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Wishful Skillin’: Woodstock

woodstock skillz

In light of the fact that I am headed off to a weekend-long music festival I decided to make today’s instalment of Wishful Skillin’ about one of the most epic festivals of all time — Woodstock. Sure, the entire place turned into a giant mud pit, and there were half a million hippies milling around, but I still think it would’ve been an awesome experience.

Apparently heavily fringed white jackets were de rigueur at Woodstock, which is amazing in and of itself, and certainly worth the price of admission.


Roger Daltrey


Jimi Hendrix


Sly Stone

I can’t imagine many other contexts in which this particular item of clothing would be appropriate, except for maybe on Dallas Cowgirl Barbie, or the contestants from ‘Toddlers and Tiaras’. The fact that these dudes manage to pull it off without affecting their manliness is a fairly impressive feat. In fact, Hendrix looks downright casual. ‘What, this old thing? I always jam out on crazy guitar solos while sporting flamboyant fringed jackets’.*

*In fact, he did.

I will leave you with a few performances from Woodstock. Hope you all have a very groovy, far-out weekend.

psychedelic skillz

Peace out, brothers and sisters


Kyle Reese’s Nike Vandals

Okay, so, ever since seeing the original Terminator I’ve had kiiiiind of a huge crush on Kyle Reese (the character). I dunno, I guess it’s just something about the whole ‘protector’ vibe he has going on, defending Sarah Connor from the evil, murderous cyborg ruthlessly trying to kill her and wipe out the future of the entire human race.

kyle reese

I mean, I always say that there’s nothing hotter than a dude willing to take on an evil, murderous cyborg for you.*

*I never say that. But I am obviously now going to start. In fact, I think this should be a basic dating criteria. Ask yourself “Would this person defend me from being attacked by a deranged killer robot?” If the answer is no, walk away.

Even more powerful than my love for Kyle, though, is the raging envy I feel every time I see his excellent Nike Vandals. So, so awesome:

nike vandals

Obviously these look great when accessorized with a trench coat and sawed-off shotgun — but really, they work with pretty much anything.

Wishful Skillin’: Led Zeppelin Live

Many years ago, a friend of mine and I had a debate about how much we would be willing to pay to be able to travel back in time and see Led Zeppelin live during their heyday. My friend went so far as to say he would cut off one of his hands, which I thought was a little extreme. But anyway, we both agreed that we would pay mucho dinero for the opportunity to experience a Zeppelin show. As a bonus, their concerts were usually crazy long…3-1/2 hours (or more!) of pure rocking out. That’s some pretty epic bang for your time-travelling buck, I’d say.

I was thinking about our conversation the other day, and I realized that one of the great things about having a blog is that with a little imagination — and a bit of photoshopping — you can totally insert yourself into any fantasy scenario you want. The sky is the limit, my friends! With that in mind, I present to you my first installment of what will henceforth be known as ‘Wishful Skillin’. After all, you can’t make it happen if you don’t dream about it in the first place!

If you are reading this and thinking to yourself ‘MSkillz, time travel is indeed a beautiful dream, but sadly you can’t actually go back and catch a Zep show’…well, take a look at this picture of their legendary performance at 1970’s Bath Festival:

skillin' with zep

dude, I was totally there

Front row, of course! Why not? After all, it’s my fantasy.

Let me know…what’s your Wishful Skillin’?