RIP Pete Seeger

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    wakeflood
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    “I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent this implication that some of the places that I have sung and some of the people that I have known, and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical, make me any less of an American.”

    Not in my book, Pete. They made you a quintessential one. May his spirit of humanism and shared prosperity and hardship win the day again.

    You will be missed.

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    miws
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    Julie
    Member

    We need a singalong to say “Farewell, and thank you”.

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    wakeflood
    Participant

    He would smile at that, I suspect. :-)

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    Julie
    Member

    Anybody got a banjo?

    I’ll start:

    “This land is your land,

    This land is my land…”

    Who’s next?

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    Michael Waldo
    Participant

    I great humanitarian and a great American.

    He was there for civil rights, anti-war and the clean up of the Hudson river.

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    Jeannie
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    And where are today’s great writers and singers of protest/political songs? Anyone? Anyone? Inspired by “Inside Llewyn Davis,” I just listened to a Tom Paxton CD. One of the characters in the movie bears a strong resemblance to Paxton. Listen to Paxton’s “Lyndon Johnson Told the Nation” and “The Willing Conscript,” then chase with a lively “Bottle of Wine.” Also Phil Ochs, of course. Springsteen and younger performers have written some good ones, but it isn’t their specialty.

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    JoB
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    most of all, Pete Seeger was a gentle man

    and his songs reflect that

    his was the voice of the conscience of my generation

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    anonyme
    Participant

    I haven’t heard much conscience expressed in music for quite a while. Whining, yes; conscience – no. Is conscience dead?

    RIP, Pete.

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    wakeflood
    Participant

    Conscience and it’s cousin Shame, are in fact dead, as I’ve been informed on this very blog.

    Closest I can easily identify would be late era Springsteen and the occasional John Mayer lyric – i.e. “Belief”. Conversely, his “Waiting for the World to Change” is an example of whining.

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    Julie
    Member

    …or you could just sing, instead of moaning!

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    seaopgal
    Participant

    From California to the New York island;

    From the red wood forest to the Gulf stream waters …

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    Julie
    Member

    :)

    …This land was made for you and me.

    As I was walking

    That ribbon of highway…

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    miws
    Participant

    …..I saw above me that endless skyway

    I saw below me that golden valley…..

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    Julie
    Member

    …This land was made for you and me.

    I roamed and rambled, and followed my footsteps

    To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts…

    (doesn’t this feel better?)

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