Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Over the past week I've been so depressed for the craziest reason...
I can't believe I'm even writing this-but it's anonymous, I've written worse, I suppose.
So as you may know, this past weekend marked the 40th anniversary of Woodstock. And with all the media attention it is still getting, including a new major motion picture coming out in a week, I find myself extremely depressed at the fact that I am a member of my generation.
What I wouldn't give to be able to go back in time and be at Woodstock. This massive crowd of young people gathered together in the name of music... in awful weather, shortage of food, lack of shelter... managed to coincide peacefully for a weekend.
I actually get angry thinking about the amazing talent all together for one reason-loving music. When I llok at the bands and performers of those years I laugh at what people consider "good music" today. Nickelback? Seriously?? Every one at woodstock shits all over Nickelback and Fall Out Boy and The PussyCat Dolls, and Lady effing Gaga. These aren't even musicians in my eyes. They're jokes. But what's worse... is everyone that buys into their crap!!

Creedence Clearwater Revival
Jimi Hendrix
Grateful Dead
Joan Baez
The Who
Joe Cocker
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young
Johnny and Edward Winter

What I can't wrap my mind around is the recent criticism and degfamation of the festiival in the current media!!
How can people (who, first of all, weren't even there) suggest that Woodstock is overhyped??
Has there EVER been such an assembly of talent since then?
If there were an equivalent today of the '69 woodstock that included today's popular music there would be more fights and deaths than you can imagine. Not to mention... a bunch of talentless attention-craving ass clowns on stage acting like primad donas and likely refusing to play in rainy conditions. Along with a bunch of pussy onlookers refusing to be out in the rain and taking it out on eachother.

I wish I had been there!


willowchronicles said...

i agree. our generation has lost something. what i wouldn't give to go back in time.

willowchronicles said...

I used to feel the same exact way as you. I wanted to be born in that era or even earlier like in another century. But, we can't always look pack on the past with fondness. We are our generation if our generation lost something than that means we too have lost something. Also if you want to get all over the critics who criticized without being there then I must turn that same logic back on you who pumps it up without being there. Woodstock was a day of great music and nothing else. I can't take that away but it didnt solve world peace stop the war or do anything that a bunch of drunk high kids though it would. All it did was give people a sense of a movement, a sense that they could do something.

If you have the ability to respond then its your responsibility the truth is it takes more than music to bring forth improvements to this- Braille

Our generation is all talk and looking back and blaming it on others till we change as individuals nothing will change as a whole.

willowchronicles said...

3 days of incredible music.. first of all.
And I'm not blaming my generation for anything, only pointing out the faults. And since I don't fit into the cookie cutter ideals of my generation, I beg to differ that I've lost anything.

I take your criticism for me praising something I didn't experience-but you can't knock something you haven't tried, and I see no issue with idealizing something that would have made me insanely happy.

Another thing... leave the drugs and alcohol out of it, back then it was recreational and sadly now it's a self-medication. Who's to say that the majority of the atendees weren't completely void of drugs or alcohol and simply high on life.

It was an event that brought together people with the same interests in a time of uncertainty in the US, it wasn't meant to create world peace or stop the war. It was a music festival.

willowchronicles said...

Not everyone was high but a majority of people were. Thats all they talk about how messed up everyone was. I also dont feel like i fit into our generation but im not doing much different. Im sitting back waiting for a change to come and then i will jump on the bandwagon. My major gripe with Woodstock is that people idolize it as something other than an amazing music festival. They really believed they could change the world. Which they didn't. The one thing i admire about Woodstock is the togetherness the sense of one. I don't know if that could happen today.