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Is Joan Baez a fraud?

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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,Diane Stack
Date: 01 Apr 02 - 09:19 PM

Ding Dong! The thread is dead! Mercifully.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 06:25 PM

NO. ok? Period.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 04:01 PM

Don't think so,Reuben. She wrote that she tried it once to please her husband, and went into a panic attack and didn't like it.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,ruben remus
Date: 30 Mar 02 - 03:34 AM

Are you kidding? Joanie could smoke Tommy Chong under the table. Trust me on that.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,T. Montgomery
Date: 27 Mar 02 - 04:28 PM

Nonsense! Joan Baez does NOT get high! Does she?


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,ruben remus
Date: 26 Mar 02 - 02:30 AM

i smoked a joint with joanie in 1976. she was very gracious. heck, it was her grass! there was nothing fraudulent about her in those days, but I haven't seen here in years.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,Trish at gizmolucky4ever@aol.com
Date: 25 Mar 02 - 12:51 PM

Joan's activism to make this a better world, her compassion, kindness has proven time and again she is NOT a fraud. She possesses the voice of an angel and I just idolize her.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,Luke
Date: 22 Mar 02 - 01:10 PM

Is John your real name? I know a John that's not so up on Joan. Guess the responses here blew the questions out yer chimney. Any more brilliant ideas?

Luke


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,Nerd
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 01:10 PM

No one's mentioned that Joan's first couple of albums were recently reissued by Vanguard--a lot of the "Very Early Joan" stuff, with extra tracks etc. They are great albums if you love old traditional ballads. I also didn't like Joan's music for many years. But I love these!

I'm in agreement with the comments about "Begrudgery." Those who call her a fraud wish they could be frauds too!


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 12:13 PM

They obviously married because they had a lot in common at the time, and had a good rapport, and they were in love. To say she married anyone to further her career is laughable, but people will say anything. People like to gossip.

She thought about marrying Bob Dylan once (albeit only briefly)...imagine the fuss that that no doubt short-lived experiment would have caused, and be thankful she married David instead.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,Donna
Date: 21 Mar 02 - 10:45 AM

Is Joan Baez a fraud? No, I'm pretty positive Joan Baez is Joan Baez. How is she as a performer and singer? I saw her at the Atlanta concert Friday night. Amazing! Voice strong, a little deeper, beautiful and absolutely mesmerizing, delivery outstanding. And as is the norm for her, showcasing the new talent with her. Enjoying herself, and entertaining us. Sincere and humble, bowing to us and telling us, "I'd rather have you than the grammy." She could have "sold out" years ago, and got that grammy, you know. Did she marry David to further her career? I wouldn't think so. Her career was pretty up there then. It may have brought more focus to David's situation ... but is that why they married? I heard somewhere that they married because they were in love. Ever hear her self-penned song, "Recently"? Anyway, I heard about this thread on the Joan Baez Listserv ... I enjoyed reading all the replies. Very interesting takes. Think I'll explore your site a little. Nice.

Donna


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Subject: RE: Joan Baez "Pretentious"?
From: GUEST,Alex
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 10:07 PM

I wanted to respond to the comment made that Joan always seemed "pretentious." I have met a number of famous people in the past few years and NONE was more real, genuine and giving than Joan Baez.

I do not really care to post the entire story of my befriending her on this list, but anyone who wishes to know more may email me. Let it stand to say that Joan Baez has never presented herself as anything other than what she was/is (unlike some other celebrities that I have met).

Alex apangbor@krl.org


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 07:42 PM

Making a lot of money doing creative art is a tricky business. It requires talent, strong focus on your work, perfect timing, lots of persistence, good looks (usually, but not always), youth (very helpful in most cases), and a whole bunch of other such variables...such as help from key people already established in your chosen field.

The price you pay, if you manage to do it, is that some people who haven't managed to do it will call you a fraud. Also, you lose your privacy. Joan has done it far more graciously than many, that's for sure.

Thanks for the info about her site!

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Big John
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 11:27 AM

Of course she's a fraud. Sure and begorrah didn't she go and make a mountain of dollars with her talent, not like us honest Mudcatters who never got more than the price of a few drinks as payment for our virtuoso performances. Wouldn't it be lovely to be such a fraud.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,guest
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 11:17 AM

I just sent a message about Joan's discussion group...noticed that I said "had" a discussion group. I should have said "has", since it is very much alive and active. Again, just go to her official website if you are interested in joining...all the info is there.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,Guest
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 11:14 AM

I don't think Joan Baez needs to be defended...her stellar sense of decency is just too well documented, and she has spent over 40 years standing up for the betterment of this world. Also, since there seem to be a lot of strong Baez fans participating, I wanted to let you know that she had a discussin group too. It is operated through her website. If you are interested, just go to her official website and look for the info on how to sign up.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 01:45 AM

I agree with jAMES. iF SHE'S a 'fraud', we need morepeople LIKE her . She has defended human rights, helped overthrow communism in the chevk Repuvblic, conferred , sang, an d influenced world leaders(she convinced President Carter to send the seventh fleet to rescue the 'boat people', influenced the move toward human rights in Latin America, worked with Havel in the 'velvet revolution', Leah Walsea, a nobel peace prize winner in Argentia,stood firm and influenced civil rights, human rights, and the oppressed world wide. Her relationship with David Harris had nothing to do with her oppossation to the war. She was against the war before she met him and after they divorced. She is morally oppossed to war. President Mitterend of France called her'a serious soldier for non violence and peace. And so she is! She has used her superior voice for the bettermen of human kind. As she sang for the Dali Lama 'no more negative thinking, no more negative thinking , mo more negative thinking over her.Baez is one of the strongest, most influential, and commanding personalities of our day. viva Baez


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,magenta
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 12:41 AM

If you turn on sticky keys in the accessibility feature, in windows, you can indeed, use caps and lower keys all with just one hand.

Magenta


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,magenta
Date: 17 Mar 02 - 12:04 AM

Just go read her book, and a voice to sing with, and you'll see that her divorce was just like so many others. just, not meant to be.

mag


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,guest dave
Date: 16 Mar 02 - 11:31 PM

NO!


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Lucius
Date: 01 Mar 02 - 09:34 AM

I'm glad you checked back in Johnnythebone. I for one didn't see any vindictiveness in your posting, and I'm surprised at the vitriol that you have whipped up.

I like what Joan Baez has stood for, but I'd rather not listen to her sing. Then again I love Peter Shickle, but it was a sad day when he orchestrated music for one of her albums (IMHO).

Being a fraud? Performers, like the rest of us, have always walked a line between their conscience and their market. Look what they did to Socrates.

Just being on stage leaves one open to criticism, just like posting onto a message board.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: JamesJim
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 11:45 PM

HI MARY IN KY! THINGS ARE GOING WELL - 3RD SEASON OF "KENTUCKY HOMEFRONT" IN PROGRESS, WITH THE 2ND SHOW OF THE SEASON ON MAR. 9TH. YOU OUGHT TO COME SOME TIME. GREAT FUN!

JIM


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST
Date: 28 Feb 02 - 06:43 PM

no


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Feb 02 - 06:41 PM

"Seems like only yesterday I left my mind behind
Down at the Gypsy Cafe, with a friend of a friend of mine"

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: voyager
Date: 27 Feb 02 - 06:03 PM

F-R-A-U-Dis Just a 5-Letter Word

As a member of the 'we-like-JB-fan-club' (Farewell Angelina, Diamonds and Rust, Gracias a la Vida)

I would point this conversation to a early DILLARDS recording of "Crazy Creek" where Rodney Dillard goes on a rave-and-a-rant about JB as the Madonna of 60's folk music and help credibility singing Celtic murder ballads...ah but I've heard

F-R-A-U-D is Just a 5-Letter Word

voyager


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 27 Feb 02 - 05:27 PM

Yes, Al was becoming an anachronism, but didn't know it. John Lennon and Yoko Ono had a run-in with him in the late sixties, and ever afterward referred to him as "Al Crapp".

All long-haired young people were lazy, good-for-nothing punks in Al's view. It reminds me of Frank Sinatra's vitriolic comments about rock 'n roll music. Mind you, I feel just the way Sinatra did when it comes to rap and most "alternative" music... :-)

Anyway, his parodies of Joan were embarrassingly stupid and wide of the mark. She might better have just ignored them than got mad about it.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Don Firth
Date: 27 Feb 02 - 12:56 PM

Thread drift. Yeah, I remember Al Capp's attempts to take shots at Joan. Capp was losing it about then. His earlier parodies of Dick Tracy ("Fearless Fosdick") and a few things like that were pretty funny, but his "Joanie Phoanie" shtick was just nasty and mean-spirited. Poor L'il Abner. From then on, it was downhill all the way.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Willie-O
Date: 27 Feb 02 - 08:42 AM

Hey, I'm just talking about a book I read. It's peculiar to think about what the social status of a "star" folksinger was in 1961.

Joan Baez is clearly a fine person with a load of musical talent and has been very consistent in her social convictions over the years. The same can be said for Mimi, who, sadly, passed away last year.

Incidentally, when Al Capp started defaming Joan in "Li'l Abner" (late 60's), the Ottawa Citizen temporarily suspended printing the strip, with a snippy notice inserted that a comic strip was not the place for him to present his political opinions. I wonder if other papers did too. Early political correctness...not sure how they resolved the matter, since Li'l Ab continued to publish for some years.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: cobber
Date: 27 Feb 02 - 06:26 AM

We all thought we could change the world with songs back in the sixties. Joan came to Australia in the late seventies and played in Melbourne at an open air concert, just her and her guitar. It was 40 degrees celsius which is over 100F and she was really feeling the heat and the flies but she still gave three hours of the best concert I ever saw. I wish she'd come back again. We don't get a lot of news down here. I'm delighted to heart that she's still performing.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Janice in NJ
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 08:41 PM

David, you flatter me! No, Don and Willie are not in deep doo-da, nor did I ever claim that Joan Baez is a saint. She is, however, a welcome breath of honesty in a world that is so jaded.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: ddw
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 08:26 PM

Boy, oh boy, Don and Willie —— you guys better hide. AS soon as Jancie in NJ gets her AK-47 reassembled, you guys are in deep doo-da for hinting that St. Joan was damned near human.

*BG* david


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 08:23 PM

Yeah, well, that's the way it usually goes. They had some personal reasons for getting involved too. I would say it was one of those fortuitous situations that come along rarely and throw together some people who have a lot of talent and a lot in common. When such circumstances arise, you either grab the bull by the horns and go for broke or you let it pass by. I'm glad they "used" each other, if that's what it took, cos it resulted in an outpouring of wonderful music.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Willie-O
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 05:43 PM

Farina was half Cuban and half Irish and it showed. He was talented and fun to have around, but extremely manipulative.

One recurring theme in the book, given its focus on 4 particular people--is that they _all_ used each other to advance their own careers. Dylan & Baez needed each other, which is why they toured together for a year. Joan needed Dylan's songs, cause she was tired of the same old repertoire--you know, those dumb old folksongs we are so incorrigibly fond of. Dylan needed Joan to break him to her (initially) much larger audience. After awhile, he didn't need her anymore. She had ruffled a few folkie feathers herself earlier on, the way she absorbed other peoples' material and arrangements.

Which I guess is how the world works, and how you get to be an icon.

Not that I would truly know.

W-O


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Don Firth
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 05:32 PM

I just discovered this book. My wife Barbara, who works in the Seattle Public Library, dragged it home a couple days ago thinking it might be of interest. I'll say! I'm about halfway through it now. Quite a picture!

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 04:27 PM

Hmmm...I didn't realize Richard had such an annoying side to his personality. Dylan's dark side has been much more thoroughly documented. Sounds like an interesting book.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,Willie-O no cookie
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 03:40 PM

...I just read the book "Positively 4th Street", a fairly even-handed look at the intersecting lives and careers of Dylan, Baez, Richard Farina and Mimi Baez Farina up to the mid-60's.

For what its worth, the only member of that quartet who doesn't seem to get somewhat of a bruising in the book is Mimi Farina. The points it explores about Joan Baez are that she could really sing, was very ambitious, (with a bit of a ruthless edge, in the then-competitive folk music scene) but after she grew tired of the trad-folk repertoire, didn't really have a musical path of her own to strike off on--and after she had been a "star" for a few years, she was really more interested in the social issues of the day than anything else.

It was the age of singer-songwriters, and despite all her talents, she was a better song interpreter than writer.

But she was never a fraud.

Mind you, Dylan and R Farina get a far rougher ride in the book. Particularly Farina. Apparently he provoked Carolyn Hester, when they were married, to the point where she pulled his own gun on him once and he had to use his silver tongue to talk her out of blowing him into the next world. (Memo: never criticize a Texas girl's appearance in public.) That's an image I found rather startling when I think of the extremely friendly and gracious Carolyn Hester, whom I met at Kerrville a few years back.

Willie-O


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Art Thieme
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 03:05 PM

To the extent that any here who post as GUEST -- or any who post under a name other than their own are frauds, yes, she is one too.

Some say Sigmund was a Fraud.(Also, Kermit and Jeremiah were frog(s)

Art Thieme


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 26 Feb 02 - 10:31 AM

Right,Little Hawk. I think she now realizes how overzealous she was at times back then. She has said she cringes to think of some things she said and did in her youth,however much she beleived in it at the time. We can probably all relate to that,except most of our growing wasn't in public. I think she can laugh at herself some now which is good. Does anyone remember a skit done on SNL years ago called "Make Joan Baez Laugh"? Nora Dunn played JB singing endlessly about the worldwide troubles while the audience tried their best to get her to laugh. they weren't successful. I think she got the point,because she seemed to lighten up some after that!


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Maryrrf
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 12:52 PM

I also love "Very Early Joan". Wonderful ballads on that album! I always loved her version of Mattie Groves until I heard Sandy Denny - have to say Sandy Denny and Fairport Convention really impressed me with their rendition of that song.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 25 Feb 02 - 12:26 PM

Yeah, Joan's early records were great...the clear-eyed innocence of youth and phenomenal talent. I thought "Farewell Angelina" was the best of them all, and I loved the live one at Carnegie Hall...great rendition of Matty Groves!

Has anyone heard "Very Early Joan"?...some marvelous stuff, including 2 hilarious parodies of silly rock 'n roll songs of the day ("She's A Troublemaker" and "Little Darlin'").

There was a point where Joan got too preachy for me too, in the late 60's. The album "Baptism" was really a pain to sit through. I didn't disagree with her politics, but I found that her music, as a performing art, was getting ruined by them...she had become obsessed with the political issues of the day.

I think this was because on some level she genuinely thought she could change the world...

Well, we all can do that...to some extent...but it's important not to become so fanatical that you subordinate your whole life to an issue that is ultimately smaller than your own soul. People who do this turn themselves into one dimensional bores all too quickly.

She later did some fine original songwriting in the 70's and has been a class act ever since.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Don Firth
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 02:31 PM

Following on Little Hawk's post above:--

"My country right or wrong. My country if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right." From a speech by Carl Schurz in the U.S. Senate.

February 29, 1872. Unfortunately, all you usually hear these days is the first part of that quote.

And hobbitwoman:--She also made a remark about herself and her former disdain for the "old songs" and how at one time everything she sang had to have political merit, but now she sings songs just for the love of them. I'm glad to hear it. There was a time when I thought that Joan got a bit too preachy, but she's always been all right with me. I like her early records the best.

Don Firth


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: M.Ted
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 02:12 PM

Not to put to fine a point on it, Jaze, but people occasionally state their views and are labeled fascists, racists, religious demagogues, and other things, with as little justification--


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,jaze
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 01:18 PM

One interesting thing I've noticed about patriotism and Americanism, if people truly excercise their Constitutional rights as Americans and speak out, they're often labeled As communists. Yet isn't that what makes us truly American-the right to excercise freedom of speech? If you were to speak out against Bush's current policies, many would think you unpatriotic. Ironic isn't it?


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: M.Ted
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 01:14 PM

Discussion threads like this have remarkably little impact. compared to a daily newspaper in a major market--


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,johnnythebone
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 01:08 PM

Thanks for the input. Somebody mentioned above that I started the thread, but hadn't responded. I watched the opinions trickle in regarding Joan first. Somebody had referred to Joan as "a fraud" in the "Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" discussion, and I was just wondering if there was a specific incident recently that spawned that. Apparently there wasn't, but it was more interesting to see how people reacted. I managed to get flamed for a simple inquiry! I learned more than I bargained for!


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Little Hawk
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 12:33 PM

Ah, but the press have no trouble whatsoever discussing completely meaningless music like that of Britney spears, or fascinating subjects like Mariah Carey's latest emotional problems, do they?

The press is a thinly disguised mechanism for marketing a high-consumption lifestyle, and maintaining the status quo.

Uncle Jacques - Every politically motivated American, including Joan Baez, thinks of him/herself as a patriot who is defending what is good and right in America. If this leads some of them to disagree with an American government's foreign policy, does that make them "anti-American"? No. It just makes them anti-administration. If it causes them to consider the human rights of other people on a par with those of American citizens, well, that does not constitute anti-Americanism either. It might constitute anti-militarism...or it might not. Depends on the circumstances.

During the US Civil War there was a huge antiwar movement in the North, opposed to continuation of the war. Why? They were opposed to the draft, and they were upset over the oceans of blood that were being spilled, by incompetent commanders, in a war that appeared likely to drag on indefinitely.

They were opposed to the incredible corruption in the northern draft system...the sons of the rich were enabled to purchase draft deferments, or to buy the services of recently arrived (and wretchedly naive) poor European immigrants to serve in their place, and a host of other sneaky tricks to avoid exposing themselves to the risks of battle. Yet these same pampered fellows were the ones yelling loudest for others to go and bleed in their place.

There were draft riots in New York City which terrorized the city for 3 days, and resulted in the deaths of 400 people! The rioters

burned homes, public buildings, churches, police stations, stores, factories, saloons, even an orphanage, murdering Negroes, and battling police and soldiers hand to hand in the streets or from behind barricades, driving draft officials from their offices and wrecking draft apparatus, the rioters exploded in a fury of resentment against "a rich man's war and a poor man's fight". (this excerpt from the book "The Wars of America - Volume I - Quebec to Appomatox" by Robert Leckie.

Now, you haven't seen anything in the 60's to equal this degree of protest, have you? 400 dead in the streets of New York. And the fact is...those rioters fully believed they were defending the values most dear to America...freedom, equality, and the pursuit of happiness. And, of course, so did the soldiers who fought them. Patriots one and all!

All this has been conveniently forgotten by a nation that prefers to remember Appomatox or the Gettysburg address.

So who is the patriot? The one who wants to "win in Vietnam"...or the one who wants to "bring our boys home"?

It's strictly a matter of opinion, and we all know that everybody's got one... In their own minds, they are all patriots. Joan is not anti-American, she's anti-administration...when she disagrees with their policy.

- LH


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: GUEST,The Press
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 11:28 AM

sadly enough, the press are completely unable to discuss music, so they focus on extraneous matters

You think it's the press. Look at Mudcat and threads like this.


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: M.Ted
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 10:21 AM

If you ever were a Joan Baez fan, Jaque, her show is a great experience--sadly enough, the press are completely unable to discuss music, so they focus on extraneous matters--more's the pity that it kept you from doing something that you would have found worthwhile-


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: Bonnie Shaljean
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 08:57 AM

Depends on the woman, hee hee hee -


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Subject: RE: Is Joan Baez a fraud?
From: kendall
Date: 24 Feb 02 - 07:38 AM

UJ, I too would prefer to sleep with a warm cuddly woman; but, you cant fight off an enemy with one!


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