Retaking Woodstock - Greenwich Time

Retaking Woodstock - Greenwich Time

There are 15 comments on the Greenwich Time story from Aug 16, 2009, titled Retaking Woodstock - Greenwich Time. In it, Greenwich Time reports that:

Michael Bria and Steve DePra, of Greenwich, return to the site of the legendary Woodstock Music Festival they went to four decades ago.

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Michael Martineau

Bellport, NY

#1 Aug 16, 2009
I was the agent who put the three biggest stars at Woodstock: JIMI HENDRIX, JOE COCKER and THE WHO. The moment JOE COCKER took the stage he captured the hearts of everyone there, and the birth of legend to be remembered forever was born that day.
There was never anyone like Joe before he stepped on an American stage, and there will never be anyone who sang with that much passion ever again...I can be reached at [email protected]
SHA 1969

United States

#2 Aug 16, 2009
Dru, you look and sound the same as you did 40 years ago!
Michael Martineau

Bellport, NY

#3 Aug 16, 2009
SHA 1969 wrote:
Dru, you look and sound the same as you did 40 years ago!
Go to www.moviesforabetterworld.com and you will see me as well as Facebook and YES I do look and sound the same. Stayed away from drugs and kept fit. Could swim five-miles then because of Police Dive Rescue Team I was on when I retired to the Virgin Islands. Most of my friends who were in Show Biz with me then are gone.
Michael Martineau

Bellport, NY

#4 Aug 16, 2009
If anyone who sees this comment has a book or a screenplay to write about your/or someone's adventures in life I may be able to help you.
Fred

Waterbury, CT

#5 Aug 16, 2009
Martineau wrote:
If anyone who sees this comment has a book or a screenplay to write about your/or someone's adventures in life I may be able to help you.
Stop shilling. It is a violation of TOS
Ralph

Norwalk, CT

#6 Aug 16, 2009
They were all a bunch of hippie freak draft dodging pukes and are likewise beneath contempt as useless senior citizens. I have no respect for anyone over 60 unless they've served their country or community. What a stoned out waste of a generation.
Delilah5

AOL

#7 Aug 16, 2009
What makes YOU so great, Ralph? Your attitude will come back to bite you in the butt eventually. Sounds like somebody wishes they were at woodstock like alot of people wish. I feel sorry for the guys who got shipped to 'nam. They all got a raw deal, bigtime. It was horror time.
Peace and Love!!!
Redbeardcraig

Port Elgin, Canada

#8 Aug 16, 2009
we meet these individuals the day they were doing the interview on the site of the woodstock concert grounds. we had been though the museum and seen Dave Mathews play the night before but came back the next day to see the site with a few less people around. ten minutes chatting with these individuals brought it all together for us, their memories and you could really feel the energy, even though it happened forty years ago. thanks for a most memorable few minutes of your time.
Ralph

Norwalk, CT

#9 Aug 16, 2009
Delilah5 wrote:
What makes YOU so great, Ralph? Your attitude will come back to bite you in the butt eventually. Sounds like somebody wishes they were at woodstock like alot of people wish. I feel sorry for the guys who got shipped to 'nam. They all got a raw deal, bigtime. It was horror time.
Peace and Love!!!
I'm so "great" because I'm not a counter-culture puke that brought down this country! Wish I was there, in the mud doing drugs, I don't think so. This generation disrespected their parents and are now bankrupting their children and grandchildren. What a lazy bunch of loser drug users.
Michael Martineau

Bellport, NY

#10 Aug 17, 2009
By the way Ralphy Boy I was Show Business Executive at Woodstock, not one of the 'pukes' you hate so much. Could bench press 400 pounds then. Guess I didn't take then drugs either. Dive Rescue Cop now. Ha Ha.
Isn't HATE a wonderful thing. You must love it. Wonder what you think of the healthcare reform since Sr. Citizens Health Bill came on the Gov table Bet you LOVE that one
HATE and LOVE an up and down scale of emotions. What is it like trying to balance the scale in your life all the time? Must get you tired deciding what is the next thing to HATE or maybe even LOVE, which I doubt.
Goodbye Ralphy Boy...Have a wonderful time with what's left of what appears to be your miserable life
Steve DePra

Sound Beach, NY

#11 Aug 27, 2009
Since 1969, I have met thousands of people who hated "Woodstock" and what it stood for. I always found it curious that none of them had attended the world's greatest human event of all time. I learned that regret and envy has strange effects on humans.
Michael Martineau

Bellport, NY

#12 Aug 27, 2009
Nice to hear from you, Steve. To me Woodstock was a miracle between thousands of souls hugging each other in the rain and mud to see legends begin. When I think about what I saw take place there I remember what Joe Cocker did to everyone and me as well. During my career I witnessed miracle stage performances as well as terrible things take place. The worst audience moments took place at the Rock Festival in Puerto Rico called Mar-y-Sol, which would give you nightmares if I explained what I saw take place when I took Emerson, Lake, and Palmer there. However, on the positive side Joe Cocker was someone special. And because he trusted people Leon Russell and his manager tried to destroy him on the Mad Dogs and Englishmen tour. All ended well because Joe is still alive despite the greedy monsters who got him hooked on drugs so they could steal his money. He is married to the woman who saved his life and is living in England now. And, yes 'regret and envy' ae terrible things. Especially, envy which is sadly tied into Greed! May God bless Joe Cocker and the woman who saved him.
Michael Martineau

Bellport, NY

#13 Aug 27, 2009
Steve I think from I just read that you were in audience at Woodstock. If you were I think you would agree with me about what I said about Joe Cocker.
Dana

Oceanside, CA

#14 Aug 27, 2009
One thing that evokes the most nostalgia about Woodstock was the willingness of the miserable to still help others. My friend and I forgot our P & B sandwiches in the car, but a rain-soaked hippie passed out organic granola bars to anyone who wanted them. Best I ever tasted. When the flower child a few plastic bags away was about to give birth, four strangers and her mate carried her to a clearing while one ran over a hill to a phone to call for help. There was only about one port-a-john for every 20K people, but someone in the crowd was always ready to guide needy revelers towards the line. I rarely see this type of generosity of spirit today--those that have the most toys seem the stingiest. At Woodstock there was very little in the way of material wealth, but all were willing to give what they had.
Michael Martineau

Bellport, NY

#15 Aug 28, 2009
Dana Without question you are correct about the many miracles of human kindness that took place in the audience at Woodstock, beyond the miracles of talent taking place on the stage. My view from the stage enabled me to see how everyone too care of each other as you mentioned...truly a 'special moment' in time. I think the one word that fits best to describe how the kids reached out and helped each other was an EXTRAORDINARY display of human emotions without a Police Force to make everyone 'walk the line' so to speak, which sadly is what is is like now. If you asked one of them if they were concerned about Sea Pollution and Global Warming back then...the words "How can we help" would have been heard. Try it today with anyone in the corporate fiend and I'd be stunned if they didn't laugh in your face and start about money. Nice talking to you.
PS I hope you like Polar Bears. I spend a lot of time at the UN and UNEP learning about what exactly is taking place with the glaciers etc. because of a movie I am about to produce. At the rate what's left of glacial ice is melting (causing the oceans to slowly rise) do not be surprised if the Polar Bears that haven't drowned will begin to be seen trying to get ashore along the California coast. This is not preaching, this come from knowing what I am talking about and caring about what our future children have to face if don't take care of these issues now. We could use a bunch f those caring 'hippy freaks' in our government now!

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