KENO'S HOME PAGE
"And the sign says
'Long-haired freaky people need not apply' , so I put my hair up under my hat
and I went in to ask him why. He said you look like a fine outstanding young
man, I think you'll do, so I took off my hat, I said 'Imagine that, huh, me
working for you'" - Les Emmerson
from The Five Man Electrical Band song "Signs"
"I'm not going to change the way I look or
the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all
my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people" -
"Almost cut my hair, It happened just the other day, It was
getting kind of long, I could have said it was in my way, But I didn't and I wonder why, I
feel like letting my freak flag fly, I feel like I owe it to someone"
Crosby, from the CSN&Y song "Almost
Cut My Hair"
"If some shorthaired, prejudice, "you
must play the game" type of boss, don't want to hire me to a job that I'm qualified
for, simply because my hair is too long, then it's his loss, not mine"
As I said, I'm different. I was a full
blown hippie as a teen and young adult, then for awhile I was just half a hippie. But now as I
grow older I find
I'm all hippie again. My hair is still real long. It has been long all of my adult life.
I'll never cut it short like most men do or are into. I don't want that "clone male
look" that most men have. You know the David Crosby song "Almost Cut My Hair', a
bit of it is quoted above. Well, I still identify with that song today. Glad David
and others still do, too.
This page is very simple, it deals with the
question: What is the difference between a hippie and a hippy? There is a difference in the two types of people, since
Im a hippie and was once a hippy, let me give my own viewpoint on this
. against. One doesnt have to have long hair to be a hippie, or smoke
weed, even if many of them do. They are for the legalization of all drugs. Most hippies
watch their diets, but do not go overboard on that either. They are not groovy but are
very cool never-less. Hippies like all music styles and are not restricted to digging only
rock or county music. They have no problem with free love but usually dont partake
in it themselves. Many of them are naturists, but not all. Like hippys they are very
liberal in raising their children.
Hippy: A person who has long hair,
is peace loving and wants to make friends with everybody. A hippy makes for the best of
neighbors; they are naturists (aka nudists); most of them are into free sex and love; they
dont worry about the race of other people; hippys smoke a lot of weed (and like all
heads, they do not have to have it pointed out to them to be able to see where, in this
site's pages' background, a dude is smoking a roach - Hint for non hippys and
non-heads: - he's inside the spiral); they eat healthy foods (and many
vegetarians); raise their children in liberal but very loving ways. Hippys are groovy and
very cool. They are anti-establishment. They are amongst the most discriminated people on
the planet. Hippys love all animals. They can be very much like Buddhists and into Zen.
They also love to listen to rock and or country music (especially late 60s
psychedelic rock music); and totally believe in the saying dont worry, be
Hippie: Hippies are close cousins
to hippys, but they are not the same. Politically charged and very much to the left
and not afraid of the word liberal, in fact hippies like to be noted as being
liberal. They are not afraid to speak out for what they believe in hippies will
take on anybody. They will get in anothers face if that is necessary to get their
point across; they like to take part in protest marchers; are anti war; pro human rights.
They are very much anti-establishment. They are misunderstood and discriminated
There is more to this hippy vs hippie thing, but I think I
- Notes on this subject -
(and a word or two about Yippies and Freaks, too)
These days there are many more hippies around than hippys
(well at least in the US, anyway). Perhaps todays hippies are what the yippies from
the late 1960s turned into, since there are so few yippies around today. But no, not all
hippies were once yippies, nor were they all once hippys although many hippies were
hippys in the past and a few were yippies, too.
A good song lyric to describe a Hippy: Come on people
now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right
A good song lyric to describe a Hippie: I ain't askin'
nobody for nothin', if I can't get it on my own"
A good song lyric to describe a Yippie: But when you
talk about destruction, don't you know that you can count me out in!
The longhair thing: Although one has to be a longhair to be
a hippy, today most longhairs are not even close to being hippys. Being a longhair might
have meant you were anti-establishment years ago, but it no longer applies. Today in the US,
even many rednecks down south are longhairs. Perhaps the only thing that still applies
today to all longhairs is their love of music.
Freaks: The term might not be used too much anymore, but
yes, Hippies and Hippys and for that matter, Yippies too, are still considered freaks, but
perhaps it applies more so to just hippys today.
Finially, a couple of
answers to questions that were emailed in to me in regard to this
What is a Neo-hippie?
Great question. Some say they are modern day wanna be hippies
who were born many years to late to be regular hippies or hippys.
Really? Why can't the children of today who wish to be hippies/hippys,
just be called "hippies" and "hippys"?
I know that "neo" is used to describe something new and different, but neo-hippies seem to be the same as
us old hippies, so why attach "neo" to the word "hippie" if that's the case? IMO, the word isn't really needed. But I guess it doesn't really matter, either.
Who are people who call themselves Rainbows?
"Rainbows" are hippys. I noted above that the word "freak" isn't used to much anymore today. It seems to have been replaced by "rainbows". Where did this new word come from? More than likely from the Rainbow Gatherings that take place. Yes, those gatherings are a hippy thing for sure. But the word "freak" was used to describe both hippys and hippies, so who knows for sure if it was meant to replace the word
"freak" or not. Again, it doesn't matter, it's a cool enough word I guess, so use it of you prefer, but I will always be happy to be just known as a old hippie, that's good enough for me!