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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 07:25 AM
Last night I watched The Director's Cut version of Woodstock.

For me it was a powerful revisit to some music and artists who were inspirational to me and many.........and yes a few who I just never quite "got" and still don't get.......so be it.

The movie itself is well done IMHO.

It's a free concert!

so what are your favorite moments?

mine in no particular order:

R. Havens - Freedom...........it was the message for me
Santana - Soul Sacrifice...........just amazing music, so fresh and unique.
Crosby, Stills & Nash......"we're scared **** less man", their message and their harmonies
Sly & The Stones - the outfits, the brass section and the sing-a-long part -wow!
The Jefferson Airplane - Grace Slick - what a voice and Jack Casidy - is the best.
The Mud Dance
Wavy Gravy

the use of the word "hassle"..............it is due for a come back.

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 07:42 AM
'Every time I touched my instrument I got a shock. The stage was wet and the electricity was coming through me. I was conducting! Touching the guitar and mic. was nearly fatal. There was a great big blue spark about the size of a baseball and I got lifted off my feet and sent back eight or ten feet to my amplifier' ---- Bob Weir.

(not from the actual movie)

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 07:50 AM
Santana
Ten Years After
The couple that's interviewed where they're saying they don't want to be like their parents. I wonder what they're doing now.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 09:06 AM
The guy that explains how the government is seeding the clouds to make it rain!

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 09:35 AM
ALL HAIL DA PIG!!!!!!!

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 09:48 AM
Santana and Alvin Lee ( Ten Years After ) , I also love the part with the older gentleman cleaning the toilets who says his son is there and he thinks its great , after some negative vibes from some locals this guy shines .



 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 10:29 AM
Alvin lee and I'm going home by helecopter....freeking awesome

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 10:36 AM
Many great moments in this film. I think langman covered many of my favorites (along with one of my favorite bands - Ten Years After).

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 10:39 AM
The Who - We're Not Gonna Take It

epic performance

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 10:44 AM
Would you believe me if I said the WHOLE DAMN FILM is a favorite moment for me??????? I mean seriously, when I watch this, I get SOOOOOOO engrossed that I can't even relieve myself when it's on.........
 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 11:38 AM
My favorite part was having a dry place to sleep that weekend. After the rain came, it was a mostly a mud pit. For a 13 year old it wasn't that bad, but being that it was my first concert I was a little overwhelmed by it all.


 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 11:58 AM
My favorite part wasn't get in a car accident in Monticello and not making it there.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 12:30 PM
There is just not one poor performance in this film, and every one is very unique in it's own way. That's why this is THE rock concert, and THE rock concert film. There will never be another this good. I can't pick a favorite performance.........there are just too many great ones.

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 07:31 PM
Joe Cocker! We always refer to his male back-up singers as "The Eunuchs."

The Who, Santana (great drums by Micheal Shrieve, a mere kid!), Ten Years After (grab that watermelon Alvin!)

I did notice this past viewing that at one point there is a sage Indian guru type with a massive massive white beard who suggests that American has given so much to the world materially but it is time for them to step up spiritually....and the film cuts right to Sha Na Na! GREAT JUXTAPOSITION!

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 07:42 PM
One of my favorite parts of the movie is where Pete Townsend picks up his guitar (Gibson SG Special). The way he lifts it up reminds me of how a pro baseball player picks up a baseball bat- knowing just how it's balanced and weighted, no tentative motions, supremely confident.

Of course, what he does with it at the end of the set is another matter. (Cue the John Hiatt song....).

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 11:24 PM
Holy my favourite moment if you could have one is Country Joe and the Fish performing Rock and Soul Music. That tune all two minutes of it is one of the most powerful bits of live music this middle aged rock fan has ever heard. I've rocked to that tune since I was 14. "Your love is like a rainbow darling, falling all around your shoulders" Great stuff.
Can't beat Canned Heat, CSNY, Santana, Ten Years, the whole movie/CD opened my eyes to so many different bands and I loved the whole thing. Check out the Set List link from Wilkipedia, The who came on at 3 am and played a 24 song set. I guess it was 8 am England Time
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woodstock_Festival

 

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  posted on 5/9/2007 at 11:53 PM
A nice addition in the director's cut is the Janis Joplin footage. Does a good job of capturing her artistry and intensity. Jorma and Jack doing Uncle Sam's Blues was another nice addition.

The two performances that never lose their luster for me are Santana and Sly. Love the closing scene of the Sly performance as he soars into the night to the accompaniment of the "higher and higher" refrain.

The Who, Ten Years After and Joe Cocker also great stuff. And Richie Havens does that wonderful spontaneous opening. The film truly captures a particular vibe at its high point.

[Edited on 5/10/2007 by dzobo]

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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 12:10 AM
well, my favorite part of the MOVIE is when the nun throws up the peace sign, I think that says it all.
I have a lot of favorite parts of the festival that didn't make the movie--the Mountain set, Johnny Winter, Canned Heat, BS&T, Paul Butterfield, the Arlo set besides "Flyin' into Los Angeles," there were several tunes he did that night that he never recorded, especially a long one about Moses crossing the desert as I recall, Larry Lee singing "Gypsy Woman" during the Hendrix set, stuff like that...I personally didn't think it rained all that much, it was drizzily (?) most of friday night then there was the big storm right after Joe Cocker's set Sunday afternoon and that's all--typical summer weather.

My worst moment of the festival is Monday morning when I was expecting the Jeff Beck Group to come on and Sha Na Na came out instead and I had to sit through them to see Hendrix and I SURE wish I knew who put them on the bill so I could ask him why he did that, I had to leave before the Hendrix set ended to catch a plane.

Worst moment of the movie is when they cut away from "rock and soul music," I would have liked to have seen more of that set. I'm hoping one day I will run into award-winning editor Thelma Schoonmaker and she can show me all the footage they shot that didn't make the movie. There is a book about the making of the movie, maybe I will post that link if I can dig it up. It was actually edited in an office in NYC not far from the beacon before they finished it off in LA.

Most surreal moment was when my buddy Bill got off the phone with his mom in Moss Point, MS and he had a stunned look on his face because his mom told him Hurricane Camille had wiped out his hometown.

 
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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 12:15 AM
Oh, just happens I'm planning on "going back" (get it?) by the site on 5/22 or 23, anybody wanna go? pm me. got to get back to the garden & like that, you know?
I'm "flyin' into white plains. bringin' in a couple of beers," probably.

 
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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 12:20 AM
Woodstock : an inside look at the movie that shook up the world and defined a generation / edited by Dale Bell ; editorial associate, Elen Orson.
Studio City, CA : Michael Wiese Productions, c1999.


 
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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 12:33 AM
Film producer Bell pieces together an oral history of Woodstock, the documentary of the now legendary upstate New York music festival held in August 1969. An associate producer of the film himself, Bell enlists more than 40 film crew members to describe the planning, filming, and editing of the Academy Award-winning movie. Bell and his collaborators weave a fascinating account of the financial support, technical requirements, and teamwork needed to complete the film. Along with a few musicians, they reminisce about the high points at Woodstock and explain why some bands were included in the documentary and others weren't. Though perpetuating the myth of Woodstock as the epitome of a Sixties countercultural event rather than the highly orchestrated commercial venture it actually was, Bell and the other contributors capture the enthusiasm generated by the cinema verit project as well as the era's wide-eyed idealism. Recommended for film buffs and classic rock fans.David P. Szatmary, Univ. of Washington, Seattle Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 09:19 AM
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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 01:42 PM
It was during the Woodstock movie that I had my first musical eipiphany and the climax was during The Who doing "See Me Feel Me." Whoa ! That gives me chills every time I think about it ! I was a GREEN young lad of 18 and a freshman at Auburn. Woodstock was playing on the late show at the Village Theater. Auburn played Southern Miss that afternoon in football and whupped 'em 33-14. Went to my first frat party with a blind date (Kathy Hartzog) and bought a six pack of Schlitz Draught which I had no way to get 'em cool so I hid them in some bushes outside the party/dance room at the Alpha Gamma Rho house. Drank them hot. Took Kathy to her dorm by 11 pm curfew and then I walked the two blocks to the theater. Bought some popcorn but in my haste & waste dropped it. Took what was left in the tub into the theater and settled in. My life hasn't been the same since then. Smoked pot for the first time the following Friday night, with Lawrence Stoud, and the rest, as they say, is history.
"Good morning people !" "What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 300,000." "Marijuana, exhibit A." "Alan Fey please report to the information booth, Alan Fey." "No rain, no rain, no rain..."

 

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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 02:26 PM
Jimi Hendrix "Villanova Junction"

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  posted on 5/10/2007 at 03:24 PM
Gosh, so many images and performances come to mind ( CSN, Sly & the Family Stone, Jimi ). A pregnant Joan Baez singing Joe Hill ( in the rain, I think).

 

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