How Nasty Gal Could Become a Nasty Woman

February 9, 2017By Taylor Swope

The womenswear line Nasty Gal filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in November 2016, the same day half the nation mourned the evaporated hope of a first female presidency. I know I’m not alone in wondering whether founder and self-proclaimed Girlboss Sophia Amoruso can still claim her title now. I believe the answer is yes, but ultimately that’s … Read More

Little Hippie’s Social Media Policy

February 1, 2017By Taylor Swope

One of the things we’re most proud of at Little Hippie is our Facebook community. Little Hippie’s Facebook page currently reaches an average of 250k people a week and sometimes twice that. We seek to deliver news that will not only uplift you, but will also encourage you to be creative contributing members of society. … Read More

The Best Rock N Roll Memoirs & Biographies

January 30, 2017By Taylor Swope

Rock N Roll memoirs are some of my favorite books to read.  They’re personal, fun, full of drama and they contain lots of interesting recent history. They can make you laugh, make you cry, and make you think, meanwhile inspiring a craving for an adventure and an appreciation of home. Best of all, you get to learn … Read More

Saved by Rock ‘n Roll

September 23, 2016By Taylor Swope

When I was twelve years old during the summer between 6th and 7th grade, I started sneaking out at night. I lived in a small town on the CT shoreline that was even smaller then, and my family lived in an old Colonial house with a big huge barn, both built in the mid 19th … Read More

15 years of Little Hippie at Bonnaroo

June 12, 2016By Taylor Swope

I’ll always remember the day the first Bonnaroo was announced.  It was not quite a year after I started going to festivals, and at the time a big festival was 10,000 people.  I had spent the summer prior documenting festival culture as a photographer, and of the 15 festivals I attended in 2001, almost all … Read More

Little Hippie’s 15 things not to miss at Bonnaroo

June 7, 2016By Taylor Swope

Morning yoga at the Solar Stage. Learn to hula hoop at the Little Hippie booth. Go for a ride down the Big Ass Water Slide at Splash-a-Roo. Edit some air-conditioned chill time watching a movie at the Bonnaroo Cinema. The Sonic Stage.  Catch short intimate sets in a smaller crowd of your favorite bigger bands doing … Read More

The Making of Town Mountain’s Dead Session Album Art

October 28, 2015By Taylor Swope

In case you haven’t heard, Town Mountain are set to release renditions of two Grateful Dead Tunes to honor the Grateful Dead’s 50th Anniversary. Town Mountain recorded bluegrass versions of two of their favorite song performed by the Grateful Dead: “Mississippi Half-Step Uptown Toodeloo” & “Big River” the album is out Friday, November 13, 2015. I was lucky enough … Read More

How Bill Gates informed my career as an… artist?!

September 30, 2015By Taylor Swope

You’re probably wondering, really? Bill Gates, artistic inspiration? That can’t be! Yes, it’s true. You read that right. Bill Gates was indeed one of my primary influences as a young artist. Allow me to explain. I finished college in December of 1998, a semester ahead of schedule. I had left high school a year early as … Read More

Why the Owl? Here’s Why the Owl

August 5, 2015By Taylor Swope

So, you ask, “Why the owl? And what’s it got to do with the Grateful Dead? These are questions I’ve been hearing a lot. The answer is, it has a little to do with the Grateful Dead, and a lot to do with me. The first iteration of my owl was born in the fall of 2013 while I … Read More