Sunday, September 24, 2006

Riding a Bummer

This is nothing short of brilliant. And if it doesn't make you hug the person closest to you then you are already dead. It belongs on the blog because of Sharon's inclusion. Col Tate is NOT included because the videographer could not get into Debra's bedroom.

49 comments:

Skyhook said...

Col,

This is sentimental twaddle!

Steady mate!

ColScott said...

Maybe skyhook
but very well done

Shan said...

Sad to see so many people go. May God give them peace and Paradise.

Heaven said...

Very cool!


=)

deadwoodhbo said...

Thank You Col quite the interesting video.LOVED IT!

Jane Doe said...

I like that the footage revealed tombstones of famous people and ordinary ones. Death is an equalizer.

Savage Disciple said...
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Savage Disciple said...

That was quite an amazing video. Thanks for posting that one.

I've always said that no matter how rich, famous or insignificant we might seem in life, the end is the same for all of us. There's no escaping it.

It's sad to see so many names that i've remembered seeing a kid growing up.

It just makes you realize how short our time is in this thing we call life.


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deadwoodhbo said...

Savage Disciple said...
My first attempt at video making .... it's nothing fancy but it is kind of thought provoking :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f6uMjpWpXtU

Reposted ...

10:32 PM, September 23, 2006

I had to repost....Your Video was AWESOME!!! i LOVED IT!! thank you for shareing it with us.

Dok said...

That was cool, thanks

Salem said...

Hi Col.

Thanks! a very moving video clip.
Peace

chasingbunnies said...

Well done, Col. Maybe I'm a sap but I was saddened by that video. I liked yours too Savage Disciple. Great photos. I love that song too.
cb

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4Sharon said...

That was good - loved the music to it. Thanks Col!

deadwoodhbo said...

Savage Disciple said...
Thanks,

I just finished one i was working on. Had to fix something and republish it ... looks good now.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ry7BrR6_Iik

10:52 PM, September 24, 2006


Good video however i found it a little boreing all the school stuff.Your other video was awesome ,again thank you for shareing with us.

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MsMummery said...

That was good- the only person missing was my dear dead whore of a Mother. LOL- God Bless Her!!

Pristash said...

I'm seriously starting to wonder about the mental health of some of the people around here...

MsMummery said...

Well it took you a while to realize that this blog is full of strange ones then didn't it? It kind of goes with the territory I guess. LOL.

God Bless y'all anyway!!

WillPorteous said...

bless you too
the videos are great but i must get back to work

jollywest said...

Robert Hendrickson's documentary is available at Youtube. It has a lot of old footage from Spahn Ranch. It think it was filmed during the trial.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=robert+hendrickson

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Salem said...

jollywest said...
Robert Hendrickson's documentary is available at Youtube. It has a lot of old footage from Spahn Ranch. It think it was filmed during the trial.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=robert+hendrickson

1:40 AM, September 27, 2006

cool
thanks Jollywest

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Salem said...

Jollywest!
I have been looking though alot of those and they are so cool!
Thanks for the site.
Peace

jollywest said...

Salem said ... Jollywest!
I have been looking though alot of those and they are so cool!
Thanks for the site.
Peace
I am glad you liked it.
I thought it was interesting, too. Robert Hendrickson had some interesting things to say on his website. I need to read it again but he was a friend of guy named Mark Ross. Somehow, they were working on a "hippie" film about Jesus Christ. They were going to used this commune group as extras. This group turned out to be Manson and company. (I think that this was shortly before the murders.) This Mark Ross was present when Zero was shot, I think. So, the focus turned towards a documentary. I may have some of these facts wrong. You can check it out at http://www.exclusivefilms.com/manson1.htm
It is a couple of pages.

jollywest said...

Salem-
I just read those pages again. I guess Zero was shot at the home of Mark Ross? Here is a quote from Hendrickson's account.

"With great showmanship, Mark undramatically paraded me by his bed, which was splattered with blood. Apparently, one of his friends failed to resist a bullet to the head. Though the body had been removed, I could visualize the scene as Mark tried to describe what had happened. But Mark wasn't there when Christopher Jesus, aka "zero," was literally fucking with Mark's gun and I could hear in Mark's voice a faint plea for help."

page 3
http://www.exclusivefilms.com/manson3.htm

deadwoodhbo said...

Savage Disciple said...
deadwoodhbo said:
>Good video however i found it a little boreing all the school stuff.Your other video was awesome ,again thank you for shareing with us. <

You're right, i needed to rework it just a bit and added in some additional pictures of Leslie's school days. I like this new version much better.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxP6ncY9ZyI

8:28 AM, September 27, 2006

much more interesting ,i love the old pics of Leslie ,some i have never seen .Thank You

Jimmy_Crossroads said...

leslie van houten was hot imo she was the hottest of all the girls has a killer smile it looks like she has overdone it with the sun are the inmates at ciw allowed to lay in the sun?
jimmy

Salem said...

jollywest said...
Salem-
I just read those pages again. I guess Zero was shot at the home of Mark Ross? Here is a quote from Hendrickson's account.

"With great showmanship, Mark undramatically paraded me by his bed, which was splattered with blood. Apparently, one of his friends failed to resist a bullet to the head. Though the body had been removed, I could visualize the scene as Mark tried to describe what had happened. But Mark wasn't there when Christopher Jesus, aka "zero," was literally fucking with Mark's gun and I could hear in Mark's voice a faint plea for help."

page 3
http://www.exclusivefilms.com/manson3.htm

7:16 PM, September 27, 2006
:)
thanks jollywest
I am still reading!and watching:)
:)
Peace

Pristash said...

Good thing jimmy crossroads icon picture is in a neighborhood watch zone!

chasingbunnies said...

jollywest said...
Robert Hendrickson's documentary is available at Youtube. It has a lot of old footage from Spahn Ranch. It think it was filmed during the trial.

http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=robert+hendrickson

1:40 AM, September 27, 2006

***
Thanks Jollywest!
Just finished reading The Legend of CM site and wish I could buy a copy of this documentary on DVD. YouTube doesn't do it justice...or should I say my dilapidated computer doesn't do it justice. I see no reason why the Hendrickson film can't be made into a DVD to rent or buy. (Maybe you can buy it not sure.) It's been almost 40 years since this happened. Maybe some of the participants, or victims relatives would sue? I saw this once way, way back in 1975 at a screening, with a guy i was seeing who was a DJ for KGB FM. Only it had been edited because of the length. I remember thinking what awesome footage and why isn't this in the movie theaters everywhere...? I remember thinking how attractive some of the so-called Manson followers were. Towards the end though, they had begun to look stanky, malnorished and hardened.
cb

Salem said...

(((CB)))
wasnt that awesome!
made me go back to memory lane. esp the music and the clothes and communes!
I lived on one(commune) for 2weeks or so with ex hubby. I did bath in a creek tho and brushed my teeth and hair.
I didnt have group sex! It was about 30 of us just living off the land smokin a lil weed and etc...
Grooooovin to the music and staying up late at night the camp fire and skinny dipping in ponds.
good old daze")

jollywest said...

CB - Unfortunately, I didn't get to see it back in the seventies. I didn't even know that the documentary existed. I found Hendrickson's site a couple of years ago and I kept waiting the film to be released on dvd. He kept saying that it would be available for sale but it never happened. At the time, he was suing ebay for selling bootleg copies or something.

jollywest said...

Salem,

I find the whole 60's commune subject fascinating. I grew up in a place like Mayberry RFD so I didn't really witness the "hippie" movement. My experience was vicarious, through newspapers and the media. Would love to hear your stories.

Salem said...

jollywest said...
Salem,

I find the whole 60's commune subject fascinating. I grew up in a place like Mayberry RFD so I didn't really witness the "hippie" movement. My experience was vicarious, through newspapers and the media. Would love to hear your stories.

2:59 PM, September 28, 2006
lol
I LIVED in Mayberry!!!!!
then met my 1st hubby, who was from Ca. Moved out West and got experienced!
Aint been the same since:) *grin*

chasingbunnies said...

jollywest said...
Salem,

I find the whole 60's commune subject fascinating. I grew up in a place like Mayberry RFD so I didn't really witness the "hippie" movement. My experience was vicarious, through newspapers and the media. Would love to hear your stories.

2:59 PM, September 28, 2006

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jolly and Salem
I saw a lot of stuff because I basically grew up on both coasts. My dad was career military so we were always moving. I saw the west coast surf culture and the hippy movement, (I was only 12 and was never fortunate enough to go to San Fran, but some of my friends did after I'd moved away.) Then when I lived near Washington DC I saw a couple of marches on Washington. Abbie Hoffman, Vietnam Vets Against The War, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplne, CS&N, Country Joe and The Fish, Commander Cody -- Saw lots of tear gas and them "long-haired, drug-crazed hipsters" scrambling, lol. I can't believe they treated us like that. There was no violence that I saw. That stuff really stings! I just went for the free concerts, free herb, and the Boones Farm. It was a crazy and fun time. Except the part about the Vietnam war. My dad was over there, my brother was too, and my boyfriend got drafted. He's my husband now. He came back all in one piece. I sometimes wish I had grown up in Mayberry, RFD
cb

jollywest said...

"jolly and Salem
I saw a lot of stuff because I basically grew up on both coasts. My dad was career military so we were always moving. I saw the west coast surf culture and the hippy movement, (I was only 12 and was never fortunate enough to go to San Fran, but some of my friends did after I'd moved away.) Then when I lived near Washington DC I saw a couple of marches on Washington. Abbie Hoffman, Vietnam Vets Against The War, the Grateful Dead, Jefferson Airplne, CS&N, Country Joe and The Fish, Commander Cody -- Saw lots of tear gas and them "long-haired, drug-crazed hipsters" scrambling, lol. I can't believe they treated us like that. There was no violence that I saw. That stuff really stings! I just went for the free concerts, free herb, and the Boones Farm. It was a crazy and fun time. Except the part about the Vietnam war. My dad was over there, my brother was too, and my boyfriend got drafted. He's my husband now. He came back all in one piece. I sometimes wish I had grown up in Mayberry, RFD"
cb

Very interesting CB. I feel like I missed something. (The good things, not the bad.) In my small southern town, the counter culture seemed like a distant and unexplained uprising. We were always behind the rest of the country. By the time we caught on and were ready to tune in, everyone else was tuning out.

I think the Manson trial was exploited to stop the war protests and so forth. We only had three tv channels and one local paper. Yet, that story shook our town even though we were geographically removed from it.

chasingbunnies said...

jollywest said...
>>Very interesting CB. I feel like I missed something. (The good things, not the bad.) In my small southern town, the counter culture seemed like a distant and unexplained uprising. We were always behind the rest of the country. By the time we caught on and were ready to tune in, everyone else was tuning out.

I think the Manson trial was exploited to stop the war protests and so forth. We only had three tv channels and one local paper. Yet, that story shook our town even though we were geographically removed from it.

7:58 PM, September 28, 2006<<

***
I agree, jolly. Manson was the scapegoat for all the free thinkers, and anti-war protesters, etc. There were things that the media were saying that really hurt the youth movement, making it all sound violent and terrible. I remember hearing some anchorman on TV saying that "youth was on a death trip" lol...I missed the so called 'Summer of Love', and I was never a true hippy. I was more towards the tail end of the baby boomer generation, so I never lived in a commune or got into all the other counter cultur behavioral stuff like group sex, dropping out and so on. Personally, I doubt I could've stood living in a commune. I liked my privacy too much. Most of my hippy friends weren't true hippy's in the sense that they went to fancy colleges that their parents paid for. A lot of the kids were what I call fashion trendies. They smoked weed and dressed the part but very few of them actually were true hippies. I missed Woodstock, too. I wish I had been there.

I think Charlie et al, were true hippies at first, and Spahn Ranch was communal. But as we all know, that changed drastically. I had recently moved back to the DC area when the murders occured. The Washington Post was more interested in Ted Kennedy and Chappaquiddik (sp?) than the Tate murders. I remember the murders being reported on the news but most of the headlines were about Teddy. For some reason I zoomed in on the TLB murders despite the Washington Post's front page news. Probably because I had just moved to DC from California. Then after the arrests were made the news started to focus more on TLB case.
cb

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Salem said...

I sometimes wish I had grown up in Mayberry, RFD
(((((((((CB))))))))
I am still here in the boonies, come on down:)

Salem said...

jolywest said
I think the Manson trial was exploited to stop the war protests and so forth. We only had three tv channels and one local paper. Yet, that story shook our town even though we were geographically removed from it.

7:58 PM, September 28, 2006

me too Jollywest!
It sure shocked the lil town I lived in and gave hippies a bad name.

Salem said...

Savage Disciple said...
I think this one just about covers what i hoped to convey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9QNn2Ns1dCk

1:11 PM, September 29, 2006
Savage
I cant get that one to show?
what is it?
Peace

spookycatz said...

Col...

Thanks. It was indeed very well done!

=^..^=

Savage Disciple said...
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Salem said...

Savage Disciple said...
Salem,

Sorry for the mixup on the links. I was changing the vidoes and probably put up the wrong link.

You should be able to view it on my page:

http://tribute2susan.blogspot.com/

11:36 AM, September 30, 2006

ok
got it!
Thanks
Peace

Salem said...

CB!!!
I got to the chapter in Gorightly's book about jayne Mansfield. OH CREEPY!!!

chasingbunnies said...

Salem said...
CB!!!
I got to the chapter in Gorightly's book about jayne Mansfield. OH CREEPY!!!

1:24 PM, October 01, 2006
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(((Salem)))
I've forgotten what the Jayne Mansfield thing was about, lol. Did it have to do with Anton LeVay?There was so much stuff in there. I'm so glad you like the book. Some folks I talked to didn't. It's a little over the top but an interesting read. I enjoyed it.
cb

Salem said...

about how Le vey cursed her(Jayne) b'f with car accidents etc...and they acutally happened. I cant put the book down!
back to the sofa! with coffe!!!!!!
:)