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Re: concert nostalgia and name-dropping
guess i should reply to a thread that includes my two guitar heroes.
saw a show on tv the other day and some anthropomologist(sp) was squawking
about the last few generations are all looking backwards for their icons.
he said(i paraphrase) growing up in the sixties/seventies, kids had their
idols who have stood the test of time-BobDylan-BobMarley-Jimi-Marvin-some
authors and filmmakers i cant recall-he had a good list and now this last
couple 'xyz generation's still look to these people as visionarys who have
had an artistic perspective on the world we live in.
(happiholidaze all you hedonists)
on 12/22/05 7:07 AM, Timothy Mungenast at email@example.com wrote:
> Best of all, little kids are digging the '66-'71 thang as well.
> Possibly the first time in modern history that kids are genuinely
> their parents' music!
> "I think I heard "Third Stone From The Sun" in a supermarket this year."
> You ever hear Dick Dale's version? Respectful and powerful.
> Sonic Wa,
>> [Original Message]
>> From: Warren Sirota <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> To: <Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com>
>> Date: 12/21/2005 6:41:53 PM
>> Subject: RE: concert nostalgia and name-dropping
>> It's true, in many ways we "vintage" folks (you know who you are) were
>> musically lucky.
>> I am always amazed at the persistence of 60's (by which I mean
>> 66-71) rock in the culture - in supermarkets, on oldies stations,
>> I guess to a large extent that's a function of demographics (my
>> g-g-g-generation is still the mongoose working it's way through the
>> digestive system - take that metaphor in whatever way is most meaningful
>> least disgusting to you), but I also think there was something unique
>> the experimental nature of the music _and_ the media at that time (the
>> days of FM rock radio were *so* much more expansive than anything you'll
>> find outside of college stations today).
>> But now - I might be mis-remembering (not so uncommon for me), but I
> think I
>> heard "Third Stone From The Sun" in a supermarket this year. Not a muzak
>> version - the original. And I'm sure I've heard stuff like Yes, etc.
>> And then, of course, you have early-70s Who songs completely dominating
>> themes and commercials today (I'm still waiting for someone to use
>> I don't think *any* of these artists dreamed that they'd still be
>> to 35-40 years later (or that the dessicated skins of the Rolling Stones
>> would still be performing live). What a thing!
>> Best wishes,
>> Warren Sirota
>>> -----Original Message-----
>>> From: Luis Angulo [mailto:email@example.com]
>>> Sent: Wednesday, December 21, 2005 12:35 PM
>>> To: Loopers-Delight@loopers-delight.com
>>> Subject: Now: concert nostalgia and name-dropping
>>> man you guys were so lucky to have seen all those
>>> people,its incredible how influencial they were and
>>> still are i was too young in those times to see
>>> them,when i listen to syd barret it still blows my
>>> mind what he was doing!although i grew up with
>>> eighties music once i discover the guitar i landed
>>> listening to all of those cats and after that i
>>> couldn?t listen to eighites music anymore in fact i
>>> hated it and thought it was all plastic pop rubbish...
>>> but lately i got a bit nostalgic seeing videos from
>>> gary neuman "cars" (whose voice remainds me of syd)
>>> thomas dolby and "let the good times roll" by the
>>> cars,stray cats and thought well shit there were a
>>> couple of cool cats back then as well;-)
>>>> incredible line up
>>>> how long were the loops jaco was riding?
>>>> [WS: ] they were only a couple of seconds long.
>>>> were you at friday night in sanfrancisco...bro?
>>>> [WS: ] Funny you should ask. actually, I *was*
>>>> there. great show. were
>>>> *you* there?
>>>> that town has had some magic musical moments in
>>>> did floyd do "the wall"on that tour?or was that LA &
>>>> new york
>>>> some good ole days for sure
>>>> [WS: ] The only time I ever saw Floyd was pre-Wall;
>>>> I was fortunate to also
>>>> be at an equally incredible concert location - the
>>>> State University of NY at
>>>> Stony Brook, 1968-71 (well, I guess the greater NY
>>>> area gets credit, since
>>>> we frequently ventured into Manhattan for some other
>>>> great show). Pink Floyd
>>>> gave an incredible show, but also there were *so*
>>>> many other highlights: the
>>>> Allmans with Duane, Alvin Lee from 10 Years After
>>>> leaving the stage soaked
>>>> in sweat and tears of joy, Moby Grape nearly having
>>>> a fistfight on stage (on
>>>> the same bill with Procol Harum), the Jefferson
>>>> Airplane at their peak
>>>> (right before the Airplane dissolved into the
>>>> Starship), the Who (with Moon)
>>>> playing Tommy start to finish, Joe Cocker twice -
>>>> with the Grease Band and
>>>> the travelling circus known as Mad Dogs and
>>>> Englishmen (both great), and my
>>>> personal favorite of the entire period, Jorma
>>>> Kaukonen and Jack Cassady
>>>> playing acoustic (well, not Cassady) for 4 hours
>>>> straight. I think most of
>>>> these concerts were probably about $10 each for
>>>> students. Unfortunately, I
>>>> was there a year too late to see Hendrix (but I'd
>>>> seen him the year before
>>>> at what is now the tennis stadium in Flushing Meadow
>>>> Park, with Janis
>>>> opening - or vice versa. Same summer as the Doors
>>>> and the Who on one bill).
>>>> I also saw Zep with Bonham elsewhere in that park. I
>>>> even saw Pentangle, one
>>>> of my favorite and rarely-exposed groups, at
>>>> Carnegie Hall in 71. I also saw
>>>> Miles, playing with most of the "Bitches Brew" band,
>>>> opening(!!!) for Neil
>>>> Young solo at Carnegie (or was it Fillmore East?), a
>>>> great concert all
>>>> around. Whew!
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