Sunday, August 11, 2013

Sunday rerun (from 2009): Yes, there was a guy named Chip Monck

John Sebastian at Woodstock, 1969
On the Woodstock CD, formerly the Woodstock cassette, formerly the Woodstock 8-Track, formerly the Woodstock 3-LP set, you'll hear the voice of John Sebastian - same voice that sang "Daydream" with The Lovin' Spoonful and "Welcome Back, Kotter" - ask for a glass of water before launching into "Rainbows Over Your Blues." He dedicates the song to a guy whom "Chip" (Monck) just told him about...this guy's old lady had just given birth to a baby, and Sebastian just knew he was going to be a groovy baby.

That baby is 40 now. When he turned 5, there were gas lines and Nixon resigned. At 10, there was disco. He turned 15 in time for the LA Olympics, "Hot For Teacher" and the Colts being ripped off (still not over it!). When he hit 20, it was Tiananmen Square and the beginning of the revolutions that crumbled the Eastern Bloc. In 1994, when he was 25, he saw Nancy Kerrigan get kneewhacked on orders from skankazoid Tonya Harding, and watched spellbound as OJ Simpson took it on the lam. When he hit 30, the entire world was gripped by the virulent Y2K fever. And for his 35th birthday, Baby Woody saw Martha Stewart head for the slammer and the Red Sox beat the curse of the Bambino to win the World Serious.

Happy Birthday, Woodstock Nation! Lordy, lordy, look who's I don't know what!

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