"There is so much groovy music here..." WHERE TO START???

I recommend to
start with the HLFP-Samplers (especially HLFP 04).
Here you will come to know many of the bands/musicians featured in this blog. If you like what you hear, you may check out more of their music later on.
(You may also click on the picture on the sidebar and you will find the original post with download links.)

There is also a "FOCUS ON..." section. Here you will find albums that in my opinion are absolutely great (***** = "five-stars-recordings") and that are essential listening and strongly recommended for download.

Please don't send me any more music submissions

and emails until further announcement!

I TRY to RE-UP some stuff that has been down from time to

time, but I still don't have enough time to

listen to/post much new stuff.


IMPRESSUM: see here!

Friday, February 1, 2008

Hippie nostalgia – some far out places

Golden Gate Park, S.F.

Monument Valley


Bryce Canyon

Zabriskie Point, Death Valley – remember the Antonioni Movie (1970)?  

  • Last year an old dream came true – I had the chance to travel to San Francisco, one of the most beautiful cities of the world, and some other places on the US Westcoast. Of course I just had to visit some of the birth places of the so called San Francisco Sound. Here are some fotos to share with you.

  • I was very lucky to meet the very friendly doorman of the former AVALON BALLROOM, (corner Sutter/Van Ness, S.F.), who kindly invited me to come in and to take a look around.

  • Chet Helms' famous ballroom
Not far from here is the Fillmore Auditorium, (Fillmore St./Geary Blvd.), Bill Graham's legendary venue in the years 1966-68 (before he moved to the former Carousel Ballroom renaming it Fillmore West). Not so long ago this ballroom opened again after a long time of rest.

The "new" old Fillmore

Haight Street

Visiting the Haight-Ashbury, it's not difficult to locate the famous Grateful Dead House and the Jefferson Airplane home at Fulton Street.             The Jefferson Airplane Villa

The Dead House, Ashbury 710

In Los Angeles we of course have the Whisky A Go-Go – famous stage for many L.A. Bands of the Sixties (The Doors, Love, Buffalo Springfield and more).  And nearby you find The Roxy (Frank Zappa/Mothers: "Roxy and Elsewhere"!).
Whisky a Go-Go, Sunset Blvd., L.A.

The Roxy, L.A.                       Jimi Hendrix' star at the Walk of Fame            


Fuzzbox said...


Fine fine blog ... & gorgeous pix ... just returned from Cali, too ... 7 weeks & expanded my mind for another round - this time the Joshua Tree experience :)

I'll add you to my recommended blogs, ok?

Grüße, weiter so & stay tuned!

mike-floyd said...

Thanks fuzzbox! You're welcome!

I'll try my best.