I thought your Summer of Love issue was swell, especially seeing the Dead album sheet. But there’s bad news. The guy who’s been producing these high quality sheets got busted at the show in Philly on Friday, July 10th. Apparently I got the last two pages before he went down.
“It’s frightening. If a cop stopped me in the middle of the night, I wouldn’t open my door to him,” said a Clarkstown, New York, businesswoman. “There’s almost no supervision in the department,” admitted a high-ranking, law-enforcement source.
Taking its cue from the PMRC, a new parents group called Concerned Parents Monitoring Comics (CPMC), has condemned certain comic strips, claiming they promote violence, cruelty to animals, “sick” humor, antisocial behavior and a lack of respect for authority.
The National Federation of Parents for A Drug Free Youth (NFP), Nancy Reagan’s pet antidrug group, is on the brink of financial disaster, according to well-placed sources, and may go under at any time. Problems for the NFP began last December, when president Joyce Nalepka was fired during a hastily called board conference.
Oregon voted on November 6, 1986 on whether to allow adults over 18 year of age to grow marijuana for their personal use or not. The outcome of Oregon’s Ballot Measure #5 was 74 percent against, and 26 percent in favor. However, the federal government had interfered in the Oregon election to an unprecedented degree.
Football is a lame sport. It disables many of the players who play professionally, and every year, young kids die from playing it. Most NFL players have to be shot up with painkillers to make it on to the field, and many use steroids to build their bodies up into huge slabs of muscle.
A Redmond, Washington postal carrier smelled what he thought was pot in a package he was carrying. He showed it to two other employees and his supervisor. They all agreed that the package smelled like pot, so they brought in the police dog, Sammy, who has extensive training in the pot-sniffing field.
Those Fascist Communist Creeps are at it again. In August, New York was the scene of Radio New York International, a pirate radio station that broadcasted cool music. Nothing but. No mindless disco-rot allowed. Radio New York provided alternative freeform rock’n’roll in response to the boring rock stations already in existence.
The fabulous Cat Club in New York was the scene for the latest HIGH TIMES bash, in honor of August’s ‘‘Wild Party” issue, and the Dawn of the Psychopunkadelic epoch! Everyone stayed late and partied ’til they puked (which was easier than you might think, thanks to the very helpful Cat Club staff!).
McROBOCOP—University of Wisconsin researchers developed a $20,000 prototype robot that would replace teenage labor at fast food restaurants. “These types of mechanized systems are going to be more popular in the fast food industry as the minimum wage goes up and the population that has traditionally worked these jobs—16 to 18 year olds declines,"the head of the research team claimed.
Donna Taylor is half a Tart. A Thompson Tart, that is. The Thompson Tarts, Donna and Leslie, are bringing back classic go-go dancing. “We’re the ‘do anything’ dancers,” Donna says, “between psychedelic and futuristic dancing, we’ve created our own style.”
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There are plenty of high times here in Fresno, California, even though CAMP is cracking down hard (assholes!). No drought right now, and harvest is soon to be. Problem ’round here is we’re knee deep in cocaine with only one straw. Soon, with prices so low, the country will be full of coke fiends, not potheads.
Doug Ingle spent most of last year living with his parents in San Diego, California. That wouldn’t be so strange if Ingle wasn’t 42 years old and the author of the ’60s psychedelic smash “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida.” He’s been trying to get his music career back on track, playing solo acoustic guitar gigs at dives like Jim’s Hickory Wood Bar-B-Q on El Cajon Boulevard.
ALTHOUGH CANNABIS has been subjected to endless study and clinical analysis, very little can be stated categorically as to its effect on health. The scientific literature is confusing and contradictory, and the marijuana issue polarizes emotions, making moralists of scientists.
CYBERPUNK, like most other labels, is a meaningless piece of conceptual B.O. (i.e., the guy who smells it gets to name it). Surgically created several seasons back by writer/editor/funnyman Gardner Dozois, the term was intended to monikerize the work of science-fiction hotshot William Gibson, whose audacious first novel of computer piracy, NEUROMANCER, was happily snorting up every award in the field.
WILLIAM GIBSON is the cyberpunk Manute Bol. Ludicrously tall (maybe six and a half feet), impossibly skinny, and with a spine curved by the brutal ravages of Terran gravity, he cuts not so much a dashing figure as a question mark. Though a lingering drawl betrays his rural Virginia upbringing, he parks himself these days in moist Vancouver, British Columbia, with his almost-asskinny wife and a couple of papooses.
She’d had this friend in Cleveland, Lanette, who'd taught her lots of things. How to get out of a car fast if a trick tried to lock the doors on you, how to act when you went to make a buy. Lanette was a little older and mainly used wiz, she said, "to move the down around," being frequently downed-out on anything from endorphin analogs to plain old Tennessee opium.
Three ex-drug smugglers, all currently in jail, have given testimony to federal officials that links the Nicaraguan Contras to illegal arms and drug shipments that go back at least to 1983, and may have been conducted under the direct supervision of officials of the United States government.
Have you been looking the world over for just the right diet? Tired of fast food burgers and TV dinners? Then join the HIGH TIMES cross-cultural, revolutionary culinary movement! ! RA cuisine is designed for the mind and body. The first step to a healthy diet is eating less prime rib and rich sauces and eating more veggies, fresh fish and fine green herb.
IN THE DARKEST RECESSES of New York City, there are burrowed some of the most bizarre urban denizens to be found amongst the human species. Mighty among this odd lot is an elfin sort of hairy creature who is addressed by the noble name of AXEL. I am sure he is some tireless warlock torn from the gilded pages of an epic, medieval fairy tale.
Believe it or not, the hottest music scene in the world is happening in Sweden. It might surprise you that the Scandinavian country that gave us Tor Johnson, ABBA, and meatballs, has an exciting band scene. After all, in the '70s, Sweden was best known for having the highest suicide rate in the world.
The roots of Sweden’s music revolution started in the early '60s. Swedes took the British invasion very seriously, especially the music and long hair of the R&B influenced ROLLING STONES and PRETTY THINGS. The most successful '60s group, and the most popular among today’s Swedish musicians, was TAGES, who later mutated into the very lush sounding BLONDE. Recently, double album career retrospectives, complete with rare singles and unissued tracks, of other pop groups like TAGES, the SHANES, and the HEP STARS, have provided a good history of popular Swedish beat music.
Plants with three sets of leaves instead of two are unusual but not rare. Most of the time, after several sets of leaves, the growing tip develops two branches, which grow parallel and equally vigorous. Each branch has only two sets of leaves.
For as long as marijuana has been cultivated domestically, we have thought of it as a short-day flowering plant, or more accurately, as a fall flowering plant. When the feral plant is adapted to its environment, it is triggered by night-length into flowering and ripening at the right time of the season.
This bud was six ounces. A sativa-indica cross, it turned out to be quality smoke. My first crop ever. —MRM Ohio Eight-week-old KushI indica strain. Heavy resin, relaxing high. —F lyin’ high in Florida
Marijuana is easily defined in terms of health. It is one of the most benign substances used by humans. This contrasts sharply with the picture painted of it by legalization opponents. For instance, Joyce Nelepka, founder of the Parents for a Drug Free Youth stated, “It is not a moral issue, it is a health issue.”
"Hello, the Seed Bank, how can I help you mate?” answers a masculine Australian voice with mellow tone and a touch of formality. “A yeah,” responds a voice 10,000 miles away somewhere in North America. “I wanted to find out a little more about that ruderalis plant.
Ruderalis has had a difficult time retaining the same botanical classification. It seems that some botanists think ruderalis is a variety of cannabis sativa while others believe it to warrant its own classification of species. Regardless of nomenclature, we know that a ruderalis plant will bloom when it is six to twelve inches tall regardless of the photoperiod.
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Applied Hydroponics is proud to announce the opening of a full-service factory and retail store in suburban Philadelphia. The San Francisco-based manufacturer of HYDROFARM ™ products is the oldest and largest maker of top quality, indoor gardening equipment. HYDROFARM™ products are the most widely available and the best known brand of indoor growing products on the market. Now, with the opening of an additional APPLIED HYDROPONICS facility in suburban Philadelphia, eastern customers can look forward to direct, toll-free ordering and the same immediate delivery enjoyed by customers in the west. And, the convenient location near the crossroads of Interstate 95 and the Pennsylvania Turnpike makes it just a short ride for most eastern growers. To get information and a free catalog of HYDROFARM™ indoor gardening products, call APPLIED HYDROPONICS toll free: in the eastern U.S. call (800) 227-4567; in the western U.S. call (800) 634-9999, and check out their ads on pages 8, 9 and 13.
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Thinking of buying a HPS system? Well now you can have the convenience of a HPS bulb that runs off your metal halide ballast, thanks to the latest technology in lighting—conversion bulbs! The bulb uses less electricity and has a life expectancy of 24,000 hours, so you can realize enough savings in energy within one year, to virtually pay for the bulb itself! A 400-watt conversion bulb (50,000 lumens, using only 360 watts) is $80.00; a 1000-watt conversion bulb (140,000 lumens, using only 940 watts) is $155.00. Imagine!—one ballast, two bulbs! Two complete light systems with the convenience of one, and a savings to you. Order now! Call MAH: outside New York, (800) 227-9351; inside New York, (212) 231-9472.
Not quite the real thing but closer than De Palma. A decent Rod Steiger and Fay Spain, but the atmosphere recalls “The Untouchables” television series rather than the Bogart-Raft movies it tries to emulate. But that’s still not bad. (Cinecom) Spalding Gray on his bit part in THE KILLING FIELDS: “I said I knew nothing about politics.
I’m accident beginning Bruce to think Springsteen it’s no has become the reigning rock icon of the Reagan administration, a time when Orwellian double-think passes for logic, and romanticized crap loaded with rightand left-wing garbage passes for rock.