Sunday, August 16, 2009

Woodstock Nation - Happy 40th!!

In the summer of '69, there were three days of peace and music.




We couldn't make it there, but others were there for us.

5 Moderated Comments:

Blogger Beach Bum said...

Dammit, all that free love with naked babes running around and reefer being passed around like basil and I missed it!
I'm always a day late or a dollar short!

8/16/2009 07:42:00 AM  
Blogger LTE said...

Today I learn that Joan Baez (a) was 6 months pregnant when she appeared at Woodstock and (b) she no longer sings We Shall Overcome in English. I missed her explanation for the latter.

8/16/2009 08:01:00 AM  
Blogger Jack Jodell said...

I think one of the hugest tragedies of my lifetime was seeing the honest, youthful, idealistic hippie culture become compromised by materialism and corporatism. An unbelievable amount of inherent goodness was lost and became perverted once a significant number of hippies became yuppies, and we are paying dearly for that transformation today.

8/16/2009 12:57:00 PM  
Blogger Will "take no prisoners" Hart said...

My favorite part of Woodstock? I think it had to be when Pete Townsend thumped Abby Hoffman on the head with his guitar. I would have given anything to see that one. LOL

8/16/2009 06:40:00 PM  
Blogger Stella by Starlight said...

Most closely, I agree with Jack. He's on the mark: I think one of the hugest tragedies of my lifetime was seeing the honest, youthful, idealistic hippie culture become compromised by materialism and corporatism.

My ire is directed at the 2009 commercialism of Woodstock--selling tie-dye shirts, making stupid movies, and trying to recreate an idealism lost 40 years ago. Jack's comment about materialism and corporatism is absolutely accurate. And it's the Baby Boomers that have sold out our idealism, which saddens me most of all.

I'm not a cynic, I'm a realist. Woodstock was not a corporate event, and no one seems to understand that we've turned a joyous event into a cash cow.

8/24/2009 06:27:00 AM  

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