November 11th, 2010

krazy koati

I got your bag, it's in my hand

I had watched Taking Woodstock, the charming movie based on the charming memoir about the guy who brought the Woodstock festival to Max Yasgur's farm despite the town freaking out, earlier that week; and much of the wonderful background in the latter half of the film is this stretch of an endless march of people walking to the festival.

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As the starting moment approached, I realized I still hadn't heard from my father. And that I was at something really remarkable, something novel and different. I got out my iPad, and connected to Twitter, to send out my third tweet ever, announcing where I was and what I was doing. It would turn out a friend from college was also at the rally, although we missed each other.

Trivia: John J Pershing was jumped over 862 more senior officers when Theodore Roosevelt made him a brigadier general in 1906. Source: Eleventh Month, Eleventh Day, Eleventh Hour,Joseph E Persico.

Currently Reading: Contested Waters: A Social History Of Swimming Pools In America, Jeff Wiltse.