This is where we store all the old stuff, things that don't quite fit anywhere else, and just plain junk. Watch out for the cobwebs. Outside links on these pages may have died.
Watch me and a cast of thousands singing "This Land Is Your Land" in front of San Francisco City Hall on Earth Day.
The Japanese disaster
When the Deepwater Horizon oil spill happened, we put up a page.
Visit my page about the 40th anniversary of Woodstock.
From shortly after the 9/11 attacks to the end of 2008 we maintaind this crisis page.
Zoe Trodd's new book American Protest Literature is out from the Belknap Press of Harvard University Press. I have my own chapter and a nice quote on the Woody Guthrie chapter. The editor writes:
"The book traces the history of protest literature, photography, music, art, film, and dance in America -- I also teach a course at Harvard that had 300 students last semester (one of the biggest ones at Harvard), in which we study you and your music (it's called American Protest Literature: From Tom Paine to Tupac). It's been quite controversial -- we led the 3000 student walk-out in 2003 against the war and ran teach-ins, and this semester had Chomsky, Barbara Ehrenreich, Kevin Bales, Howard Zinn, and Tony Kushner come to speak. It seems to have spawned similar courses around the country. I'm hoping this book will cause a splash too, and put protest literature and music on the academic map a bit more. Howard Zinn is writing the book's afterword, and Harvard Press are marketing it as a general interest hardback and paperback book, as well as an academic book."
Mary Jo Dimbat passed away in September 2006. The Dimbats were early fans and supporters of Country Joe and the Fish, and the band's first album was dedicated to them. Martin Dimbat died last year. From the Contra Costa Times:
Resident of Concord Mary Jo Dimbat, beloved mother to Margot A. Larsen and Coralyn Treas; Godmother to Robin E. Bishop; and grandmother to Meleika Hilliard, and Elizabeth and Alexandra Larsen passed away peacefully Aug. 31, 2006. Her life was dedicated to the earnest pursuit of peace between nations, social justice, and philanthropic endeavors. Born Marian Josephine Hubbard Aug. 26, 1921 in Durango, CO, she studied Journalism at the University of Iowa before working at an Ordinance Plant during WWII. She moved to Glen Ellen, CA, after the war with her husband, Martin Dimbat. Together, they raised three children, one of whom, a son, Jerry Dimbat, died tragically in a bus accident during his first year of college. She was a 55-year resident of Concord. She will be remembered for her sincerity and generosity of spirit. Memorial Services to be announced. Donations in her name may be made to the Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church or the Mt. Diablo Peace Center.
My page about Hurricane Katrina.
- The flap about the World Peace Music Awards.
- Berkeley's Veterans Day observance.
Me and Barry "The Fish" Melton at Lefty O'Doul's in San Francisco for the Marine Corps/Salvation Army Toys for Tots Drive Gala on December 19. Photo by Chet Helms.
- Rock critic Joel Selvin sends a riddle:
What do the following artists have in common?
- Bob Dylan
- Rolling Stones
- The Doors
- Elvis Presley
- Country Joe & The Fish
- Bobby Darrin
- An obituary for Lynda Van Devanter.
- Read Ron Cabral's report on Monterey Pop Revisited.
- Read a review from my 2001 English tour.
Joe on stage at the Berkeley concert March 9; special guest Hugh Thompson, the hero of My Lai, signs an autograph.
- A patriotic poem inspired by the inauguration of President* Bush.
- The many uses of the word.
- Our page on the zany 2000 election.
- Here's where we retired the saga of Clinton's zipper wars, along with Clinton.
- Jim Botkin has kindly allowed me to post his hilarious account of how I got booted from the Standdown 2000 Hootenanny in Oklahoma City.
- Links about the KPFA beef.
- A droll occurrence at the 200th anniversary of the Library of Congress.
- A Fourth of July essay on what happened to the guys who signed the Declaration of Independence.
- Here are some thoughts on Memorial Day from Lt. Bobby Ross. Read the article from the San Francisco Chronicle about my plan for an SF veterans memorial.
- Author B.G.Burkett gives Country Joe and ex-Secretary of State Robert McNamara their own special page in his 700-page best seller Stolen Valor (Dallas: Verity Press, 1998). Order a copy.
- I've been locked out of the Guinness Book of World Records! Find out why.
- A review of me at the 1999 Woody Guthrie Festival.
- Our millennium greeting
1999 and Before
- A picture of me celebrating the 30th anniversary of Woodstock at Max Yasgur's farm.
- A page of stuff about the famous Y2K catastrophe
- A newspaper article about the Ed Sullivan Show appearance that never happened.
- A poster for a 1998 gig in Asheville, NC.
- A baby picture of me.
- A page about Malvina Reynolds and me
- Me, Monica and Bill.
- Dorothy Moskowitz as a dreidel.
- My pages commemorating the 30th anniversary of the Summer of Love.
- A dirty Christmas card.
- Me in Copenhagen.
- "The Wall Comes to Berkeley" newspaper article.
- A scary soundbite from Spiro Agnew in RealAudio.
- Handbill from the Beacon Strawberry Festival.
- Photo from Berkeley, 1998.
- Some thoughts on the execution of Viet vet Manny Babbitt.