David Crosby & Graham Nash at Occupy Wall Street 2011
On Friday mornings, we try to segue into the weekend with a musical blast from the past, drawing from my archive of interviews with musical artists from my music radio days. Today, we did it real time as I spoke with Graham Nash about his music, activism and his new book Wild Tales: A Rock & Roll Life.
But we began with the mess in Paris, as the two gunmen who murdered 12 people on Wednesday at the Charlie Hebdo offices were cornered in a print shop with at least one hostage. Another standoff was happening a few miles away at a Kosher supermarket, where the gunman who shot and killed a Parisian police officer yesterday was also holding hostages. By the time the show ended, the terrorists had been killed and most of the hostages freed.
I was honored that Dan Perkins, better known as the editorial cartoonist Tom Tomorrow – creator of This Modern World – joined me to talk about the murders of the cartoonists at Charlie Hebdo.
At times like this, we need more creative voices speaking out against the madness.