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Since: Dec 08

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#1 Jun 8, 2013
Hip Square (Photos by Hollis Rodney Williams)

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“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#3 Jun 9, 2013
The Photos wrote:
I was in first grade. I was Downtown almost every weekend and summers and evenings. My parents worked two doors down from HIP SQUARE. Mr. Holt's barber shop was on the street behind the alley by METCALF'S. His son was about 16 yrs. old and worked part time where my parents worked. I frequently begged my parents to let him take me to HIP SQUARE to buy stuff. I got a peace "sign" necklace there and later one from the Chattahoochee Valley Fair. In those photos the two girls with long brown hair look exactly like the girls who worked there. The one on the WATERBED in the photo in the red cubicle room often wore suede fringe mini skirts and vests. The place was divided up into rented spaces where hippies could make and sell their hippy crafts. They had a black light room with day glo hippy posters. Between late 1970 and early 1972 HIP SQUARE was open. It appeared quick and faded fast as by near 1973 HIPPY was over. The suede girl always thought I was a cute kid and would hug me and let me get on the water bed with her. If not the girl in the photo one who looked like her but I say since she is on THE WATER BED in the photo that must be her. I told my parents and they were aghast but let me go there many times any way. Toward the end of HIP SQUARE it was open infrequently and had biker iron cross stuff and armbands and helmets from the third reich in the window. After it closed a smaller shop opened near the columbus Book exhange near Davidson's down the street. It was called DOT's I think. It was full of a huge amount of Third Reich Biker stuff, archie Bunker stuff and inscense stuff. I was there almost every day trying to get an eye full as we passed HIP SQUARE at its height begging to go in until my parents let me. I remember saying HURRY WE GOTTA GO NOW THEY ARE GONNA CLOSE! More details later. Gotta go to the grocery store now before they close. P.S. When HIP SQUARE closed my dad bought a water bed from them cheap. It cost $85.00. My dad put it in my parents room. Everybody told my mom HIPPIES had bed on that bed IT WAS USED. Plus they told her the water grows FUNGUS inside and the bed can burst and all the water pouring out you'll get electrocuted from the lamps and other things plugged in the room. So my dad sold it. I think he got only 40 or fifty dollars for it. My mom was mad. She thought the neighbors when they found out would think our family was trash freak perverts for having a water bed as everyone knew that the only purpose for a water bed was SEX.
Interesting story. I was mostly interested in collecting the underground comix that were sold there, Zap, Freak Brothers, Yellow Dog, Captain Guts and so on.

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“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#5 Jun 9, 2013
I bet wrote:
I bet you never set foot in there NOT ONCE. You just think it makes you sound cool saying you had a connection to it. The comix you listed sounds like the exact list discussed on the TCM 2;00AM movie "CRUMB" about underground comix artist Robert Crumb that was on TV last night. I bet you watched the film and memorized the list of comix they discussed in your shadowville trival pursuit name checking noggin' file. We the readers of The Columbus Forum do not believe you ever set foot in HIP SQUARE and most likely you never even looked at it while driving by in a car. We don't believe you. We just think you are trying to build a PROVENANCE of connection to it. Trying to build up your BACK IN THE DAY credentials. By the way, cool people never use the saying BACK IN THE DAY.
You'd lose that bet, my anonymous friend.

BTW, the Freak Brothers and Yellow Dog comix were not created by Robert Crumb, so I doubt they'd be mentioned in a documentary on Crumb.

In other words, you're both ignorant and a liar, which is nothing new.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#9 Jun 9, 2013
Beal E D Wiggins wrote:
That is the first thing I thought. Name checking. He is always name checking.
No, just telling my experiences, which sure beats what you do here, which is nothing but following me around whining.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#10 Jun 9, 2013
I said wrote:
They were mentioned in the CRUMB film as those artists hung out together. LIAR you say? You call me a LIAR. I just said I BET you never went in or drove past HIP SQUARE. I did not say you were lying. But you said I WAS LYING. I just DOUBTED you ever went in or past HIP SQUARE. Provenance is important regarding HIP SQUARE and you either WERE a part of it or WEREN'T. I think and 99.9% of the readers think you never went by or in HIP SQUARE. Just QUESTIONING your claim is not saying you are a liar. I just said I BET YOU NEVER WENT BY OR IN HIP SQUARE. Maybe if you talk to enough people who went there and find enough photos you can become EXPERT on HIP SQUARE.
Okay, as long as you keep the insulting tone down we can converse about the Hipster Squares.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#11 Jun 9, 2013
He said wrote:
"Ignorant and a lying". Note will docery calls a person this who does not believe what he says. I bet he tries to get me banned for questioning what he says.
That's the way it looked to me... if you can show otherwise, then I'll welcome that.

The insulting tone is, of course, not welcome.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#14 Jun 9, 2013
Beal E D Wiggins wrote:
Hey dockeriy your insulting tone is not welcomed. You frequetly insult people if you do not like what they have to say on topix. The moniters should pay close attention to what you be posting. Maybe they should ban you for a while like all the other people who got banned for far less than the things you say and post about people. It is called FAIRNESS.
You can always report me if you want to... but then the monitor will see the nasty post I was responding to, and I was responding to an insulting anonymous heckler.

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#15 Jun 9, 2013
Beal E D Wiggins wrote:
Hey Holmes. You called him IGNORANT and a LIAR. All he said was he BET you never drove by or went in HIP SQUARE. You are the one with the insulting tone. Calling someone IGNORANT and a LIAR. Read it monitors in case he is trying to get that guy banned. It is not an insult to say I BET HE DIDN'T. Fact. Its a plain fact. And he ain't following no one he is just participating in the posted discussion about HIP SQUARE.
It came across as insulting and ignorant to me... if not you then that's fine, my friend.

Your opinion just doesn't match mine at all, so what?

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http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery
Patricia Suddeth

Columbus, GA

#16 Jun 9, 2013
Gentlemen..I was there in 1972..

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#18 Jun 10, 2013
Patricia Suddeth wrote:
Gentlemen..I was there in 1972..
Yes, evem in the photographs!

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#19 Jun 11, 2013
Farbs wrote:
Please recount your tales from HIP SQUARE. Even minor details are interesting. A lot better than those of people who were never there like those mentioning obscure comic books which most likely weren't even in the shop. They did have leather bracelet and metal and bead jewelry making on site. One thing I noticed was I never saw anyone buying anything while I was there. Part of the reason of it not lasting. Please post lots of your memories of HIP SQUARE to help releave us from the poser's lies lies llllllies.
No, there were underground comix sold at Hip Square, and i bought them there. In fact, this continued on when Jay O'Connel moved to the front area of Columbus Square Mall later in the 1970s with his Coins and Novelties shop.

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“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#21 Jun 11, 2013
Fake Provenance wrote:
I went to High School with his grandaughter in Alaska, Joanne Moegler. You just knew the coin shop was in the front of columbus Square Mall so you used it to blend to try and make your story about having been to HIP SQUARE. No one believes you ever went in HIP SQUARE. Good thing you were so young then. If it was around today in the scene if you started hanging around you would drive all the customers away and it would go out of business.
No, I used to buy comics and used paperbacks just around the corner at the original location of the Columbus Book Exchange on 12th Street, and leaving there would pass Hip Square at least once a week. Jimmy, the clerk at Columbus Book Exchange, told me that there were comix at Hip Square that were unavailable elsewhere in town, "Underground" comix. Being a comic book fan and collector, I had to check it out, and I did.

I wasn't that inyterested in all the "hipster" goings on there, and was too young for all that anyhow, but did come in from time-to-time to browse through the comix stack in the bookstore area.

Happy to clear up your confusion on this, and hope that helps.

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http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#23 Jun 11, 2013
Sounds wrote:
Sounds like you did a lot of research to create your fictional provenance. You might have went to the Book Exchange in the late 70's. Across the street from the bakery. But in 1969-72 you weren't shopping in HIP SQUARE. No one believes you. The only reason I was allowed to go in there was the barber Mr. Holt's son escorted me there when my parents who worked almost next door allowed it. I was in first and Second grade. It was a miracle I ever got to go there. Homey Claus, even if you did go in HIP SQUARE no one believes you did and the consensus is your memory is NULLIFIED by the PUBLIC CONSENSUS. Nopw. We all say NO you did not go there. Not you. Nope. No buddy. Nope not you. No HIP SQUARE for you. In fact the entire music scene says you are not a part of it. You are like a homeless man holding a sign in front of the music scene that reads, I AM PART OF THE MUSIC SCENE. Like a fly on some food. Oh yeah, that's right you were at Clyde's wake feast too bussin' around the pork chops and apple sauce.
What makes you think I care if an obsessed and pathetic anononymous troll such as you "believes" me?

I was looking for comix, and I found a few there at Hip Square.

And why is it so important to you in the first place? Oh, right, you seem to be a bit obbsessed with me, as noted earlier.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#26 Jun 11, 2013
U did not go wrote:
You might of spent hours as a kid in Kirven's basement waitin' on your mama while she tried on girdles but 99.9% say
U DID NOT GO TUH HIP SQUARE.
U DID NOT GO IN HIP SQUARE.
NO NOT U. NO NOT U.
U DID NOT GO IN HIP SQUARE! YEAH!
Yeah, I did.

As far as I know, that was the only place in Columbus that had underground comix, and Jimmy from the Columbus Book Exchange tipped me off to that fact.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#29 Jun 11, 2013
Where is Jimmy wrote:
Where is Jimmy today. The readers want to call him on the phone and ask him.
Do you know Jimmy Blakely from Columbus Book Exchange?

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#30 Jun 11, 2013
The Photos wrote:
I was in first grade. I was Downtown almost every weekend and summers and evenings. My parents worked two doors down from HIP SQUARE. Mr. Holt's barber shop was on the street behind the alley by METCALF'S. His son was about 16 yrs. old and worked part time where my parents worked. I frequently begged my parents to let him take me to HIP SQUARE to buy stuff. I got a peace "sign" necklace there and later one from the Chattahoochee Valley Fair. In those photos the two girls with long brown hair look exactly like the girls who worked there. The one on the WATERBED in the photo in the red cubicle room often wore suede fringe mini skirts and vests. The place was divided up into rented spaces where hippies could make and sell their hippy crafts. They had a black light room with day glo hippy posters. Between late 1970 and early 1972 HIP SQUARE was open. It appeared quick and faded fast as by near 1973 HIPPY was over. The suede girl always thought I was a cute kid and would hug me and let me get on the water bed with her. If not the girl in the photo one who looked like her but I say since she is on THE WATER BED in the photo that must be her. I told my parents and they were aghast but let me go there many times any way. Toward the end of HIP SQUARE it was open infrequently and had biker iron cross stuff and armbands and helmets from the third reich in the window. After it closed a smaller shop opened near the columbus Book exhange near Davidson's down the street. It was called DOT's I think. It was full of a huge amount of Third Reich Biker stuff, archie Bunker stuff and inscense stuff. I was there almost every day trying to get an eye full as we passed HIP SQUARE at its height begging to go in until my parents let me. I remember saying HURRY WE GOTTA GO NOW THEY ARE GONNA CLOSE! More details later. Gotta go to the grocery store now before they close. P.S. When HIP SQUARE closed my dad bought a water bed from them cheap. It cost $85.00. My dad put it in my parents room. Everybody told my mom HIPPIES had bed on that bed IT WAS USED. Plus they told her the water grows FUNGUS inside and the bed can burst and all the water pouring out you'll get electrocuted from the lamps and other things plugged in the room. So my dad sold it. I think he got only 40 or fifty dollars for it. My mom was mad. She thought the neighbors when they found out would think our family was trash freak perverts for having a water bed as everyone knew that the only purpose for a water bed was SEX.
Does anyone remember the Sporting Goods store down that way?

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#32 Jun 11, 2013
I Think wrote:
I think it was called BENTON's or maybe TEAM SPORTS.
That's it... Bentling's Sporting Goods.

BTW while you were away I began digitizing all that 1990s video footage a friend shot of us all back in those days, I can't quite recall his name but it is something like the Sporting Goods people... Bent Something I call him.

Here is a section of his footage, audio muted to delete the goofy commentaries he used to whsiper wgile he filmed:

http://youtu.be/yDbpbalkjT8

Published on May 29, 2013
Will Dockery, Lisa Scarborough, George Sulzbach and friends in Shadowville 1996.

Does anyone compose silent movie soundtrack music? I need some for my sillent movie...

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#34 Jun 12, 2013
Cable Show wrote:
Several years ago local celebrity and repo man Tommy Mahnskone passed away. So all the clips of his antics would serve as a memorial to his memory.
I still have a lot of that video footage, like the scene in "Mock" Georgia, and others... he wasn't the same as the older "drugs of abuse" guy, that was his sidekick, I think?

That footage, as well as lots featuring such Columbus legends as M. Cougar (one classic has him breakdancing in front of the Moving Man clothing store downtown), Smiley and Patrick await these scattered talents to give permission for their release.

The earlier days of open mic and poetry readings vidotaped featuring appearances by Henry Conley, Josh Railey and other eccentrics at and around Toad's Books also await release pending approvals and signed waivers.

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Music & poetry from Will Dockery & The Shadowville All-Stars:
http://www.reverbnation.com/willdockery

“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#39 Jun 19, 2013
Sounds wrote:
You might have went to the Book Exchange in the late 70's.
No, I went to the Columbus Book Exchange often as early as 1071, 1972, mainly to collect comic books.

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Posted a new song: "Twilight Girl (W. Dockery & H. Conley)"
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“New poetry book coming soon”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#43 Jun 22, 2013
EYEBALL wrote:
EYEBALL! HIP SQUARE! EYE-HIGH! All the Hippies say YAW-HHHHHAW!
Like, Groovy... or something like that.

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