Videofreex Woodstock Festival 50th Anniversary Music Celebration & Farm Radio Show: Lanesville TV Special August 15 Thursday 7pm• WGXC 90.7-FM & wgxc.org
One-hour entertaining radio spectacular celebrates 50 years of the pioneer video group Videofreex. Parry and David, the first Freex, met and their first production together was at the Woodstock Music Festival (Yasgur’s Farm). The show features Videofreex documentary clips behind-the-scenes at the festival (seen in the new feature “The People’s Woodstock"), rare 1970s music recordings from the Videofreex Video Archive, and studio talk and listeners’ phone calls with Nancy, Skip and other Videofreex partners. Broadcast live from Maple Tree Farm in the heart of the Catskill Mountains, where the Freex lived from 1971 - 78. The other farms in Videofreex history, which were not farms in reality, are our early video friends Ant Farm, alternate culture nomads Hog Farm who visited us with two buses, and the media center Wave Farm, with this program in the present day, a progeny of the Freex’ 1970s rural-based media production and education center in many ways. (Video has been called “radio with pictures.” So radio is video with no pictures, as is this show literally.)
Celebration Year Events:
Videofreex Dance Party for Ch..ch..ch..change! A musical manifesto made for movement and for the Movement!
March 14 • 8-10pm EDT • WGXC 90.7-FM & wgxc.org
Hosted and DJ’d by Videofreex Nancy Cain and Skip Blumberg, this live two-hour radio show broadcasts a playlist of 30 new and old hot dance tracks with lyrics espousing progressive social, cultural, political and personal change. John Lennon and the Plastic Ono Band, Bob Marley, Lauren Hill, Erikah Badu, Susan Tedeschi, Tracy Chapman, Mary J Blige, the Pointer Sisters, Gil Scott-Heron, Michael Franti, an Austrian beat box performer fii, a popular Fijian band Black Rose, 40 artists in all. Playlist link is on www.Videofreex.com. “Get Up, Stand Up” and DANCE! At our dance parties, we had to jack up the living room floor; otherwise it would bounce way too much.