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    If this review disappears I’ve been compromised Send in thewell hell there really isn’t anyone to send to save me”There is no doubt in my mind that this book will not be warmly received by all readers In our celebrity driven culture cal

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    As strange as this book reads the surface details are all true But what is overall message? Though it goes through many strange twists and turns to get there; as far as I can tell it is that the musicians who congregated in Laurel Can

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    Back in the summer of 2008 a few weeks after writing a 40th anniversary review of the psychedelic cult film Head featuring The Monkees I got a weird email from a reader who suggested I check out a website by a guy

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    The most controversial parts of this book touch little on the central uestion it asks Was the culture of the time we know as the Sixties really just one massive government psy op intended to derail opposition to t

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    A popular revisionist work implying that the Laurel Canyon Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960’s was engineered by the CIA to divert rebellious youth from the anti war cause I found much of it unconvincing however there are

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    I don't believe I've said OMG so many times while reading a book It's well written and easy to read His little humorous sarcastic uips make it

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    I love a good conspiracy theory however this is not a good one Conjecture and coincidence do not make a theory Disjointed and reaching There were many interesting ideas but no real connections and where were the covert ops promised in the subtitle

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    Do you like classic rock conspiracies Hollywood UFOs serial killers the occult spy stories and militarized mind control? Then this is the book for you Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon takes an interesting approach to those strange years between the 1960s and 70s especially as they played out in the area of Los Angeles known as Laurel Canyon Th

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    This is a book every fan of rock 'n roll music from the 60's and 70's in particular should read It is a history of sorts a hidden history of m

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    Somewhat amusing but the author should have done research He assumes that the fact that a lot of Laurel Canyon musicians in the 1960s had fathers who had been in the military is a conspiracy Actually this has to

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Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon

Laurel Canyon in the 1960s and early 1970s was a magical place where a dizzying array of musical artists congregated to create much of the music that provided the soundtrack to those turbulent times Members of bands like the Byrds the Doors Buffalo Springfield the Monkees the Beach Boys the Turtles the Eagles the Flying Burrito Brothers Frank Zappa and the Mothers of Invention Steppenwolf CSN Three Dog Night and Love along with other singerson. As strange as this book reads the surface details are all true But what is overall message Though it goes through many strange twists and turns to get there as far as I can tell it is that the musicians who congregated in Laurel Canyon did so for reasons that did not really have anything to do with music Instead they tended to come from extremely privileged backgrounds and parents who were high ranking military officials who were also likely involved in espionage people like Stephen Stills and Peter Tork who happened to find themselves in Latin American countries at a time just before democratically elected leaders were toppled by the CIA and Stills was in Vietnam before the war there escalatedThe author seems to be suggesting that the wild lifestyles promoted by these artists many of whom did not actually play on their records was an attempt by the CIA to exert mind control over young people in an effort to divert them away from serious anti war efforts David Crosby descended from original Dutch Settlers to New York as well as John Jay and Alexander Hamilton Peter Fonda whose family came over with Crosby s Van Rensselear ancestors on the same boat and Jim Morrison son of a high ranking Naval officer who displayed no interest in music until he became a rock star also exemplify this theoryAnd yes a large number of these people died or were murdered in mysterious circumstances or the houses where these happenings took place burned down I might not have trouble believing they were assassinated by our government if there had been proof the author suggests that they may have known too much and their deaths made to look like suicide or murdersuicide If true it would be easy to see why nobody would want to talk about this stuff Therefore all we have are a series of documented facts that point to a pattern of sinister influence in Laurel Canyon There was no shortage of macabre and disreputable people around including Vito and the Freaks Charles Manson The Process an EST like cult and a whole host of Crowley esue disciples What is less well known is that Dick Cheney Paul Wolfowitz and Donald Rumsfeld were in residence at a RAND corporation think tank located on a secluded hillside in the midst of all this and supposedly J Edgar Hoover was a customer at a gay brothel located nearbyThere is also much made of certain dates which have occult significance like the fact that Tom Mix died on October 12 Alistair Crowley s Birthday Mix had once owned the Log Cabin future home of Frank Zappa and Spahn Ranch where the Manson Family lived The Log Cabin burned down on Halloween 1981 This was 22 years to the day after Houdini s estate located nearby burned down Houdini himself also died on Halloween in 1926 Spooky Parts of it also read like a giant game of Six Degrees of Separation For instance how to connect comedian Phil Hartman and Charles Manson WellHartman designed the CSNY Logo and was the brother of John Hartman a label exec with David Geffen John Hartman got his start in the music business with Colonel Tom Parker Tom Parker worked with Tom Mix in the 1940s In addition to the aforementioned Spahn Ranch connection Phil Hartman also attended high school with Sueaky FrommeSo what does all this prove Well nothing really But if true all these coincidences are strange Then again we are talking about California where there are freuent wild fires and houses burn down all the time There are other perfectly plausible explanations as to why all these people would end up in the entertainment capital of the United States and why those living in the fast lane tend to turn up dead a lotI don t know whether to give this book 1 star for lack of proof that would really tie all this stuff together or 5 stars After all this was one hell of a page turner to paraphrase Austin Powers conspiracy theories ARE my bag There are obviously a lot of things left out of this review but off the top of my head I wondered why Danny Sugarman who who lived on Wonderland Avenue and later married Fawn Hall who was Oliver North s secretary and Rodney Bingenheimer who knew everyone mentioned in this book were left out of this sagaI am definitely adding it to my Classic Trash shelf along with my Brian Jones conspiracy books and Hollywood BabylonJuly 18 2020 I am updating my review from five years ago to recommend a book I recently read by Tom O Niell called Chaos Charles Manson the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties published June 25 2019 It covers some of the same ground However O Niell provides documented proof of his assertions He was not able to tie all of it together but where there is smoke there is fire It certainly makes a lot of the unsubstantiated claims in Weird Scenes seem a little plausible

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Gwriters as Joni Mitchell Judy Collins James Taylor and Carole King lived together and jammed together in the bucolic community nestled in the Hollywood HillsBut there was a dark side to that scene as wellMany didn't make it out alive and many deaths remain shrouded in mystery to this day Far integrated into the scene than most would like to admit was a guy by the name of Charles Manson along with his murderous entourage Also floating about th. A popular revisionist work implying that the Laurel Canyon Los Angeles music scene of the late 1960 s was engineered by the CIA to divert rebellious youth from the anti war cause I found much of it unconvincing however there are two points in the author s favour1 The sheer amount of musicians in the Laurel Canyon scene whose parents worked in military intelligence Jim Morrison s father was literally the commander behind the Gulf of Tonkin incident that was the casus belli for America s entry into Vietnam and in fact most of these LA musicians were actually from northern Virginia home of the Pentagon CIA etc2 The uncanny lightning fast speed with which the LA scene starting with manufactured group The Byrds were promoted by the corporate mediaOutside these points however everything is very murky and nebulous and as the book lacks footnotes it s hard to check McGowan s sourcesAlso he seems to labouring under the misapprehension that hippies were all Gandhi style pacifists and that when a musician owned or enjoyed guns there s some sinister double standard at work meaning they re not who they say they are In reality the pacifism of the hippies is itself a media fictionmany genuine hippies believed in violence in self defence My novel Greybeard concerns an elderly hippy who goes on a killing rampage in Germany when his grandson is murdered by Merkel s migrant hordes which isn t exactly a far fetched scenario Much of McGowan s writing reads like some kind of dark gossip column whereby he delights in showing what degenerates most of these people wereAdmittedly most of the music is forgettable With the exception of Californa Dreaming Love s Forever Changes and ironically Charles Manson it s dreary stuff Only the most slovenly beer gutted boomer crying demented tears of nostalgia over the memory of his first joint could possibly find pleasure in the likes of Frank Zappa or Crosby Stills and NashIf the scene really was engineered by the CIA they could have picked better songwriters lol NB McGowan s essay Wagging the Moondoggie is better reasoned and structured than this rather rambling book An Impolite Seduction (Countess Trilogy youth from the anti war cause I found much of it unconvincing however there are two points in the author s favour1 The sheer amount of musicians in the Laurel Canyon scene whose parents worked in military intelligence Jim Morrison s father was literally the commander behind the Gulf of Tonkin incident that was the casus belli for America s entry into Vietnam and in fact most of these LA musicians were actually from northern Virginia home of the Pentagon CIA etc2 The uncanny lightning fast speed with which the LA scene starting with manufactured group The Byrds were promoted by the corporate mediaOutside these points however everything is very murky and nebulous and as the book lacks footnotes it s hard to check McGowan s sourcesAlso he seems to labouring under the misapprehension that hippies were all Gandhi style pacifists and that when a musician owned or enjoyed guns there s some sinister double standard at work meaning they re not who they say they are In reality the pacifism of the hippies is itself a media fictionmany genuine hippies believed in violence in self defence My novel Greybeard concerns an elderly hippy who goes on a killing rampage in Germany when his grandson is murdered by Merkel s migrant hordes which isn t exactly a far fetched scenario Much of McGowan s writing reads like some kind of dark gossip column whereby he delights in showing what degenerates most of these people wereAdmittedly most of the music is forgettable With the exception of Californa Dreaming Love s Forever Changes and ironically Charles Manson it s dreary stuff Only the most slovenly beer gutted boomer crying demented tears of nostalgia over the memory of his first joint could possibly find pleasure in the likes of Frank Zappa or Crosby Stills and NashIf the scene really was engineered by the CIA they could have picked better songwriters lol NB McGowan s essay Wagging the Moondoggie is better reasoned and structured than this rather rambling book

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E periphery were various political operatives up and coming politicians and intelligence personnel the same sort of people who gave birth to many of the rock stars populating the canyon And all the canyon's colorful characters rock stars hippies murderers and politicos happily coexisted alongside a covert military installation Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon is the very strange but nevertheless true story of the dark underbelly of a hippie utop. Do you like classic rock conspiracies Hollywood UFOs serial killers the occult spy stories and militarized mind control Then this is the book for you Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon takes an interesting approach to those strange years between the 1960s and 70s especially as they played out in the area of Los Angeles known as Laurel Canyon The problem with this book is that it tells a lot of stories of mysterious and macabre happenings but shrouds everything in accusatory tones that never manage to accuse anyone Every suicide is alleged every cause of death is reported to beand all events are supposedly what happened Information sources for this book include emails from people David McGowan never met anonymous postings on his website a lot of rock musician biographies and even movies such as The Trip and Head Not exactly the usual criteria for a non fiction book Maybe we should call it speculative non fictionWhat really got my goat was that the author never even attempted to contact the survivors of that scene to get their take on it He mentions people like Peter Tork Michelle Phillips Eric Burdon and John Kay often enough but there isn t a single interview with them He could have also consulted the LAPD or the local archives for material but no mention is made of those sources What Mr McGowan has is a collection of facts a lot of coincidences and hearsay but no conclusion to tie it all together I enjoyed it as a book of stories about people and places that interest me but whatever journalistic leanings the author had just left me shaking my headUPDATE I just discovered that the author passed away from cancer last month I will not say allegedly or hint at any nefarious machinations though he most certainly would have done so himself RIP Mr McGowan I hope you ve found the truth you were seeking Promises in Tumble Creek you like classic rock conspiracies Hollywood UFOs serial killers the occult spy stories and militarized mind control Then this is the book for Mischief and Marriage you Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon takes an interesting approach to those strange Cold Case, Hot Accomplice (Men of Wolf Creek, years between the 1960s and 70s especially as they played out in the area of Los Angeles known as Laurel Canyon The problem with this book is that it tells a lot of stories of mysterious and macabre happenings but shrouds everything in accusatory tones that never manage to accuse anyone Every suicide is alleged every cause of death is reported to beand all events are supposedly what happened Information sources for this book include emails from people David McGowan never met anonymous postings on his website a lot of rock musician biographies and even movies such as The Trip and Head Not exactly the usual criteria for a non fiction book Maybe we should call it speculative non fictionWhat really got my goat was that the author never even attempted to contact the survivors of that scene to get their take on it He mentions people like Peter Tork Michelle Phillips Eric Burdon and John Kay often enough but there isn t a single interview with them He could have also consulted the LAPD or the local archives for material but no mention is made of those sources What Mr McGowan has is a collection of facts a lot of coincidences and hearsay but no conclusion to tie it all together I enjoyed it as a book of stories about people and places that interest me but whatever journalistic leanings the author had just left me shaking my headUPDATE I just discovered that the author passed away from cancer last month I will not say allegedly or hint at any nefarious machinations though he most certainly would have done so himself RIP Mr McGowan I hope Blackmailed Into the Greek Tycoons Bed (International Billionaires, you ve found the truth Her Husbands Christmas Bargain you were seeking

  • Paperback
  • 319
  • Weird Scenes Inside the Canyon
  • David McGowan
  • English
  • 27 February 2018
  • 9781909394124

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