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08
Oct
2016

Logos Talk Video: Hip Santa Cruz and the Chaos Revolution

On Thursday, October 6th, Ralph Abraham gave a talk at Logos Books and Records in downtown Santa Cruz. The video was filmed and edited by Allan Lundell.... Read more
06
Oct
2016

Book Talk and Signing at Logos

A short talk by Ralph Abraham on the 14-year genesis of the Hip Santa Cruz book & website.... Read more
17
Sep
2016

Perfect Music

Below are a small collection of recordings of the 25th Century Ensemble, of what the founder Max Harstein called "Perfect Music". Perfect music was a group mind exploration, with minimal rules or training required. Various invented a... Read more
09
Sep
2016

Book Launch Celebration Video – August 6, 2016

In celebration of our new book "Hip Santa Cruz: First-Person Accounts ... " (June 2016), which was curated and edited by Ralph Abraham, a group of some 100 young, middle-aged and older hip folks convened at the R. Blitzer Gallery on Sa... Read more
03
Sep
2016

Story by Jodi Frediani

By Jodi Frediani UC Santa Cruz opened in 1965, the year I graduated high school. The Beatles had debuted on Ed Sullivan the year before. I was sorely tempted to attend this new, exciting campus, but had planned on becoming a veterinari... Read more
17
Aug
2016

Story from Douglas Hansen

Downtown Santa Cruz in 1964 was a moribund remnant of its former glory. The two large hotels – the St. George and the Del Mar, were built to cater to tourists that took the “Suntan Special” train from San Francisco to spend weeke... Read more
04
Aug
2016

Ralph Abraham on the Dr. Future Show

“Why would a young mathematics professor with a post at prestigious Princeton University leave it to live in Santa Cruz, CA in the late 1960’s?  Why would the experiences of that time in his life be important enough for him to... Read more
03
Aug
2016
  • Joe Lysowski

    From Ralph Abraham: “It is with great personal sadness that I report Joe’s passing yesterday in Hawaii after a gradual decline.  There may be a memorial in Santa Cruz in due time.  I will let you know any fur... Read more

25
Jul
2016

Story From Pat Miller

By Pat Miller I enjoy memories of Santa Cruz in the 1960s and ’70s, especially of the hippies and of the social activists. The City on a Hill May edition focused on activism on the campus from 1960 to the present. I emailed a let... Read more
25
Jul
2016
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