Late Night: Woodstock

Despite chiding from John McCain and the pulling of federal funding this week, the Woodstock Museum will go forward.

In recognition of the war protests today, this clip is Country Joe and the Fish, Feel Like I'm Fixing to Die Rag.


Other memorable performances:

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    Change one line and it fits perfectly today (5.00 / 1) (#16)
    by Dadler on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 12:50:52 PM EST
    "Well I don't give a f*ck, next stop is in Iraq."

    He also sang (5.00 / 1) (#18)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 01:40:17 PM EST
    Cakewalk to Baghdad.  The lyrics are on his site (as is an audio of the track). It was written in 2003.

    Sample lyrics:

    Now moms and dads don't worry 'bout
    Your soldier boys and girls
    We're just sending them cakewalkin'
    Around the world
    When the coffins come home and the flag unfurls
    Cheer for Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Wolfowitz and Perle

    Cakewalk to Baghdad,
    Cakewalk to Baghdad

    He sung that LIVE on MSNBC (none / 0) (#20)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 03:36:39 PM EST
    At the RNC convention in NYC, he performed that  live on Joe Scarborough "After Hours" show, right on 32nd street.

    Booooooring (none / 0) (#1)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 12:00:11 AM EST
    Boring, according to Ezra Klien

    KLEIN:  I`m not of the Boomer generation.  I don`t want to see us have another fight over who`s a hippie and who`s a soldier.  I find it dull.

    See, to liberal warrior, Ezra Klien, Woodstock was't about protesting carpet bombing, it's about who was a  hippie.  

    woodstock (none / 0) (#2)
    by woodguy on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 03:43:13 AM EST
    Ezra finds it boring because he was neither a hippie nor a soldier--he was a REPUBLICAN, and therefore disqualified to be either.

    Are you sure? (none / 0) (#3)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 03:52:28 AM EST
    do you have a link/citation?

    You're not thinking of Markos of Dailykos, who was a republican in the late 80s are you?  

    there is a slight resemblance btwn ezra and markos


    woodstock (none / 0) (#22)
    by woodguy on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:09:02 PM EST
    Most assuredly not. This was more snark than fact. Sorry for the misunderstanding. Ezra was not alive during that period, if I'm not mistaken. My point was that back then hippies weren't inclined to participate in the Viet Nam fiasco and Republicans usually avoided the draft by pulling some family or other nefarious strings-eg Shrub and his ilk.

    I can tell you, though, as a former DFH I would trade the political climate now for those days in a minute. It was a time when people were willing to put everything on the line to force the government to end an illegal war. Today...not so much.


    Careful now (none / 0) (#4)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 03:59:44 AM EST
    with Ezra.  He's been my adopted son since 2004 when we hung out at the Democratic convention with bloggers.  In 2006, here's a picture of him with the TLkid taken during our blogger's trip to Amsterdam (Amanda of Pandagon and Lindsay of Magikthise are also in the photo.) And here's one of me, Ezra and the TL kid.

    I adore that child.

    Child? (none / 0) (#8)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:25:31 AM EST
    how old is he?

    Jay, as a master of both the courtroom and the small screen, can you give him some tips on forensics, rhetoric, and presentation?

    Even Big Tent Democrat posted his disappointment in Ezra's failure to articulate the case on Gonzo's role in the USA scandal, during a recent appearance on Hardball.


    Age (5.00 / 1) (#19)
    by Jeralyn on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 01:47:11 PM EST
    He was 20 when I met him in 2004 at the Boston convention. Here's a picture of a group of the convention-covering bloggers (including Atrios, Yglesias and more)

    That makes him 24 or 25 now.


    Thanks for the pictures. (none / 0) (#9)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:26:25 AM EST
    the hard work is appreciated.

    Meow, meow.. (none / 0) (#10)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:43:12 AM EST
    The TLKid is waaaay cute!

    What's amanda drinking?  I'll have one!  No, make it two!!  With a TLKid chaser!

    Lindsay needs lighter highlights and rhinoplasty.

    okay, the above all meant in jest.  Well, except the part about the TLKid.  He can losin my shoulders any day.


    Ezra is right (none / 0) (#5)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:05:54 AM EST
    thinking about this, Ezra has stumbled across the truth.

    How can Clinton win when Mitt is gonna spend all 2008 and hundreds of millions of dollars rerunning Vietnam.  Sure Mitt wasn't a soldier, but neither was Bush, on the contrary, Kerry was the soldier, yet Bush and the compliant corporate-media ignored the current war and debated 40 year old issues, and in the process, turned Bush into swashbuckling Errol Flynn and Kerry into a..(using Ezra's definition), a "Hippie."

    See, Matthews never used the word "Hippie" - Ezra did.

    Sure, they're going to swiftboat who ever is the candidate, but I don't think you can smear Dodd as a "Hippie."

    Preview of next fall (none / 0) (#7)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:18:23 AM EST

    Mitt Romney seemed to take aim at the Clintons' marital turmoil for the second time in two days Friday, cautioning voters this Halloween to beware "Hillary's House of Horrors" and its "family values in shambles" room.

    During a question-and-answer session in West Des Moines, Iowa, a man asked Romney if he would support a Halloween event that he was planning. "You know, that's a great idea," Romney replied.

    "What do you think about Hillary's House of Horrors? All right? And we'd have ... the 'raise your tax' room. We'd have the 'weaker military' room. We'd have the 'family values in shambles' room," he said.

    "Frankly," Romney added, "what the Democrats are selling is really quite frightening these days as we approach Halloween."

    On Thursday, during a stop in New Hampshire, Romney said, "During the last Clinton presidency, the White House did not demonstrate [family values] in a way that was helpful to our nation's character."

    Former President Bill Clinton was impeached by the House in 1998 on charges connected to his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

    The Senate opted not to boot him from office.

    Romney's spokesman, Kevin Madden, said Romney's remarks refer to "substantive differences in public policy," not the Lewinsky scandal.

    "They are not personal," he insisted.


    well, as long he insists that the attacks are not  personal, that's good enough for me.

    See the complaint corporate-media isn't so bad.  This article only invokes monica lewisnky's name twice.

    Looks like Mitt read Richard Hofstadter book on negative branding.


    woodstock (none / 0) (#23)
    by woodguy on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:13:33 PM EST
    Some of us oldsters would still consider the label "hippie" a badge of honor rather than a smear. Just saying...

    Of course, if you're running for office it would be the kiss of death...


    What is he trying to spell ? (none / 0) (#6)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:08:16 AM EST
    "give me an eff!"

    "give me an ewes!"

    "give me a sea!"

    what language!  what will the children(s) and corporate sponsors say?

    Must say, Country Joe did have a nice Geraldo style mustache.

    Hmmmm (none / 0) (#11)
    by jimakaPPJ on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 10:25:47 AM EST
    The museum is being built on top of the hill near where the stage was located. Thousands of people visit the site each year, where a stone monument is currently the only marker.

    "Thousands?" Would that be 7 day? 10 a day?

    The desire to visit a place that is famous, and also has an emotional connection to you is just human. I've done it myself, and I expect most of you have.

    Spend some time at Shilo, Gettysburg, the D Day beaches, Washingon, DC. Go back to your hometown and  try to find,  hopefully successfully, the drive-inns you hung out at. Attend class reunions, service reunions... all great things to do.

    But the issue is, why should the public pay for building them?

    National Parks, etc., are easy to justify. But should we rebuild, or build, a rock and roll venue? To me, the answer is no. Woodstock may have been great fun, and visiting it may bring back some great memories, but it does not have enough cultural and/or historical importance to receive public financing. It is the boomer version of the bridge to nowhere. If they get built, do so with private money.

    how much? (none / 0) (#12)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 10:47:18 AM EST
    the bridge to nowhere cost $398 million.  I'm surprised it didn't "cost" $399,999,999.99

    how much did Hillary snag for Woodstock? do you know?

    is it really equal?

    I don't know about the rest of you argument.  I thought public money should have been used to build the WWII memorial.  I think it's hard to draw the line, but alot of wingers said, "not a single dime"


    Hillary recieved money (5.00 / 1) (#14)
    by Wile ECoyote on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 11:32:08 AM EST
    for proposing this earmark:



    not a bad ROI (none / 0) (#15)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 12:44:58 PM EST
    Hillary is good with money.  She'll balance the budget.

    I wonder how much Stevens got in bribes for the $400 million bridge.  I imagine some of the stuff in his wine cellar is priceless.


    LOL (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by Wile ECoyote on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 01:15:49 PM EST
    I hope Stevens occupies the cell next to Murtha in the future.  Hillary will balance the budget?  How?

    budget (5.00 / 1) (#24)
    by woodguy on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:17:30 PM EST
    I believe she would do it by taking in more revenue than she would spend. Reference her husband's administration if you have any more questions.

    Yup (none / 0) (#26)
    by Wile ECoyote on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 05:01:32 PM EST
    She is going to spend less than she takes in?  Ha, that I will have to see.  

    Letting the Bush "cuts" sunset (none / 0) (#21)
    by RedHead on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 03:38:57 PM EST
    Hey, her husband is the only president to balance the budget without the social security surplus since Harry Truman.

    And don't credit Newt and Trent.  They were already running a deficit on September 10th.


    It's too bad John McCain wasn't at Woodstock (none / 0) (#25)
    by Aaron on Sun Oct 28, 2007 at 04:55:04 PM EST
    If he'd been there getting stoned and listening to great music, instead of bombing North Vietnam and being one of those who was directly responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent Vietnamese civilians, perhaps he would be a far better human being today.

    Learn to practice war no more.