Today I received a link to a recently completed video of a 20 minute interview with me about my time living on hippie communes, conducted by Kip Baldwin of S.O.U.L Documentaries, and recorded at the 50th Anniversary of the Summer of Love Academic Conference in downtown San Francisco in the last week of July, 2017.
Loved this interview, Alicia! You are always so observant and articulate, it’s such a pleasure to hear our experience at Wheeler’s Ranch encapsulated so accurately. It was all about taking the cement out of our lives, with the abrasion of man-made accoutrements removed … no street lights, no sidewalks, no lawns, no rules… and we found a natural order was already in place, buried by Man’s heavy footprint. We could see at night by moonlight, we could sense a gathering, and it grew on its own, which is the way I remember sweat lodges… mostly on full moons… ( Helene dancing) and more… friendships still bonded today… though some important clairvoyants have moved on… would love to see you…
I wanted you to know that your S.O.U.L. interview brought tears to my eyes. Tears of joy, not sadness. Incredible that you are still able to tell the story. And the interviewer really didn’t get it, in my opinion! Blew me away that your cousin was married to John Fahey as he has always been one of my favorite guitar players and most people don’t even know about him.
Barbara Light Lacey
Singer-songwriter and Author