Photo by Stephen Shames, Guardian (1968)
Chicago’s crumbling, 60-year-old Coliseum was the site of Monday’s Mobilization-sponsored "unbirthday party" for LBJ, who turned 60 the day before. Organizers of the not-very-solemn occasion said it was designed as a “tribute to Mr. Johnson’s historic career, all the way from the first election he stole in Texas to the new anti-personnel weapons his administration has developed for use in Vietnam and the ghettos.” Joining in the theatrics were such notables as poet Allen Ginsberg, Dick Gregory, singer Phil Ochs and French playwright Jean Genet.
Rising Up Angry (1969)
C&D (Clark and Devon) has united with THORNDALE under the name TJO for protection from the pigs and duper gangs who were hassling around 50 guys, mostly grease, on our corner. They saw us growing and started to come down on us, so we united with TJO before the dupers and the pigs busted us up. The dupers outnumber us in rich Rogers Park. They are collegiate chumps who try and vamp on anybody wearing leathers or TJO jackets, but they have been proven very incapable many times. They’ll have even a harder time now that we’re united.
All grease brothers have to unite and organize to quit fighting each other, and fight the real enemy, the system which includes collegiate chumps who refuse to join in the fight against the pigs for the will of the people. But we will continue to organize among ourselves for the good of ourselves and the people. RIGHT ON.
Chicago Seed (1971)
purple & green blotters…$25/100…50¢/hit
clear lights…grey dots…$1.50/hit…$80/100…good shit…no speed…limited supply
orange sunshine…300 mics…$1.50 to $2/hit
…that organic mescaline on the north side ($2/hit) is acid cut with thorazine
Mediocre Special…fairly clean lbs in the north & northwest…$150/lb
Jamaican…far western suburbs…$225/lb…very good but very limited supply
Mexican…dynamite shit…hyde park…$190/lb
From the Rumor Mill: There are supposedly pounds of dynamite Mexican tea going for $125/lb in the northern suburbs…there might be some killer organic psilocybin on the north side.