V Important characters in LSD world gathered here. So a very interesting clip, am I alone in thinking that Leary seems to be very uncomfortable and not at ease throughout the entire proceedings? Or maybe its the lack of artifice and media savvy of a different generation? Does not take away from how interesting it is to see these guys- in one case the prime mover in using LSD for therapeutic work the other using LSD to try to become a prime mover
Despite the rich mythmaking of many Grateful dead venues and the parking lots identifying Jerry Garcia as Captain trips, this archive separates the myth from the legend and shows the real "captain tripps", Alfred Matthew Hubbard. Appearing in his Merchant marine uniform alongside many of the pioneers of the coexisting legitimate researchers and psychonauts of the LSD-25 experience as it evolved in the England, Switzerland, United States and Canada. Al was an incredible figure whose genius epitomizes multidisciplinary research from patenting coil inductors, working on the manhattan project, and becoming the Johnny Appleseed(again legend from myth as Leary was mis referenced the title) of LSD 25 and many other new discoveries of the 20th century.
October 9, 2013 Subject:
Date of video
Leary references the new Rolling Stones song "So Respectable" which was released on Sep. 15, 1978. Therefore, this gathering probably occurred at the end of 1978.
June 18, 2012 Subject:
This is one of the greatest videos I've ever seen. Not only is this probably the only existing video of Al Hubbard, but he's with the rest of these legends. I can't thank you enough. Really.
May 2, 2011 Subject:
More on Participants
One of the most important documents in the entire archive. That's Humphrey Osmond on the couch between Sidney Cohen and Al Hubbard, and Oz Janiger to the right of Tim... amazing. Sidney and Janiger, opposite coasts and views. Hubbard hated Tim, and Sidney disliked him, but they all came together eventually. "Murray" was doing research at UCLA at the time. Note that there's a Khomeini reference at one point, helps to determine when this took place.
May 14, 2010 Subject:
i think this must have been before 1976 because it appears Leary is still with Rosemary, They separated in 1976. I am going to check on that, because she may have been there as a participant.
Oscar Janiger to the right of Leary. Captain Al Hubbard in the uniform to the left of Leary. Sideny Cohen on the left end of the couch. Sitting across from Cohen is Myron Stoloroff. The others in the room were also familiar faces, can't remember all the names but I recognize the faces.
Too bad John Lilly had not yet arrived. They weren't on LSD. They were drinking alcohol and coffee and talking about food. They wouldn't be doing that on LSD.