Woodstock was a monumental event in music history. I wish I could've been there to experience the festivities myself. But alas, since time travel is not yet a possibility, I guess I'll have to find a different way to spread my love. In honor of Woodstock's 44th anniversary (the original Woodstock was held August 15th - August 18th in 1969), I have decided to make a playlist.
Here are the five songs I most would've liked to hear at Woodstock:
Janis Joplin, the poster girl for Woodstock, the first queen of rock-and-roll. I recently saw a documentary about her final hours. The thing that really stuck out for me was how lonely she was her entire life. She was supposedly a kind person, but always felt like an outcast and never found the love she was looking for. Well, rock-n-roll loves you, baby. You'll always have a piece of our heart.
Here's how I know if a dance song is good: if I hear it and don't say to myself, "This would be a good song to dance to if it was remixed into a house track." Never once have I said that to myself while listening to Sly & The Family Stone. I've always been too busy moving my feet, telling all the squares to go home.
I'm a lucky broad. I seriously have some of the most amazing friends in the world. I can only imagine how phenomenal it would've been to chill with them on a grassy hill as we rocked out with our Joe Cocker out. Chilling with them on a sofa watching reruns of The Wonder Years comes in at a close second.
The Who made this song when the Baby Boomers were basically still babies. I know there's not much my generation has in common with the Boomers, because we Millennials are selfish, narcissistic, and self-entitled. But since this is my blog not yours, I'm the best, and I do what I want, I'm including this song in my playlist. If you have a problem with that, you can file a complaint with the Department of Nobody Cares.
In case you forgot we're talking about me, Jimi Hendrix wrote this song to remind you.