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Friday, January 5

  1. msg My couple days at Star Hill message posted My couple days at Star Hill The summer of 1973 I was going into the 8th grade. I liked to camp and climb and my mom signed m…
    My couple days at Star Hill

    The summer of 1973 I was going into the 8th grade. I liked to camp and climb and my mom signed me up for a backpacking trip through the Coastal range with the Sierra Club. We started at Skyline college and hiked through Crystal Springs Reservoir watershed down to Woodside store. All good clean fun for a 13 year old.. right? What I didn’t know, and my parents had no clue about was that the leader of our trip was friends with the folks at Star Light Hill and we would spend a couple says with them. A kid from the burbs, had no idea what a commune was about. It was actually very cool. The big tree house was intact. The community made money a couple different ways. A couple of the guys worked metal and would forge large bells to sell. They also were working on a project we helped them with. They had gotten a hold of a bunch of old massive redwood fermenting tanks (12’ to 15’ high) that had been used for wine making in the old days. They would cut the barrels in ½ at the middle, and make massive hot tubs out of them to sell. They had one set up on the property back then, the water was heated through a wood burning stove (they had no power).

    One of the coolest things was Jimmy’s house (his father had given the land from an old lumber camp to create an artist colony). He had made his house out of a two story band saw building that was used to mill huge redwood logs. The pulley for the top of the saw was in the second story of the building, he built his all redwood kitchen in a U around the saw, and pained the saw white with crazy accents. At the other end of the second floor, was a living room with a brass fire pole in the middle. If you slide down the pole you ended up in Jimmy’s bedroom, which was pretty crazy.

    If I recall correctly they grew their own food, had animals and chickens etc, and grew their own hooch.. It was a long time ago. I heard that Neil Young lived next door, but didn’t see him the time I was there. I have for years wondered about this place and what happened to it and the people. It’s great to find this page with the story of Star Hill…
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Thursday, January 4

  1. msg Billy message posted Billy Billy had a stroke and passed away 10 days later on October 15, 2017 in the very early morning. He …
    Billy
    Billy had a stroke and passed away 10 days later on October 15, 2017 in the very early morning. He was fortunate to pass away at home with his family surrounding him. On November 19th he would have turned 65. Rest in Peace!
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Thursday, December 7

  1. page Kevin Freeman edited {Kevin.jpg} 1950-2017 Photo by Michael Emrys KEVIN AT THE FRONT HOUSE, AUG '74
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    Photo by Michael Emrys
    KEVIN AT THE FRONT HOUSE, AUG '74
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Monday, November 6

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    2017 Struggle Halloween
    2017 Halloween Party
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    The Halloween party this year was so magical. The weather was beautiful making it a night you wanted to be out in. Danny Lynch showed up at 5 pm with a great bluegrass band and played on the deck till 8 pm. They plus friends of theirs continued to play outside all evening. We had tables set up in the driveway for listening. There was music everywhere all night long.
    Meanwhile Jody and drummer Mark played inside with a wonderful danceable set. It was just those two but the sound was like a full band. After Jody, The John Henry Band played. That's when Jesse started filming so if you watch the video it starts there. After John we all went outside for fire dancing with Audra and Emily. Emily hasn't danced here with Audra for about 7 or 8 years. They also included Audra's 8 years old son Jalanee in the fire-dancing. It’s so primal to be out in the night with the fire and drumming.
    Then Aiden's and friends (Collective Movement) playing reggae back in the big house with an 8-piece band of excellent musicians.
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    Please watch the video if you have the time. It's on U-Tube as Struggle Halloween party 2017 by Athene Sav (Jesse)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1FvJRewvLPY&t=289s
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