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  • Use Of Cocaine In His Songs
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    Music is a very prominent social voice in contemporary times. Many Americans obtain a great deal on many current social and political views through music itself, or music bands, radio stations, television stations, and organizations. The use of drugs as a recreational pastime is one of these issues. Throughout the history of modern music, many bands have spoken out on the legalization of drugs as well as the justification of the recreational use of drugs. Although there are many warnings and cen...
  • Hippie Belief In Peace And Love
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    The Politics and Culture of the 1960's Hippie Movement As the nineteen fifties turned into the early sixties, the United States remained the same patriotic, harmonious society of the previous decade; often a teen's most difficult decision was choosing what color lipstick to wear to the prom. Yet after 1963, a dramatic change slowly developed in the cultural, social, and political beliefs of America, particularly the youth. The death of President Kennedy, the new music, the quest for civil rights...
  • Eastern Culture To The Hippie Culture
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    Aviv Grill The Sixties From Recreation To Revolution Dont worry, be happy. This phrase for the most part summed up the philosophy of the hippie culture. People were to love each other, and there was happiness and bliss. The hippie philosophy, though, didnt just create itself. The hippie movement was revolutionized by Eastern influence in the areas of spirituality, music, theater, art, and drugs. The views of the East made the hippie culture more than just a small group of extremists. The power o...
  • Music And Drugs
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    Music and Drugs Beginning with the late 1960's counterculture in San Francisco, music and drugs will forever be inter-linked. Hippie bands such as the Grateful Dead, the Allman Brothers, and Phish are associated with marijuana, mushrooms, and LSD. Modern electronic rave, or club music is associated with MDMA or Ecstasy. When one thinks of rock and roll, sex and drugs immediately come to mind. While the use of drugs is not essential for the creation or performance of all new music, it was certain...
  • 47 Michener Many Hippies
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    A Boomer's Expense Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade of the 60's and the 80's were definitely one of those eras. During the era two distinctive groups were coined under the terms Generation X'ers and Hippies / Drifters. Born of Baby Boomers, in Michener's The Drifters and Coupland's Generation X, these two groups express themselves with radical beliefs and alternative lifestyles. As the 1960's progressed...
  • Pink Floyd And Other British Bands
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    "So the British invasion was more important as an event, as a mood: than as music" (Bangs, 171). This was the British invasion. I wasn't just about the music, it was more then that; this is what makes it so unique. It didn't just happen to effect America by chance, it lifted the spirits and moods of its youth. It isn't just coincidence that Kennedy was assassinated right before the Beatles famous Ed Sullivan Show performance. The whole country was in a deep depressive doldrums after the assassin...
  • Drug Use Among Musicians
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    Drugs in the Music Industry The Music World-glamorous, fast paced, and a world most of us will never be part of. But if we knew what it entailed, would we still want to be? The whole world seems to be building itself around drugs more and more every day, and music industry isn't immune. In fact, music is one of the most influential art forms of today's society, and drugs, especially to today's youth, just add to the attractiveness of it all. In the last two or three years, drugs, especially hero...
  • Deadly Drug Heroin
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    The Glamorization of Heroin Celebrities and popular culture in society have glamorized the deadly drug heroin today. The status of heroin in America today is that the drug is 'in. ' Advertisements in magazines and television are displaying gaunt, extremely thin, glassy-eyed, pale faced models. This look of death is often found in Calvin Klein ads or even in Packard-Bell commercials. For over three decades now, powerful role models from music to movies have taken to heroin like pigs take to slop....
  • Control In Rock And Rap Music
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    Many young people of this generation between the ages of ten and twenty live for music. They have become infatuated with music as if nothing else matters. After reading Allan Bloom's essay Music, Venise Berry's, Redeeming the Rap Music Experience, and Barbara Dority's The War on Rock and Rap Music", I was opened up to new ideas which previously had not occurred to me. When people are reading and listening to lyrics or going to concerts they are exposed to sex, violence, and drugs which have a ne...
  • Their Music And Drugs Hippies
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    The Hippie Culture Many generations have come and gone, and many have made an impact on American life. The Sixties were definitely one of those generations that left its mark in history. The people of this generation didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture, which was their very own (Harris 14). This new subculture was such a radical society that it was given it's own name which is still used to this day. They came to be known as, the Hippies. The H...
  • Their Music And Drugs Hippies
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    Hippy Movement Through out history the world has seen some generations that have made an impact more than all of its predecessors. The decade from 1960 to 1970 was definitely one of those eras. The people didn't follow the teachings of its elders, but rejected them for an alternative culture which was their very own (Harris 14). Made up of the younger population of the time this new culture was such a radical society that they were given their own name which is still used today. They came to be ...
  • Reciprocal Relationship Between Ecstasy And Machine Music
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    For my book report I read Generation Ecstasy. There was so much information in the book about the rave scene and 'ecstasy', I didn't know where to begin. It's been ten years since the English seized on Detroit techno, Chicago house, and New York garage as the seeds of what's generally agreed-over there, at least-to be the most significant music since punk, and they " re celebrating with a slew of historical studies. Simon Reynolds attempts to bridge the gap with 'Generation Ecstasy,' an exhausti...
  • Use Of Drugs
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    The 1960's I picked this historical period of time because many crazy and wild things happened. This decade contained many political social musical and business aspects. The hippies were a main part of the social aspect of this decade. If you were a freethinking individual who did many mind-altering drugs then you might have been considered a Hippie. Hippies also made up the biggest social protest of this decade. They rejected traditional society The Hippies movement was closely tied to the anti...
  • Woodstock Concert
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    Woodstock Woodstock was a microcosm of the 60's era reflecting the music, sexual activity and attitudes of the youth. The three days of peach and music introduced some of the greatest songs and musicians of all time. The concert also exposed new experiences for the youth in attendance such as drugs, and ideas (sexual behavior and behavior towards authority and old ideas). The concert called Woodstock was mainly put together by four individuals. Michel Lang and Artie Korn field were the two who w...
  • Music Censorship
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    Albums with explicit lyrics or content started having black and white parental advisories on them in 1994 (web). Are these labels necessary Is controversial music molding our society and causing teenagers to turn to drugs Is censorship necessary to protect the youth of our nation. Generally, younger people are against censorship on this issue. Music is an outlet and even an anti-drug for many teens; however, parents and society feel differently. Should parents censor their children or society, m...

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