Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rusty memories

Joan Baez live in 1975, "Diamonds and Rust". A classic.

And let me get this straight. I go from art-metal to electronica to folk all in the space of three videos? What can I say, the penguin has eclectic tastes...

-- Badtux the Music Penguin


  1. She opened for Dylan and Rolling Thunder at Fort COllins CO in 1976; I was at CU Boulder in the Mech Eng program. That was the show that was recorded for "Hard Rain".

    She closed her set with "Diamonds and Rust", and when the applause had died down, she turned to the back left of the stage, and said, "Well, I'll be damned. Here you are again."

    Never forgot the look on Dylan's face.

  2. Don't ask me. I just like music.

  3. Heh, from what I understand of the way Bob Dylan treated (treats?) everybody who wasn't Bob Dylan, he deserved it :). From all accounts of Joan's 1966 birthday party, which was a gathering of most of the big names of the early folk scene at a New York restaurant, he acted so boorishly that most of the party ended up walking out of the restaurant where they were gathered, leaving Joan's little sister Mimi to be in Bob's face calling him every name in the book and threatening his life for being such a jerk. Mimi being a tiny little thing and ordinarily rather mild-mannered, but apparently irate enough here that Bob got on a jet the next day and spent the next few weeks in Europe just to make sure :).

    Ah well. He wrote some good songs. (Past tense, nothing he's done in the past 35 years has been worth a bucket of warm spit).

    Martin -- that's my philosophy in a nutshell :).

    - Badtux the Nostalgia Penguin


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