In the mid-60s, Joe from the Bronx and Beth the orphan escape New York City for Canada, hoping to leave their past lives - and American politics - behind them. At a peace march on their way north, their fortunes intertwine with the fate of Dick, a Royal Military College Officer Cadet. Armed with naïveté, optimism, and a little weed, the three homestead on Nova Scotia's North Mountain. Unlike many of the fair-weather hippies of summer, they make it through the first winter with a little help from their hardier neighbors. Steve, a man damaged by the Vietnam War, shatters their peaceful existence in one night of rape and violence. When he disappears, the Mountain folk hope that peace will return to their little world. Birth, marriage, death, divorce, and fresh relationships complicate their lives. But even as they gradually resolve the consequences of their own pasts, they become increasingly aware that Steve may return to destroy all they have achieved. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Seymour Hamilton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/098959/bk_acx0_098959_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
After a casual and empty sexual encounter, Don crashes back in time to the 70's where a group of the sexiest hippies take him in and teach him about free love and LSD. They share every part of their sexy bodies with him. Don fears the possibility of returning back to the present day. CONTENT WARNING: Time Travel Hippie Fling includes blowjobs, threesomes, handjobs, and anal sex. Due to these explicit sequences, the story is meant for adult listeners only. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Katherine White. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003172/bk_acx0_003172_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
From the "War on Hippies" to the Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle, the story of Modern Lovers is a high octane tale of Brutalist architecture, rock 'n' roll ambition and the struggle for identity in a changing world. One of punk rock's foundational documents, the archetype for indie obsession and all but disowned by its author, The Modern Lovers was an album doomed by its own coolness from day one. Powered by the two-chord wonder "Roadrunner" and its proclamation that "I'm in love with rock 'n' roll,"The Modern Lovers is the essential document of American alienation, an escape route from the cultural wasteland of postwar suburbia. The Modern Lovers is the bridge connecting the Velvet Underground and the Sex Pistols, they were peers of the New York Dolls and friends with Gram Parsons and they would splinter into Talking Heads, The Cars, and The Real Kids.But The Modern Lovers was never meant to be an album. A collection of demos, recorded in fits and starts as Jonathan Richman and his band negotiate modernity and the music industry. It is a collection of songs about a city and a society in flux, grappling with ancient corruptions and bright-eyed idealism. Richman observes a city all but abandoned by adults, ravaged by white flight and urban renewal, veering towards anarchy as old world social moors collide with new attitudes. It is a city stands in stark contrast to the the ranchstyle bedroom community where he was raised. All of these conflicts are churned through Richman's intellectual acuity and emotional unrest to create one of the 20th century's most enduring documents of post-adolescent malaise.
Imagine you are a professional footballer, golfer or athlete. Now imagine you are that professional sportsman or sportswoman but - using no more than the power of your own mind - you can make yourself bigger, faster, more accurate, or able to control your opponent's mind. You would be the world's first superhuman sports star.In the 1970s the US military believed they could create a 'super soldier' - one who could use psychic powers to walk through walls, disarm the enemy through telepathy, or kill a goat by staring at it. The brain behind these techniques was Michael Murphy, one of the founders of 'New Age' spiritualism in the hippy enclaves of San Francisco. But Murphy's primary goal was to use these powers in sport to create a supreme athlete capable of extraordinary feats.Murphy and his protégés have dedicated their lives to teaching athletes and coaches to use his methods. Locking runners in huts to make them believe they were dead saints, spies using mind control to win chess matches, Russian Olympians 'shape shifting', and golfers imagining they were Darth Vader - coaches and athletes soon began to trust in very weird things.So weird, in fact, that sport's burgeoning obsession with money and image meant the hippies went underground and the superhuman powers became mythical. But the trailblazers - now more hip-replacement than hippy - are making a comeback, influencing some of the world's top teams.Award-winning investigative journalist Ed Hawkins meets Murphy and his protégés as well as a cast of athletes and coaches convinced by their methods as he immerses himself in a world shrouded in secrecy and weirdness. In a simultaneously hilarious and unsettling tale, he experiences first-hand the techniques as he endeavours to reveal the truth about sports psychology. Is it really possible to enter a mind-altering state or to shift your body shape? Or is it all just bunkum? And are the American military still watching?