talkin' 'bout Our Generation

talkin' 'bout Our Generation

05. "The Woodstock Episodes" con't" LISA LAW

August 18, 2020

Continuing with "The Woodstock Episodes," host Julian G. Simmons taps into that powerful positive "Woodstock Spirit" with one of the original members of the freewheeling Hog Farm Commune that fed more than 200,000 people:  Photographer, Documentarian, Humanitarian ... a a remarkable, tough lady with a heart of gold, Lisa Law.

Lisa documented every aspect of the Sixties and has shared her images with thousands of people over the past 50 years. But she doesn't just observe; she takes matters into her own hands and does what has to be done. At Woodstock, she was the one who first realized that the massive audience then assembling would need to be fed. She pressured the producers to give her $6,000, took a truck, drove to New York City, and bought the food that fueled the famous announcement of Hog Farm's wacky leader Wavy Gravy, "What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for 400,000."

Lisa still has that incredible drive, to pitch in and help out wherever she sees a need. Especially today, with chaos all around us, she has that clearvision of the way things ought to be.  Her advice for us? "You gotta act."