contemporary art, culture and criticism from a Jewish-Eskimo in the Pacific Northwest.
I love you, Buffy Sainte-Marie
Yup. If all the other cool points were not enough she was a resident on the best street in the world Sesame Street from 1976 to 1981. Just a few years after being arrested and treated like a terrorist for protesting the Vietnam War and for Native American Rights she was suddenly Big Bird's best friend. And when she gave birth to her son Cody she taught us all about being friends, making room for new babies and breastfeeding(?!) Just two weeks ago a woman was arrested for discreetly breastfeeding her child in a Target store, but in the magical hopeful 1970s, before Trickle-Down Reaganomics and the dumbing of America, Buffy Sainte-Marie breastfed Cody on tv, on Sesame Street... Where did we go wrong?
Check her out singing the single from her first new album in 13 years Running For The Drum (appleseed 2008) The album is a stellar mix of club beats, pow wow, love songs, rockabilly, and protest songs. AMAZING and ass kicking at 68 years old.
After the jump check out some vintage Buffy on Sesame Street brilliance where she deals with a supremely jealous Big Bird as well as the (now) controversial (totally lovely and sweet) breast feeding clip.
Posted by Andrew klaus-Vineyard at Saturday, December 19, 2009
Labels: Big Bird, Buffy Sainte-Marie, civil war, Feminist, Human Right, I Love you, Native Americans, Ronald Reagan, Sesame Street, vietnam, war protests
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