Sunday, August 17, 2014


Here is a twist, after forty-five years Woodstock has come to Ajijic Mexico.  It’s amazing how another culture can pick up the music of the 60’s.  Dan and I never went to Woodstock during the day, but we have been to the town and concert site different times through the years.  The town still represents the hippie era with peace, hippie art, dreadlocks and all.


It was fabulous hearing a Mexican band play the all-time 60’s songs.  Listening to the greatest of all times like Joe Cocker, Richie Havens, John B. Sebastian, Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Janis Joplin,  and many more brought Dan back to his youth.  I have taken some movies of clips from the songs that were played along with some pictures to celebrate this event.


To see that generation now dress up like hippies and dance was amazing.


Do you remember some of the songs played?

Woodstock 1969 Lineup

Day One: Friday, August 15 1969

Richie Havens

1.  Minstrel From Gault
2.  High Flyin' Bird
3.  I Can't Make It Anymore
4.  With A Little Help
5.  Strawberry Fields For Ever
6.  Hey Jude
7.  I Had A Woman
8.  Handsome Johnny
9.  Freedom


1.  Motherless Child
2.  Look Out
3.  For Pete's Sake
4.  Day Song
5.  What's Wrong
6.  Crystal Spider
7.  Two Worlds
8.  Why Oh Why

Bert Sommer

1.  Jennifer
2.  The Road To Travel
3.  I wondered where you'd be
4.  She's Gone
5.  Things Are Going My Way
6.  And When It's Over
7.  Jeanette
8.  America (first standing ovation at Woodstock)
9.  A Note That Read
10.  Smile

Tim Hardin

1.  Misty Roses
2.  If I Were A Carpenter

Ravi Shankar

1.  Raga Puriya-Dhanashri / Gat In Sawarital
2.  Tabla Solo In Jhaptal
3.  Raga Manj Kmahaj / Alap Jor / Dhun In Kaharwa Tal / Medium & Fast Gat In Teental


1.  Beautiful People
2.  Birthday Of The Sun

Arlo Guthrie

1.  Coming Into Los Angeles
2.  Walking Down The Line
3.  Amazing Grace

Joan Baez

1.  Joe Hill
2.  Sweet Sir Galahad
3.  Drug Store Truck Driving Man
4.  Swing Low Sweet Chariot
5.  We Shall Overcome

Day Two: Saturday, August 16 1969


1. They Live the Life
2.  That's How I Eat
3.  Driftin'
4.  Waitin' For You

Country Joe McDonald

1.  I Find Myself Missing You
2.  Rockin' All Around The World
3.  Flyin' High All Over The World
4.  Seen A Rocket
5.  Fish Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die-Rag

John B. Sebastian

1.   How Have You Been
2.  Rainbows All Over Your Blues
3.  I Had A Dream
4.  Darlin' Be Home Soon
5.  Younger Generation

Keef Hartley Band

1.  Believe In You
2.  Rock Me Baby
3.  Leavin' Trunk/Halfbreed/Just To Cry/And Sinnin' For You


1.  Persuasion
2.  Savor
3.  Soul Sacrifice
4.  Fried Neckbones

Incredible String Band

1.  Catty Come
2.  This Moment Is Different
3.  When You Find Out Who You Are

Canned Heat

1.  I'm Her Man
2.  Going Up the Country
3.  A Change Is Gonna Come
4.  Leaving This Town
5.  The Bear Talks
6.  Let's Work Together
7.  Too Many Drivers at the Wheel
8.  I Know My Baby
9.  Woodstock Boogie
10.  On the Road Again

Grateful Dead

1.  St. Stephen
2.  Mama Tried
3.  Dark Star / High Time
4.  Turn On Your Lovelight

Leslie West & Mountain

1.  Blood Of The Sun
2.  Stormy Monday
3.  Theme From An Imaginary Western
4.  Long Red
5.  For Yasgur's Farm
6.  You And Me
7.  Waiting To Take You Away
8.  Dreams Of Milk And Honey
9.  Blind Man
10.  Blue Suede Shoes
11.  Southbound Train

Creedence Clearwater Revival

1.  Born On The Bayou
2.  Green River
3.  Ninety-Nine And A Half
4.  Commotion
5.  Bootleg
6.  Bad Moon Rising
7.  Proud Mary
8.  I Put A Spell On You
9.  Night Time Is The Right Time
10. Keep On Choogin'
11. Suzy Q

Janis Joplin

1.  Raise Your Hand
2.  As Good As You've Been To This World
3.  To Love Somebody
4.  Summertime
5.  Try (Just A Little Bit Harder)
6.  Kosmic Blues
7.  Can't Turn You Loose
8.  Work Me Lord
9.  Piece Of My Heart
10. Ball and Chain

Sly & The Family Stone

1.  M'Lady
2.  Sing A Simple Song
3.  You Can Make It If You Try
4.  Stand!
5.  Love City
6.  Dance To The Music
7.  Music Lover
8.  I Want To Take You Higher

The Who

1.  Heaven And Hell
2.  I Can't Explain
3.  It's A Boy
4.  1921
5.  Amazing Journey
6.  Sparks
7.  Eyesight To The Blind
8.  Cristmas
9.  Tommie Can You Hear Me
10.  Acid Queen
11.  Pinball Wizard
12.  Abbie Hoffmann Incident
13.  Fiddle About
14.  There's A Doctor I've Found
15.  Go To The Mirror Boy
16.  Smash The Mirror
17.  I'm Free
18.  Tommy's Holiday Camp
19.  We're Not Gonna Take It
20.  See Me Feel Me
21.  Summertime Blues
22.  Shakin' All Over
23.  My Generation
24.  Naked Eye

Jefferson Airplane

1.  The Other Side Of This Life
2.  Plastic Fantastic Lover
3.  Volunteers
4.  Saturday Afternoon / Won't You Try
5.  Eskimo Blue Day
6.  Uncle Sam's Blues
7.  Somebody To Love
8.  White Rabbit

Day Three: Sunday, August 17 1969

Joe Cocker

1.  Delta Lady
2.  Some Things Goin' On
3.  Let's Go Get Stoned
4.  I Shall Be Released
5.  With A Little Help From My Friends

Country Joe & The Fish

1.  Barry's Caviar Dream
2.  Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine
3.  Rock And Soul Music
4.  Thing Called Love
5.  Love Machine
6.  Fish Cheer / I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixing-To-Die-Rag

Ten Years After

1.  Good Morning Little Schoolgirl
2.  I Can't Keep From Crying Sometimes
3.  I May Be Wrong, But I Won't Be Wrong Always
4.  I'm Going Home

The Band

1.  Chest Fever
2.  Don't Do It
3.  Tears Of Rage
4.  We Can Talk About It Now
5.  Long Black Veil
6.  Don't Ya Tell Henry
7.  Ain't No More Cane on the Brazos
8.  Wheels On Fire
9.  Loving You Is Sweeter Than Ever
10.  The Weight

Johnny Winter

1.  More And More
2.  I Love You Baby More Than You Ever Know
3.  Spinning Wheel
4.  I Stand Accused
5.  Something Coming On

Blood Sweat And Tears

1.  Mean Town Blues

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young

1.  Suite Judy Blue Eyes
2.  Blackbird
3.  Helplessly Hoping
4.  Guinnevere
5.  Marrakesh Express
6.  4 + 20
7.  Mr. Soul
8.  Wondering'
9.  You Don't Have To Cry
10.  Pre-Road Downs
11.  Long Time Gone
12.  Bluebird Revisited
13.  Sea Of Madness
14.  Wooden Ships
15.  Find The Cost Of Freedom
16.  49 Bye-Byes

Day Four: Monday, August 18 1969

Paul Butterfield Blues Band

1.  Everything's Gonne Be Alright
2.  Drifting'
3.  Born Under a Bad Sign
4.  All My Love Coming' Through To You
5.  Love March

Shad Na Na

1.  Na Na Theme
2.  Jakety Jak
3.  Teen Angel
4.  Jailhouse Rock
5.  Wipe Out
6.  Who Wrote The Book Of Love
7.  Duke Of Earl
8.  At The Hop
9.  Na Na Theme

Jimi Hendrix

1.      Message To Love
2.  Getting My Heart Back Together Again
3.  Spanish Castle Magic
4.  Red House
5.  Master Mind
6.  Here Comes Your Lover Man
7.  Foxy Lady
8.  Beginning
9.  Izabella
10.  Gypsy Woman
11.  Fire
12.  Voodoo Child (Slight Return) / Stepping Stone
13.  Star Spangled Banner
14.  Purple Haze
15.  Woodstock Improvisation / Villanova Junction
16.  Hey

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Yes, Mexico has Scorpions

Yes, Mexico has Scorpions


As I sat and posted on Facebook the other day, I suddenly felt this pain as if a needle was penetrating up my leg.  I, at that point yelled for Dan my husband and told him something stung me.  We looked and did not find anything at the time and he said, “It probably was spider.”

I looked at him and said, “This pain I am feeling is more than that”. He looked at where the pain was coming from and it looked like a mosquito bite and was a little swollen.  I decided to take a warm bath, which helped for a little while. 

The funny part about all this, is that I am very careful regarding bugs in my home, for I have heard scary stories of scorpion bites.  I always would tell myself that this would never happen to me.  As I look back and explain the occurrence, it was not as bad as I thought it would be.

The rest of the day I put cold packs on the spot and before you know it after two days, I am good as before.

The moral of the story is until it happens to you, it may not be as scary as the stories that have been told.  I am still alive and only felt a needle for a short period of time.

Who would have known one would be hiding in my chair.  That night Dan found the scorpion and we disposed of it.  So you might say, pay backs are a bitch.

 It is important to recognize scorpion sting symptoms: immediate pain or burning, very little swelling, sensitivity to touch, and a numbness/tingling sensation. Often people tell me that they didn't even know they were stung by a scorpion when it happened. Some people are especially sensitive to the sting and have scary stories to tell (a few are probably somewhat exaggerated).

If you are stung by any scorpion, here are some immediate actions you should take:

  1. Wash the area with soap and water.
  2. Apply a cool compress on the area of the scorpion sting. Ice (wrapped in a washcloth or other suitable covering) may be applied to the sting location for ten minutes. Remove compress for ten minutes and repeat as necessary.
  3. If stung on a limb (arm or leg) elevate the limb to heart level. If severe symptoms are present (these might include blurry vision, muscle twitching, roving eye movements, or other non-typical symptoms), it is time to go to the nearest emergency facility for treatment.  
  4. Keep your tetanus shots and boosters current.

Scorpion Sting Tips

  1. Be careful when camping or during other outdoor activities to make sure that a scorpion has not made a home in your clothes, shoes or sleeping bags.
  2. Scorpions glow brightly under UV light (black light).


  1. Scorpions are hard to kill off. If you suspect your house has scorpions, call a professional exterminator. Eliminating their food source (other insects) can help.
  2. Few people die from scorpion stings, even the sting of the bark scorpion. Scorpion stings are most dangerous to the very young and the very old. Pets are also at risk.

Mexico seems to be one of the main locations where humans are worried about Scorpions. The species found living around this area are said to be the most venomous. It is estimated that 1,000 people die annually in Mexico from Scorpion bites. The Mexican government has been trying to find a solution but where there are harsh living conditions it has been difficult.

You can take steps to help reduce the chances of Scorpions ending up in your home. Don’t leave piles of rocks in your yard. Check wood carefully that you have outdoors before you bring it in. Place lighting outdoors around your home to keep them from coming in since they are sensitive to light.