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Musings on Big Sur: Kerouac, Esalen, and CSNY

This post is for my boy Mike D., my soon-to-be brother in law, and an overall legend to all who know him.

Mike’s been an expert wedding-attendee for a few years now, going to an absolutely ridiculous number of weddings (especially over the last two summers) and he’s naturally seen it all. Indoor, outdoor, rain, shine, quirky, dull…the list goes on.

Well, the most exciting wedding event to happen to Mike this summer (besides his own wedding to one of the greatest people ever, followed by my wedding to his sister, also one of the most amazing people ever) is going to take place in Big Sur, California, just a shade south of San Francisco. I’m jealous that he gets to cross the country and partake in some Pacific Coast goodness.

Whenever I think of Big Sur, I think of two things.

1) The Kerouac Novel of the same name, which, (quite the spoiler here) takes place in the seaside town.


2) The 1969 Big Sur Folk Festival that took place at the Esalen Institute, featuring Joan Baez, John Sebastian, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young, and the Combs Sisters.

Here’s CSN&Y performing Neil Young’s “Down By The River”, in furious fashion.

ckick the HD button on the silver bar for some extra quality ^

Head over here to watch a majority of the film Celebration At Big Sur which was filmed in a “Woodstock”-esque style. Enjoy it. Just don’t drink the Kool-Aid.

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | americana, big sur, california, celebration, concert, crosby, down by the river, esalen, ghost of electricity, guitar, Kerouac, live, music, nash, neil young, rock, stills, toodrunktodream, young | Leave a comment

Dylan versus Springsteen: A Musical Heavyweight Superbowl showdown

Last night’s Super Bowl EX-ELL-Eye-Eye-Eye has proved once again that the biggest NFL game of the year can ACTUALLY CONTAIN a really good football game.

The Arizona Cardinals came so damn close, but Pittsburgh would prevail, with Santonio Holmes making one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history, in the closing minute of the game.

But in terms of us, and our legions of musically obsessive Moggers, Bloggers, and readers…. which musical moment blew you away the most??

Was it Bob Dylan and updating “Forever Young” for Pepsi?

Or was it halftime performer Bruce Springsteen face-f&%king the entire universe?

I personally think it’s a tie.

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February 2, 2009 Posted by | bob dylan, bruce, cardinals, commercials, ghost of electricity, halftime, music, pepsi, springsteen, steelers, super bowl xliii, toodrunktodream, | Leave a comment