I went to the library last Friday to get my usual dose of graphic novels. (Yes, I still read graphic novels and I’m ok with it.) I was happy when I noticed a wonderful display of CDs dedicated to 40th anniversary of Woodstock. I read about a Woodstock Party Playlist recently and I was intrigued. I recognized most if not all of the artists but I wasn’t familiar with all of the songs. This was an easy way for me to rock out to some classic music from one of the most influential musical festivals in history.
I borrowed a Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead, and three Woodstock CDs. I was going to listen to each one in order in it’s entirety but I decided against it. I made a playlist and put it on random. I have to say this music is incredible. Now I know why the other Woodstock’s didn’t have the same amount of success; the artists simply weren’t as good.
The original Woodstock had performances by Hendrix, Joplin, Crosby, Stills and Nash, Jefferson Airplane, to name only a few. That is an all-star cast of performers. Then when you look at the music of the entire decade, you can't help but be impressed. I don’t really want to knock the music of today but are my children going to listen to it? I doubt it; in fact they’ll probably make fun of me. The music from the sixties stands the test of time, and will continue to do so.
I wish I was older so I could justify throwing my own Woodstock theme party. I don’t care that the anniversary has officially passed, the music is still good and I know everyone would have a blast. If I were to throw this party is there any artist I need to check out? Please let me know, so I can throw an incredible party.