Friday, August 14, 2009

Woodstock Weekend On Fack Youk

Good morning Fackers. If you haven't heard by now, you assuredly will hear about it over the course of the weekend: this weekend marks the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair.

While at least one former hippie isn't looking back so fondly on that weekend, most of the aging Boomers will spend the weekend congratulating themselves about throwing a weekend long campout/party that they claim changed the world. That may be or it may not be; I don't particularly care. But it was one helluva concert.

And since we so like to intertwine music with our Yankee coverage here, we'll use the weekend to take a look back at some of the bands and performances from that weekend. I suppose it'd be appropriate to say good morning with the National Anthem just as Jimi Hendrix did forty years ago, but we've used that one before.

Instead, we'll kick off our Woodstock weekend the same way the original festival started up: with Richie Havens (who by the way, makes a nice guest appearance on the new Assembly of Dust album)


  1. Great clip of Richie Havens, Matt. In fact, it was watching this clip a while back that spurred me to put some Havens on my MP3. Love "Freedom," especially with Havens's husky roar.

  2. If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution."

    Emma Goldman 1869-1940

    Dance with me, Emma!

    Tom Degan 1958-