Sunday, June 29, 2008

An era gone forever?

Woodstock is probably the stuff of history books for most people these days. I wasn't at Woodstock, but this period of time runs in my blood. I don't think I've ever seen the passion for life, for involvement in politics, run as deeply since. Maybe part of it was Vietnam, a war driven by the draft, card burnings. Maybe it was women fighting for the rights to their own bodies, the bra burnings, Roe vs Wade. Maybe it was the music...Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin singing Ball &Chain with Big Brother and the Holding Company. Maybe it was the, at the time, scandalous productions of Hair, Jesus Christ Superstar, Tommy. Anyway, a taste of the people at Woodstock below, sent by a friend.

You've gotta love the hair and clothes in this!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

I got this message from a friend today and looked up this beautiful video. Having lived in Hawaii, then returned there once, the island still runs in my blood, even more so after watching this.

A portion of the letter:

I recorded Larry King last night and just watched it. They discussed Tim Russert's memorial service. I watched most of it. The song that played as everyone was leaving was "Over the Rainbow" by Iz, the Hawaiian singer who died at a young age from complications of obesity. His version of OTR was playing when I was in the airport in Honolulu getting ready to meet my husband. I have his CD with the recording. If you've never heard it, go to YouTUbe to different and really beautiful. Anyway...the amazing thing...and I just LOVE when things like this happen...Larry K talked about how they played OTR and then after the ceremony a huge full rainbow appeared...actually was partly a double rainbow. Wow! The same thing happened when we came back to TX after leaving HI. I was having so many mixed emotions, leaving the beauty of HI for HOT S. TX (it was Aug.) and a day or two after we got back we had a sun shower in the evening. I went outside for something and there was a double rainbow. I felt like it was just for me. :)

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Wanna hear a watermelon sing??:-)

A friend directed me to this performance of The Scissors Sisters and I admit, it's one of the more unusual vids I've seen.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Brian Campbell has something special for you!

See his Saturday, June 7, posting about Marie Chouinard. The post includes his write-up of her performance and a clip. A must read in my opinion. Thanks for sharing this, Brian!
Brian Campbell Blogspot