Even though Joan Baez is no longer touring, she still has insightful insights to share.

The unifying force behind the 1960s activism storm, which included the feminist, civil rights, and anti-war movements, was music.

Joan Baez stated, “I’m the only one who has ever used the word ‘glue,’ and that’s what it is. That’s one of the reasons we’re so scattered right now, when we should be together.” I have no idea how the universe came together to create that glue. You can’t force it, in my opinion.”

According to her, “there are no true anthems for the movements now like there were in the past.” Someone is incapable of penning a “Imagine” or a “Blowin’ in the Wind.” It’s just not possible for you. The hardest thing to write, in my opinion, is an anthem. There’s no way I would try. There are a few items lacking. A decade-long surge of exceptional ability occurred. Reproducing that is not possible.

Furthermore, evil is avalanching toward us as we attempt to climb the slope. It wasn’t that I believed people were bad; rather, I believed that evil came from the things they did. Holding onto that is really difficult for me.

One of the most magnificent, evocative voices of the 1960s, Baez, feels that taking chances has always been an essential component of her advocacy. She was born in Staten Island in 1941, is currently retired from touring, and resides in Northern California. She still has a lot of creative energy and empathy.

The immersive and eerie documentary “Joan Baez I Am a Noise” followed the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer last year. Her autobiographical poetry collection “When You See My Mother, Ask Her to Dance” (David R. Godine, 120 pp., $25.95) was just published. She shares her horrific early experiences with racism and sexual abuse in these endeavors.

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