Sunday, August 9, 2009

Just Watched Dateline NBC Special On Woodstock - Canned Heat.

Just watched the Dateline NBC story on the anniversary of Woodstock. Here's one of my favorite songs from Woodstock... Canned Heat doing Going Up the Country. It's the song that just defines the event for me. If I were the flute player I would have totally ruined the performance because I'd would have been totally hamming it up. Running around the stage with the flute and all.

I wasn't in the band though because I was only a wee, wee child at the time and I didn't play flute.

20 comments:

Some Guy said...

It's a fun song.

Mr. Condescending said...

I live where woodstock 99 was. What a mess.

Chemgeek said...

I don't play the flute either. How weird is that?

Dr Zibbs said...

Mr C - are there a lot of cig butts still around?

Vic said...

Wee wee. Heh.

diane said...

I love that song too. Also loved Richie Havens "Freedom". I just saw a guy in a Richie Havens t-shirt today at the diner. I didn't realize at the time that it's the anniversary of Woodstock, duh.

@eloh said...

My favorite was Janis, but the best song was by Country Joe and the Fish.

mikeb302000 said...

I was 16 the year Woodstock happened, just beginning to spread my wings. A year or so later I saw Canned Heat live, but I can't remember where. I wonder why that is? Those were my formative years and msde me the man I am today.

Irenelikewhoa said...

Oh my dear sweet Zibby. Thank you so fucking much for posting this. I had this song stuck in my head and i could not figure out what it was for the life of me. I simply heard the music and would bop around. and now, i know and it shall be added to my ipod.

Thank you very fucking much :-)

Dedene said...

Ok, Zibby, how old were you REALLY in 1969? I bet you had a front-row seat at Woodstock.
Thanks for the trip down memory-lane.

SkylersDad said...

Evert 4th of July we would haul our big ass speakers out onto the deck and blast Hendrixs doing the Star Spangled Banner across the valley.

The whole area just loved us.

J. Hi said...

Song's fine but I can't stand that hippy dancing.

Dr Zibbs said...

Dedene - I was 5

Dr Zibbs said...

J Hi - I think that the hippie dance is fine if you're tripping. Other than that there's no excuse.

miss*H said...

my parents used to take me to mini woodstocks when I was younger. There was a lot of hippy dancing (usually naked which is not a good thing when everyone is an old trippy hippy and very wrinkley..)

My fav hippy song has to be Sweet Home Alabama. I'm neither American nor have I been to Alabama every but I like to naked hippy dance to it.

Kimberly said...

You're sucha hippie.

Miss Alex said...

I would not have done well there. I sheeve mud

Dr Zibbs said...

Miss Alex - where have you been?

Anonymous said...

Friend and I were trying to hitch ride to get to Woodstock at Penna turnpike on ramp. We were 17.

We never made it. My father was heading onto the turnpike - timing is everything? - that was the end of our pilgrimage along any other freedom for the rest of that year since we were grounded and then some.

Start the day, everyday - with Jimi Hendrix.

(Purple Haze made losing virginity memorable - they guy didn't though)

phd in yogurtry said...

The dude at 1:34 is seriously tripping. The "make it stop" kind of tripping.