Monday, April 20, 2009

Welcome to my Blog!

Hello and welcome to my MSTU 2000 blog. Though I'm still not quite sure as to where I plan on taking this blog, the main topics I will be discussing is the Hippie subculture of the 1960's, from its origins, to its efflorescence,through to its decline. My particular interest is in the dreams and ideals espoused by the movement, and how such dreams were left "unfulfilled" when the culture began to decline in the late 1960's. Another main area of focus will be on the circumstances surrounding the decline of the culture, the the implications of such a downfall. Of course, central to the hippie subculture on the whole is music. It follows that this blog will primarily focus on how the music of the era helped shape and define the hippie dream.

I also plan on using this blog as an avenue to write about other music subcultures, some related to the hippie movement, some not. In many ways, the hippie subculture was the first subculture to be defined by music.The precedents set by this "father subculture" will be also be explored in posts about subsequent music subcultures, like punk, and hard metal.

Looking foward to my posting again soon. Enjoy!

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