Birth of a Psychedelic Culture


Friday September 3, 2010 7pm at Elliott Bay Book Company Ralph Metzner will speak about the good old days of experimentation way back in the 1960’s.

Ralph Metzner, veteran (with Ram Dass and Timothy Leary, among others) of the experimentation with mind-altering substances at Harvard, speaks about his experiences in those early days, as chronicled in his new book, Birth of a Psychedelic Culture: Conversations about the Harvard Experiments, Leary, Millbrook and the Sixties (Synergetic Press). Ram Dass and Gary Bravo are co-authors. Co-founder of the Green Earth Foundation, Ralph Metzner also practices psychotherapy and is professor emeritus at the California Institute of Integral Studies. His many books include Alchemical Divination and MindSpace and TimeStream.

The Elliott Bay Book Company
1521 Tenth Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122

death to dead things


This Thursday at the Fun House, unknown legends of skronk and roll Trumans Water make a rare stateside appearance. The show coincides with the release of their 13th album O Zeta Zunis on Asthmatic Kitty who have plans to release the bands entire back catalog. Originating in San Diego in the early 90’s they’ve spent much time overseas in the past decade or so, but never stopped producing amazing and confounding music.  Falling somewhere between Beefheart and Flipper Trumans Water still stand up next to most of the greats of 90’s noise rock but have remained elusive to many folks in the states. Trumans was a big favorite of John Peel who had them on for several Peel sessions over the years and once played their entire album uninterrupted over the BBC airwaves effectively melting the minds of the entire populace.

Torbjörn Abelli 1945-2010


Torbjörn Abelli, bassist for Swedish psychedelic legends Trad Gras Och Stenar has left the Earth.



The futuredelic sounds of Black Science will close out the Founders Day fest in Belltown tonight along with Kinski and a zillion other bands and stuff. Free.

apocalypse now


“Apocalypse does not point to a fiery Armageddon but to the fact that our ignorance and complacency are coming to an end.” -Joseph Campbell

Also: Gift Tapes- Synth Night Friday the 13th at the Chapel Performance Space 4649 Sunnyside Ave N. (50th & Sunnyside, Wallingford)

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participate in the perpetual ritual


Dude about town name of Mitchell Saulsberry has been recording and sharing some real nice reverb-tanked fuzz bombs and moody machine dreams that you should probably check out. Dark bubblegum jams. Close your eyes and focus your energy crystal toward the PERPETUAL RITUAL!

art stuffs and things


This thursday in Pioneer Square some funky happenings for you-

Thunderbitch -a retrospective of cool rock posters and such by some of the Northwest’s finest womenfolk.

Mystic Sons of Morris Graves- a tribute of sorts to that kooky mystic himself on this his 100th year.

And later that eve- Diminished Men at the Can-Can down in the Market. Check out the Stranger’s interview with the D-men HERE