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Remember The Mixtape: Music Of My Time (aka Music Of Our Time, vol 2)

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Originally compiled on a C90 cassette, this mix was inspired by the Music Of Our Time (1971 sampler) from CBS and the Suck It And See! sampler from Vertigo (1973). At the time, I called this tape Music Of Our Time Vol. 2, but the title of Music Of My Time seems more apt as it featured tracks from the albums that I was really into at that time, such as Revelations: A Musical Anthology For Glastonbury FayreWoodstock, King Crimson’s Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, Space Hymns by Ramases and others.

This tape is on page 20 of book 1 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.

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Remember The Mixtape: Woodstock

A digital recreation of a C90 cassette that I compiled sometime in the early 80’s being my favourite tracks from the “Woodstock” and “Woodstock 2” albums. This is part of my “Remember The Mixtape” series. It is on page 33 of book 5 (of 8) of my hand-written mixtape archive.

Artists include Jimi Hendrix, Santana, Canned Heat, Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, Country Joe & The Fish and more. I also included Crosby, Still, Nash & Young’s version of Joni Mitchell’s Woodstock as the mixtape opening track.

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CTMS review: Rockville 2069 showcase performance | samusicscene.co.za

Rockville 2069
Madeleen Falck, Michael Naranjo, Bronwyn Reddy, Joseph Clark, Andries Botha | photo: Kristin Mento

‘Rockville’. The word alone would seem to demand a respectful rock-on hand gesture to be waved proudly in the air (lizard-like tongue and crazy eyes optional). However, this is not your average hard-hitting, what-you-expect-is-what-you-get rock musical. If anything, it should be called a peace musical. Inspired by the ‘flower power’ concept of peace and love upheld during the time of the Vietnam War during the 1960s, the message that comes through loud and clear is one of change, hope, and the dire need to preserve our earth for future generations.

According to Rockville composer, Johnny Ray, Rockville 2069 can be briefly described as a “futuristic rock musical that is at heart a love story set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world.”

With buzz words like ‘1960’s Woodstock’, ‘sci-fi’, ‘rock’ and ‘post-apocalyptic’ running through my head, I’m not quite sure how to categorise the genre of this production; an umbrella term would simply not be accurate enough.

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Rockville 2069

Had a great evening on Saturday night at the launch of Rockville 2069.

Rockville 2069 is a futuristic rock musical that is at heart a love story set against the backdrop of a post-apocalyptic world and steeped in the philosophies that characterise the rebellion of the sixties, the seventies and those that are currently shaping our world.

www.rockville2069.com

Rockville 2069
Rockville 2069