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Chapter 49 How does J. R. Young’s review address the persistence of “prehippie values within the counterculture”? According to Csicsery, what was the relationship between the events at Altamont and what was going on in United States society at large? In what ways did Altamont reveal the harmony of “Woodstock Nation” to be an illusion? · There were contradictions between the peace and love ethos projected by the event and the effort required by entrepreneurs to produce that effect · Even if the counterculture managed to resist the lures of materialism, status and prestige were still important even when acquired nonmaterialistically · The crowd that was at Altamont came from a country where everything is done for you – welfare state · No one made sure that things would work at Altamont and so everything fell apart - · The harmony of “Woodstock Nation” could easily be turned into a harmony of fear that could eventually escalate into violence which went against the peace and love that the “Woodstock Nation” prided itself on - - Chapter 52 How did Joni Mitchell think that success was going to affect her songwriting? What is the relationship between Mitchell’s discussion of her feelings and the subjects of her song lyrics? Joni’s thoughts on how affluence and success would affect her work “That’s the wonderful thing about being a successful playwright or an author: you still maintain your anonymity, which is very important in order to be somewhat of a voyeur, to collect your observations for your material. And to suddenly often be the center of attention was... it threatened the writer in me. The performer threatened the writer” “I still had that stereotyped idea that success would deter creativity, would stop the gift, luxury would make you too comfortable and complacent and that gift would suffer from it” Mitchell’s music was distinguished from the start by unusual guitar tunings that produced unique and complex harmonies; in addition to being a skillful performer on guitar, piano, and dulcimer, her elaborate vocal ornamentation of her already complex melodies revealed a technical ability far beyond that ordinarily associated with folk music Of the early 1970s’ singer-songwriters, Joni Mitchell best exemplifies what might be called the “autobiographical effect”: the impression that songs are directly relaying events from her life (along with her psychologically acute reflections upon them - Chapter 53 - What were the ingredients of Sly’s success with the counterculture? What went wrong? What is the significance and message of Sly’s Riot? - The first band to absorb Brown’s rhythmic approach and extend it was Sly and the Family Stone - The San Francisco Bay Area-based aggregation joined Brown’s rhythmic and textural innovations with a fragmented doo-wop vocal style featuring rapidly
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alternating voices and with aspects of psychedelic rock, a fusion evident in their first successful single, Dance to the Music (1968) -
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