Wednesday, February 22, 2017


"A 'cyber-punk' is a person who takes navigational control over the cybernetic electronic equipment and uses it, not for the Army, not for the government, not for the Lufthansa Airline, but for his or her own purpose." Quote from Timothy Leary in Cyber-Punk documentary (1990).

Well...That part sounds good but something tells me Cyber-punk is the cousin of transhumanism. I am not merged with machine but I'll use the internet to research and then EXPOSE you Mr. Leary and any punkers who are guilty by association just by being in the presence of your CIA, culture creating ass .
(Above) This is a weird clip with Leary discussing the future of computers while DEVO play music and dance robotically in the background.

 In Devo's music videos, early concerts, literature, and short films, the band created a pastiche and parody of the real world via the idea of "Spudland". Many characters and concepts reoccur in different media. Dr. Byrthfood is one of these characters. Dr. Byrthfood, played by Timothy Leary, works for Lifeforms Unlimited and makes sure that Devo are kept in tip top working condition. Byrthfood (Leary) can be seen performing a reprogramming session on DEVO (pic below) in their video compilation release We’re All Devo! from 1984 (clip below pic).

(Above) Leary is standing at a CMI Series II synthesizer in the film. Mark Mothersbaugh reportedly sampled a celesta into the CMI for the title theme to the Nickeldeon cartoon, Rugrats (1991).

Timothy Leary optioned the rights to the Cyber-punk styled book by William GibsonNeuromancer and attempted to make a game called Neuromancer: Mind Movie that featured Grace Jones, David Byrne, Keith Haring, Devo, Jack Nicholson and William S. Burroughs. Douglas St. Clair Smith Church of the Sub-Genius was credited "For Pixilation" in the credits.
(Above) Screen shot of David Byrne in Neuromancer from Leary's archive.

Timothy Leary, brought his game to Interplay for development. Neuromancer became an adventure video game developed by Interplay ProductionsInterplay is a video game developer and publisher, founded in 1982 by Brian Fargo (a descendant of the family that created Wells Fargo and American Express), and Bill Heineman (In 2003 Bill was diagnosed with gender dysphoria and now calls himself a woman named "Rebecca Ann Heineman). 
Neuromancer was released in 1988 for the AmigaApple II,Apple IIGSCommodore 64, and DOSThe game was set within both the fictional "real world" and the extensively realized and detailed world of cyberspace. It is also noted for having a soundtrack based on the Devo song "Some Things Never Change". In the instruction manual for Neuromancer there is a "special thanks" to Timothy Leary included on page 1, in acknowledgement of his role enlisting the rock band DEVO to provide licensed music, and also for his production of several early drafts for game art and dialogue.



Shout is the sixth studio album by Devo, It was originally released in October 1984. The album cover is a head shot of Timothy Leary's son Zachary Chase Leary on a composite background with his left hand raised by his open mouth in a "shout" gesture(above). The album's back cover depicts a head shot photo of guitarist Bob Mothersbaugh's daughter Alex with her eyes focused upwards and her left hand raised by her ear in a listening gesture.(below)
From Michael Pilmer at Backstage at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, CA - April 17, 2010: "This gift was already backstage when we arrived at Coachella early in the day. It's from Zach Leary, son of Timothy Leary. Zach was on the cover of DEVO's "Shout" album....and he recreated the cover using an updated 2010 photo of himself (pic below). We thought it was brilliant, and DEVO really appreciated the gift. Thank you, Zach!"

"Its All Happening Podcast" Episode 77 featuring Mark Mothersbaugh  : (quote from Zach Leary) "We are all DEVO! This episode stops by the famous Mutato Studios on the Sunset Strip to sit down with the legendary Mark Mothersbaugh. For over an hour I took part in one of the most brilliant, though provoking, inspiring and wacky conversations that I’ve ever been a part of. First and foremost, I’m a fan of Mark’s and of DEVO. They were one of the most influential bands of my youth through their ahead of their time use of multi media and music. Mark was so generous with his telling of the story behind the de-evolutionary roots of the band as well as his journey into being a soundtrack composer. Mark’s view of how technology, media, culture and music fits into one cohesive narrative is unparalleled. I hope you enjoy this as much as I did."


(Above) A post from Mark Mothersbaugh's Instagram page, caption reads "#tbt (throw back Thursday) to my romantic weekend with Timothy Leary"

Timothy Leary you have just been posthumously cyber-punk'd by Masonic Youth!


Friday, February 17, 2017

Planned Parenthood Funded by Punk Bands

Here is something funny, type " Planned Parenthood Punk Rock" into any search engine, I used the Intelligence Agency front known as Google for my search, and it will blow your mind how many pages and pages exist of punk band after punk band, year after year, well known and unknown, play benefit concerts for the Rockefeller Eugenics front successfully duping women into killing their children for 100 years now, (started in 1916) known as Planned Parenthood.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Jerry Haynes, TV’s Mr. Peppermint to generations of kids, and father of a Butthole Surfer

This a little follow up on the father of Gibby "lab rat" Haynes.  From a biography after his death...

Jerome Martin “Jerry” Haynes, the Dallas actor best known to generations of children as television host Mr. Peppermint, died Monday of complications of Parkinson’s disease at a nursing facility in Longview, Texas. He was 84.
Services will be private. A public memorial will be planned.
Mr. Haynes’ passions were theater and children, said his son Andrew Haynes of New York.
“Doing the children’s show, he allowed his inner child to really kind of come out and connect with children,” his son said. “He liked making people happy, but making children happy was something really great for him.”
Watching Mr. Haynes in his trademark red-and-white striped suit, straw hat with matching hatband and candy-striped cane was a rite of passage for many who grew up with Dallas television beginning in 1961.
Generations of fans continued to ask “Mr. Peppermint” for his autograph for years after the last new episode of his show aired in 1996. There were more than 6,000 episodes of Mr. Peppermint that spanned 35 years, making it the longest running locally produced show on WFAA-TV (Channel 8).
“He loved that so many generations of people grew up watching him,” his son said. “He was really, really proud of that.”
TV, film actor    
While his Mr. Peppermint character caught most of the limelight, Mr. Haynes also appeared in 50 films, many of which were made for television.
The lanky actor also starred on stage in a one-man, one-act tribute he wrote in honor of former Dallas Morning News columnist Paul Crume.
He played a variety of roles and was many times cast as a judge. He was the general whose troops surrounded the Little Rock school being integrated in the 1981 TV movie Crisis at Central High.
His television work included appearing in four episodes of Dallas as the wheeler-dealer who sold Jock Ewing swamp land. He played a minister on Peyton Place and had a role on Walker, Texas Ranger.
He appeared on the silver screen in Places in the HeartRobo Cop and Boys Don’t Cry.
Mr. Haynes was born in Dallas and grew up in Plano and Dallas, graduating from Woodrow Wilson High School in 1944. He attended Louisiana State University for a summer semester and Yale University for one year.
Mr. Haynes served in the Air Force as an information specialist using the Japanese language skills he learned at Yale. He was honorably discharged as a sergeant in 1946.
He returned to Dallas and received a bachelor’s degree in speech and theater at Southern Methodist University, where he studied drama with classmate Aaron Spelling, who gained fame as a film and television producer.
In 1950, Mr. Haynes went to New York, where he took additional acting classes, “and I went broke,” he recalled in 1980.
“I couldn’t get going after that,” he added. “I said, ‘Well, if I can’t be Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift, I’ll go home.’ ”
Early TV years
Back in Dallas, Mr. Haynes joined WFAA-TV, where he was an announcer, cooking-show assistant, sports reporter and rock ’n’ roll show host.
When the Dallas station decided to launch a children’s show, Mr. Haynes picked the costume from The Music Man and the name from an associate’s favorite candy. Co-worker Vernon Dailey co-created and co-starred as Mr. Peppermint’s puppet sidekick, Muffin.
“He was just the best friend in the world,” said Mr. Dailey of Wills Point, Texas. “We never had one serious bust in all those years.”
The men were opposite personalities, his friend said. “He was the big sports fan, and I could care less.”
But Mr. Haynes was always open to suggestions.
“He trusted me, and I trusted him, and he delivered,” Mr. Dailey said. “Nothing was cut and dried, it just happened.”
Mr. Haynes loved his children and was sensitive to the needs of young people in general, his friend said.
“I’ve seen him cry from talking about something on the news,” Mr. Dailey said. “He had a heart.”
Mr. Peppermint ran from 1961 to 1969 and was revived as Peppermint Place from 1975 to 1996.
The urge for more serious acting called to Mr. Haynes in the late 1970s.
He discovered his years as Mr. Peppermint, especially performing on a live TV show, had given him a perspective on acting.
“The Peppermint thing helped, too, a great deal,” he said. “Because we ad lib it all … You learn how to make a line sound original. You really have to listen to the puppets, hear what they say and digest it, so you can reply.”
JFK assassination
Mr. Haynes was on duty at WFAA-TV on Nov. 22, 1963, when President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in downtown Dallas. He saw the motorcade pass about one minute before the president was shot. Mr. Haynes brought eyewitnesses to the station and was one of the first announcers to bring details to viewers.
BRYLCREAM your hair!!!!
"You'll Excuse The Fact That I'm Out Of Breath": The JFK Assassination -- The topic was hidden zippers in winter coats as the lunch hour advanced on The Julie Bennell Variety Show. It was Friday, Nov. 22, 1963. Suddenly, viewers saw frames spin out. A shellshocked Jay Watson appeared, frantic and holding copy from the United Press. He was the first to tell TV viewers that President John F. Kennedy had been shot. Jerry Haynes (a.k.a. Mr. Peppermint) stood nearby and helped recount what just happened at Dealey Plaza. The curtain to the station's operations was lifted during the hours afterward as staff scrambled to assemble coverage. Just days before, WFAA had been the first TV station in North Texas to test out something called "videotape." If it hadn't, we might not have this footage, which was central in the KERA documentary Breaking The News.
from IMDB... "22 November 1963: Jerry Haynes and his program director Jay Watson were on lunch together watching the JFK motorcade pass down Main Street. Less than a minute later they heard shots as the motorcade turned down Elm Street. The men quickly located and interviewed eyewitnesses. Haynes was the first person interviewed giving his account on WFAA-TV. He continued to work in the background to help with the live broadcast after Kennedy's assassination was announced on live TV.
Mr. Haynes was found to have Parkinson’s disease in 2008.  
In addition to his son, Mr. Haynes is survived by his wife, Doris Gibson Haynes of Dallas; a daughter, Carla Mann of Longview; another son, Gibson Haynes of Brooklyn, N.Y.; five grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.

Mr. Peppermint had a brother: Mr. Lifesaver...
All kidding aside, Jerry was brother to Maj. Gen. Fred Haynes.   (GIBBY'S UNCLE) Here is his obituary...
HAYNES FRED E. HAYNES (Age 89) Fred E. Haynes, 89, a retired Marine Corps Major General, died March 25, 2010 in a New York City hospital. He was a veteran of the iconic battle of Iwo Jima in WWII and founder of the Iwo Jima Association of America. He served with the 28th Marine Regiment, 5th Marine Division on Iwo Jima - the same regiment that raised the now famous flag on Mt. Suribachi. The picture, taken by Joe Rosenthal during the heat of the battle, has become the world-wide symbol of Marine Corps heroism. General Haynes served his country for almost 40 years, including three wars. Just prior to his demise, he participated in the 65th Anniversary of Iwo Jima Reunion and Symposium at the National Museum of the Marine Corps at Quantico, Virginia. General Haynes served in Korea in 1954 as the Executive Officer, Second Battalion, lst Marine Regiment. In Vietnam, 1966-67, he served as both Commanding Officer, 5th Marine Regiment, and as Chief of Staff, Task Force X-Ray, lst Marine Division. As a general officer he served as Legislative Assistant to the Commandant of the Marine Corps and subsequently commanded both the 2d and 3d Marine Divisions. With extensive experience handling prisoners of war, General Haynes also advised presidential candidates, as well as sitting presidents, on the treatment of those captured during battle. He strongly advocated humane treatment of all prisoners, not only because he believed "it was the moral thing to do", but also because humane treatment often provided valuable intelligence at a time when the lives of servicemen and women depended on it. General Haynes, along with co-author James A. Warren, wrote the best-selling military book on WWII, "The Lions of Iwo Jima". It is a firsthand account of the 4,500 Marines, from Combat Team 28, 5th Marine Division, during the ferocious battle for Iwo Jima in 1945, in which the General actively participated. This highly decorated Marine Corps General is survived by his wife Bonnie Arnold Haynes, three children Karen Francis Haynes, Fred Elmore Haynes, William Lane Haynes and stepdaughter Alexandra Samantha Tramont. Services to be held at a later date. 
Original image by Joe Rosenthal/The Associated Press.  Second image by Henry Rollins

Timothy Leary's Punk Rock Experiments

Dr. Timothy Leary: I don't feel that it is necessary to include a bio or lifetime acting credentials for this man as I believe you the reader already know the deal. If you don't, then look into it. Leary is CIA. CIA manipulate culture. 

Gibson Jerome "Gibby" Haynes (born September 30, 1957) is an American musician, radio personality, painter, and the lead singer of the band Butthole Surfers. Born and raised in Dallas, Texas, he is the son of actor Jerry Haynes, best known as Dallas-based kids' TV host "Mr. Peppermint", and Doris Haynes. Haynes was a star on his high school's basketball team, and he attended Trinity University to study accounting. While at Trinity, Gibby met Paul Leary(as of yet I am unable to link Paul Leary and Tim Leary through geneology searches but am trying and I welcome any assistance  in making that connection), the guitarist for Butthole Surfers. Gibby was the captain of the basketball team, president of his fraternity, and was named the Accounting Student of the Year. After graduating, he went to work as an auditor for the accounting firm Peat Marwick. After a year of working in accounting, he formed Butthole Surfers. Rooted in the 1980s hardcore punk scene, Butthole Surfers quickly became known for their chaotic and disturbing live shows, black comedy, and a sound that incorporated elements of psychedelia, noise rock, punk and, later, electronica, as well as their use of sound manipulation and tape editing. Butthole Surfers have a well-reported appetite for psychoactive drugs, an evident influence on their sound.

Allen David Jourgensen (born Alejandro Ramírez Casas; October 9, 1958), is a Cuban-American musician and music producer, best known as the founder and frontman of the industrial metal band Ministry. He is sometimes credited as Alain Jourgensen, Alien Jourgensen, Uncle Al, Hypo Luxa (his alias as a producer), Dog, Alien Dog Star  and Buck Satan. He is a member and/or founder of several industrial rock bands, performing as a singer, guitarist or keyboard player.

Lard is a hardcore punk/industrial band founded in 1988 as a side project by Jello Biafra (vocals), Al Jourgensen (guitar). Biafra is perhaps best known as the former frontman of the hardcore punk band Dead Kennedys. (Jello has his own connections to Dr. Timothy Leary, as seen on previous 4HA Post

Pailhead was a short-lived side project of the industrial metal band Ministry that featured Dischord Records founder and former Minor Threat frontman Ian MacKaye (for more on Ian and dischord check out HBC Special Report: The Untold History of Punk Rock 7, White Rich Kids Not On Dope ) on vocals. The band's sound was a dark combination of menacing industrial beats and hardcore punk, predating what Ministry would later do with Jello Biafra, Lard.

I knew Al Jourgensen and Dr. Timothy Leary were friends. Leary’s voice opened the Revolting Cocks’ Linger Ficken’ Good (see below), and when I saw Ministry at the Hollywood Palladium a couple weeks before Leary’s death in ‘96, Jourgensen announced from the stage that Tim was in the building. Jourgensen writes in his memoir that at the Palladium, he and Leary “hung out with Joe Strummer and Captain Sensible, and the four of us did more cocaine than you can fit onto a picnic table.”
But I was unprepared for the revelation, dropped as casually as a handkerchief two-thirds of the way through the same book, that Jourgensen lived with Leary for two years in the mid-90s, during which time both he and Gibby Haynes were test subjects for Leary’s experiments with psychedelics.
In the context of the book, this comes as a piece of good news, because at least Al is getting something like a doctor’s care. Fix, the depressing documentary filmed on Ministry’s Filth Pig tour (or “Sphinctour”), leaves no doubt as to the severity of Al’s multiple drug problems during this time, and the corresponding chapters of the book open dark new vistas of degradation. (One of Jourgensen’s war stories from this period includes the sentence: “She’s wearing a colostomy bag, and I was naturally curious.”)

Timothy Leary backstage at a Ministry show

At this point in the narrative, White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult has kicked Jourgensen out of their shared apartment on Melrose, and he has moved in with Leary. And here comes Gibby Haynes:
In addition to taking me in, Tim let Gibby Haynes stay at his house for a while. Tim encouraged us to take whatever drugs we wanted—he was the guru of LSD, after all. But as an academic and a researcher, he wanted to see what effects different hallucinogens had when they were coupled with different substances—coke, heroin, Nyquil, Hungry Man dinners. He would get all this hallucinogenic shit mailed to him from all these companies and universities and then test it on us every couple weeks. Actually, it was mostly on me. He kicked Gibby out of the house after he peed in the drawer of an antique desk in Tim’s office when he was off his head. So Gibby went and I stayed. Tim would get me to shoot up all these laboratory drugs that were based out of MDA—ecstasy and Ayahuasca, an Amazonian concoction made from shrubs, leaves, and Virola, a South American drug that you grind into a powder and cook down. Tim had me shooting up all this shit. He would be all excited and say, “Hey, I got a new package.” And I would groan, “Okay, fuck. Let’s do it.” I would shoot it up, and he would scribble down notes on how the drugs affected me. I don’t know what he was writing because to me the hallucinations were always the same.
I’d have these horrific visions of Hell and the apocalypse: naked people with blood spouting from every orifice; skies that turned black, then silver, then white again; winged beasts with razor-sharp talons; and, most of all, spiders of all shapes and sizes. They’d fall from the sky. They’d come up from the ground. They’d creep around corners and crawl all over me. I’d be screaming and trying to brush off the bugs. And I’d always end up staggering over to Tim’s blind dog, Mr. Bodles, that Lemmy, my dog, is probably related to. I’d grab his collar, and he would take me outside so I could breathe without spiders scurrying in my mouth and down my throat. Talk about the blind leading the blind. After an hour or so Tim would come out and stare at me. Then he’d take more notes and ask me some questions about how I was feeling and what I was seeing. He’d measure the diameter of my pupils and see if I could track his fingers with my eyes. I don’t know if I passed or failed; I just know I saw spiders. The stuff he gave me was so strong that it took effect in less than twenty minutes. The visions were instantaneous, and they were never enjoyable. But I’d subject myself to it because it helped him out somehow, and I knew if I did my job, my rent was paid and I had a place to stay.

Jourgensen and Leary horsing around

Elsewhere in the book, Gibby Haynes shares his own memories of the Leary years in an interview with the book’s co-author, Jon Wiederhorn:
When [Al] hooked me up with Tim Leary a lot of weird situations happened. We got kicked out of a Johnny Cash concert at the Viper Room because Tim was heckling Johnny Cash. The killer one was waking up in Tim’s study and seeing him feverishly typing three feet away from me. I was so hungover that I had pissed in his kitchen. He was nervously typing, like I shouldn’t have been in the room, and I discovered my dick was hanging out of my pants and was warm and moist.
Errr, what caused that?
Who knows? I guess when you sleep in Tim Leary’s study your dick comes out of your pants and gets warm and moist.
Maybe you pissed yourself?
I definitely pissed in his kitchen. Oh, and I let his blind dog shit in his living room. In the middle of the summer the sliding-glass doors to his house were open. I shut them in the middle of the night. I didn’t know you were supposed to leave them open because of his blind dog: It was the only way he could go outside to poop in the middle of the night. Not only did I urinate in his kitchen but I let a dog shit in his living room. I was not the consummate houseguest.
Is that why Tim kicked you out of his house?
The urine thing wasn’t really my fault. I was like, “Dude, your entire kitchen is white. That screams toilet to me.” There were probably three times I got so drunk in the middle of the night I got up and randomly urinated. It usually involved the color white. I peed on a couple one time, in their bed in the middle of the night. Their room was white.
Below, listen to “Lion’s Mouth,” the final track on the posthumously released CD Beyond Life with Timothy Leary. The song must have been credited to “Al Jourgensen & Friends” for contractual reasons, because the band—Al Jourgensen, Paul Barker, and Rey Washam, with Leary on vocals—sure looks like Ministry. In the liner notes, the credits for this song command you to “LISTEN CAREFULLY.”

And here’s Leary’s wise and prescient collaboration with the Revolting Cocks, “Gila Copter.” “Let’s have some quiet, quiet silence”:

Shooting heroin with William Burroughs
During Jourgensen’s drug-induced travels, he would befriend and collaborate with two counterculture icons, author William S. Burroughs and psychedelics-advocate Timothy Leary. Burroughs appears on B-side ‘Quick Fix’ and in the video for ‘Just One Fix’, and naturally, Jourgensen says he did heroin with the Beat Generation’s preeminent junkie:
“So then I’m sitting there, and he pulls out this like 1950s Pulp Fiction kind of tool belt with needles in it. Like old school, 1950s, huge needles. And he meticulously took that out, found a vein – I don’t know how you’d find a vein in a 70 year old guy, but he knew what he was doing. So we all shot up together and we’re all stoned on his couch in his living room. And I notice there was a letter on his desk in front of me that was from the White House. Okay? And I’m like, Bill, it’s not even opened. And I’m just like, ‘Are you going to open this?’ He goes, ‘Nahhh, it’s probably junk mail.’ … So I open it and there’s a letter from President Bill Clinton asking him to speak at the White House during some Naked Lunch excerpts or whatever. So I was like, ‘Man, this is big.’ And the only thing he said was, ‘Who’s president nowadays?’ He didn’t know. He didn’t even know Bill Clinton was president.”
There doesn’t seem to be anyone in the music business about which Jourgensen doesn’t have a story. A brief run-down (mostly via Jourgensen’s autobiography): he stole drugs from Courtney Love, beat up R. Kelly for “freaking out” his daughter and urinating on a piano in his studio, attacked Metallica with a literal ass-load of vegetables, told Madonna she smelled like shit, suggested Trent Reznor and Morrissey should play Russian Roulette together, served as the inspiration for ‘Til Tuesday’s ‘Voices Carry’, dated White Zombie bassist Sean Yseult and nearly drove their car off a cliff, and convinced Fred Durst to record vocals while wearing nothing except for a cowboy hat — and received $10,000 for his advice.

     Gibby met Johnny Depp when Johnny was in Texas to film What's Eating Gilbert Grape.  Together with Bill Carter and Sal Jenco, they formed a band called P, which performed at SXSW in 1993, at a number of shows at Depp's Viper Room during the mid 90's, and at two shows in Vienna, Austria in 1997. Gibby has appeared in two movies with Johnny Depp: Dead Man and The Brave.  He and Johnny Depp also co-directed a shortform video, entitled Stuff, about Red Hot Chili Peppers band member John Frusciante which also features Dr Timothy Leary.

Stuff Short Film: John Frusciante’s World of Chaos

The 1993 film is a hypnotic walk around Frusciante’s world of chaos and drugs. At the time Frusciante was strongly addicted to heroin and a rumor has it this was Depp’s homage to an artist about to die. Stuff also credits Gibby Haynes from the Butthole Surfers as a director and Perry Farrell for flower arrangements.

P was a short-lived American alternative rock band formed in early 1993 by Butthole Surfers frontman Gibby Haynes (vocals), actor Johnny Depp (guitar/bass), actor Sal Jenco (percussion), and songwriter Bill Carter (guitar/bass)

The band performed their first show at the Austin Music Awards in 1993 and released their eponymous debut album on November 21, 1995 under Capitol Records. It was reissued on May 8, 2007 under Caroline Records. They often played the odd gig at The Viper Room, of which Depp used to be co-owner. One of these gigs was played on October 30, 1993, where the lineup included Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers. Haynes, along with other members of the line-up that night, was a good friend of actor River Phoenix. While the band were in the middle of their song "Michael Stipe", which includes the lines "I'm glad I met old Michael Stipe, I didn't get to see his car. Him and River Phoenix were leaving on the road tomorrow" and "but we didn't have a part, not a piece of our heart, not Michael, River Phoenix or Flea or me," Phoenix (unbeknownst to the band at the time) was outside the venue having seizures on the sidewalk. Phoenix died in the early hours of October 31 of heart failure brought on by an overdose of cocaine and heroin.

P with Johnny Depp @ 1993 Austin Music Awards "Rumble" by Link Wray Link Wray Is WAY better!!! At least this dude apologizes at the end.

Winona Ryder is an American actress. One of the most profitable and iconic actresses of the 1990s. Ryder's personal life has attracted significant media attention including her relationship with Johnny Depp in the early 1990s.

The connection with Winona and Timothy Leary was that he was her godfather, and that came about three months after Winona was born when her father Michael Horowitz, who by then was working both as a bookseller of counterculture literature and also as Leary's archivist.

Story is that while Michael and Leary were skiing in Switzerland, Michael pulled out a photograph of Winona when she was a day old and asked Leary to be her godafther. Winona still has the photograph and whenever she shows it to a journalist, she’ll take it out of its frame, flip it over, and proudly show off Tim’s inscription welcoming a newborn Buddha to planet Earth.

From Jourgenson Interview:
"The most important thing Tim (Leary) taught me was that when people pay you just to be you , that’s when you’ve made it. You don’t have to do anything but be who you are. Winona Ryder’s dad bought Tim’s house and paid him a stipend. Just to be Tim. I’m working towards that now."

Winona Ryder has gone on to star in STRANGER THINGS, a red herring distraction of a Netflix original series on the MK Ultra program.