YEN

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YEN

Jonathan Evans is a writer, editor, and fiercely indipendent academic. Having moved through the Freak and Traveller scenes of the late 80’s, he then travelled to South East Asia in the 90’s. He was the mystery ‘Zippie of Honour‘ in the first edition of the Encyclopedia Psychedelica and the first Pagan Heretic. He later worked […]

UNDERGROUND COUNTER-CULTURE.

UNDERGROUND COUNTER-CULTURE.

UNDERGROUND COUNTER-CULTURE. Drugs, literature and the British Beatnik-Underground scene.     1. SOHO: The cradle.   A beacon of bohemianism and modernity with a flourishing artistic culture, Soho pulsed like a neon beacon of warm and wild beckoning light, beaming broadly up and down the country in the two-tone twilight world of post-war fifties and […]

THE BLUES.

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THE BLUES.

THE BLUES.   ALL ON ITS OWN. Perhaps, as some have asserted, no other single popular musical form is more important in the twentieth century than the blues, from which stem skiffle, jazz, gospel, soul, rhythm ‘n’ blues and rock and roll , all the way to rap and reggae…. So now let’s stow away […]

SERPENT STRINGS

SERPENT STRINGS ‘BE YE WISE AS SERPENTS AND GENTLE AS DOVES’.  JESUS CHRIST.  ZENITH:WOODSTOCK FESTIVAL.     SERPENT STRINGS AND THE MYSTIC MOISTURE OF INFINITY. From the dive bar temples, incubating the future, now to the spot where the creative frisson of musical youth boiled  and fizzed at the flash -point, and  the stuttering strings of […]

UNDERGROUND FOLK.

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GOLDENMONKEE presents UNDERGROUND FOLK.    PART ONE. INTRODUCTION. To DG, who taught me about folk music… Modern Britain, a small Island, uniquely, elegantly positioned between two continents-situated in the middle so to speak, geographically and historically hitched at the hip to Europe and the ‘Old World‘. Pulled and impelled along by the impetuous and dynamic […]

The Guitar: a brief history.

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 GOLDENMONKEE VOL.2 Continuing THE TWIST IN THE SPIRAL… The evolutionary point where transformation and change erupt! THE GUITAR: A brief history of the instrument and its legacy. Long seen as the cornerstone of Western popular music,  the guitar as a composition piece, is now the melting pot for the music of the world and cannot […]

CONTENTS

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GOLDEN MONKEE VOL. 2 An evolutionary journey, a revolutionary leap. ‘There is something evergreen and vital in the human heart and soul that leaps and bounds, joyful an free, a radiant spark, forever kindling…’ 1. INTRODUCTION TO  CONTENTS and CATEGORIES. CATEGORIES I’ll begin with a short word on categories. There are seven categories in all, […]

Introdcuction: ANCIENT FUTURES

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GoldenMonkee An evolutionary journey, a revolutionary leap. ‘There is something evergreen and vital in the human heart and soul that leaps and bounds joyful and free, a radiant spark forever kindling’. ANCIENT FUTURES. INTRODUCTION. Welcome to Volume 2 of  GoldenMonkee 2016! Firstly, inspiration and due thanks to the following friends and contributors, who continue to flourish […]

Hijacked by Humanity

Hijacked by Humanity Political Works by Melissa Klatsia A collection of poems and short philosophical essays aimed at fanning the flames of non-violent revolution “I love not man the less, but nature more.” – Lord Byron, 1812 “Books. Not guns. Culture. Not violence.” – Theo, Louis Garrel, Les Innocents, di Bernaldo Bertolucci, 2003 “The real […]

SHAZAM

ZIPPIES THE NINE (ORIGINAL) ZIPPIE PRINCIPLES. I remember Fraser and I sitting up all night working on the nine principles, and then in the morning day-break we headed out looking for a café… satisfied with results and very stoned and happy! Here they are again folks, published again by increasing popular demand! 1. EROS – […]