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Down to Yasgur's ... Blawg?

As you no doubt know unless you live under a rock, this week marked the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. And as you no doubt also know, Woodstock was not in Woodstock, N.Y., but on the dairy farm of Max Yasgur in Bethel. Yasgur appears in the 1970 documentary about the event, proclaiming, "The important thing that you've proven to the world ... is that a half million young people can get together to have fun and music ... and have nothing but fun and music and I god bless you for it!"

The venue was also memorialized in the song "Woodstock," written by Joni Mitchell:

    I came upon a child of God
    He was walking along the road
    And I asked him where are you going
    And this he told me: he said
    I'm going on down to Yasgur's farm
    I'm going to join in a rock 'n' roll band
    I'm going to get back to the land
    And set my soul free...

SSYportrait Max, it turns out, had a brother, and that brother had a son, Stevan. Steve worked as a veterinary assistant and as a journalist before settling on his current career as a collaborative lawyer in Minneapolis, Minn. Now, if you are a lawyer named Yasgur and you are thinking of launching a blog, what better time to launch it than coincident with the 40th anniversary of Woodstock and what better name to give it than Yasgur's Firm?

Yasgur readily admits the name of his new blog is no accident. In a post introducing himself and his blog, he describes what he hopes to do with it.

It is intended to share, more or less frequently, observations about practice, Life, the life of practice, and the work of helping people sort through their divorce and emerge with hope. The occasional personal note is allowed, but 'not to worry.' It'll probably have to do with fly fishing or food. I'll try to make it interesting.

While the timing of the launch of Yasgur's blog may not have been a coincidence, it was a coincidence that just as Yasgur started blogging, a reporter for Minnesota Lawyer happened to shoot a brief video interview with him as part of a series of interviews with lawyers attending a solo and small firm conference in Duluth. You can see that video at MinnLawyer Blog, which is also where I first read about Yasgur.

The important thing, after all, is that lawyers get together and have fun and music ... and, of course, blogs.

Posted by Robert J. Ambrogi on August 20, 2009 at 01:00 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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