Sunday, December 15, 2013

Hippie Movie Reviews: Up in Smoke (1978)

Just watched a classic, Cheech and Chong's Up in Smoke.

This is a great movie because it has scene after scene of great marijuana related slapstick comedy.  

It kinda keeps a loose plot going based upon Cheech and Chong first meeting up and playing in a band together.  With the finale being the punk rock battle of the bands at the end.  

Here is a classic from the movie:

"Hey how am I driving, man?"
"I think we're parked."

and of course:

"Hey, hey don't take those, man."
"Wha?"
"I almost gave you the wrong shit, man."
"Hey, man, I already took 'em, man."

Up In Smoke gets a double thumbs up from Erik and Amanda.

More Info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078446/
More Info: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/up-in-smoke-v67518
Cheech and Chong: http://cheechandchong.com/

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Matthew 10:16

*I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, be wise as a serpent and harmless as a dove.*

http://www.barefootsworld.net/sui_juris/uccconnection.html

Saturday, September 14, 2013

The Purple Goat's In The Field!

"There’s a huge difference between raising goats and being part of the sheep herd." #BurnOne


Special Thanks to Rod Wizzle of Burn One Project for the Special Painting he made for us, "The Purple Goat."













Saturday, September 7, 2013

Rolled Up Again...

Long Beach Dub Allstars


Rolled Up



Lyrics

Rolled up 
Rolled up again 
Rolled up 
Right in front of my friends 
I was rockin' like a star 
Closed down all the bars 
And now I'm sitting in this holding cell 

Sad, but true 
I need you 
Come get me out of jail 
Please, please 
You're my only friend 
That I know 
Who's got something to lend 
To post my bail 

Cheese sandwich, orange juice 
I've even had to fight to keep my shoes 
I don't got no fund or credit cards to use 
And it's late at night and this calling card is gonna have to do 

Sad, but true 
I need you 
Come get me out of jail 
Please, please 
You're my only friend 
That I know 
Who's got something to lend 
To post my bail 

Have you ever had a problem and been out of control? 
That good boy just bashed his head against the wall 
You ever had a problem and been out of control? 
Get lacerated and the cell smells like beer 
Try to wake someone up and get the hell outta here 
The last thing I remember I heard last call 
My body is controlled by alcohol 

Aleta is my angel out there floating on the sea 
Bail bondsman wants that boat so bad she don't need no I'd 
Jerry is down to bail you out 
You better not mess around, no no 
I got caught with 10 pounds 

Sad, but true 
I need you 
Come get me out of jail 
Please, please 
You're my only friend 
That I know 
Who's got something to lend 
To post my bail 

Rolled up 
Rolled up again 
Rolled up 
Right in front of my friends 
Rolled up 



Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Tie Dye Hoodies

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Thursday, July 25, 2013

The Teachings of Don Juan

"A man goes to knowledge as he goes to war: wide-awake, with fear, with respect and with absolute assurance.  Going to knowledge or going to war in any other manner is a mistake, and whoever makes it might never live to regret it.

When a man has fulfilled all four of these requisites - to be wide-awake, to have fear, respect, and absolute assurance - there are no mistakes for which he will have to account; under such conditions his actions lose the blundering quality of the acts of a fool. if such a man fails, or suffers a defeat, he will have lost only a battle, and there will be no pitiful regrets over that."

From The Teachings of Don Juan by Carlos Castaneda as found in The Wheel of Time on page 15.

Saturday, June 1, 2013

"This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man!"

So I just thought to update my twitter profile tag this morning a bit... Then I was thinking about the transition from one to the other.....

My recent profile tagline that I have had for a long while now was:

 I&I am a Oregon Man who hand makes tie dyes w/ the wife for: Made By Hippies Tie Dyes! Peaceful Patriot ☮ Take a Stand & Fight the Man #TFB

Then this morning I changed it to:

I&I am Oregon Man. Handmakes Tie Dyes w/ Wife for: Made By Hippies Tie Dyes! Peaceful Patriot ☮ Waging Heavy Peace: Cell Door Clicks Open, I come Alive. #TFB

So basically I updated the last part a bit... Kind of my Revolutionary Ethos if you will.  

What I am saying is that I Am a Peaceful Patriot.  I did Take a Stand.  I did Fight The Man (With my Voice and Willpower only, Not Physically).  One dark nite in March I was in the North Country.  After a nite of festivities we were on the way home and were fallen upon.  I battled with my brothers against the drunken attackers.  I was blooded in combat.  The fight was broken up quickly.  Then after all was over, the Man (Peace Officers) arrived and decided after 3 seconds to attack me with a Taser Gun...  Then when I was on the ground with some Pepper Spray to my face and my brothers it only gets worse from there.  The whole story will come out in time...  You can trust me though when I say "This Aggression Will Not Stand, Man!"

Amerika is Not Free my Brothers...
But the People do hold the Power.
We Outnumber Them...

Alas, For now I leave you with lyrics from The NightWatchman's "It Begins Tonight!"

"I'm red, I'm black, I'm city born
Mau Mau scarecrow, far from home
I'm faceless, nameless, right or wrong
I'm fearless, hopeless, sing my song
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

On stage with borrowed angel's sword
And a crossword puzzle of stolen chords
I'm alive but those I love are gone
Let's move tonight and take the throne
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

Oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Cell door clicks open
I come alive
Oh lord, it begins tonight

I followed the rules
What did that bring?
Looked just where you told me
I never found a thing
Yeah, I see all the jewels
Gold and diamonds glistenin'
I see your mouth movin'
But man I ain't listenin'

Sun and moon and stone and mud
A bottle of whiskey and a pint of blood
I'll burn my way to the sea
'Til all are dead or all are free
Out go the lights
It begins tonight

Oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Oh lord, oh lord, it begins tonight
Cell door clicks open
I come alive
Oh lord, it begins tonight."

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Leave Me Alone!


Check out this great song I heard today for the first time, one of the best lyrics is "Shootin my dogs n fuckin tazin' my friends. Too Many Cowards, Not Enough Men! Why Don't You Leave Me Alone!"

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Hippie Movie Reviews: Born On The Fourth Of July (1989)

This is an interesting movie that gives a glimpse of the Vietnam War.  But maybe not from the traditional viewpoint of action and battles, more it gives a glimpse into what life is like for a young man both before he joins the war effort and then of course what happens to him after he gets wounded in battle and sent home to live out the rest of his days.  This movie tells the story of Ron Kovic who wrote an autobiography of the same name about his experiences in Vietnam.  This movie is pretty hardcore in showing some of the unpleasant realities of the Veteran Hospital and the ways that American's treated their returning soldiers.  The central theme of the movie is the transformation that takes place within Mr. Kovic himself as he realizes more about the personal impact that war has on a human.  In the end Mr. Kovic becomes an outspoken anti-war activist himself.  I only wish they would have depicted the final speech of Mr. Kovic's which was being lead up to at the end of the movie.

Born on the Fourth Of July gets a thumbs up from Erik and a sideways thumb from Amanda. 

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Hippie Movie Reviews: Overboard (1987)

This is a funny movie that shows what could happen when the 1% fall into the hands of the 99% in a small coastal Oregon town.  Lots of laughs throughout and an ending that shows that the characters actually learned something.  That life is Love and not Money.  So yeah Overboard gets two thumbs up from Erik and Amanda.

More Info: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/overboard-v36936

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Hippie Movie Reviews: The Big Lebowski (1998)

We wanted to start off our new feature of "Hippie Movie Reviews" with one of the best movies ever, The Big Lebowski.

This is the best movie ever because it has great dialogue, interesting characters and lots of crazy action and happenings.  

With too many great quotes to list a couple of my current favorites are:
"You know Dude, I myself dabbled with Pacifism at one point.  Not in Nam, of course!"
and
"Hey, Man, Why Don't you Fucking listen occasionally? You might learn something"

The Big Lebowski gets a double thumbs up from Erik and Amanda.

More Info: http://www.allmovie.com/movie/the-big-lebowski-v158880
Dudeism: http://dudeism.com/

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

2013 Spiral Tie Dye T-Shirt Sale

Happy 2013 Hippies!

So we have a very special deal going on for 2013.   We are offering our three most popular tie dyes at a special rate of just $13 each, including free shipping to the U.S.A.!  What a deal!  You can get either the Camouflage Spiral, Rainbow Spiral or Rastaman Spiral Tie Dye T-Shirt for just $13 shipped to you via the USPS.  You can place your order today at http://www.madebyhippies.com/tiedye/tshirts/2013sale/ and as always check out all of our tie dyes at http://www.madebyhippies.com

Peace!

Erik