Thursday, October 28, 2010

Diamonds & Rust.

Last night I was fortunate enough to be able to witness first hand a performance by arguably two of the most talented and influential acts in music: Joan Baez and Steve Earle.
I was blown away.
Baez, at nearly 70 years old, is beautiful. Her voice is still on par with her younger self and can rival any hipster, singer songwriter that is involved with today's music scene.
Steve Earle, also a legend in his own right, performed flawlessly. However, with his current beard and do, I couldn't help but to continuously think about how much he resembled Allen Ginsberg throughout the show. That is, if Ginsberg had ever endured the art of singing.

(P.S. Bonus Points are awarded to those of you who know who this song is written about. Mom and Aunt Cathy, you two don't count.)


  1. You know Emmy, it has been so many years since i heard that song that i had to listen to it again and of course, it didnt take long for me to realize who it was about. I won't give it away tho! :-) Where were you lucky enough to see two such great artists at one sitting...i would have loved to have been there with you. Thanks for sharing photos and video clip. That rendition by Joan Baez was absolutely beautiful. Love you sweet niece...Aunt Cathy

  2. We saw them in D.C. last night =)

  3. Wow, what a treat for you. Must have been pretty "magical" hearing her voice like that!
    See you at the airport!