August 24, 2009

Back to Yasgurs....Happy 40th WOODSTOCK!

Last month during our vacation up north, we spent the afternoon in the town of Bethel NY, the site of the 1969 WOODSTOCK Concert. At the top of the 'bowl' where the crowd sat is now the BETHEL WOODS Museum and Center for the Arts.

It's a wonderful, interactive museum, with lots of vintage items, music and films. Very nicely done. But, the real treat was going a 1/4 mile down the road to the site where the stage was and looking out where all those nearly 500,000 people were! The rain made it all the more authentic, Kool.

Enjoy the pictures, and be sure to tune into my radio special:
"Java" John's "3 Days of Peace, Love, Music, and Interviews - WOODSTOCK at 40"

photos by Java John

Java John Celebrates the 1st Anniversary of his program AN ACOUSTIC RECORD at WFIT
by commemorating the 40th Anniversary of WOODSTOCK.

Special Guest Interviews include:
ARTIE KORNFELD (Woodstock co-creator)
WAVY GRAVY (Hog Farm/ Stage announcer),
CHIP MONCK (lighting director/Stage Announcer,
HENRY DILTZ (official Concert Photographer),
ARNOLD SKOLNICK (Woodstock Logo/Poster Designer)
EDGAR WINTER (shared stage with brother Johnny),
LISA LAW (photographer)
JOANNE HAGUE (author WOODSTOCK: Peace Music and Memories)
FRED MIGLIORE (syndicated FM ODYSSEY D.J., and good friend) fresh from The Woodstock 40th Concert in NY!
...and more!

Plus lots of music by (nearly) all the Woodstock artists, including lots of brand new, previously unreleased Woodstock music!
Mondays -
August 17th, 24th, and 31st at 10pm

89.5 WFIT in Melbourne

August 07, 2009


August 5th, 2009

The Family That Rocks Together....
Jen and Dylan and I had the pleasure of seeing one of our favorite bands last night, the amazing Green Day! They put on an awesome 2 Hour plus show that seemed part tent-revival and part rock n roll circus that featured 23 songs (and about more 10 in medley fashion), a half dozen audience members participating on stage, and more fireballs than I'd even seen in concert.

I'd been a Green Day fan since their 1993 album , Dookie, but I really love the masterful punk/pop of their newest release 21st Century Breakdown, and especially 2004's American Idiot. These last two recordings seem to me to boil down 50 years of rock and roll sound into one funky stew!

Anyway, here are a few of the 1000 picture I took at the show, hope you like them!

We arrived to see one of the band's buses.

The KAISER CHIEFS opened the show with a short but rockin' set.

Then Green Day took the stage with a BANG!

The stage sets were incredible.
Billy Joe Armstrong "Mr. Green Day"
so kool is Trey Cool!
the powerhouse bassist Mike Dirnt

After a half dozen songs, Billy Joe made his way thru the crowd, to our section, right up to our isle seats, and High-Fived our son! (no shit!) I caught this pic just after....
I think this is Dyl's punk face

The Band play a bit o dress up.

Billy sings Good Riddance.....

Trey says goodbye.....
the night's setlist:
Song of the Century
21st Century Breakdown
Know Your Enemy
East Jesus Nowhere
The Static Age
Before the Lobotomy
Are We the Waiting
St. Jimmy
Boulevard Of Broken Dreams

Hitchin' A Ride;
Shout at the devil [Motley Crue];
Break on through [The Doors];
Iron Man [Black Sabbath];
Back in Black [AC/DC];
Master of Puppets [Metallica];
You really got me [Kinks/Van Halen];
Hitchin' A Ride

Brain Stew
Basket Case

King For A Day
- Shout [Isley Bros.]
- Free Falling [Tom Petty]
- Earth Angel [The Penguins]
- Shout [Isley Bros.]

21 Guns

American Idiot
Jesus Of Suburbia

Encore 2 [acoustic]
Christie Road
Waiting [partial]
Good Riddance (Time Of Your Life)
nice shirt dude!

Dyl with the bus after the show (with his real punk look!)