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AcousticMonster
04-30-2009, 09:38 AM
Ok...so I was playing in a bar at our local college town.I know the whole hippie fad has been going on with the college kids for quite some time. BUT, now they seem to have a new fad here called "Hillbilly Hippie".

They seem to adapt a combination look of homeless person (dirty, dirty clothing) and hillbilly (overalls or coveralls), and play really bad hillbilly music. LOL, is this a new national fad, or just a local thing? Can someone clue me in?

hoosierhiver
04-30-2009, 10:22 AM
Thay are my 5th column, ready for the revolution.

rabbit
04-30-2009, 01:19 PM
hoosierhiver,

+1!

also, if I may add,

up against the wall!

:)
rabbit

swervy jervy
04-30-2009, 02:50 PM
Next time you're in there request they play Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother by Jerry Jeff Walker.

Slick
04-30-2009, 04:14 PM
Next time you're in there request they play Up Against The Wall Redneck Mother by Jerry Jeff Walker.


or Choctaw Bingo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3ObSgFliqzc)by Ray Wylie Hubbard

AcousticMonster
05-01-2009, 04:25 AM
So I'm taking it that this is not just a local phenomenon? :D

hoosierhiver
05-01-2009, 05:46 AM
So I'm taking it that this is not just a local phenomenon? :D

Seems there is a subculture of young hippie kids that want to be all "back to the farm", I think it is partly inspired by bluegrass music becoming "cool".

swervy jervy
05-01-2009, 05:54 AM
Farming attire is the new truckers cap?

AcousticMonster
05-01-2009, 07:31 AM
Seems there is a subculture of young hippie kids that want to be all "back to the farm", I think it is partly inspired by bluegrass music becoming "cool".

Ah, to be young again. :love:

salukulady
05-01-2009, 07:47 AM
Not in So Cal. May be it's a South Dakota thing. (What else is there to do there....sorry, couldn't resist, at least your not in North Dakota....)

josuegroundhog
05-01-2009, 07:48 AM
Maybe I haven't noticed because it's kindof a constant in SW Virginia. Your description of the Hillbilly Hippy is pretty accurate of most any hippy around here.

Anybody familiar with Old Crow Medicine Show? :nana:

AcousticMonster
05-01-2009, 09:30 AM
Not in So Cal. May be it's a South Dakota thing. (What else is there to do there....sorry, couldn't resist, at least your not in North Dakota....)

Actually, I lived in "So Cal." and besides the beach, we have everything else you "big city" folks have. Unless you call: drive-by shootings, ATM robberies, five guy per block begging for loose change, etc. fun activities. :p



Maybe I haven't noticed because it's kindof a constant in SW Virginia. Your description of the Hillbilly Hippy is pretty accurate of most any hippy around here.

Anybody familiar with Old Crow Medicine Show? :nana:

I don't know. I'm just familiar with the generic college hippie (example: like the ones portrayed on South Park, lol). But a couple of kids came in wearing the farming stuff, thought it was just guys getting off work, and was told "no, that's Hillbilly Hippies". I just thought it was funny.

Ukulele JJ
05-01-2009, 10:12 AM
I knew Dexy's Midnight Runners would make a comeback one day...

JJ

seeso
05-01-2009, 10:56 AM
I wonder who this is? ;)

http://i43.tinypic.com/beggef.jpg

AcousticMonster
05-01-2009, 11:08 AM
I wonder who this is? ;)

http://i43.tinypic.com/beggef.jpg

I think that's a future Deach, if I'm not mistaken. :eek:

Link
05-01-2009, 04:18 PM
Not happening here. People still dress like Ashton Kutcher here. I think we're behind a bit.

salukulady
05-01-2009, 04:28 PM
Actually, I lived in "So Cal." and besides the beach, we have everything else you "big city" folks have. Unless you call: drive-by shootings, ATM robberies, five guy per block begging for loose change, etc. fun activities. :p
*That all ended when you moved:D

seeso
05-01-2009, 04:35 PM
No one can guess who's in the picture? :D

swervy jervy
05-01-2009, 04:48 PM
No one can guess who's in the picture? :D


Joaquin Phoenix?

AcousticMonster
05-01-2009, 05:32 PM
Joaquin Phoenix?

Hell Yah! ROTFL :smileybounce:

AcousticMonster
05-01-2009, 05:33 PM
No one can guess who's in the picture? :D

Actually, it looks like me in 10 years! Accept it needs a fo-hawk.

AcousticMonster
05-01-2009, 05:34 PM
That all ended when you moved:D

Actually, I'm thinkin' of moving back. :D

seeso
05-01-2009, 06:48 PM
Hint: he has replied in this thread.

salukulady
05-01-2009, 10:34 PM
Actually, I'm thinkin' of moving back. :DThere goes the neighborhood!:)

josuegroundhog
05-02-2009, 08:02 AM
No one can guess who's in the picture? :D

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It was the canoe worthy pond that gave it away.

hoosierhiver
05-02-2009, 08:26 AM
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It was the canoe worthy pond that gave it away.

It works for skinnydipping too, or beer-bellydipping as the case may be.:D

dominicfoundthemooon
05-02-2009, 09:13 AM
ummmm is this is what you are talking about.. because this is me! but it was Halloween... hillbilly UKER!!

seeso
05-02-2009, 11:34 AM
About hoosierhiver

Biography
Not your average bear.
Location
Brown County Indiana
Interests
ukuleles,beekeeping,gardening,ukuleles,canoeing, critters,youtube and ukuleles.
Occupation
Owner of Mainland Ukuleles

It was the canoe worthy pond that gave it away.

Well done, my friend!

AcousticMonster
05-02-2009, 01:25 PM
ummmm is this is what you are talking about.. because this is me! but it was Halloween... hillbilly UKER!!

Yes, very similar. But, these guys looked like they rolled in the dirt for a couple days, had the stereo typical white man dreads, smelled like bong water, and were wiping cigarette ashes on their pants legs - I guess that is a new thing as well.

salukulady
05-02-2009, 01:40 PM
Yes, very similar. But, these guys looked like they rolled in the dirt for a couple days, had the stereo typical white man dreads, smelled like bong water, and were wiping cigarette ashes on their pants legs - I guess that is a new thing as well.eeeeeeuuuwww, yuk!

josuegroundhog
05-02-2009, 06:57 PM
Yes, very similar. But, these guys looked like they rolled in the dirt for a couple days, had the stereo typical white man dreads, smelled like bong water, and were wiping cigarette ashes on their pants legs - I guess that is a new thing as well.

My goodness man. Book the next flight to Roanoke Regional Airport. I will guide you in an exploration of the roots of these people. They are simply the modern Appalachian-Americans, though yours may be slightly misplaced to the left.

Basically any "hippy" we have fits this description. It's not really a trend here. It's just the way they/we are. This seems to be the case West of Richmond Virginia extending towards the southwest into North Carolina and Tennessee. Basically the Appalachian Trail corridor.

Arguably I'm sure it exists to some extent in West Virginia but we don't think much of them folk.

The overalls sound a bit over the top though. Most of ours where just any old thing from the Goodwill store. I suspect that some of yours are working on developing an image.

I have seen the overalls mix in certain venues (again see Old Crow Medicine Show http://www.crowmedicine.com/) but really there are just farm people mixing with hippy people.

Floyd, VA is a great little town for this sort of thing. Also Floydfest is a tremendous venue for experiencing it. http://atwproductions.com/index.php?pr=ffhome

Also Delfest http://delfest.com/

and the Galax Fiddler's Convention http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.com/default.htm

Let me know when you are coming in so I can clean out the back of the truck so you have somewhere to sit.

AcousticMonster
05-02-2009, 11:23 PM
My goodness man. Book the next flight to Roanoke Regional Airport. I will guide you in an exploration of the roots of these people. They are simply the modern Appalachian-Americans, though yours may be slightly misplaced to the left.

Basically any "hippy" we have fits this description. It's not really a trend here. It's just the way they/we are. This seems to be the case West of Richmond Virginia extending towards the southwest into North Carolina and Tennessee. Basically the Appalachian Trail corridor.

Arguably I'm sure it exists to some extent in West Virginia but we don't think much of them folk.

The overalls sound a bit over the top though. Most of ours where just any old thing from the Goodwill store. I suspect that some of yours are working on developing an image.

I have seen the overalls mix in certain venues (again see Old Crow Medicine Show http://www.crowmedicine.com/) but really there are just farm people mixing with hippy people.

Floyd, VA is a great little town for this sort of thing. Also Floydfest is a tremendous venue for experiencing it. http://atwproductions.com/index.php?pr=ffhome

Also Delfest http://delfest.com/

and the Galax Fiddler's Convention http://www.oldfiddlersconvention.com/default.htm

Let me know when you are coming in so I can clean out the back of the truck so you have somewhere to sit.

Sorry, I wasn't putting down a demographic region of the USA by any means. I just think it's funny to see what rich white kids do to "stand out". I didn't take it any different then the whole Emo, Gangsta, or Grung fad. I just thought it was funny when I was told it was Hillbilly Hippie.

I don't see how these two mix together in anyway.

josuegroundhog
05-03-2009, 07:36 AM
Sorry, I wasn't putting down a demographic region of the USA by any means. I just think it's funny to see what rich white kids do to "stand out". I didn't take it any different then the whole Emo, Gangsta, or Grung fad. I just thought it was funny when I was told it was Hillbilly Hippie.

I don't see how these two mix together in anyway.

I so toadally didn't think you were putting anybody down. :rolleyes: