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First song I heard on the way home tonight. Cheered me up after my 50th consecutive sh!tty night at work.

 

*blazing solo*

"Aw dat's byootiful!"

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On 10/14/2019 at 1:06 PM, OsEatAlEast said:

One of my favorite of the recent harder bands. It's a shame that half the band left.

Violins have no business in Rock!

 

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Monterey International Pop Festival. June 1967

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WOW! Look what I found! I had a VHS of this in the '80's.

 

They left out Jimi tho. My favorite two songs (his whole set was great!)

Not on youboob... a BARELY reasonable facsimile...

 

The creme de la creme.

Some of the crowd wasn't sure what to think... 😛

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18 hours ago, scOtt said:

WOW! Look what I found! I had a VHS of this in the '80's.

 

They left out Jimi tho. My favorite two songs (his whole set was great!)

Not on youboob... a BARELY reasonable facsimile...

 

The creme de la creme.

Some of the crowd wasn't sure what to think... 😛

reaction%20to%20Jimis%20Monterey%20Wild%

18 hours ago, scOtt said:

WOW! Look what I found! I had a VHS of this in the '80's.

 

They left out Jimi tho. My favorite two songs (his whole set was great!)

Not on youboob... a BARELY reasonable facsimile...

 

The creme de la creme.

Some of the crowd wasn't sure what to think... 😛

reaction%20to%20Jimis%20Monterey%20Wild%

Janis at 30:06 of the Monterey Pop film: The audio is awful and the band out of tune with itself, but the imagery of her is so beautiful. One of my incredible concert experiences was watching her through a haze of weed smoke at the old Baltimore Civic Center ca. 1969 or '70 (Iron Butterfly opened), yes, a short time before her death, it turned out.

A line of Baltimore cops standing on the floor in front of the stage kept people from rushing it (there was only a handful the whole evening who tried it). But Janis actually wanted fans to go ahead and come on up. So at one point when the biggest cop stopped a skinny young dude from scrambling up, she literally leapt off the stage, landed squarely on the cop's shoulders from behind and, her thighs  wrapped around his neck, started pounding the top of his head with her fists yelling "Let him up! Let him up!" The cop was huge, he looked like he was about 300 pounds and a yard and a half across, and I was amazed by his ability both to keep the fan blocked and hold Janis on his shoulders as she socked it to him.

I look at her in the video, and Jimi and Canned Heat (Why isn't Laura Nyro in it?), and get lost yet again in sad thoughts of how so many of the important musicians of that generation left this world too early. I sometimes wonder how our own slightly younger generation would have turned out differently had certain musical heroes (and the poets) had somehow managed to survive, create and speak longer. Would they have continued to grow and become guides at yet another level? In many cases, probably not, I know. All I can do is send a grateful blessing and try now and then to reinhabit memory.

I'm back in Brooklyn after 7 months in Seoul. The turntable and shelves of vinyl are just a few steps away, in the next room.

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5 hours ago, LA2 said:

Janis at 30:06 of the Monterey Pop film: The audio is awful and the band out of tune with itself, but the imagery of her is so beautiful. One of my incredible concert experiences was watching her through a haze of weed smoke at the old Baltimore Civic Center ca. 1969 or '70 (Iron Butterfly opened), yes, a short time before her death, it turned out.

A line of Baltimore cops standing on the floor in front of the stage kept people from rushing it (there was only a handful the whole evening who tried it). But Janis actually wanted fans to go ahead and come on up. So at one point when the biggest cop stopped a skinny young dude from scrambling up, she literally leapt off the stage, landed squarely on the cop's shoulders from behind and, her thighs  wrapped around his neck, started pounding the top of his head with her fists yelling "Let him up! Let him up!" The cop was huge, he looked like he was about 300 pounds and a yard and a half across, and I was amazed by his ability both to keep the fan blocked and hold Janis on his shoulders as she socked it to him.

I look at her in the video, and Jimi and Canned Heat (Why isn't Laura Nyro in it?), and get lost yet again in sad thoughts of how so many of the important musicians of that generation left this world too early. I sometimes wonder how our own slightly younger generation would have turned out differently had certain musical heroes (and the poets) had somehow managed to survive, create and speak longer. Would they have continued to grow and become guides at yet another level? In many cases, probably not, I know. All I can do is send a grateful blessing and try now and then to reinhabit memory.

I'm back in Brooklyn after 7 months in Seoul. The turntable and shelves of vinyl are just a few steps away, in the next room.

Watched it hundreds of times, especially Janis! Just an unbelievable performance. And the Airplane's Today. The whole film a dark and light silhouette of Gracie on the organ and singing harmony. Those two or ten.. others are many of my favorite videos of all time.

Got my vinyl at the ready, but the turntable hasn't worked in years. Besides, the internet is faster. :D

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