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talkin' 'bout Our Generation
Julian G. Simmons, Robert Wilson
A bold, irreverent podcast by, for, and about Baby Boomers.
May 29, 2020
talkin' 'bout Our Generation Episode 003
Part 3 of our continuing series "The Woodstock Episodes," revisiting that iconic event and the magic spirit that made it happen. This time we talk with Carol Green, a founder of "The Woodstock Nation," as well as bringing you a rare interview with the amazing, soulful, Richie Havens. There are many surprises in this conversation. At the time Woodstock was happening in the Summer of 1969, thousands of our young men were fighting in Vietnam. The stereotype was that Woodstock folks were “Peacenik Hippies” who hated soldiers, when in fact nothing could be farther from the truth. People were protesting the Vietnam War because it was unwarranted and unjust, and we were fighting to bring the troops home. Many of those young men knew that and took solace in the music of Woodstock. Few know that Jimi Hendrix, for example, had served in the Air Force. His stunning rendition of the _Star-Spangled Banner_ is a good example of how Woodstock was both a demonstration of solidarity with those serving and an expression of a new sort of patriotism, which refused to accept the government line, demanding an end to the senseless loss of so many young lives. Carol Green touches on that topic and many others in her conversation with Julian, and shares her unique insight to that surge of positive energy that swept the nation in the summer of '69. It's a very uplifting perspective, which has profound implications for this challenging time we are living through right now. We are also thrilled to be able to bring you a rare interview with the late Richie Havens, with an amusing retelling of how he unwittingly came to be the opening act at Woodstock, and how much that event shaped the rest of his life. We're very grateful to Jonathan Thompson of the Freedom Forum, the historical group that produced a program called “Speaking Freely” which had Richie as a guest.
May 1, 2020
talkin' 'bout Our Generation Episode 002
Episode 2 of "The Woodstock Episodes," with official photographer Henry Diltz.
Aug 16, 2019
talkin' 'bout Our Generation Episode 001
The Woodstock Episodes Part One Join Host Julian G. Simmons on the journey of several different individuals who find themselves headed to Woodstock. All have an important role to play in the making of that historic event fifty years ago in 1969. This episode's guests include Santana drummer, Michael Shrieve, Official Woodstock Photographer, Henry Diltz, Photographer and Hog Farm member, Lisa Law, and founding member of the Woodstock Nation, Crew Cook Carol Green.
Aug 9, 2019
talkin' 'bout Our Generation Promo Episode 0
This is "Episode Zero" -- our Pre-Launch test and promo for the new podcast "talkin' 'bout Our Generation," which officially launches on Friday night, August 16, the 50th Anniversary of Woodstock. ”talkin’ ‘bout Our Generation,” is a new podcast series by, for, and about Baby Boomers. Focusing on the issues and interests of a generation of 76 million Americans, the program will be delivering its first three episodes dedicated to all things Woodstock and its 50th anniversary.. For more information or to sign up for podcast updates visit the podcast website: www.talkinboutourgeneration.com . Email: firstname.lastname@example.org