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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 06:59 PM
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So...the "old Boomer Has Beens" have their last say. "Joan Baez at Foley Square!"
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Edited on Fri Nov-11-11 07:19 PM by KoKo
(btw..nice song you can listen to at the site)

Folk singer Joan Baez jams for the Occupy Wall Street
Anti-war folkie performs on Veteran's Day

BY Matthew Lysiak & Corky Siemaszko
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS

Friday, November 11 2011, 3:53 PM

The irony of Baez performing on Veterans Day was mostly lost on the demonstrators, who had marched from their base in Zuccotti Park to Foley Square, just up from City Hall, for the concert.

In fact, some werent quite sure who Baez was.

Shes a war hero who served in Vietnam, I think, said 19-year-old Luke Fields, who hails from Morningside Heights. She saw first-hand that war was a nightmare.

Told that Baez was a singer, Fields changed his tune.

Its great to have her here, he said. Shes a legend, but no, I cant say I can name the songs.

Fields was not alone.

When Baez urged everyone to sing along with her first song, Wheres My Apple Pie, only a handful did because most didnt seem to know the lyrics.

But there was loud applause when Baez changed the lyric from wheres my apple pie, to its time to occupy.

Baez is not the first 60s throwback to sing in solidarity with the mostly youthful protesters.

MUCH MORE and Worth a Read.....at..........

Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/folk-singer-joan-ba...





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  -So...the "old Boomer Has Beens" have their last say. "Joan Baez at Foley Square!" KoKo  Nov-11-11 06:59 PM   #0 
  - Okay. So who should perform instead?  Missy Vixen   Nov-11-11 07:03 PM   #1 
  - I guess that leaves Britney Spears  Zambero   Nov-11-11 07:08 PM   #3 
  - I think she's playing the Republican National Convention  Missy Vixen   Nov-11-11 10:06 PM   #54 
  - Joan Baez is a "saint" to me....so my post must have come across snarky...sorry.  KoKo   Nov-11-11 07:23 PM   #7 
  - I have a lot of Baez on my iPod.  Jackpine Radical   Nov-11-11 07:31 PM   #12 
  - You are not alone, my friend.  dixiegrrrrl   Nov-11-11 08:34 PM   #41 
  - Thanks for clarifying.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 07:32 PM   #14 
  - Sarcasm in print generally looks like a cheap shot  Warpy   Nov-11-11 07:51 PM   #25 
  - What I LOVE LOVE LOVE about this  Horse with no Name   Nov-11-11 08:38 PM   #42 
     - I thought it was nice of her to even offer to play  Missy Vixen   Nov-11-11 10:01 PM   #52 
  - The Red Army Choir?  Fumesucker   Nov-11-11 07:30 PM   #11 
  - What is "ironic" about Joan Baez singing at a protest?  Webster Green   Nov-11-11 07:07 PM   #2 
  - We thought she was the coolest person ever. Still do..n/t  monmouth   Nov-11-11 07:15 PM   #4 
  - I just edited so folks would see there's a clip of her song there...it's lovely. n/t  KoKo   Nov-11-11 07:19 PM   #5 
     - Where did the "boomer has-beens" quote in your OP come from?  Mojeoux   Nov-11-11 07:22 PM   #6 
     - Yeah. ????  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 07:29 PM   #10 
     - From many posters here on DU who say Boomers took their Future away from them...  KoKo   Nov-11-11 07:35 PM   #16 
     - Don't worry, KoKo. That Daily News quote of spectators sounds like gotcha journalism.  Leopolds Ghost   Nov-11-11 07:48 PM   #24 
     - Especially "old"? She is 70, and I am 72 and do not consider myself "old". n/t  RebelOne   Nov-11-11 07:52 PM   #26 
     - Hey KoKo... I Know Where It Comes From...  WillyT   Nov-11-11 07:35 PM   #17 
        - Thanks...Willy T... as I said...it's hard to do "nuance, irony, or snark, sometimes  KoKo   Nov-11-11 07:42 PM   #20 
           - KoKo, I didn't get it. I apologize.  Missy Vixen   Nov-11-11 10:03 PM   #53 
  - They all got a history lesson which is good  lunatica   Nov-11-11 07:24 PM   #8 
  - "old Boomer Has Beens"???  RetroLounge   Nov-11-11 07:26 PM   #9 
  - See post 7.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 07:33 PM   #15 
  - She was born in '41, so she's of the Silent Generation, not a Boomer.  Odin2005   Nov-11-11 07:31 PM   #13 
  - What's the difference...I'm a Silent Generation, also...but hung out with the Boomers...  KoKo   Nov-11-11 07:38 PM   #18 
  - Read "The Fourth Turning" by William Strauss and Neil Howe.  Odin2005   Nov-11-11 08:01 PM   #31 
     - They put Boom at 1943...most info I've read is '45 for Boomers..but I'd agree that I'm a  KoKo   Nov-11-11 08:30 PM   #39 
  - Yes, Baez is not a "boomer".  northoftheborder   Nov-11-11 07:41 PM   #19 
  - It's a good thing to do. But, you know there's more who like that music than you'd think.  KoKo   Nov-11-11 07:59 PM   #28 
  - LOL,. We saw her perform several years ago along with other gray headed people.  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 07:59 PM   #29 
  - I was born in 1944 so that makes me a War Child.  Hardrada   Nov-11-11 07:43 PM   #21 
  - The "War Babies" are a transition between the Silents and Boomers...  Odin2005   Nov-11-11 07:46 PM   #22 
  - My dad was in the USAAF and I was a baby staying with my mom  Hardrada   Nov-11-11 09:18 PM   #49 
  - We "War Childs" have a unique view of things. And we are a small in numbers  KoKo   Nov-11-11 07:47 PM   #23 
     - Hop a long Cassidy!  JohnnyLib2   Nov-11-11 08:00 PM   #30 
        - Big John and Sparkey....Omnibus...Playhouse 90....Gumby....  KoKo   Nov-11-11 08:04 PM   #32 
  - I was born in the 50's and I think of her as close enough. Joan Baez  mmonk   Nov-11-11 08:27 PM   #38 
     - Understand what you say...  KoKo   Nov-11-11 08:43 PM   #44 
  - I'm a Boomer -- 10/13/48 -- and I ain't no has-been!  Tansy_Gold   Nov-11-11 07:54 PM   #27 
  - yep....  KoKo   Nov-11-11 08:09 PM   #33 
     - For you and me, kiddo  Tansy_Gold   Nov-11-11 08:14 PM   #35 
     - omg....Isn't that a Beautiful one..."Forever Young." The way she sings this...incredible!  KoKo   Nov-11-11 08:48 PM   #46 
     - The first words my kid said were the lyrics to "DiDa".  EFerrari   Nov-11-11 09:24 PM   #50 
     - I got that you were ironicly quoting KoKo, but the quote stirred up a  Mojeoux   Nov-12-11 04:26 PM   #56 
  - Take a look at the audience in this video  Tansy_Gold   Nov-11-11 08:11 PM   #34 
  - Tansy that's fantastic. And, I was at a Bruce Springsteen concert in 2008  KoKo   Nov-11-11 08:20 PM   #36 
     - More  Tansy_Gold   Nov-11-11 08:22 PM   #37 
        - And more  Tansy_Gold   Nov-11-11 08:31 PM   #40 
  - It's up to these whippersnappers  customerserviceguy   Nov-11-11 08:42 PM   #43 
  - It's incredible the amount of good listening there is out there..and that You Tube  KoKo   Nov-11-11 08:46 PM   #45 
     - Not the greatest video but well worth the intro banter  Tansy_Gold   Nov-11-11 09:01 PM   #47 
  - OK, Perry is toast  Jack Rabbit   Nov-11-11 09:13 PM   #48 
  - In the kitchen, 2009, in Farsi, we shall overcome  Tansy_Gold   Nov-11-11 09:26 PM   #51 
  - Some weren't sure who Baez was?  thucythucy   Nov-12-11 03:37 PM   #55 
  - She's not a has-been.  LWolf   Nov-12-11 04:49 PM   #57 
 

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