Monday, February 27, 2023


CRAPAPEDIA.  It's more than earned that name.  Need an example?  Monterey Pop.  It was a huge music festival that pre-dated Woodstock.  If you read CRAPAPEDIA, they will tell you it was staged by Lou Adler, John Phillps, Alan Pariser and Derek Taylor.  See anything wrong with that?

Like maybe it's missing Michelle Phillips?  Not only was the Phillips money that went into the festival half her money, she also made constant phone calls lining up support and acts.  But the sexism of CRAPAPEDIA strips Michelle of her role (read her memoir CALIFORNIA DREAMIN' for more on the festival).  Because it's not enough that they sport sexism, they'll also serve up this:

The festival is remembered for the first major American appearances by the Jimi Hendrix Experiencethe Who and Ravi Shankar, the first large-scale public performance of Janis Joplin and the introduction of Otis Redding to a mass American audience.

Did your mouth just drop?

Same here.

Again, read Michelle's memoir.  Laura Nyro was in tears thinking she had bombed (they wouldn't find out until the late 90s, but she hadn't bombed).  To comfort her, Michelle put her in a limo and smoked a joint with her and ended up missing her "beloved Otis."  

Like many Americans, Michelle Phillips knew who Otis was.  Before June of 1967, he'd had five charting albums -- all top five on the soul charts -- including the number one OTIS BLUE.  Before June of 1967, he'd have 16 hit singles on the R&B charts and four top forty pop hits ("I Can't Get No Satisfaction," "Respect," "I've Been Loving You Too Long" and "Try A Little Tenderness").  A year before Monterey Pop, he'd played the Fillmore.

Exactly how was he needing an introduction to American audiences?  Do American audiences not include African-Americans, for example?

Usually, by the time someone has four singles on the chart -- let alone 16 -- they've been introduced to America.

Sexism and racism -- if CRAPAPEDIA couldn't sport that, what would they exhibit?

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