Rolling Stone published an interview with Joan Baez yesterday about the Women’s March and protest music. While I strongly recommend reading it, there are a couple of highlights I’m thinking about.
- There’s a lack of music as a positive, uplifting (Baez’s word) force right now – protests are focused on anger. This movement needs an anthem.
- Protesters right now are being reactive, not proactive (me interpreting her words). I’ll quote her here, because she says this so succinctly: “You know, their strategy’ s working when they have us spinnming so fast we don’t know which thing to latch onto… I’d say just keep your eyes on the prize.”
That’s it for the moment, but I want to leave you with some music because that’s just who I am.