Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday's Rockin' Roundup - Woodstock 40th Anniversary Edition

It’s hard to believe that tomorrow (August 15th) marks the 40th anniversary of the original Woodstock music festival. I’ve often wondered if I would have attended Woodstock had I been in my late teens/early 20s back then. With performers like Crosby, Stills, & Nash, Jefferson Airplane, Janis Joplin, and Jimi Hendrix, I probably would have.

Woodstock was a festival that was about so much more than the music. It was about peace, love for mankind, free spirit, and the gift of sharing. It was a magical time that will most likely never be recaptured with the same essence. I suppose that’s why we look upon it so fondly.

Here’s what rocked this week:

Woodstock Photos
In honor of the 40th anniversary of Woodstock, Life magazine has released some special, exclusive photographs online. These photos really help capture the spirit of the time and the event. Truly amazing work. Enjoy the gallery.

Bring Back Glam! Investigates the Rock Gone Wild Fiasco
So late last week, the Rock Gone Wild music festival scheduled to take place this weekend, was cancelled with no reasoning other than a shoddy legal explanation currently still available on the Rock Gone Wild website. This sudden turn of events left a lot of questions for a lot of people. Allyson over at Bring Back Glam! has been looking into the situation ever since.

New Post From One Wasted Rock Ranger
After months of absenteeism, the Ranger finally gives us a new post (actually two), with the promise of more writing in the near future. I hope he stays true to his word, because I like his writings and rantings.

Bob Dylan Christmas Album
Yes, that’s true. Bob Dylan is releasing a Christmas album this holiday season. He’ll be competing with the Chipmunks for hardest to understand.

FCC Examining Broadcasters In Music Fee Row
This one really set me off. Normally I am in full agreement with the artists when it comes to getting paid for their work. But this is one of those rare instances where greed is showing through. Radio stations are a huge reason why a lot of bands became successful. Maybe not as much now, but they are still a major influence and the best way to be heard by thousands upon thousands of people. Sometimes you should be saying thank you instead of pay me.

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