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Music, All Shook Down "Trying to Ripen the World": An Interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie

"Trying to Ripen the World": An Interview with Buffy Sainte-Marie

When I first reach Buffy Sainte-Marie on the phone, she wants to know all about me before I can ask her any questions. She isn’t trying to figure me out, but is sincerely inquisitive, eager to meet the voice…
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Calendar, Night&Day Go Buffy!

Go Buffy!

Buffy Sainte-Marie is one of the most underappreciated people in the world. Which is not to say she isn't appreciated: It's just never going to be enough. The Cree singer-songwriter, teacher, writer, painter, early adopter of digital technologies, Sesame Street…
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Calendar, Night&Day I’m More Than One, I’m More Than Two ...

I’m More Than One, I’m More Than Two ...

“Whatcha doin’, Buffy?” Big Bird asks. “I’m feeding the baby, see, he’s drinking milk from my breast,” the woman replies. “That’s a funny way to feed a baby,” Big Bird says. “A lot of mothers feed their babies this way,”…
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Chances Are? Questioning coincidence at Edinburgh Castle

There are two kinds of people in the world: those who believe in coincidence, and those who don't. I'm not sure which category I fall into yet. The folks who don't believe in fate claim we're much more likely to…
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Calendar, Night&Day Older Than the Oscars?

Older Than the Oscars?

Last year about this time, the Fillmore was home to a benefit concert for the Longest Walk 2, the thirty-year anniversary of a cross-country demonstration to raise awareness of environmental issues. Kris Kristofferson played, Dennis Banks was there, and Peter…
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Calendar, Night&Day Folk Sounds Like Fuck

Folk Sounds Like Fuck

Once upon a time, folk and folk-rock were played on mainstream radio. Try to imagine Live 105 playing Joni Mitchell. Yeah right! That could never happen now, because it would be very threatening to someone's penis. But back in the…
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Calendar, Night&Day Cross It Out

Cross It Out

It must be real easy to become a cliché if you're a girl holding an acoustic guitar. (Easier than if you're a boy? Discuss.) San Franciscan by way of London Rebecca Cross takes up the challenge and wins it. While…
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