Famed folk singer and Woodside resident Joan Baez has written a new protest song, this one about President Trump, and it's titled "Nasty Man." At 76, her voice may be a little deeper than it once was, but her song styling is much the same as it was in the Vietnam War era as she sings of "a man gone wrong while building up his evil empire."
Bitingly, she also includes the line, "When the dirt on this man finally hits the fan and no one gives a damn about his tweets, he'll be finally and forever obsolete."
The song has gone viral with 2.5 million views on Facebook and counting, and it arrives just as Baez is about to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday.
Rolling Stone just did this profile of Baez, whom they call "a secret badass," and she shares a couple of fun stories in the piece, including the time she was asked to sing at the White House and when Michelle Obama requested she sing "If I Had a Hammer," she refused. "That is the most annoying song," Baez says. "I told them, 'If I had a hammer I'd hit myself on the head. Ain't gonna do it.' "
Also, she recalls sharing a bill with the Indigo Girls 20 years ago and a kid came up asking for an autograph for his grandmother. Baez snapped "Tell your grandmother to go f*** herself!" And then she said she felt bad, and signed it anyway.