3.6 billion

humans

 

7.8 billion

humans

Then . . .

 . . . and now!

Billed as "An Aquarian Exposition: 3 Days of Peace & Music", it was held at Max Yasgur's 600-acre dairy farm near White Lake in Bethel, New York, 43 miles (70 km) southwest of Woodstock. 

 

Over the sometimes rainy weekend, 32 acts performed outdoors. It is widely regarded as a pivotal moment in popular music history, as well as the definitive nexus for the larger counterculture generation.

Billed as "An Octogenarian Exposition: almost 1 Day of Peace & Music", it will be held at Lynne & Ian’s 4-acre home near Sherwood Park in Strathcona County – a few km. east of Edmonton, Alberta.  Over the dry and sunny afternoon, a motley collection of ukulele players will perform Woodstuke music (actually some original Woodstock songs) outdoors. It will be widely regarded as a very ordinary moment in ukulele circle history, as well as the definitive nexus for something or other.

“Woodstock” 1969 -vs- “Woodstuke” 2019

Janis

Angus

Madonna

Jimi

Then . . .

 . . . and now!

1969  —  2019  =  50 years!  So what happened?

 

Progress?  Positive change?  Evolution?  Care of our world?  

Control on excess?   Growth in our sense of humility and humanity?

 

Not so much!  Ouch!

 

We have sent all the lyrics and ukulele song arrangements to those of you that have registered for Woodstuke and closer to the date will be sending you the final event details and the location of and directions to our acreage.  We are SO looking forwards to meeting you all!

 

We have discussed  Woodstuke with the RCMP as there will be an impact on the subdivision with car parking.  The RCMP are pleased to know that registration is required for this event and that “drop-ins” will not be admitted.  County by-laws require us to limit attendance to his type of event to a maximum of 300 people.(!)   While we do not expect to have anywhere near that number (we now have over 80 of you good folks registered so far),  we do need to ensure that everyone knows that attendance at this event will be by registration only other than our neighbours!

 

Please  -  you must register to join us at Woodstuke by midnight on Friday, August 16th 2019.

 

Woodstock 50 in the USA is now cancelled  -  So sad.

But Woodstuke in Strathcona County, Alberta is a “GO”!!

 

Preliminary “Woodstuke” program

 

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

 

1:00pm Guests arrive after lunch, get seated and tune up!

 

 

2:00pm First set of

Ukulele songs from Woodstock

2:45pm Break

 

 3:00pm Second set of

Ukulele songs from Woodstock

3:45pm Break

 

4:00pm Third set of

Ukulele songs from Woodstock

4:45pm Break

 

5:00pm Pot luck supper

 

6:00pm Woodstock movie

(40th Anniversary Director’s Cut)

 

8:00pm movie ends

 

Fire/ torchlight ukulele jamming

until whenever. . . .

 

Camping in the woods for anybody

crazy enough to want to do that!

 

“Woodstuke” Ukulele Songs

 

First set

Celebrating Woodstock’s

Friday, August 15 1969

 

 

"With A Little Help from My Friends"

by Richie Havens

"Jennifer" by Bert Sommer

"If I Were A Carpenter" by Tim Hardin

"Coming Into Los Angeles" by Arlo Guthrie

"Walking Down The Line" by Arlo Guthrie

"Joe Hill" by Joan Baez

“Drug Store Truck Driving Man" by Joan Baez"

"Hey Jude" by Richie Havens

 

 

Second set

Celebrating Woodstock’s

Saturday, August 16, 1969

 

"I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die-Rag"

by Country Joe McDonald

"Darlin' Be Home Soon" by John Sebastian

"Going Up The Country" by Canned Heat

"Let's Work Together" by Canned Heat

"Bad Moon Rising"

by Creedence Clearwater Revival

"Summertime Blues" by The Who

"Somebody To Love" by Jefferson Airplane

"With A Little Help from My Friends"

by Joe Cocker

 

“Woodstuke” Ukulele Songs

 

Third set

Celebrating Woodstock’s

Sunday & Monday August 17 & 18 1969

 

"Long Black Veil" by The Band

"Wheels On Fire" by The Band

“The Weight” by The Band

"Helplessly Hoping" by Crosby, Stills & Nash

"Marrakesh Express" by Crosby, Stills & Nash

"Teen Angel" by Sha-Na-Na

"Book Of Love" by Sha-Na-Na

“At The Hop” by Sha-Na-Na

“Woodstuke” by ??

 

 

Pot luck supper

 

Woodstock movie  -  The Director’s Cut

 

Fire/ torchlight ukulele jamming

until whenever. . . . but can we please play:

 

“Can’t Help But Smile” (Yellow 50)

“What Have they done to my Song Ma?” (Blue 383)

“Puff the Magic Dragon” (Blue 284)

“The Times They Are A-Changin’”(Yellow 239)

“Hard Times Come Again No More” (Yellow 101)

3.6 billion

humans

 

7.8 billion

humans

CO2 = 320ppm

CO2 = 411ppm

1969  -  Thor Heyerdahl—first report of mid-ocean surface pollution

2019  -  Report of plastic pollution in Mariana Trench 35,849 ft deep.

“Woodstuke”

Or “Ukestock” (you choose!)

Sunday, August 18th, 2019

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