Re: Rolling Stones
- From: claudel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx (claudel)
- Date: Sun, 09 Oct 2005 16:10:23 GMT
In article <4348b1f2$0$1633$c3e8da3@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>,
Donna Lantello <donnaTAKETHISOUT@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>>>Even though I live about four miles from the Irvine amphitheatre where
>>>of my favorite artists perform, I have been known to drive as far south as
>>>San Diego or as far north as Santa Barbara because I can often find better
>>>seats at shows there.
>> I lived in Santa Cruz for 33 years and would go anywhere in the Bay Area
>> even as far as Concord. That long drive after can be a bit much.
>Yeah, the drive home can be exhausting. I don't do it very often unless I
>REALLY want to go see someone and can't get decent tickets at the local
>>>I never saw Jimi. I was staying with relatives in New Jersey during the
>>>summer of '69 and wanted to go to Woodstock. Since I was only 15, my aunt
>>>wouldn't let me go and that was the end of that idea. But I can't tell
>>>how many times I saw the move. :)
>> There's yet another version of Jimi@woodstock out on DVD. Because I'm a
>> I bought it... It's great. They mixed in some other footage and have
>> managed to piece together the whole set (almost, till they find more
>> "undiscovered" footage) :^). I'm a few years older than you and all
>> my friends went. I said "Nope, it's gonna be a mess and I don't wanna go"
>> When they got back they all said I was the smart one for not going. A
>> of crowd, mud, and a faint whisper of sound in the distance. Except for
>> the ones that stayed till Monday morning for Jimi...
>In retrospect, you and my aunt made the right decision regarding Woodstock.
>I don't think I exactly was the huge crowd, drugs and mud type, either. But
>still, it was a great moment in rock history.
>Hmmmmm......what's the title of the DVD? Sounds interesting. Most of my
>DVDs are of concerts.
The latest DVD is "Definitive 2 DVD Collection Jimi Hendrix Live At Woodstock"
It was on sale at Best Buy when it first came out a few weeks ago. $14.95 or so.
Jimi's family sure knows how to milk the cash cow.
>Speaking of odd pairings (The Who opening for Herman's Hermits), am I
>hallucinating or did Jimi actually open for The Monkees on a tour?? Seems
>that I'm remembering something about that. OK, I just did a quick search on
>the net and confirmed that my memories are correct. Weird. I wonder what
>musical genius made that decision??
I dunno who thought it up, but it happened. When the mismatch became
obvious a few shows into the tour somebody concocted a story about
the Daughters of the American Revolution bitching about Jimi corrupting
the morals of the young and impressionable to call it off early and
glean a bit of publicity in the process.
>>>Yeah, I miss Moon the loon, too. After John died, the night that I saw
>>>them, I hooked up with about a dozen of their super hard core fans. These
>>>folks follow The Who during all of their tours. They fly from city to
>>>and attend the vast majority of shows. That night after the concert, we
>>>wound up going to a local Denny's and talked until something like 5:00 AM.
>>>Among the group was a doctor who was friends with the boys since the early
>>>years. Something he said that I had never heard before was that there was
>>>evidence and they believed that Keith's death was actually a suicide but
>>>they did their best to cover this up. If true, very sad.
>> Who tourheads. :^) I'm pretty sure than Moonie was so blasted as a
>> matter of course that he was incapable of actually deciding to OD.
>> I could be wrong... I've never heard that his death wasn't due to
>> accident, but what do I know?
>I suppose the only person who could answer that was Keith. One of the
>"tourheads" (good word!) I met with that night was a life-long friend of my
>former SO. He and others who were there vouched for the doctor's
>credibility. It sounded like the doctor was fairly tightly wound into the
>situation and really seemed to know what he was talking about. He pretty
>much had me convinced that it was true. Sad, but probably true. Keith
>apparently had some type of manic-depressive disorder going on.
"Tourheads" was first used to describe the mob that followed the
Grateful Dead around for a few decades...
Regardless of the circumstances the loss of Moonie really grabbed me
for some reason. More so than most of the other rockers from my
youth that died way too early.
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