August 15, 2009
Woodstock: Was it something, or was it nothing?
Woodstock '69. Was it just sex, drugs, music, and wallowing naked in the mud, or was it a milestone in American cultural history? Ask a hundred people and you'll get a hundred different answers. This weekend's 40th Woodstock Anniversary Celebration brings back the memories and questions about what Rolling Stone calls, "...one of the most significant concerts in rock history." "Woodstock is widely regarded as one of the greatest moments in popular music history and was listed on Rolling Stone's 50 Moments That Changed the History of Rock and Roll," writes Wikipedia.Was the unique experience of the Woodstock Music Festival a culminating event of a decade of radical cultural transformation, and the legacy of the Sixties? Or was it just a music concert with a lot people trashing up a farmer's field in upstate New York? My God.... can we stop this nonsense? Hippies were not revolutionaries. Not radical cultural transformers. I was there, before...(Read Full Post)