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Angel in Cotton

Published by JIM HARSTAD | Sunday, March 11, 2018 5:49 PM


100 words for March.


In about 1962 I saw Joan Baez at the Seattle Civic, modestly
well-attended by well-laundered overalls and plaid flannel shirts. Her
name was the draw and her shirt was flannel.

She was sponsoring this gnomish little frizzy-haired guy that nobody’d
ever heard of. He did “Don’t Think Twice (It’s All Right)” and “It
Ain’t Me, Babe”. To her, we thought. To her! On stage. Right there in
front of us.

Six years later — hitchhiking in Ohio — a young woods scruff driving a
lop-sided 1952 Ford with Oregon plates opined, “After God made Baez,
He broke the mold.” Who would argue?



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Lanning - Sunday, March 11, 2018 7:52 AM.


Nice. This past January I was traveling to Waimea with the University Lab School speech team. This was on the Big Island -- that weekend of the nuclear mistake : ( Anyway, they were advertising Joan Baez in concert there the following week. Wish I could have been there. Just bought her new album. Beautiful.