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May 15, 2007 6:20 AM   Subscribe

Woodstock^ (YouTuner)
Day ☼ { Richie Havens Country Joe McDonald John Sebastian SweetwaterIncredible String Band Bert SommerTim Hardin Ravi ShankarMelanie Arlo Guthrie Joan Baez }
Day ☼☼ { Quill Keef Hartley BandSantana Canned Heat Mountain Janis Joplin Sly & the Family Stone Grateful Dead Creedence Clearwater Revival The Who Jefferson Airplane }
Day ☼☼☼ { Joe Cocker Country Joe & the Fish Ten Years After The Band Blood Sweat & Tears Johnny Winter Crosby, Stills & Nash Paul Butterfield Blues Band Sha-Na-Na Jimi Hendrix }

posted by pruner (50 comments total) 84 users marked this as a favorite

 
hover over the links for the song titles.
posted by pruner at 6:26 AM on May 15, 2007


yes!
posted by SmileyChewtrain at 6:27 AM on May 15, 2007


VHMefiClassic
posted by item at 6:28 AM on May 15, 2007


Very nice.
posted by Arturus at 6:28 AM on May 15, 2007


Sha-Na-Na, WTF?
posted by MikeMc at 6:29 AM on May 15, 2007


another "feature"... each day is its own Playlist, and each song link plays within its respective day's Playlist.
posted by pruner at 6:32 AM on May 15, 2007


yes!

I don't think they were even at woodstock!
posted by TwoWordReview at 6:32 AM on May 15, 2007


Wow, seriously good post. The use of those symbols is also impressive. I ♥ character map!
posted by fallenposters at 6:34 AM on May 15, 2007


cute! : >
posted by amberglow at 6:35 AM on May 15, 2007


thanks guys... I'm glad you're digging this.
posted by pruner at 6:36 AM on May 15, 2007


I actually can't stand a lot of the music at woodstock, but this is easily one of the most interesting post formats I've ever seen, and the use of playlists is quite clever. Very, very cool.
posted by Pastabagel at 6:39 AM on May 15, 2007


Stay away from the #802A2A acid.
posted by bondcliff at 6:43 AM on May 15, 2007 [3 favorites]


B-but he used the carat!

Seriously, great post.
posted by Drexen at 6:48 AM on May 15, 2007


I hate self-indulgently cute posts, but I love what you've done here. Good stuff.
posted by teleskiving at 6:51 AM on May 15, 2007


good show
posted by caddis at 6:56 AM on May 15, 2007


Damn you, pruner!!! I was gathering these very same links to eventually make almost this exact same post (though I would not have thought of the musical notes - that was an added nice touch), but you beat me to it.

/me stands with hat off to pruner (and peace/victory sign held aloft).
posted by psmealey at 7:07 AM on May 15, 2007


"Sha-Na-Na, WTF?"

RESPECT THE BOWSER
posted by mr_crash_davis at 7:11 AM on May 15, 2007


Sorry psmealey.

FWIW, I've had the links gathered for more than a week, but I didn't get around around to organizing and formatting everything until today.

I'm not some fly-by-night operator.
posted by pruner at 7:14 AM on May 15, 2007


All of the characters came up as question marks in my RSS reader, and I clicked through ready to flag it as an HTML/display error.

I stand friggin' corrected. Great post.
posted by danb at 7:17 AM on May 15, 2007


:) Your post made me smile. I was 4 when Woodstock happened, so it's not like I remember it. But oh my do I remember the reverberations of it throughout the rest of my childhood.

Yep, Sha-Na-Na.

I hate self-indulgently cute posts, but I love what you've done here. Good stuff. It was pulled off about as well as one might pull it off. I agree. Good stuff.
posted by smallerdemon at 7:17 AM on May 15, 2007


Nicely done -- save for the stupid ass carat anyway.
posted by chunking express at 7:21 AM on May 15, 2007


What exactly is Pete Townshend saying here (about a minute in) after Abbie Hoffman interrupts him? "The next fuck that runs up on the fucking stage is gonna get fucking killed"?
posted by pracowity at 7:27 AM on May 15, 2007


I can remember as a kid idolizing Alvin Lee's guitar playing at Woodstock.
posted by DieHipsterDie at 7:43 AM on May 15, 2007


Well in.
posted by kosem at 8:37 AM on May 15, 2007


Closest I came -- I saw Canned Heat a couple years after that. Man, but my boys could play!
posted by RavinDave at 9:07 AM on May 15, 2007


Closest I came -- I saw Canned Heat a couple years after that. Man, but my boys could play!

That was one of my favorite parts of the movie version. The did play their asses off to the degree that I was shocked to barely know who they were. I also loved how ordinary (too fat, too skinny, too homely and too dishevelled they looked). I don't think you'll ever see a band like that again.
posted by psmealey at 9:10 AM on May 15, 2007


Outstanding post.
posted by darkstar at 9:14 AM on May 15, 2007


Superb post! Right on brother! Far out!
posted by nickyskye at 9:16 AM on May 15, 2007


Coolness.
posted by hojoki at 9:19 AM on May 15, 2007


Grace Slick's singing White Rabbit still kicks ass, especially considering the circumstances.

Great post!
posted by mosk at 9:26 AM on May 15, 2007


I'm dying to see the whole Sly & the Fam Woodstock set. I mean that. I'm in the hospital.
posted by Chris Brummel at 9:27 AM on May 15, 2007


What's the key to the cipher in which 'y2karl' = 'pruner'? I just can't figure it out! Favorited, nonetheless.
posted by kimota at 9:30 AM on May 15, 2007


Great post.
posted by felix at 9:34 AM on May 15, 2007


Cracking post!
posted by jack_mo at 9:43 AM on May 15, 2007




Grace Slick's singing White Rabbit still kicks ass, especially considering the circumstances.


circumstances?
posted by Slarty Bartfast at 9:44 AM on May 15, 2007


I hate self-indulgently cute posts. And wikipedia carets.
posted by puke & cry at 10:54 AM on May 15, 2007


circumstances?

It looks like she can barely hear herself sing, which I think is why she keeps grabbing her ear. A singer as accomplished as she would never do that during a live performance unless the monitoring was terrible.
posted by psmealey at 11:10 AM on May 15, 2007


Unquestionably awesome.
posted by evilcolonel at 11:36 AM on May 15, 2007


Wow. I'm about 20 minutes from Woodstock right now. Maybe I'll head over an see the place.
posted by weston at 12:29 PM on May 15, 2007


I didn't know that any footage of the Dead's performance survived. Probably much to their chagrin.
posted by joseph_elmhurst at 3:00 PM on May 15, 2007


Give this boy a wii! Or something.

Nice post, pretties up the front page.

GEEKY PHRASE OR MEME HERE
posted by asok at 3:31 PM on May 15, 2007


Gimme an F...

Some of these links are NSFW. Just so you know.
posted by Deathalicious at 4:14 PM on May 15, 2007


Good thing Jimi Hendrix followed Sha Na Na and not the other way around.
posted by davejay at 4:26 PM on May 15, 2007


Very nice - thanks
posted by blag at 5:01 PM on May 15, 2007


Good thing Jimi Hendrix followed Sha Na Na and not the other way around.

Well, that was after he opened for the Monkees.
posted by kirkaracha at 5:51 PM on May 15, 2007


I didn't know that any footage of the Dead's performance survived. Probably much to their chagrin.

Yeah... Though I'm a marginal Dead fan, St. Stephen is probably my favorite song of theirs. Not an inspired performance of it at Woodstock.
posted by Tube at 6:22 PM on May 15, 2007


Creedence! :)

Nice post dude.
posted by josue at 11:29 PM on May 15, 2007


Fantastic.
posted by ageispolis at 12:07 AM on May 16, 2007


Previously
posted by johnny7 at 4:17 AM on May 16, 2007


some of you Jefferson Airplane/Grace Slick fans might be interested in this video of them playing on a NYC rooftop in 1968... that's one year before The Beatles' Apple rooftop concert.
posted by pruner at 11:52 AM on May 16, 2007


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