I have been associated with Joe (aka) Country Joe McDonald for over 40
years and have worked with him on various projects over that time frame.
Currently we are working together on a book about his life - this is a work
in progress which is close to completion. You can see sample Chapters on
www.countryjoe.com - there will be a new Chapter up each month.
As a new member of the list I have been keeping up on the posts with great
interest for the past few weeks as much of the conversation is relevant to
material in the book.
I have been a front line educator with the San Francisco Public Schools
since 1966. During the period 1967-1973 I was deeply influenced by the San
Francisco music explosion of the period and became a rock band manager of
three bands who played many important gigs and Benefits of all types in the
Bay Area and Oregon during that time.
If any members of the list have comments or suggestions for me as to what
you would like to see in the book or even suggestions about potential
Publishers I would love to hear from you.
t 05:33 PM 6/23/00 -0700, you wrote:
>No disdain, Joe. I can't write the kind of songs you can, and you
>can't necessarily do everything everybody else can. It's as
>simple as all that. It takes all kinds. It would be a very dull
>world if we were all the same.
> Bill Mandel
>Joe McDonald wrote:
>> gee wizz guys i am starting to feel like a tennis ball: i am an
"artist" that "intuits" things and not a "logical type" i am just a
"musician" "cut me some slack".
>> wazzup dudes?! i don wanna beef again but i am having a Jane Fonda
flashback when she told me "the GI's are just working class guys who dont
know how to spell". well
>> us dumb bells, or lumpen, or freaks bleed if you cut us and "serve" in
all segments of society. disdain is not a nice thing even disguised as a
complement. no cheers
>> this time from me, country joe mcdonald
>> William Mandel wrote:
>> > My reaction to Joe's post to me a few days back was to flash on
>> > de St. Exupery's phrase: "Happiness is when you are understood,"
>> > and that artists often intuit things us supposedly logical types
>> > have trouble with.
>> > Bill Mandel
>> > Joe McDonald wrote:
>> > >
>> > > monkerud wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > If Joe's views are supposed to be from the left, we're in bad
shape. And yet his views reveal how little the ideas that we put forth
reached ordinary Americans.
>> > > >
>> > > > We should perhaps cut the guy some slack ... he's a musician after
all and apparently didn't learn much from being around the political movement.
>> > >
>> -- "Ira Furor Brevis Est " - Anger is a brief madness
>> country joe Home Pg <http://www.countryjoe.com>
>> country joe's tribute to Florence Nightingale
>> Berkeley Vietnam Veterans Memorial
>> Rag Baby Online Magazine <http://www.ragbaby.com/magazine>
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