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Now that the orgy of insufferable hipsterism known as Coachella is finally behind us, it’s officially music-festival season, when hundreds of concerts will take over entire cities, towns, parks, and fields across the United States. As everyone knows, events like Lollapalooza, Lockn’, and Bonnaroo follow in the grand tradition of the Woodstock Music & Art Fair held in August of 1969. That’s when a dairy farmer from Bethel, New York, named Max Yasgur opened his pastures to half a million unwashed flower children and hippie-wannabes.

“The Piano Drop definitely started Woodstock. In our own minds, of course.”

Groups of African People Celebrating
Groups of African People Celebrating

Actually, Woodstock was not the first outdoor festival to feature multiple bands over several days performing on a stage set up out in the middle of a farmer’s field. In fact, the organizers of Woodstock may well have taken their cue from the Sky River Rock Festival and Lighter Than Air Fair, held over Labor Day weekend of 1968, a full year earlier. At Sky (short for Skykomish) River, some 20,000 people descended on Betty Nelson’s organic raspberry farm in Sultan, Washington, to turn on, frolic naked in the mud, and tune into the music of 20 or so bands and performers, playing everything from folk and blues to jazz and rock. A young Richard Pryor was there (his debut comedy album would be released that November), as was the Grateful Dead, whose unscheduled appearance on the last day of the festival was as big a surprise to the concert’s exhausted and bewildered promoters as it was to the appreciative crowd.Whether Woodstock would have happened without Sky River is, of course, anybody’s guess, but Sky River absolutely would not have happened without an even less-heralded event called the Piano Drop, a one-day Dadaist spectacle held on April 28, 1968, in a tiny town (its population was just 455) northeast of Seattle called Duvall.

As the name of the event suggests, the Piano Drop featured a dropped piano (which organizers hoped would land on a specially prepared wood pile with a resounding crash), plus music byCountry Joe and the Fish. Depending on whom you talk to, at least 3,000 and as many as 5,000 people showed up for this experiment in sonic mayhem.

The Piano Drop definitely started Woodstock. In our own minds, of course.
-Tim Cook
The “official” history of the Piano Drop, as chronicled by the late writer, artist, and political activist Walt Crowley in “Rites of Passage: A Memoir of the Sixties in Seattle,” credits artists and musicians Gary Eagle and Larry Van Over (aka Jug, for the jug band he played in) for the idea. Everyone agrees on that, but exactly what inspired them is tougher to pin down. According to Crowley, Van Over and Eagle were listening to a radio show one night when the station aired a recording of 200 “revelers” dismantling/destroying a piano with sledge hammers. Apparently, wrote Crowley, the two friends were disappointed with the “aural experience” and thought they could do better.

“It was, like, a happening, you know?” says Joe McDonald today. “We didn’t do a lot of artsy happening things,” he adds, “but I was personally open to all sorts of crazy kinds of ideas, so I wouldn’t have objected to that.”

Amazing beach for relaxing
Amazing beach for relaxing

That may be true, but today, almost half a century later, Gary Eagle says it was only part of the story. “Well,” he begins, “it was a few things. We were hauling a piano through the Central District of Seattle one time and it fell off the truck. We thought that it sounded kind of cool when it hit the pavement. So we were playing the piano one night, trying to figure out how to replicate all the noises. We were pretty loaded, but we decided that if we dropped it, it would make this huge boom, and that would really be cool. So we went around Seattle trying to find a hall that would let us drop a piano in it. But they wouldn’t do it, especially when it was a bunch of crazy hippies asking. So we decided, hell, Larry has this piece of property out in Duvall, we’ll just do it there.”

Haries’ enthusiasm for cooking is infectious, his altruism unwavering. His sweaters are loud, colorful woolen garments that match in eccentricity the animal-themed hats he often wears to lighten the mood. His soup-of-the-day is served in styrofoam tumblers and includes local vegetables and spices he brought from his home in Kuala Lampur. Bringing a smile, along with some hot tea and soup, has become his simple daily mission.

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“I need more cumin!” he shouts out above the chaos as traumatized refugees arrive on the beach. Volunteers from around the world frantically tend to dazed families, wrapping them in emergency blankets. In Arabic, mothers scream out for their children — the first to be given and grabbed off the boats — terrified they will disappear in the confusion. Everyone is cold, their clothes saturated and stuck against shivering skin.

Amazing Huge Building looks like a horse
Amazing Huge Building looks like a horse

Since then, he’s seen the horrors of the Aegean first hand, and it’s saddening he admits. But being a witness to the Greek tragedy that plays out daily on Lesbos spurs him on. The short, yet deadly passage across the Aegean Sea claims the lives of refugees regularly, seeing a recent spike since winter weather is setting in. Twenty-nine perished last Wednesday when multiple boats capsized off the island with dozens still missing and bodies washing ashore daily.

“We’re not talking about numbers, we’re not talking about benefits, we’re talking about another human being, that looks like you, that has the same heart, the same red blood, trying to make it to safety,” he says.

  • Van Over and Eagle were listening to a radio
  • History of the Piano Drop
  • exactly what inspired them is tougher
  • Gary Eagle says it was only part

On slower days, Haries ferries home-made brownies through the cafes that stay open late to cater to the constant stream of volunteers maintaining a presence in the small fishing village at the crux of Europe’s refugee crisis. Lesbos island alone has received well more than 200,000 refugees this year, passing through after fleeing war and poverty in the Middle East and beyond.

“You know, there is something about food that is comforting,” Haries said. “Food is always hope and I just want to give hope to people. That’s the most important thing in life.”

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– 김보라 안성시장 역점시책 축산냄새 5개년 저감대책 첫 결실 – – “여기 돼지농장 맞아? 호텔 레스토랑이 따로 없네” – 지난 19일 경기 안성시 죽산면 소재 돼지 농장(두오팜)에서는 이색적인 풍경이 벌어졌다. 내빈과 마을주민 등 150여명이 하얀 테이블보로 덮인 정갈한 테이블에 앉아 분위기 있게 디저트를 즐기는 가운데 우아한 소프라노와 테너의 성악곡이 울려퍼졌다. 본 행사는 대한한돈협회안성시지부 주관으로 개최된 “안성맞춤형 냄새저감 스마트 무창축사 표준모델 준공식”으로, 이날 행사에는 김보라 안성시장과 대한한돈협회장 및 안성시지부장, 국회의원, 시・도의원, 경기도, 농・축협, 이장단협의회장, 축산관련단체장 및 한돈농가, 마을주민 등이 참석한 가운데 함께 축하하는 자리로 이루어졌다. 행사 순서로는 ▶ 식전공연(성악 2인조) ▶ 개식행사 ▶ 안성시 축산냄새 5개년저감대책 경과보고(박혜인 축산정책팀장) 및 홍보 동영상 상영 ▶ 감사패 전달 ▶ 준공 테이프커팅식 ▶ 농장시설 견학(안내 : 두오팜 농장대표) 순으로 이루어졌으며, 특히, 김보라 시장은 대한한돈협회(회장 손세희)로부터 대한민국 한돈산업 발전을 이끌어낸 공로로 감사패를 받아 눈길을 끌었다. 안성시에서는 ‘23~27 축산냄새 5개년 단계별 저감대책을 집중 추진중에 있으며, 2027년까지 안성시 양돈농가의 10% 이상 안성맞춤형 냄새저감 스마트 무창축사 표준모델을 확산(기존 노후화된 개방형 축사를 철거하고 냄새 없는 스마트 무창축사로 신?개축)하고, 40% 이상 강화된 냄새저감 시설기준을 적용하는 한편, 낡고 오래된 민원다발 농가 등에 대하여는 이전 철거로 폐업을 유도하는 등 농가 맞춤형 정책을 추진하고 있다. 두오팜 농장은 안성시가 서울대학교와 산학협력단과 합동으로 개발한 「안성시 안성맞춤형 냄새저감 스마트 무창축사 표준모델」을 적용해 건립된 최초의 돼지 농장으로 시비 10억, 자부담 55억을 포함해 총 사업비 약 65억원이 투입되었으며, 건축면적 2동, 3,193㎡의 규모로 돼지 약 3,350두를 일관 사육(자돈생산 및 비육)할 수 있다. 주요시설로는 무창형 중앙집중배기, 에어워셔(바이오필터), 액비순환시스템(가축분뇨 미생물 활성화 처리), CCTV, 자동 급이?급수시스템, ICT 냄새측정장치, 8대방역시설 등을 갖추어 최첨단 시스템을 도입한 스마트 무창축사로 건축되었으며, 기존 낡은 개방형 축사 대비 축산냄새가 80~100% 감소될 것으로 예상하고 있다. 또한 스마트한 사육환경 개선으로 PSY(모돈 마리당 연간 출산 새끼돼지 수)는 OECD 평균 29두보다 높을 것으로 기대되며, 이는 우리나라 평균인 21두보다 30% 이상 높은 수치로 농장 생산성도 대폭 개선될 예정이다. 특히, 축사 외부 위험요인 차단과 수준 높은 방역관리로 아프리카돼지열병(ASF) 및 돼지유행성설사병(PED) 등 악성 가축질병으로부터 해방될 것으로 보고 있다. 박석식 대한한돈협회 안성시지부장은 “그간 축산냄새 민원으로 주민분들과 관내 한돈농가가 많이 힘들어 했으나, 앞서가는 정책 제시와 과감한 지원으로 축산악취의 근본적 해결책을 찾아준 안성시에 감사드린다” 며, “지금까지 축산냄새로 인해 주민분들께 불편을 겪게 해드려 죄송하다는 말씀과, 앞으로는 우리 농가들이 시의 정책에 발맞추어 냄새가 없도록 더욱 스마트하게 관리하고 경쟁력을 갖추겠다.”며 의지를 밝혔다. 한편 자리에 초대받은 한 주민은 “돼지 냄새가 하나도 나지 않아, 분위기 좋은 호텔 레스토랑에 온 것처럼 고급진 음악 들으며 휴식했다. 여기가 돼지 농장이 맞느냐?” 고 말해 함께 웃는 해프닝도 있었다. 자리에 참석한 김보라 안성시장은 농장내 축사시설을 하나도 빠짐없이 꼼꼼히 둘러보았으며, “오늘 여기 안성맞춤형 냄새저감 표준모델 준공은 안성시 축산냄새 5개년 저감대책의 첫 결실로 안성시 ESG 상생축산의 비전을 달성하고, 축산냄새 해결은 물론 생산성을 높이는 농가 경쟁력까지 갖춰 대한민국 축산을 한단계 끌어올리는 계기가 되었다.”며, “스마트 축산은 청년 농업인들을 차세대 리더로 만들고, 청년들을 다시 불러모아 농촌 소멸에 대응할 수 있는 지속가능한 대안이 될수 있을 것”이라고 강조했다. 오경섭 기자


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