IrieTom: Pete Seeger was a true patriot.
FrancoFile: 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.[static4.wikia.nocookie.net image 846x846]
SoupJohnB: 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!
varmitydog: Time to go into your little box made of ticky-tacky, Pete. Will it be a green one, a pink one, a blue one or a yellow one? Link/Whatever one it is, I hope they slap a peace sign sticker on it. And paint some flowers on it.//RIP old friend I never met
MusicMakeMyHeadPound: He played "concerts" at my high school.I was too stupid then to realize what a treasure that was.RIP Mr. Seeger
vudukungfu: foo monkey: vudukungfu: Goodnight, Irene.No, that's Dexy's Midnight Runners./rip singy man.Thought is was Huddy Ledbetter.
foo monkey: vudukungfu: Goodnight, Irene.No, that's Dexy's Midnight Runners./rip singy man.
gaslight: I've been trying to track down a Pete Seeger song I heard on As It Happens once. I believe it was in the late 80s at the Democratic national convention. It was a humorous song about politicians called 'They Lie'. Anyone know it?
BitwiseShift: Pros:Extreme courageIncredible writerPursued JusticeIncredible musicianNever got fatLived a full lifeAdmirers in every generationProlific song writerdropped out of Harvard before Bill Gatesand a thousand moreCons:Played Banjo.
aphyd: Will Dylan perform an electric set at his funeral?
Lenny_da_Hog: Folk music... That's Barry White, right?
WanPhat: Pete Seeger was still alive? Wow, I would have guessed he was gone along time ago. He's cool, no disrespect, but he seemed old 40 years ago. I learned about Pete Seeger as a historical figure when I was in grade school and I'm old.
RIP Mike Seaver
Kyosuke: GeeksAreMyPeeps: Was it the crushing pain of the Grammy defeat?That he lost to Stephen Colbert. Could be an interesting Colbert Report tonight.
BitwiseShift: Cons:Played Banjo.
FrancoFile: 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.
Satan's Bunny Slippers: I made the mistake of reading the comments on the yahell version of this article.It made me terribly sad.
exparrot: I would love to know what outside influences define your personal ethos,
firsttiger: Puff the Magic Dragon is the one that makes me cry every time.RIP.
Danger Mouse: firsttiger: Puff the Magic Dragon is the one that makes me cry every time.RIP.That was Peter Paul and Mary.
dullspork: 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.
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