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Hippie From Bolinas


Brian D

 Genre: Indie Rock

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" General views of the small coastal hippie town of Bolinas, located about 30 miles North of San Francisco. The quaint little town is best known for its huge aggregation of hippies and other social recluses. Bolinas earned a reputation for being the most secretive place in the United States after years of residents famously tearing down any destination signs to keep out the bad karma that emanates from all other places - leaving the road to Bolinas completely unmarked. In fact, the only place you'll see a Bolinas sign is in the town's museum. Oscar winning actress Frances McDormand and her husband, film director Joel Coen own a home in the area."
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life is like a movie from 1969
your hippie psyche is groovy 
and whatever’s your is mine
you’re dancing at the gathering at the local jamboree
a hippie from Bolinas is all you wanted to be

cosmic confrontation is fogging up your brain
your graying locks are falling out
and clogging up the drain
you’re trading in your Birkenstocks for someone else’s shoes
this hippie from Bolinas has surely paid his dues

you’re taking off the tie-dye for a fine Italian suit
you’re waking up with WIFI 
and a wife of ill repute
you’re shaking off the days of old, you’ll never be the same
a hippie from Bolinas wouldn’t even know your name

when your mind is moving low
and there’s no place left to go

the timely transformation of handsome hippie Bob
who’s cashing in the Co-op
for a savvy south bay job (Silicon Valley, folks...)
and moving from a microbus to a fast commuter car
the hippies from Bolinas can’t believe you’ve gone this far...

when your mind is moving low
there’s only one place left to go

you’ve got your pricey real estate and an office up the stairs
you handed off your hippie fate
for a life of stocks and shares
you’re happy now with all you’ve got in case it doesn’t show
a hippie from Bolinas isn’t someone you would know
a hippie from Bolinas isn’t someone you would know

and the hippies from Bolinas, they’re all glad to see you GO.
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Uploaded: Dec 22, 2013 - 04:13:08 PM
Last Updated: Dec 22, 2013 - 04:13:08 PM Last Played: Jul 22, 2019 - 02:03:27 PM
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bud said 2126 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
Great track -
I've been to Bolinas. Their program against expansion is putting a moratorium and an enormous fee on connections to the local water supply, then banning the digging of wells - or so I've been told. So a 1/4 acre lot might sell for $200k - but the water hookup is $500K if you can get one. It is a great part of the country though.
Really well done tune here - ace production and very Cali.
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MarkHolbrook said 2126 days ago (December 22nd, 2013)
Never been but enjoyed the tune! Nicely done!
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alackbass said 2126 days ago (December 23rd, 2013)
Hippie From Bolinas
Another gem added to the Brian D. playlist. Did Jeff Lynne produce this? And how did you get Harrison back to play slide? Downloaded!
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davisamerica said 2126 days ago (December 23rd, 2013)
what alackbass said Brian
... downloaded. Thanks!
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Philip18 said 2125 days ago (December 23rd, 2013)
I like the song, the vocal, the melody (that downward progression works well), the backing in general and the guitar solo in particular. Very entertaining, Brian.
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lengold said 2125 days ago (December 24th, 2013)
Love it
Downloaded - thanks.

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sschedra said 2122 days ago (December 27th, 2013)
Great backstory
Interesting as most songs would deal with dropping out and becoming part of the sub-culture. This song takes the opposite tack. Good satire and good production and performance. Thanks for the song.
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racerat said 2120 days ago (December 28th, 2013)
As an ex-SF-er. I've ridden my motorcycle through Bolinas a number of times. It's a gorgeous and magical place. The mountains above it hosts a road that is featured in just about every car commercial ever filmed. Marin, the headlands and surroundings all are pretty odd-ball in their insanely expensive glory. Thanks for capturing a slice of the of the quirk. Beautiful song and perfect production as always!
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billdancourtney said 2016 days ago (April 12th, 2014)
All sounds nice
Listening to your tunes. All mixed well, especially your acoustic guitar. I lived in Seattle for about ten years and they had these old die hard hippies up there. The Grateful Dead dancing girls, I do not know what else to call them. They do that old spacey dance routine from the 60's. All fine, but once I was at a King Crimson show (not the most danceable of music I feel) and a couple Deadhead Dancers were really struggling to find the cosmic groove. Gotta give 'em credit for trying.
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