAS). "What I am doing is good for society, I am doing a productive task."
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA—Foreign Minister Indalecio Liezano Aguirre has said he hopes his government will speed up the judicial process for some 80 Americans imprisoned here on a variety of grass and cocaine export charges. Many of the imprisoned Yanks have waited more than three years to stand trial.
The El Paso Intelligence Center, home of all those staggering computer statistics on how much dope is smuggled into the U.S., is installing a supercomputer capable of digesting and analyzing all dope information from the six federal agencies most involved in stopping the flow across the Mexican border.
The crash of a Cessna 206 in the desolate mountains of Utah earlier this year was notable only because of the identity of the pilot—Mike Loening, president of the National Pilots’ Association, a Washington- based lobbying group with impeccable establishment credentials.
Americans approve the decriminalization of marijuana by a 46-percent plurality, according to the latest Harris Survey. With 44 percent dissenting, the figures mark the first time decrim has come out on top since the survey began polling the issue in 1969.
It's not just Seabrook. The powerbrokers at the Northern State Power Company hoped to evade trouble by locating an 1,150-megawatt nuclear power plant deep in the Wisconsin wilderness. Unfortunately for them, Stan Cider (pictured) and his brother Joe live on 900 of the 4,000 acres proposed as a site.
Young Ted, prince of Detroit rockers, explains why rock is alive, why he hunts elephants and why he passed out in Des Moines
Ted Nugent Discography
A Ted Nugent concert is an incredible musical experience, but that’s just the beginning. While Ted and the boys are churning out some of the loudest, fastest and most furious sounds ever heard, the audience isn’t just sitting there. It’s going nuts dancing, humping, jumping, screaming, throwing fireworks, pumping fists in the air, setting fires and generally having a ball.
From Dr. Albert Hofmann to you—how Western civilization got high again, one head at a time
LSD creates in its takers a sort of instant messianism, an urge to turn on friends, relatives, acquaintances and perfect strangers. Marijuana, too, is a sort of friendship ambassador from the vegetable kingdom, telling us to declare peace on the world.
An unknown hand cuts the power supply, causing a blackout inside Elaine's restaurant. As luminaries of the literary, media and jet sets flee in the dark, one-time media tycoon Walter Foster is shot and left for dead under what had once been his personal reserved table.
The last time I had a gun pointed at me was back in '72—that insane incident at the Nixon family boat-house on Key Biscayne. I'd been down there covering the Republican National Convention, and the Secret Service somehow got the notion I was plotting to steal Bebe Rebozo's yacht.
5,000 freaks frolicked and fumed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on July 4th
Six thousand pairs of lips toked on thousands of joints. A stoned throw away, fireworks lit up above the White House lawn to the strains of that old English drinking song, "The Star Spangled Banner.” Jimmy Carter sent his regrets that he missed the smoke-in at Lafayette Park.
Tinkering with foreign seeds on domestic soil for high-potency strains
Many exotic strains of marijuana from far distant countries are making their way into American breeding stock in the greening of domestic homegrown. Breeds such as those from Thailand and Afghanistan have been developed through years of intensive selection for certain distinguishing characteristics.
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Guru means teacher. A guru teaches you your own true nature, which all gurus agree cannot be expressed in words. Lao Tsu said, “Those who know don’t say.” However, that hasn’t stopped anyone from trying, including Lao Tsu. A guru can act in many ways: as friend, mirror, guide, God or psychic martial arts master.
There’s no generation gap in the Rotten family. Mrs. Rotten stands firmly behind her son Johnny. Her real name is Eileen Lydon, and she has three other kids besides 20-year-old Johnny. What does she think of her son's outrageous career as lead singer of the Sex Pistols?
American Indian Movement spokesperson Leonard Peltier drew two life sentences from an all-white jury in Fargo, South Dakota, for the deaths of two FBI agents in a shoot-out on the Pine Ridge Reservation in 1975. Peltier's lawyers are appealing the conviction in the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.
For years, homosexual rights activists have been chanting the slogan "Gay is Good." In 1977, however, with gay rights demonstrations throughout the country attracting more people, more stars and more militancy than ever, gay is not only good, it's the political issue of the year.
Smoking the snake, they call it, the ritual ingestion by bong, chillum or blotter of the venom of the hooded cobra. In India, where more than 20,000 people a year die of venomous snake bites, the smoking of the cobra venom has been a tradition among the sadhu (holy men) for over a thousand years.
The Coast Guard has been forced to release the nine crew members of the Panamanian trawler Lady Mark, seized in international waters with 40,000 pounds of highquality Colombian in its catch—proof that even narcs must comply with the International Law of the Sea.
Huge busts in the southern trade routes were only the biggest in a long list of pot busts by narcs. Tin stars were stepping up their grass and hash assaults as this issue went to press. Farmers, runners, painters, diplomats and scoutmasters were among the users-turned-losers in this round: 20,000 lbs: St. Bernard's Parish, La. and Gulf of Mexico, 3 boats and 12 trucks, 18 arrests.
The search of a bogus priest snowballed into a massive cocaine blitz in New Orleans, where Customs agents grabbed 40 pounds of blow from importers in five days of airport snooping. The poseur priest, a Venezuelan, aroused suspicion while lugging three suitcases found to be containing 15 pounds of flake.
In its never-flagging pursuit of the smuggler, the DEA has devised a "Drug Courier Profile" to alert Customs, cops and citizens to what drug smugglers look like. But after stopping too many innocent travelers because they looked suspicious, a federal court has ordered them to cease.
Genetic engineers and business heavies are discussing an array of quasi-human mutants to keep the wheels of commerce grinding in the future. Biologists are talking about a class of humanoids called chimeras—chimpanzee/human or gorilla/human hybrids—to do the dangerous or demeaning jobs now performed by poor, ethnic minorities.
RICHARD PRYOR’S GREATEST HITS, by Richard Pryor (Warner Brothers BSK 3057). "I snorted cocaine for fifteen years,” says Richard Pryor, today’s most notorious young black comedian. “I must have snorted up Peru. I could have bought Peru with all of the shit I snorted.
THE GREAT COMIC BOOK HEROES, compiled by Jules Feiffer (New York: Dial Press, $6.95). Batman and Robin aren't gay, and Wonder Woman is no lesbian. But there may be some truth to the rumors about "a schizoid and chaste ménage à trois ... among Lois Lane, Clark Kent and Superman."
Kinky, slinky, dreamy, creamy underwear is in. Plastic bras and paper panties have gone the way of back-seat sex. Seduction is back in the bedroom, clad in clinging silk, satanic satin. Soft skin breathes hard in low-cut lace. Lewd moods brood in ruche and tulle; soft fabrics make females look feminine, pale tones tame strong men.
Underfoot transport of illicit substances has long been a favorite among discrete dopers. Podalic stashes, however, do have their drawbacks—foot odor tends to overwhelm the fine fragrance of good dope, and when the lights are dim, it’s difficult to distinguish Desenex from more costly white powders. Pocket Socks by Keepers, the greatest innovation in footwear since the elevator shoe-phone, solves these problems forever by providing a four-by-three-inch pouch about midway up the calf. Pocket Socks are made of Orlonacrylic and nylon. One size fits all, and they go for $2.50 wherever socially progressive socks are sold.
Cumby, sperm charm and penis bullet stash
$15 to $25
Axel has created erotic art and paraphernalia for celeb dopers Mick Jagger, Salvador Dali, Alice Cooper, the Allman Brothers, the Grateful Dead, Kiss, Richie Havens and other groupie favorites. He now offers his work to those of the unloved masses who enjoy watching quizzical stares turn to red-faced embarrassment as admirers realize that the darling little charm they’re toying with is a masturbating Gumby or some other titillating trinket of art decadent. Shown here are Cumby, sperm charm and penis bullet stash. Prices for sterling silver models range from $15 to $25. Send $1 for catalog, including gold prices, to: Axis, P.O. Box 222, River Edge, N.J. 07661.
pen and inhaler
$14.99 and $9.99
If you’re a stenographer with sinus problems, inconspicuous ingestion of cocaine is guaranteed with two new products from Alpine Creations. The Benzoflake inhaler looks like an ordinary nasal decongestant, but fill it with your favorite white powder, click it twice and you’re ready to receive a premeasured line that will clear your sinuses from the tips of your fingers to the balls of your feet. Stenographers have been known to enjoy pen fetishes, and none deserves more affection than the snow pen. It holds up to two grams, and when you remove the bottom it delivers a fine line from both ends, one in blue ink, the other in white gold. Both pen and inhaler from Alpine Creations, $14.99 and $9.99 respectively, 8010 Sunset, Los Angeles, Ca. 90046.
will come clean as if for Gene with the Satori Japanese Bath, a prefabricated $2,500 genuine redwood tub for folks who’ve struck it dirt rich. The two-and-a-half Gs cover the cost of installation if you’re in the neighborhood of the Satori Japanese Bath Company, at 5406 College Avenue, Oakland, Ca. 94618, but they’ll mail you a do-it-yourself kit (3,000 miles of rubber hose, optional) if you’re out of state. Other models include the Nirvana ($1,550), the Olympus ($1,750), the Valhalla ($1,850) and the Shangri-La ($1,950). The pleasure of bathing in a Satori Japanese Bath Company genuine Satori Japanese Bathtub is so unique, embracing as it does the best aspects of the womb, the bassinet, the orgy, the Zen enlightenment and the Italian Renaissance, that it defies comparison, so why should we try? Take a satori bath today; you won’t feel dirty an hour later.
permanent screen, stash pod, resin trap and poker
Four years went into the design and perfection of the proto-pipe, and the result is an almost indestructible smoking system that combines simplicity with diversity. Constructed of a bowl and stem, permanent screen, stash pod, resin trap and poker, the pipe easily comes apart. The poker may be used to clean the bowl and resin trap or to stir your dope between tokes. The stash pod holds enough to get you through a heady night, is locked into place when the poker is inserted in its groove and moonlights as a bowl packer. A leather heat shield surrounds the bowl to keep you from getting burnt fingers while you’re getting burnt out. $15.95 from Proto-Pipe, P.O. Box 557, Catali, Ca. 94928.
Good evening Mr. and Mrs. America and all the ducks at sea. This is Richard L. Shaefer, photographer of this month’s “High Style” feature on lingerie. I was born into a family of military migrants, which may or may not explain my transitory photographic style or my unnatural propensity toward interstate flight.