Ok. I’m dating myself here, but I remember when I was a young man there was a head shop that I would go to occasionally. Now, I don’t want to sound too naive, but I honestly didn’t know what the real reason for the headshop was! I would go for three reasons: the incense, the records, and the posters.
Now don’t get me started on the records. Man vinyl was great! Not that it sounded better, but man the Yes album covers by Roger Dean, or the Molly Hatchet covers by Frank Frazetta, and don’t even get me started on how great the inner layout of Jimmy Buffett’s Son of a Son of a Sailor album was! Yeah, vinyl rocked. So I’d go to the head shop and browse through all the albums, mostly just to admire the cover art. Oh and the dude behind the counter would always have some great music on, maybe Cat Stevens, or other great stuff.
The incense totally rocked. I loved the smells and all the little forms of incense were uber cool. Then the incense holders were works of art really!
And finally the posters. All I can say is Wow! Of course Bruce Lee was still really popular from the big surge in popularity of Kung Fu movies. Carl Douglas singing, incense burning, and looking at a really cool poster of Bruce Lee from “Enter the Dragon” Ahhhh Good times. Good times.
Oh and those funny glass flower vases were cool too.
As you were.