Joan Ba-who?

On 28 April 2007, John Mellencamp performed for recovering servicemembers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Allegedly missing from the show was Joan Baez, who clams she was disinvited by Army officials. Without addressing the politics of having an avowed anti-war activist and member of a delegation that visitied Hanoi in 1972, perform at a military hospital, there remains a critical question. Were any of these servicemembers clamoring for Joan Baez? What song of hers would anyone from GenX or Y even know? One can imagine the injured soldiers and Marines saying no to Fergie, Avril Lavigne, Pink, Akon, and Fall Out Boy, and chanting, “we want Joan what’s-her-name!” (Not!)


Just a thought – yojoe

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