News flashes & acid flashes
WHO AM I?
Me and my life
"Fixin' to Die" and the rest
NEXT STOP IS VIETNAM
News and blues for vets
Strange stuff / familiar stuff
Visit some friends
The place to hear the sounds
JOE'S FACEBOOK PAGE
Be my friend
A TRIBUTE TO FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE
My site about the famous nurse
25% OFF SALE!
Records · Books · Posters
D. King Gallery Rock Posters
Top 100 tunes of 1965 -- 50 years ago.
Master the scale of the universe -- with thanks to Jon Carroll for the tip.
Listen to some background music while you surf. We are currently offering my album Carry On.
Watch a light show while you listen.
Politics, Music, Whales
M A G A Z I N E
A U T O G R A P H S
If you send me a stamped, self-addressed envelope I will send you a photograph of myself at Woodstock including a reproduced autograph for free. (Stamps only, no meter strips.) Details.
I will gladly hand-sign anything you send if you include a check for $20 US made out to Joe McDonald. You are responsible for the packaging and the postage, both to me
and the return packaging and posting. Send to: Country Joe McDonald, P.O. Box 7064, Berkeley, California 94707-0158.
Listen to Captain Jach's Honeyradio from Detroit
Tom Weller, webwright
... or KPIG from San Francisco
... or Bullfrog Blues Radio from Portsmouth, England.
elcome to my home on the web. I'm a singer and songwriter, I used to
be in Country Joe & the Fish, and
I live in Berkeley,
California, Planet Earth.|
Get info on my upcoming gigs and booking.
We're organizing a protest song festival to be held on August 15 from 10am to 10pm at the Fellowship Hall of the BFUU in Berkeley. Learn more.
My new 2 CD set Time Flies By is out. Co-produced by Tim Eschliman and myself, it has 25 songs from solo to full band covering a time period of 30 years of song writing. Preview the songs and musicians, then place your order at the Country Store.
Read my review of John Pirozzi’s documentary film Don’t Think I’ve Forgotten: Cambodia's Lost Rock and Roll at the EatDrinkFilms website.
Nellie McKay covered my song Not So Sweet Martha Lorraine on A Prairie Home Companion. It's on her new album My Weekly Reader.
Did an event that involved a falling piano inspire Woodstock? Find out here.
There's an interview with me in It's Psychedelic Baby Magazine.
I was interviewed by the Greek-language online magazine Hit Channel. Here's an English version, courtesy of Google Translate.
We had a reunion of the Blue Fairyland Nursery School on July 19. Learn more.
Michael Gates has written a column for the Yukon News about Robert W. Service and me.
The UCSF School of Nursing is planning to archive my Tribute to Florence Nightingale website so that its information will be saved for posterity. (But the site will still be available in its current location.) They are also taking over my collection of Nightingale memorabilia. Read an interview with me by the UCSF archivist.
In case you wonder what the fuck has happened in the past few years to get us into the mess we are in today I thought it might be nice for us at Country Joe’s Place to bring back our crisis page just the way it evolved and see how far we have come since 9/11. OMFG! (The page was up from shortly after the 9/11 attacks to the end of 2008. Some links may have died.)
I came across a piece of little-known American history
concerning the treatment of homeless children that has
been put to song by the RJ Phillips Band of Baltimore.
Goodbye Emily, a novel about Woodstock by Michael Murphy, has a new web site.
"A Ride with Matt" is a documentary film about Huntington's Disease, intended to raise awareness and to generate support and funding for research to ameliorate or altogether eradicate Huntington’s -- the disease that killed Woody Guthrie. Check it out.
Philip Buehler has collaborated with Nora Guthrie on Woody Guthrie's Wardy Forty, chronicling Woody's years with Huntington's as seen through his letters, family snapshots, rare interviews and photos of the abandoned Greystone hospital today. Buy your copy here.
Glass sculptor Peggy Pettigrew Stewart is casting the faces of many Woodstock musicians, including mine, to be reproduced in glass. We're going to be posting pictures of the process here as it goes along.
They've been trying to make a movie about Janis Joplin for the last 15 years. Candidates for the role have included Zooey Deschanel, Nina Arianda, Pink, and Renee Zellweger. Now it's on again under the title Get It While You Can, with Joplin played by -- the envelope please -- Amy Adams. It's supposed to start shooting late in 2015.
My son Devin has bought Berkeley's beloved Mr. Mopps' toy store. You can visit Mr. Mopps' on the web and on Facebook.
RUTH ALICE "RONNIE" GILBERT
September 7, 1926 - June 6, 2015
Ronnie Gilbert’s most famous claim to fame will always be as a member of the popular folk song group The Weavers. I don’t think that Ronnie ever gave a hoot (pun intended) about a “claim to fame.” Unlike many lefty musicians of her generation she was undogmatic and an accessible member of the Bay Area as a musician and a gay woman. Very talented, very famous, very successful, she walked point for all women who followed in that sexist and self-righteous liberal/lefty community. Never taking on airs and always in tune with the times and never old fashioned. She will be sorely missed.
Read the New York Times obituary.
Here are some videos of me folks have put up:
...or listen to fan tapes of my live shows from the Internet Archive.
A timeline -- listing my performances and other events
Movies, TV, and stage
G.I. Joe -- me in the service
Look at my secret FBI file
Read my testimony at the Chicago Seven trial
Lyrics and album notes
"I-Feel-Like-I'm-Fixin'-to-Die Rag" -- everything you want to know about the song and much, much more!
The story of the notorious Fish Cheer.
Hear some early recordings of my old group, the Berkeley String Quartet.
My earliest musical collaborator was Blair Hardman, and we recorded an album in '65, The Goodbye Blues.
Listen to Country Joe In Space, a virtual compilation of my science-fiction oriented songs. Available only in cyberspace!
Looking for a particular CD? Here's the scoop on all the titles.
The Great Springfield Pig Roast
Vietnam and war news
Vietnam veteran-related links
Fun with Gunz!
Music and psychedelic links
Animal/ecology links and news
A 2015 Country Joe appointment calendar, in Acrobat format.
A Sixties Scrapbook
Amazing stories that folks have sent me.
"Country Joe collects dolls!?" Yeah, what's it to ya? See my nurse doll collection.
The attic, where we store old junk.
My site dedicated to the accomplishments of Florence Nightingale
My record company's site, <Rag Baby .com>, featuring the Rag Baby On-line Magazine
Country Joe & the Fish
"Wildman" Dave Diamond's Country Joe & the Fish fan page
Barry "The Fish" Melton Web | Facebook
David Bennett Cohen
Gary "Chicken" Hirsh
ED Denson Web | Facebook
Zone Recording Studio (Sonoma County) -- Blair Hardman's studio
Berkeley's Vietnam Vets' Memorial