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This post is not about Woodstock.

First visit to Music Savvy Mom? Awesome! Go HERE quick to get caught up.

Yes, this weekend marks the 40th Anniversary of the

Woodstock Music and Art Fair:
An Aquarian Exposition in White Lake, NY
“3 Days of Peace and Music”

But, this post is not about Woodstock. It may have been…I was toying with the idea. Then while scanning the Blogosphere I saw plenty of them, written by folks with much more knowledge of the lil’ shindig on Max Yasgur’s farm than I possess. I was planning on just mentioning it and saying “Woodstock ROCKED”, and leaving it at that.

And then one post – or rather comment – stopped me cold. I wish I had had the presence of mind to bookmark the page before I clicked off…but then, it may be better that it remains anonymous here.

The blog author wrote a fairly lighthearted post re: attendance…that 450,000 folks were actually AT Woodstock, but that 2 million or so have since CLAIMED to have been at Woodstock. He received a lone, respectful comment:

“Not everyone was at Woodstock, sir. Some of us were serving
in Viet Nam in 1969.”

That’s when the subject of this post galvanized for me. I love the idea of Woodstock. I love the music from the festival, from the era. My father and uncle served in Viet Nam (and probably hated this music! ha!) …I love them, too.

I found the two photos above and ‘shopped them together. I call it “Boys of Summer 1969″…some in the crowd on that dairy farm in Bethel, NY and some on the edge of a rice paddy in Viet Nam. They may not have agreed idealogically on everything…maybe the older gentlemen they’ve (hopefully) become still don’t…but I bet they agree on the music.

Again, I’m reminded that music allows us to share a unique commonality. I look at the Feedjit Feed on the sidebar and see visitors from all over the country, and the world, and think “it’s the music.” I see our little band of regulars coming back again and again to listen, even if the Guest DJ’s shuffle is TOTALLY out of their auditory wheelhouse, and think “cool…it’s the music!”

Every day on this blog you all introduce me to new sounds, new bands, new artists that I would otherwise never have heard. It is the growing depth of diversity here that I find stregthening the commonality and camaraderie for me. I LIKE having my aural tastes stretched, pushed and tweaked in new directions – my definition of “what is good” challenged. I like to listen to other people’s opinions. I like to learn.

Wouldn’t it be great if this openess, elasticity of thought and feeling of welcomed discourse could permeate further into our daily interactions? Damn. We sure as hell could use it these days.

(remember, I am the Master of the Segue…hehe)

THE MSM Community Shuffle!

Last night I decided to experiment with playlist.com’s “group playlist” option, and I must say, for a last minute idea (that’s my M.O., people) it went swimmingly. We’re gonna keep it up.

Here’s the deal. Randomly throughout the week, I’ll post/tweet/Facebook/Email a link throughout MusicSavvyMomdom. That link will take you directly to the Weekly Community Shuffle, where you’re invited to add songs yourself. Random songs…what you’re listening to that moment…the earworm that’s been driving you nuts for three days…whatever. Sometimes we’ll do Themes. We’re fluid like that.

Now, get this – when you add songs, you can ALSO comment on other’s adds! Dude, who needs a forum or a chatroom? We can just hang out and post music, then snark on each other’s choices! (Um, you DO still have to come here, though. Just sayin’...)

Not following? Go, look.

The playlist below is the result of a few of us having a blast and perhaps getting a bit punchy last night. No, they won’t all have damn near a hundred songs. But, if they do…are you going to complain…?

Remember – these players have a Pop Out feature, so you can keep the music going while you move elsewhere online. On the top right corner is the “shuffle” button – that might be good, as we tended to add songs in spurts, and I didn’t rearrange. You can even add the ones you love to your own playlists, if you like.

But remember – if you like it, buy it.

Get a playlist! Standalone player Get Ringtones

And, Mother of Marshmallows! Devilish Southern Belle sent me a list of “who added what” so’s I could share it with you – nice, eh? (She is SO not devilish. Big sweetheart, if you ask me!) I’ll probably pop back in later to add some “liner notes” folks sent me. But first – laundry. Got a helluva playlist for it, though – heh.

CMF aka sumigirl aka Chronic (our own MSM logo model, ‘member?)

Shooter Jennings – The Letter

Devilish Southern Belle (The one, the only!)

Archers of Loaf – Web in Front
The Beatles – The Ballad of John and Yoko
Blues Traveler – Hook
Bush – Greedy Fly
Butthole Surfers – Pepper
Cheap Trick – The Flame
Cracker – Euro-Trash Girl
Cradle of Filth – Her Ghost in the Fog
The Cure – Pictures of You
The Cure – Purple Haze (Virgin Radio Version)
Danzig – Dirty Black Summer
David Lee Roth – Just Like Paradise
Drivin’ N Cryin’ – Straight to Hell
Fats Domino – I Want to Walk You Home
The Fixx – Red Skies
Goo Goo Dolls – Dizzy
INXS – The One Thing Meredith Brooks
Bitch Motley Crue – Raise Your Hands to Rock
North Mississippi Allstars – Shake ‘Em on Down
The Offspring – Gone Away
Pantera – Cemetary Gates
Pantera – Walk
Pearl Jam – Better Man
Pixies – Here Comes Your Man
The Police – Synchronicity II
Prince – Cream
The Prodigy – Mindfields
Ramones – I Want You Around
Refreshments – Banditos
Spacehog – In the Meantime
Type O Negative – Anesthesia
Type O Negative – Cinnamon Girl
Type O Negative – Summer Breeze
The White Stripes – Forever for Her (Is Over for Me)
Yngwie Malmsteen – Heaven Tonight

dm91367 (my buddy Donna, who REALLY needs to come out and play with us…)

Chris Garneau – Castle Time
Chris Garneau – Baby’s Romance

Florinda (of 3r’s bloggy fame! 🙂 )

Fountains of Wayne – Red Dragon Tattoo

KW Julie (my HS bud who I haven’t seen in FOREVER! Hey, Jules!)

Darius Rucker – Alright
Darius Rucker – Learn to Drive
Phish – Fast Enough for You

lcchb (Buddy from another site – woot, Lynne!)

The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus – Your Guardian Angel

Mtn Laurel (‘nother buddy from same other site – they ALL need to hang with us here more often. hint.)

Radiohead – 15 Step
Sublime – What I Got

Ri, The Music Savvy Mom (okay, so I got a lil’ carried away…er…um. Hey – my blog. pfffftt!)

Beck – Timebomb
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds (Alternate Mix)
Billy Bragg & Wilco – Hoodoo Voodoo
Blitzen Trapper – Wild Mountain Nation
Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young – Woodstock
The Decemberists – The Rake’s Song
Deer Tick – Art Isn’t Real (City Of Sin)
Drive-By Truckers – Two Daughters and a Beautiful Wife
Dusty Springfield – Son of a Preacher Man
Elliott Smith – Between the Bars
Fiona Apple – Criminal
Gogol Bordello – Start Wearing Purple
Jeff Buckley – Be Your Husband
Jimi Hendrix – National Anthem Live @ Woodstock
Jonathan Tyler and The Northern Lights – Sunshine
Johnny Cash – God’s Gonna Cut You Down
The Libertines – Begging
Neko Case – Maybe Sparrow
The Plimsouls – A Million Miles Away
The Police – Bring on the Night
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Love Rollercoaster
Reverend Horton Heat – Eat Steak
The Shins – New Slang
Starland Vocal Band – Afternoon Delight
Townes Van Zandt – Rake
We Were Promised Jetpacks – Moving Clocks Run Slow

rmc48 (REENIE! Also needs to come hang with us – sheese!)

Bob Dylan – All I Really Want to Do

Starrlight (y’all recognize our most recent shuffler of kick-assedness, right?)

Cobra Starship – Guilty Pleasure
Cobra Starship – Smile for the Papparazzi
Iron & Wine – Flightless Bird American Mouth
Iron & Wine – Pagan Angel and a Borrowed Car
The Lightning Seeds – Pure Lo-Fidelity Allstars Vs
Pigeonhead – Battleflag
My Morning Jacket – I’m Amazed
Muse – Song for Absolution
Mute Math – Typical
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
The Verve – Lucky Man

Tiffani (yep, our very own Tiff!)

Bon Jovi – Something for the Pain
Kings of Leon – Use Somebody
Kool & the Gang – Get Down On It

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