Friday, April 30, 2010

Bud & Crew,

RE: "Hippie Poster" from owner of the Little Barn...

The owners of the Little Barn when I was at KAAY were George & C.J. (a lady). Very nice people. I used to take some of my girlfriends there, and they would be blown away by the place.

In fact, as David B. would attest to, I used to buy all of my Incense, Peppermints, and, Tie-Dye Doo Rags there ! (lol)

The poster in question said it was being offered by "fishnuts" and fishnuts had an eBay account, and an Ark. address. SO, I went to eBay and messaged that party with my info and asked if he was in fact, George from the Little Barn, and this morning here was the answer that I got:

"Very close, bro.

I am his eldest son, Grant, aka. Goofy Grant...did ads with Heavy George quite often.
George passed almost four years ago, tho, last I knew CJ was still alive & kickin' in California.

Grant  "

BTW: Another great headshop at the time was "The Village Fox" run by two really cool ladies. It was in a strip mall on the same street as the L.B., but in the other direction. I spent some great times there too.

As I have said before: During the years I was there, L.R. was just a hotbed of fun, cute girls, good food, cute girls, great concerts,good friends, and, did I mention, CUTE GIRLS !

AGAIN: To be there at that time & place was one of the BEST TIMES OF MY LIFE !

Jonnie King


  1. Great detective work Jonnie --- thanks!
    Say, do you think that "Goofy Grant" might wish to contribute a few words to this blog about his life at the Little Barn ?

    ---Dave S.

  2. What Goofy Grant failed to mention was he was the artist of the Little Barn Catalogs and funky price signs and advertisements inside the store....IF my memory serves me correctly. Grant & his brother Randy worked there, along with Kreskin the cat.
    I worked there several years while attending UALR. Had a blast and have so many fun memories, rolled thousands of posters, made tons of earrings, and the dusting (not fun!!!!) was much stuff!!!!!
    Stumbled upon this site trying to find history about shopping in downtown Little Rock (Capitol & Main area) for my Mom. What a trip down memory lane.....Thanks, Pattie L.