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(The New York Times)   Where have all the flowers gone? Pete Seeger has gone at age 94   (nytimes.com) divider line 188
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2014-01-28 01:55:51 AM  
While most certainly a loss, you have to admit that 94 years is a pretty good run.
 
2014-01-28 07:17:12 AM  
The usual fake RIP wishes will come shortly, but I wouldn't be surprised if some dumbass DJ started playing "Night Moves" in his honor.
 
2014-01-28 07:19:29 AM  

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RIP BoB Seger


/used to smoke five packs of cigarettes a day
 
2014-01-28 07:19:51 AM  
Thanks for making me cry, I guess.

/never fail to get weepy with that song
//RIP
 
2014-01-28 07:20:08 AM  
very sad day, a time to weep.. God speed, Mr. Seeger
 
2014-01-28 07:22:29 AM  
I remember him coming to our elementary school (suburban Long Island) in the early 60s.  I have always loved his passion and his music. The world is a sadder place for his loss.
 
2014-01-28 07:24:01 AM  
Was it the crushing pain of the Grammy defeat?
 
2014-01-28 07:25:24 AM  
Puff the Magic Dragon is the one that makes me cry every time.

RIP.
 
2014-01-28 07:26:27 AM  
:(

/Think Globally. Act Locally.
 
2014-01-28 07:27:46 AM  
Boy this sucks, I really loved "Alice's Restaurant".
 
2014-01-28 07:30:11 AM  
Hell of a run. 94's better than his contemporaries.Still, damn.
 
2014-01-28 07:30:30 AM  
Given that his wife died last year (she was 91), this was coming, but it still hurts.
 
2014-01-28 07:31:38 AM  
Goodnight, Irene.
 
2014-01-28 07:34:42 AM  
RIP something something
 
2014-01-28 07:37:20 AM  
My family used to belong to the Clearwater Society in the 70s and 80s and we used to take the ship out of the long pier just south of Nyack. Sailed up and down the Hudson on that sloop many a time. He used sing a lot on board and was a great guy to talk to.

Last time I saw him perform was at the South Street piers a good ten years ago.

/good times
 
2014-01-28 07:37:25 AM  

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RIP CEEGAR

 
2014-01-28 07:37:42 AM  
Is he the one mentioned in the title of the Pink Floyd classic "Have a Seeger?"
 
2014-01-28 07:41:36 AM  
What color was thr snske my dear?Green and Yeller
Green and
 
2014-01-28 07:44:15 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: Given that his wife died last year (she was 91), this was coming, but it still hurts.


Just a hair shy of their 70th wedding anniversary. Imagine that.

/peace, Mr.Seeger
 
2014-01-28 07:45:53 AM  

vudukungfu: Goodnight, Irene.


No, that's Dexy's Midnight Runners.

/rip singy man.
 
2014-01-28 07:46:13 AM  
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He was good folk. RIP sir.
 
2014-01-28 07:48:46 AM  
Coincidentally, I just watched the "Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation" documentary on Netflix last night, which featured a lot on Pete Seeger. I never was much of a folkie, but I've gained an appreciation for it after watching the film. Seeger was a remarkable guy who helped make the world a better place. Godspeed, sir... and thanks for all you did.
 
2014-01-28 07:49:53 AM  

foo monkey: vudukungfu: Goodnight, Irene.

No, that's Dexy's Midnight Runners.

/rip singy man.


Thought is was Huddy Ledbetter.
 
2014-01-28 07:50:42 AM  

TommyymmoT: While most certainly a loss, you have to admit that 94 years is a pretty good run.


Indeed. I can merely hope that this sack of meat and water holds out anywhere near that long.
 
2014-01-28 07:53:56 AM  
A wonderful man who stood strong for his beliefs. Would not name "Commie" friends to the fascist Joe McCarthey's UnAmerican's Commitee. Lost a lot of money in sponsorships and was banned from TV because of his silence, but money was not what drove Pete. His songs were not only beautiful to listen but they brought people together to fight for civil rights, peace, justice, the environment, union rights. He was one of the key players in getting the Hudson River cleaned up. They don't make men like Pete Seeger anymore. God bless.
 
2014-01-28 07:54:40 AM  
This guy is huge.  Amazing influence on our culture.
 
2014-01-28 07:55:10 AM  
A time to be born, a time to die.
 
2014-01-28 07:56:53 AM  
Caught the NPR story on the way in this morning. It ended with his son (I think) saying that Pete ended up doubting that the pen (and the banjo) really were mightier than the sword -- that he felt like he'd failed in his mission. That brought a lump to my throat.

Pete, you may not have made it to the Promised Land -- but I think we'd be much further from it if not for you. I'd like to think that somewhere, somehow, you know that now.
 
2014-01-28 07:57:52 AM  
I detest most folk music, but Seeger was a good guy. We're a poorer nation now that he's gone.
 
2014-01-28 07:59:37 AM  

GeeksAreMyPeeps: Was it the crushing pain of the Grammy defeat?


That he lost to Stephen Colbert. Could be an interesting Colbert Report tonight.
 
2014-01-28 08:04:46 AM  
I went to see him at a college concert, back in the day.  At one point, another student jumped up on stage and used the mic to announce that the National Guard had fired upon and killed students at Kent State.  The gym erupted with a mixture of anger and confusion.  Good ol' Pete then tried his best to keep the lid on the crowd, pleading for peace and calm.

Many ignored his advice, though, and the campus was closed for a few days during the aftermath.  Poignant memory.
 
2014-01-28 08:09:01 AM  

TommyymmoT: While most certainly a loss, you have to admit that 94 years is a pretty good run.


This.  May he rest in peace.
 
2014-01-28 08:09:21 AM  

GibbyTheMole: Coincidentally, I just watched the "Greenwich Village: Music That Defined a Generation" documentary on Netflix last night, which featured a lot on Pete Seeger. I never was much of a folkie, but I've gained an appreciation for it after watching the film. Seeger was a remarkable guy who helped make the world a better place. Godspeed, sir... and thanks for all you did.


Pete's a great point to get into the folk movement(s) in this country, as he was part of several of them, from looking for songs in the South in the 30s to the anti-fascist movement in the 40s to the rise of popular folk in the 50s and early 60s.  He always gave credit when he sang someone else's song, and knew the origins of most traditional folk songs as back as far as they could be traced (his father was a Harvard-trained musicologist).

About the only thing he didn't like was the lyrics to "Greensleeves", which became a running joke for the Weavers.
 
2014-01-28 08:09:51 AM  
Pete Seeger was a true patriot.
 
2014-01-28 08:10:27 AM  

snowybunting: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 393x393]

He was good folk. RIP sir.


Yeah, but does it kill fascists?
 
2014-01-28 08:11:26 AM  
He played "concerts" at my high school.

I was too stupid then to realize what a treasure that was.

RIP Mr. Seeger
 
2014-01-28 08:12:47 AM  
A time to weep, indeed.
 
2014-01-28 08:13:06 AM  
Long time passing...

/Farewell, Mr. Seeger
//Thank you
 
2014-01-28 08:13:48 AM  
Oh great, here comes another week of masturbatory Baby Boomer wailing and tearing of the garments.

If you need an entertainer to inspire you to do what you already think is the moral and right course of action, then your revolution is doomed to failure.

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2014-01-28 08:14:15 AM  

jfarkinB: Caught the NPR story on the way in this morning. It ended with his son (I think) saying that Pete ended up doubting that the pen (and the banjo) really were mightier than the sword -- that he felt like he'd failed in his mission. That brought a lump to my throat.

Pete, you may not have made it to the Promised Land -- but I think we'd be much further from it if not for you. I'd like to think that somewhere, somehow, you know that now.


That was actually his grandson, Tau. Nice guy. Also a musician.
 
2014-01-28 08:15:11 AM  
Good night, Activist Music Man. :(
 
2014-01-28 08:15:18 AM  

Lee Jackson Beauregard: snowybunting: [2.bp.blogspot.com image 393x393]

He was good folk. RIP sir.

Yeah, but does it kill fascists?


No, that was Woody Guthrie's guitar.  The banjo was Seeger's response to that,
 
2014-01-28 08:15:26 AM  

SoupJohnB: I went to see him at a college concert, back in the day.  At one point, another student jumped up on stage and used the mic to announce that the National Guard had fired upon and killed students at Kent State.  The gym erupted with a mixture of anger and confusion.  Good ol' Pete then tried his best to keep the lid on the crowd, pleading for peace and calm.

Many ignored his advice, though, and the campus was closed for a few days during the aftermath.  Poignant memory.


Wow. That's quite a moment.
 
2014-01-28 08:21:18 AM  

AlwaysRightBoy: My family used to belong to the Clearwater Society in the 70s and 80s and we used to take the ship out of the long pier just south of Nyack. Sailed up and down the Hudson on that sloop many a time. He used sing a lot on board and was a great guy to talk to.

Last time I saw him perform was at the South Street piers a good ten years ago.

/good times


I remember seeing him at ClearwaIter in 2011. It was an amazing performance. Arlo was there, too.
 
2014-01-28 08:23:08 AM  
That'll do, Pete. That'll do.
 
2014-01-28 08:24:54 AM  
He's up heaven, workin' on his night moves.
 
2014-01-28 08:25:07 AM  
RIP Pete. You were an inspiration to a lot of people.
 
2014-01-28 08:25:36 AM  
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RIP Pete's Dragon

 
2014-01-28 08:26:38 AM  
He sang "This Land is Your Land" at Obama's inauguration. RIP Old Commie Bastard.
 
2014-01-28 08:28:39 AM  

ginandbacon: SoupJohnB: I went to see him at a college concert, back in the day.  At one point, another student jumped up on stage and used the mic to announce that the National Guard had fired upon and killed students at Kent State.  The gym erupted with a mixture of anger and confusion.  Good ol' Pete then tried his best to keep the lid on the crowd, pleading for peace and calm.

Many ignored his advice, though, and the campus was closed for a few days during the aftermath.  Poignant memory.

Wow. That's quite a moment.


So was facing my father back home, who was clutching a "Nastygram" from the college dean!
 
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