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  • Thousands Stranded Overnight in Music Festival 'From Hell' with 'Overflowing Toilets', Claims ....

    09/29/2015 10:34:12 AM PDT · by Cecily · 20 replies
    Daily Mail (U.K.) ^ | September 28, 2015 | Khaleda Rahman
    Thousands of festival-goers were left stranded at TomorrowWorld and forced to sleep on top of cars and on wet and muddy grass. Organizers of the event offered refunds for Sunday’s ticketholders as the bad weather made the last day of the three-day electronic dance music festival inaccessible. But those who tried to leave after Saturday night’s closing set were left waiting in the rain for hours as poor planning led to traffic congestion around the festival site in Chattahoochee Hills, Georgia. The festival was only accessible to visitors in the DreamVille on-site camping area after heavy rain hampered the event’s...
  • Cruz to sign books at FoxTale (Woodstock, Georgia)

    06/30/2015 9:38:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Cherokee Ledger-News ^ | July 1, 2015 | Jessica Lindley
    Presidential candidate Ted Cruz will be at FoxTale Book Shoppe in downtown Woodstock on July 3 to promote his new book “A Time for Truth: Reigniting The Promise To America.”Admission is $30 and includes a first edition copy of the book. The book-signing event begins at 10 a.m., and the store, located at 105 E. Main St., will open to the public after the event concludes. “The event ticket includes you and a guest,” said Ellen Ward, co-owner of FoxTale Book Shoppe. “You will have an opportunity to meet Sen. Ted Cruz and get your book signed.” As the son...
  • Singer Joe Cocker dead at 70

    12/22/2014 10:30:04 AM PST · by facedown · 137 replies
    Mass Live ^ | 22 DEC 14 | Ray Kelly
    <p>Joe Cocker has died aged 7 after a battle with lung cancer.</p> <p>His management confirmed his passing to Britain's IITV News.</p> <p>Born John Robert Cocker in Sheffield, he achieved international success as a blues/rock singer beginning in the 1960s and recorded 40 albums.</p>
  • So Many Jihadists Are Flocking to Libya, It's Becoming ‘Scumbag Woodstock’

    05/06/2014 12:54:25 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 5/6/14 | Eli Lake
    Leaders from at least three of al Qaeda’s most virulent affiliates are now in Libya. What are they planning there? In the nearly 20 months since the September 11, 2012 Benghazi attacks, al Qaeda operatives and allied terrorists have flocked to Libya, making the fragile North African country a hub for those seeking to wage jihad from north Africa, current and former U.S. counterterrorism officials tell The Daily Beast. Not only does al Qaeda host Ansar al-Sharia, one of the militias responsible for the Benghazi attacks that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. But U.S. intelligence now assesses...
  • Stuck in the Sixties

    03/10/2014 1:02:24 PM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 16 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | March 10, 2014 | Malcolm A. Kline
    Academics, the very people who claim they want “progress” “going forward,” frequently want to turn back the clock a half century or so. “Without hope—the fervent, animating kind—the 60s would have had no fuel to feed the engines of change,” Paul Kane wrote in The Chronicle Review on March 7, 2014. “To have seen our causes as hopeless would have drained them of force.” “No civil-rights movement, no antiwar protests, no feminism, no gay and lesbian rights, no counterculture and commune movement, no Woodstock, no environmentalism. Whatever we might think of that period now, we believed then in what we...
  • More Than 500,000 At Rabbi Yosef's Funeral

    10/07/2013 9:57:18 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 2 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 7/10/13 | David Lev
    Over a half a million people were attending the funeral of Rabbi Ovadia Yosef Monday night in Jerusalem. Rabbi Yosef, 93, passed away earlier in the day. The crowd, observers said, consisted of a cross-section of Israelis, from hareidi to Religious Zionist to secular. Eulogies were being held at the Porat Yosef yeshiva in the Geula neighborhood. Dozens of speakers will eulogize the rabbi. Among the first to speak was Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef, one of Rabbi Yosef's sons and current Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Israel. In a heart-wrenching voice, Rabbi Yitzchak Yosef spoke of his father, saying that “from the...
  • We are all made of comet dust

    06/16/2013 12:50:32 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    The National ^ | Jun 16, 2013
    Man owes a lot to chunks of rock and ice floating through space. From ancient jewellery to water and possibly even the beginnings of life itself, scientists are discovering that comets have contributed in many ways to the development of life on the planet, Robert Matthews writes Since their discovery in an Egyptian cemetery more than a century ago, a handful of metal beads have perplexed archaeologists. As jewellery, the beads seem decidedly downmarket, being made of nothing more glamorous than iron. Yet clearly their owner, dead for more than 5,000 years, held them in great esteem - as do...
  • Richie Havens, Woodstock legend, dies at 72

    04/22/2013 8:15:08 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies ^ | April 22, 2013 | Gael Fashingbauer Cooper
    Folk singer and guitarist Richie Havens, who opened the 1969 Woodstock music festival with a legendary and lengthy set that helped make him famous, died Monday at age 72. His family says Havens died of a heart attack, and that a public memorial will be announced later. A statement on his official website posted before Havens' death says that the singer never fully recovered from kidney surgery he underwent several years ago.
  • Photos From Woodstock 43rd Anniversary Weekend

    08/18/2012 9:15:51 AM PDT · by trailhkr1 · 106 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 8-17-12 | Snejana Farberov
    On the 43rd anniversary of the legendary Woodstock music festival, held in Bethel, New York, a series of remarkable photographs taken at the time offer a window on the landmark event celebrating music and peace. Woodstock Music & Art Fair was staged at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm in the Catskill mountains near the hamlet of White Lake from August 15 to August 18, 1969.
  • 'Woodstock' for tea partiers amid Occupy chaos

    05/03/2012 10:08:30 AM PDT · by Da Bilge Troll · 6 replies
    WND ^ | May 3,2012 | Bob Unruh
    Private pilots who may want to fly near Chicago on the weekend of May 19-20 have been warned they could be shot down, and a Red Cross memo suggests there could be mass evacuations of the city in the event of riots by left-leaning activists protesting the NATO summit. Less than a day’s drive away, however, near Jefferson City, Mo., at the same time there will be an event for Americans who also are worried about the nation. But instead of protests and riots, participants will focus on how to build up America, repair it and stabilize it for future...
  • Romney Nomination in doubt – Brokered Convention likely

    04/24/2012 8:32:25 PM PDT · by Huskrrrr · 42 replies
    Whiteout Press ^ | Richard Winger
    April 24, 2012. Des Moines. Two networks yesterday, CNBC and MSNBC, broadcast a little known fact – Ron Paul appears to be winning the Republican nomination for President. When the popular Texas Congressman repeatedly assured supporters that the race was about delegates, not beauty contests, he apparently knew what he was talking about. Now, after three more states locked in delegates to the GOP nominating convention – CO, MN and IA – indicators point to a brokered convention with a possible, even probable, Ron Paul victory.
  • Coming Saturday to the National Mall: “Woodstock for nonbelievers” (The Atheist Woodstock)

    03/23/2012 6:56:07 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/23/2012 | AllahPundit
    C'mon. You didn't think I was going to let this luscious bit of traffic bait pass unposted, did you? Atheist Woodstock? Good lord. I may have to take weekend duty just so I can liveblog it.I'll be there in spirit. Er, so to speak. Paul Fidalgo, communications director at the Center for Inquiry, said that, despite appearances, this isn’t a rally about believing in nothing. There’s actually an agenda involved — and that includes current politics, the 2012 race and President Barack Obama ...Among the issues: international anti-blasphemy laws, the recent clash over contraception and the Republican presidential race.“The right...
  • Smoke bomb closed N.B.-Maine border Sunday

    10/17/2011 9:44:16 PM PDT · by buccaneer81 · 6 replies · 1+ views
    CBC ^ | 17 October 2011 | NA
    A 22-year-old Canadian with a homemade smoke bomb in his car closed the Canada- U.S. border for two hours Sunday, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Monday in a release. An Ontario man was stopped when he tried to cross the Canada-U.S. border with a smoke bomb in his car.An Ontario man was stopped when he tried to cross the Canada-U.S. border with a smoke bomb in his car. (CBC)Trevor Hickerson, 22, of Trenton, Ont., was returning home from the Bay of Fundy area, through Maine when he was stopped by the border agency. He was charged with the...
  • Tea Party "Woodstock" slated for Kansas City (Oct 5-9)

    03/01/2011 9:10:37 PM PST · by ak267 · 11 replies
    KHI News Service (Topeka) ^ | 3-1-2011 | ak267
    TOPEKA — A handful of Tea Party activists from various states gathered on the steps of the Kansas Statehouse this afternoon to announce Freedom Fest 2011 — an event billed as the National Tea Party's candidate nominating convention, slated for Oct. 5-9 in Kansas City, Kan. Organizers said the convention would be like "a Tea Party Woodstock." But without all the "hippies, drugs and trash." The activists were greeted by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach and State Rep. TerriLois Gregory, R-Baldwin City.
  • The Myth Of The Age Of Aquarius

    09/10/2010 10:24:28 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 11 replies ^ | September 7, 2010 | Alicia Colon
    Normally, I spend all week researching on the Internet to fact-check data I'll include in my weekly column. Unfortunately, my router/modem died on me and while I'm awaiting delivery of a new one, I've decided to write this week's essay on a subject that needs no research. It's simply an essay I've written in my head over and over and plan to include it in my future memoir, if I ever get around to it. I'm a child of the '60s but more of a critic because I found the Age of Aquarius to be one big lie. I well...
  • Woodstock Unite! If You're A Artist You Can Quit Work & The Rest Of Us Will Pay For Your Healthcare

    05/15/2010 8:30:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies · 551+ views
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-15-10 | Curt
    Here is Nancy Pelosi a few months ago telling a group of musicians and artists that because of ObamaCare they can now leech off of the rest of us saps who have to work for a living: [VIDEO AT SITE] We see it as an entrepreneurial bill, a bill that says to someone, if you want to be creative and be a musician or whatever, you can leave your work, focus on your talent, your skill, your passion, your aspirations because you will have health care. I'm thinking a lot of doctors will want to escape the grind and become...
  • 40 Years After Woodstock - The Woodstock Festival and Its Devastating Wake

    01/30/2010 6:26:33 PM PST · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 107 replies · 1,981+ views
    The majority of Baby Boomers and those of the post sixties generation are joyfully celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival which took place in 1969. Since then, the event has been glorified, glamorized, sensationalized and etched into the very fabric of our American consciousness and youth culture. This festival was the defining point against “the Establishment” and America’s core Judean/ Christian values. This festival was the brown acid of the radical Left’s agenda, whose goons in the reprobate (godless) music industry have steadily pushed the boundaries of morality over the past 40 years. In the wake of...
  • Ang Lee says he's baffled by 'Woodstock' results

    09/30/2009 9:44:14 AM PDT · by STONEWALLS · 46 replies · 2,681+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 9-30-09 | Min Lee
    "HONG KONG (AP) -- Ang Lee says he's baffled by the poor box office results of "Taking Woodstock" -- the Oscar-winning director's worst-performing English-language movie in the U.S. in 10 years.
  • Conservative Woodstock Rocks the Capital

    09/13/2009 3:44:23 PM PDT · by GVnana · 52 replies · 5,708+ views
    This event had been promoted as a taxpayer “tea party” but the crowd’s concerns were wide ranging, from outrage at ACORN and Obama’s socialist cadre known as Czars, to Obama’s untruthfulness. Protesters also displayed signs mocking Nancy Pelosi and others for smearing the grassroots movement as “astroturfers” and as an “angry mob”.I think this gathering should be appreciated as the extremely important historical event that it is. This is the first great conservative anti-statist manifestation in American history. The conservative movement, which developed in the post-WWII, Cold War environment has now fully matured into the most significant political movement of...
  • Where were you during the Woodstock Concert?

    08/23/2009 1:16:35 PM PDT · by pabianice · 105 replies · 2,209+ views
    Pure Vanity | 8/23/09
    Someone recently asked me if I had attended the Woodstock Concert in 1969. I had to disappoint them by telling them I was in Navy flight training and about to go to Navy SERE School (one reason we vets laugh so hard when the Dems claim we've been "torturing" the guests at Gitmo by denying them a private swimming pool and making them eat gourmet dinners off plastic plates). For those of us who are over 50, where were you during the mud, drug, desease, and feces-soaked "expression of universal love" the end of August in 1969 that has attained...
  • Baby boomers still getting high, agency says

    08/23/2009 12:14:39 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 863+ views
    reuters ^ | Aug 19, 2009
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Baby boomers, now well into middle age, are still turning on to illegal drugs, doubling the rates of illicit drug use for the older generation, according to U.S. government statistics released on Wednesday. The rates of people aged 50 to 59 who admit to using illicit drugs in the past year nearly doubled from 5.1 percent in 2002 to 9.4 percent in 2007 while rates among all other age groups are the same or decreasing, the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration reported. "These findings show that many in the Woodstock generation continue to use...
  • Counterculture: The Summer Of Love, Woodstock, and Wounded Hippies

    08/17/2009 4:02:43 PM PDT · by luckybogey · 751+ views
    LuckyBogey's Blog ^ | August 17, 2009 | LuckyBogey
    Obama Healthcare Logo Looks Like An Acid Trip! The logo makes a rather celestial plea for Obama’s health care reform plan. A stylized caduceus rises ethereally from the fields of Obama. Three heavenly stars grace its crown, while a faint bubble trembles above the silhouttes of expectant Americans. If Uncle Sam himself were tripping, this is probably what he would see... “Santana is going to bring a lot of joy, light, peace and happiness into a place that is basically based on illusion,” “We have to triumph, because we’re bringing the opposite of what Las Vegas is built on.” In...
  • 40 Years After Woodstock - The Woodstock Festival and Its Devastating Wake

    08/17/2009 3:07:40 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 70 replies · 1,708+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 8/17/09 | DJP I.F.
    The Baby Boomers and those of the post sixties generation are joyfully celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival which took place in 1969. Since then, the event has been glorified, glamorized, sensationalized and etched into the very fabric of our American consciousness and youth culture. This festival was the defining point against “the Establishment” and America’s core Judean/ Christian values. This festival was the brown acid of the radical Left’s agenda, whose goons in the reprobate (godless) music industry have steadily pushed the boundaries of morality over the past 40 years. In the wake of Woodstock and...
  • 40 Years After Woodstock - The Woodstock Festival and Its Devastating Wake

    08/17/2009 3:04:49 PM PDT · by The Ignorant Fisherman · 14 replies · 737+ views
    The Ignorant Fishermen Blog ^ | 8/17?09 | DJP I.F.
    The Baby Boomers and those of the post sixties generation are joyfully celebrating the 40-year anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival which took place in 1969. Since then, the event has been glorified, glamorized, sensationalized and etched into the very fabric of our American consciousness and youth culture. This festival was the defining point against “the Establishment” and America’s core Judean/ Christian values. This festival was the brown acid of the radical Left’s agenda, whose goons in the reprobate (godless) music industry have steadily pushed the boundaries of morality over the past 40 years. In the wake of Woodstock and...
  • Big Government Hijacks Message Of '60s

    08/16/2009 8:34:50 AM PDT · by Iron Munro · 5 replies · 325+ views
    Tampa Tribune ^ | August 16, 2009 | Rick Klepal
    Meet the new boss, just same as the old boss, as the song goes ("Won't Get Fooled Again," 1971, Pete Townsend), was one of many great songs written in what amounted to a musical renaissance that took place in the 1960s and '70s. Music in those days spawned many aficionados; it was important to many of us and held deep meaning. It strikes me as ironic (if not hypocritical) that many of the idealistic youth of the '60s who complained, "The Man is keeping me down," now are "The Man," and attempting to grow the power of the federal government...
  • Here's why I hate Woodstock (FOR ONCE, I ALMOST AGREE WITH THIS CLOWN)

    08/16/2009 7:40:02 AM PDT · by Chi-townChief · 60 replies · 4,108+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | August 16, 2009 | NEIL STEINBERG Sun-Times Columnist
    Screw Woodstock. Really, I mean it. If you're my age -- I was 9 when the three-day concert took place -- you noted the 40th anniversary of the key event of our culture's endless 1960s nostalgia by thinking, "Gee, have I really been listening to these goofs celebrate themselves for only 40 years? Because it feels like 400." Doesn't the self-regard and self-significance make you want to vomit? OK, 400,000 people gathered for a rock concert and didn't kill each other -- big flippin' deal. Ten years later, in 1979, 1.2 million people showed up in Grant Park for a...
  • Official Party-Approved Slogans for the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock

    08/15/2009 6:49:17 PM PDT · by Bean Counter · 15 replies · 836+ views
    The Cube ^ | August 15, 2009 | Red Square
    Recite them in K-12 classrooms and college campuses. Print them out and distribute at all Townhall meetings! Oppose the manufactured right-wing slander with the heart-felt truth of Party-approved slogans! 1. Long live the Great Psychedelic Woodstock Revolution - the main event of the 20th century, the beginning of the worldwide historic turn of humanity away from the monochrome past, towards a bright, vividly colorful future! 2. Let live for centuries the name and work of Timothy Leary, the splendiferous leader and creator of the psychedelic revolution - the new objective reality! 3. Long live sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll -...
  • Video, Quote and Word of the Day

    08/15/2009 3:22:01 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 3 replies · 418+ views
    The Provocateur ^ | 08/15/2009 | Mike Volpe
    Jimi Hendrix, the Star Spangled Banner...
  • Woodstock: Generation Idiot

    08/15/2009 2:25:53 PM PDT · by Mobile Vulgus · 30 replies · 1,829+ views
    Publius Forum ^ | 08/15/09 | Warner Todd Huston
    Sickeningly, an effluvium of nostalgia over the debacle concert near the town of Woodstock, New York in August of 1969 is everywhere. It's the big 4-0. We should take this anniversary to remember that the catch phrase of the Woodstock generation eventually became "don't trust anyone over 30." In the case of the white wash of what really happened with the concert in Max Yasgur's field, the warning is fitting because the truth seems to be forgotten for the fluffy propaganda of how wonderful the concert was. The concert is also emblematic of some of the vapid 60's generation --...
  • Woodstock Nation: What Created Famous Mud-Filled Festival

    08/14/2009 7:08:57 PM PDT · by fiscon1 · 32 replies · 1,351+ views
    ABC ^ | 08/14/2009 | EMILY FRIEDMAN
    For them, Woodstock was a chance to let their freak flags fly, their hair grow long, and perhaps most important of all, define themselves as a generation that didn't want anything to do with the values of their uptight, middle-class elders.
  • Tyrades! Woodstock At 40

    08/14/2009 10:21:07 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 75 replies · 1,145+ views
    Marshall County Tribune ^ | Friday, August 14, 2009 | By Danny Tyree
    The editor of the Veterans of Foreign Wars' national magazine thinks the media have been irresponsible to throw around the term "defining a generation" as we near the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. In an article titled "GIs Died While Woodstock Rocked," Richard K. Kolb challenges giving mythological status to the (in)famous concert held Aug. 15-18, 1969. He takes umbrage at concertgoers frolicking in mud while an equal number of soldiers (following in their fathers' footsteps) were crawling through mud to protect the celebrants' freedom to party. Granted, Pete Townshend's guitar smashing, Country Joe's "We're-All-Gonna-Die Rag,"...
  • Woodstock 40th anniversary eco-concert falls short

    08/13/2009 1:07:00 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 10 replies · 1,010+ views
    Mother Nature Network ^ | August 12, 2009 | Michael d'Estries
    (Co-creator of the original Woodstock celebration says funding was main issue.) While there are plenty of tribute celebrations going on across America to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the legendary 1969 Woodstock Music and Arts festival, perhaps the most fitting bash is the one that just fell short of happening. In a recent article with Variety, Michael Langdon — cocreator of the original festival — says he had planned a concert event that was to be as eco-friendly as it was star-studded. "It required sponsorship at a pretty hefty level, and the sponsors had to be green," Lang told Variety....
  • The Legend of Woodstock is a Distorted Truth (America in the 60's remained a conservative country)

    08/13/2009 5:46:41 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 86 replies · 2,320+ views
    Human Events ^ | 8/13/2009 | Jonathan Leaf
    This weekend marks the fortieth anniversary of the much beloved and widely worshiped “counterculture festival of peace and love” -- Woodstock. According to popular belief, Woodstock was a generation-defining event that represented the best of the sixties spirit: half a million young people gathering for peaceful anti-war protest, easy sex, great rock music, mind-expanding psychedelics, and a rejection of lifeless commercialism. But is that what Woodstock really was? This hallowed sixties legend, like that of so many “iconic” counter cultural events, has deeply and deliberately distorted the truth. In reality, Woodstock consisted of masses of people spending several days outdoors...
  • VFW: Woodstock Wasn't the Only Thing Happening 40 Years Ago

    08/12/2009 11:38:41 AM PDT · by Stoat · 25 replies · 2,380+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | August 12, 2009 | Colleen Raezler
    VFW: Woodstock Wasn't the Only Thing Happening 40 Years Ago By Colleen Raezler (Bio | Archive) August 12, 2009 - 13:47 ET    While some in the media have been dusting off their love beads, bell-bottoms and broomstick skirts in an effort to wax nostalgic about Woodstock, the VFW has reminded its members that the world did not stop for those four days in August 1969. In fact, for 109 American soldiers, the world ended that weekend.VFW Magazine honored those soldiers in the August 2009 cover story, "While Woodstock Rocked, GIs Died." Much has been made over the "half...
  • Woodstock Promoter Lang Drops Plans for 40th Anniversary Concert

    08/05/2009 10:34:48 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 27 replies · 2,221+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 8/3/09 | John Barry
    Woodstock promoter Michael Lang has dropped plans for a 40th anniversary concert. Asked why he abandoned the pursuit for a third anniversary concert celebrating the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, Lang simply told Rolling Stone, “Money. No sponsors.” Lang, one of the four partners to stage Woodstock in 1969, had wanted to hold a free concert in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park to coincide with the anniversary in mid-August. Those plans were postponed after he failed to find sponsors to cover the $8-$10 million cost. He then turned his attention to the end of September and had hoped to hold the concert...
  • While Woodstock Rocked, GIs Died

    07/30/2009 8:40:26 AM PDT · by Milhous · 53 replies · 2,257+ views
    VFW ^ | August 2009 | Richard K Kolb
    With the 40th anniversary of the '60s cherished rock concert, the so-called "Sixties Generation" remembers fondly those four days in August 1969. Instead, VFW magazine commemorates the 109 Americans killed in Vietnam then. Newsweek described the as "a youthful, long-haired army, almost as large as the U.S. force in Vietnam." One of the promoters saw what happened near Bethel (nearly 40 miles from Woodstock), N.Y., as an opportunity to "showcase" the drug culture as a "beautiful phenomenon." The newsmagazine wrote of "wounded hippies" sent to impromptu hospital tents. Some 400,000 of the "nation's affluent white young" attended the "electric pot...
  • Happy Birthday Woodstock Baby, If You Exist [The Beginning of the American Descent]

    07/17/2009 6:45:48 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,136+ views
    AP Report ^ | July 17th 2009
    Happy birthday Woodstock baby, if you exist Babies reportedly born 40 years ago at music fest remain a mystery Depending on the source, there was one birth at Woodstock. Or two. Or three. Or none. By MICHAEL HILL Associated Press Writer July 17, 2009 BETHEL, N.Y. - Welcome to middle age, Woodstock Baby — if you're really out there. The babies reportedly born at the Woodstock festival 40 years ago remain the most enduring mystery from that chaotic weekend that defined a generation. Depending on the source, there was one birth on that patch of upstate New York farmland between...
  • "The Road to Woodstock": The Stories Behind Rock History (excerpt, the Who)

    06/30/2009 10:53:20 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 73 replies · 11,585+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Jun 25, 2009 8:30 AM | Michael Lang
    It was billed as three days of peace and music, but the Woodstock Music and Art Fair was really the culmination of months of planning, begging, borrowing and countless hours of hard work. To mark the 40th anniversary of that historic concert, the man at the heart of it all, Michael Lang — the producer who co-created Woodstock — peels back the curtain and reveals the stories and the passion behind one of rock's most powerful moments. Lang and Holly George-Warren deliver The Road to Woodstock on June 30, but here they give a first look at some of...
  • Woodstock Peace Agreement Reached between SF and New York

    06/17/2009 9:24:41 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 2 replies · 861+ views
    World of Moss blogspot ^ | 6/10/09 | Someone's blog
    A press conference was held last week announcing Michael Lang’s Woodstock Ventures had served “West Fest, Woodstock’s 40th Anniversary” with a cease and desist for using the name “Woodstock” . After much Peace and Love an agreement was reached between the events producer, Boots Hughston and Woodstock Ventures’ Michael Lang. 40th Anniversary of Woodstock Free Concert Will Take Place as Scheduled in Golden Gate Park San Francisco, Sunday, October 25, 2009 Event: “West Fest” Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of Woodstock Producer: 2b1 Multimedia Inc. and the Council of Light in association with Artie Kornfeld, the original producer of “Woodstock 1969”...
  • Ang Lee brings 'peace and love' to Cannes ("Taking Woodstock" movie offering)

    05/16/2009 4:53:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 537+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 5/16 | Claire Rosemberg
    CANNES , France (AFP) – Oscar-winning director Ang Lee Saturday offered Cannes' glitzy festival-goers a message of "peace and love" with a warmly acclaimed movie on the iconic hippie Woodstock festival, vying for the Palme d'Or award. "It is the innocence of a young generation departing from the establishment and trying to find a fair way of living with people and with nature," Lee said of the 1969 festival that gathered half a million people for three days of sex, drugs and rock'n'roll. "I think they planted the seed of some of what is happening today," the "Brokeback Mountain" 2005...
  • Woodstock....Again. 40 years later.

    04/24/2009 9:46:34 AM PDT · by lakeprincess · 40 replies · 1,864+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 04/24/09 | Jennifer Harper
    Run for the hills. The official Woodstock "brand" is approaching America like a big hallucination.
  • Santana putting roots in Vegas

    04/01/2009 11:44:23 AM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 14 replies · 630+ views
    LA Times ^ | 12:01 AM PT, Apr 1 2009 | Randy Lewis
    What's the one thing Las Vegas needs more of? Light, according to Carlos Santana, who figures he's just the guy to bring it during a Sin City residency he'll begin May 27 at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino. Santana, the man and the band, will play about three shows a week through 2010 at the Hard Rock's expanded and refurbished concert theater, the Joint, which another classic rocker, Paul McCartney, will inaugurate April 19. "Santana is going to bring a lot of joy, light, peace and happiness into a place that is basically based on illusion," the multiple Grammy-winning...
  • Woodstock's Michael Lang Seeking Sponsors For 2009 Festival In New York City

    03/24/2009 12:51:03 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 15 replies · 965+ views
    Billboard ^ | March 21, 2009 | Gary Graff, Austin, TX
    Michael Lang said plans for a 40th anniversary Woodstock concert are "all speculative ideas" for now, but he hopes to bring them to reality this summer. The Woodstock co-founder told that his vision is "a free event...a very green project," possibly in New York City. "We want to have as small a carbon imprint as we can and use as many green techniques as we can," said Lang, who was in Austin as part of a South By Southwest panel discussion about Woodstock. The holdup? "It's got to be sponsor-driven," he explained. "It's free, but it costs a lot...
  • Woodstock ponders kinder, gentler manufacturing (Outlaw military firms)

    12/13/2008 1:30:00 PM PST · by Doctor Raoul · 37 replies · 1,344+ views
    The Daily Freeman ( ^ | December 11, 2008 | WILLIAM J. KEMBLE
    Woodstock ponders kinder, gentler manufacturing Thursday, 3:05 AM EST By WILLIAM J. KEMBLECorrespondent WOODSTOCK — The Town Board is considering acting locally while thinking globally. Specifically, members are discussing whether to try to prohibit the local manufacture of parts used for military equipment. The concern arises from the fact that Ametek Rotron Inc. has a manufacturing operation on Hasbrouck Lane in Woodstock, and a letter submitted to the Town Board by 14 local residents notes the company makes parts for helicopters, rocket launchers, tanks and armored personnel carriers. Rotron’s Web site confirms the company manufactures those parts, but it does...
  • 'Taking Woodstock' set to start (Barf alert - another baby boomers are great movie)

    08/06/2008 8:00:21 AM PDT · by Publius804 · 45 replies · 1,140+ views
    Variety ^ | Aug. 5, 2008 | Michael Fleming
    'Taking Woodstock' set to start Emile Hirsch, Demetri Martin to star in Ang Lee pic By MICHAEL FLEMING Focus Features will begin production late this month on "Taking Woodstock," scripted by James Schamus and to be directed by Ang Lee. Lee's ensemble cast includes Emile Hirsch, Imelda Staunton and Liev Schreiber. Pic is an adaptation of the memoir of Elliot Tiber, who played a role in helping the historic 1969 music fest unfold on his neighbor's farm (Daily Variety, April 22). Less than a month ago, Focus had been thinking about postponing the start of production over concerns that a...
  • Birthday Greetings from Joe Cocker (crazy video!)

    06/28/2008 11:15:24 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies · 898+ views
    YouTube ^ | February 5, 2008 | uploaded by jakepride
    Joe Cocker, "With a Little Help From My Friends." Woodstock, 1969. Closed captioned for the clear-headed.
  • Why many conservatives can't vote for McCain

    02/10/2008 2:42:33 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 224 replies · 694+ views
    The Everett Herald ^ | February 10, 2008 | Mona Charen
    I posted a squib on the National Review Web site about a robo call I received from John McCain. (Virginia's primary is Tuesday.) The call stressed that he would, if elected, be a down-the-line limited government conservative who would never raise taxes, would defend life, would enforce immigration laws and would win the war on terror. The candidate is trying, I said, to meet conservatives "more than halfway." The response of readers was, shall we say, emphatic. One lady wrote that she would never vote for him as "He is the most disloyal, ill-tempered man and he brings out the...
  • Door is left open for N.Y. ‘Hippie museum’ cash

    11/06/2007 11:03:28 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 18 replies · 196+ views
    The Hill ^ | November 07, 2007 | Kevin Bogardus
    Funding for a controversial “Hippie museum,” co-sponsored by presidential front-runner Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), may still find a lifeline even though its earmark was stricken from a Senate appropriations bill earlier this year. A conference report of two combined appropriations bills — Labor, Health and Human Services and Education (Labor-HHS) and the military construction-veterans’ affairs measure — removed a provision that would have explicitly cut funds for the museum, located in Bethel, N.Y. That clause was authored by earmark foe Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.). The conference agreement states there is no “general provision proposed by the Senate that prohibits...
  • McCain Hits Clinton in 2nd Woodstock Ad

    10/27/2007 5:17:51 AM PDT · by dano1 · 39 replies · 74+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 10/26/2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    Republican presidential hopeful John McCain criticized Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton's proposal for a Woodstock museum as wasteful spending in a new television ad that started on Friday. In the ad — McCain's second new one in a week — the Arizona senator touts his record fighting such spending and repeats his mocking of the Clinton's failed effort to spend $1 million for a museum in Bethel, N.Y., site of the August 1969 rock festival. "John McCain says if you want to relive Woodstock, buy the record," an announcer says in the 30-second spot. The ad also hits Clinton, a...
  • McCain Mocks Clinton's Woodstock Project

    10/24/2007 1:09:32 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 36 replies · 51+ views
    Breitbart ^ | 10/24/2007 | PHILIP ELLIOTT
    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - Republican John McCain contrasts images of Woodstock and his years as a Vietnam prisoner of war in a new television ad that pokes fun at Democratic rival Hillary Rodham Clinton. The commercial, set to air on New Hampshire television Thursday, decries a proposal, since scrapped, to spend $1 million for a museum in Bethel, N.Y., site of the August 1969 rock festival. Clinton and her fellow New York senator, Chuck Schumer, had backed the plan. The ad highlights McCain's criticism of excessive Washington spending, reminds voters of the Arizona senator's decorated war record and also shows...