BLUE PLANET BLUES VOL 5: MOUNTAINS BACK HOME

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Travel back in time on a journey through the free love ’70’s. Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.

In this final volume of the series, the journals begin to answer some of the life-long questions raised in volume one. Reviewing her adoption papers brings answers to what really happened to her when she was taken from her mother. Having found a partner in love and music, Gene, she wonders why something still feels missing and looks deeper into the universal longing we all have as souls for the “Other”, for the source of creation. In contrast, Gene brings a very practical view of history and politics that influence her views for the rest of her life. The journals end on January 1, 1977 as Holly unwittingly allows herself to become entangled into more and more of an abusive relationship. She steps out of the journals to reflect upon her experiences through the ’80s leading to the event that finally frees her from the prison of her own making. 

BLUE PLANET BLUES VOL 4: COUNTRY GIRL LIKE ME

Travel back in time on a journey through the free love ’70’s… Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out of college and ‘consensus reality’ on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.

In this fourth volume of our adventure, the journals recount Holly settling into New York City in December of 1975. After returning from a visit to her family in Ohio for Christmas she wrestles with memories of childhood trauma & inexplicable hallucinations. Her deep-rooted feelings of isolation stemming from being an outsider in her own family are what drive her to continue to search for a meaningful & lasting romantic connection. Hanging out in the Kettle of Fish on MacDougal on the Wednesday bluegrass night lead her to meet Gene, the man who would bring her into a world of Greenwich Village folklore. An acid trip with the full moon glistening between the new Twin Towers, and an entire block of musical instrument stores are typical of the world that opened to her in New York City, 1975.

BLUE PLANET BLUES VOL 3: TU SAIS QUE JE T’AIME

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Travel back in time on a journey through the free love ’70’s… Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out of college and ‘consensus reality’ on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.

In this third volume of the series, we pick up where we left off in Holly’s journals in July of 1975. Angeline has returned from India to Quebec and Holly drives up to Montreal to be with her. They go to St Eustache where she meets and falls in love with Gilbert, the younger brother of Normande. He inspires her to write the title track (Tu Sais Que Je T’Aime) for him, which she sang busking on the streets of Montreal. After a long go-go dancing job in the far north of Quebec, Holly and Angeline return to New York in the fall with 100 hits of mescaline and cash to live. Holly brings her to the home of Fred & Claude in Brooklyn, and the collision of her two worlds brings unexpected outcomes. 

BLUE PLANET BLUES VOL 2: MUSIC IS THE MUSE

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Travel back in time on a journey through the free love ’70’s… Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out of college and ‘consensus reality’ on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.

In this second volume of the series, we follow Holly’s journals chronologically filling in the stories that have been introduced and bringing the reader further along and deeper inside the journey. Additionally, Holly flashes back to her teenage years and the events of her life leading up to the journals. She recounts events such as being surrounded by the National Guard at the May Day demonstration of 1971 & being picked up hitchhiking by Gloria Steinem. We follow her story into the summer of 1974 when her companion Angeline is about to return from India.

BLUE PLANET BLUES VOL 1: HITCHCHIKING THE PSYCHEDELIC MATRIX

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TRAVEL BACK IN TIME on a journey through the free love ’70’s… Read what happens when a young woman coming of age turns on, tunes in & drops out of college and ‘consensus reality’ on a quest for freedom and spiritual self-discovery. Hitch a ride with Holly from go-go dancing jobs to hippy communes to anti-war demonstrations with nothing but a backpack, guitar and her thumb. Dive into romantic LSD trips and magical experiences as our heroine explores the edges of existentialism & the irony of love.

In this opening volume of the series, based on the journals that Holly kept from 1974 to 1977, we are introduced to her pursuit of truth after rebelling against her cloistered life & upbringing with a midwestern military family. Through her love affairs, philosophical musings & psychedelic experimentation we are brought on a journey around the continent as a reflection of her internal search for answers. Why have I never felt at home? Why did my mother give me up? Why do I feel incomplete without a lover? Why does the ‘real world’ seem so unreal to me?