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KoKo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-11-11 07:59 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 08:19 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

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

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