HomeGrown Magazine. VOL.1 No.5 Summer 1979

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HomeGrown Magazine. VOL.1 No.5 Summer 1979

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Each issues seem to get better as time passes and to have a life of its own. There are three musical features, George Melly's “A Jazzman's view of Dope” which was hand-written and he refused to accept payment for the article, a nice guy; “Sex Drugs and Rock'n'Roll”, by Mick Farren, a natural rebel, great writer and musician with the legendary Social Deviants. I first met him at IT. (International Times) and at the Friday UFO club in 1967 with his close friend Edward Barker a flawed but brilliant cartoonist, who has a strip cartoon featured on the pages; and an interview with Peter Tosh, recorded at the Hilton Hotel in Swiss Cottage talking about Rasta, Reggae and Ganja and a beautifully drawn cover artwork by Johnny Reno.

I presented here a brief guide to some of the festivals and fairs of this Summer of 1979. Out of the fourteen listed, I went to half of them, selling copies of the magazine to festival goers, at Stonehenge Mid-summer Festival, Glastonbury Fayre and the Psylocybin Fayre in Wales in September.

There's a letter from Danny de Souza to me and my open reply, and a colourful centrefold Smokey Bears comix strip featuring Chester P. Hackenbush by my good friend and favourite graphic artist and story-teller Bryan Talbot, not to mention Tim Malyon's “Himalayan Hike”, a trip from Ladkh, near the Tibetan border, to the Kulu valley. 

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