Sunday, September 27, 2009

Hey, Now, What's That Smell...

P.J. O'Rourke reflects on Woodstock.

1 comment:

TimT said...

Classic. I love the way O'Rourke's able to put down a bad book in just a few words: "Don't read it. I didn't." Or "I didn't have to go past the title of 'Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them' to know that it was going to be bad. But..." Or this review.

I also love:
Ah, the bands, Woodstock did have all that wonderful music--Janis Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, Bob Dylan (not there), Joni Mitchell (also not there but wrote "We've Got to Get Ourselves Back to the Garden" after she heard about it later), Melanie (there but didn't write "Lay Down (Candles in the Rain)" until someone told her she'd been there).