Tag Archives: Michael Lang

unreason: the sound of one hand clapping

The denunciation of reason has always been the reaction of choice since the sunset of the Middle Ages as a general form of criticism; a manner of dealing with its ambiguity, menace and mockery. Unlike madness which could be rationalized … Continue reading

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PARADISE LOST

On looking back on 2009, one of the most telling signposts was the 40th anniversary of Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. The film ”Taking Woodstock” appeared to be filled with inaccuracies, stereotypes and false archetypes which folded back onto each … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger & The Road to Woodstock ( part b )

“They had the complexion of wealth, that clear white skin which is accentuated by the pallor of porcelain, the shimmer of satin, the finish on handsome furniture, and is maintained at its best by a modest diet of exquisite foods … Continue reading

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Pete Seeger & the Elephant at Woodstock ( part a )

Somewhere, there is a numerologist who had connected to the poetry of numbers and concluded that the 40 th anniversary of Woodstock and the 90 th birthday of Pete Seeger is of statistically coincidental relevence and that the two added … Continue reading

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Bird on a Guitar Wire.

Controversy about the origins of one of the most important symbols of the Woodstock generation. The logo used on posters and publicity for the Woodstock Music and Art Festival is credited to Arnold Skolnick. The iconic dove sitting on a … Continue reading

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Woodstock & The Sanctity of Illusion

Whether so called agents of change and ”radicals” of the Woodstock generation were lulled into a state of passiveness and psuedo individualization by pop culture seems probable.The ¬†illusion and reality of Woodstock seemed opposed to each other. A purported attack … Continue reading

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