Sunday, August 09, 2009

40 years ago.

The Haywain.
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Yesterday was the anniversary of the cover shot for the Beatles's Abbey Road album -no photos please - of the album that is. My blog is enough.
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This week also commemorates the Woodstock - 40 years gone.
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What it all means? Just that those who experienced it are now old. You people are OLD! Me - not so much...
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When I think of Woodstock I always think of Bosch's Haywain, as well as scenes out of a few of his other paintings - Garden of Earthly Delights, and so on. Many of Bosch's characters remind me of the hippies - as well as a good number of the people we see in entertainment and hip urban areas these days. One surely has to admit that the freak show of today makes Woodstock look tame, what with multiple piercings, bodies camouflaged by garish tattoos, multi-colored hair chopped mental-patient style, awful clothing accompanied by public nudity and sex. In this generation, vulgar has become the new bourgeois.
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The Sanger free-love movement from the early 20th century flowered into the Woodstock generation, and led to what we see today - abortion survivors.
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None of us are any good.

9 comments:

  1. One of the interesting pieces in the film "Woodstock" is the disagreement between two older white men about the kids. One: they are all using drugs! Two: they are lovely children! Interspersed with clips of people smoking pot, swimming naked (look Ma, no waxing, no lipo!).

    It was all shocking for the time but, you are right, tame now.

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  2. Did you just call me OLD?

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  3. I was 5. Barely. Heh.

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  4. All this commotion over Snoopy's little yellow friend. I dont' get it.

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  5. Snoopy's little yellow friend??? Larry - I love you!

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  6. My generation is gross. But at least I'm not old ;-) *just kidding!*

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  7. That's okay Seeker - I'm not old either - and neither is Addriennne.

    Larry - I thought that was funny too.

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