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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
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2014-01-28 03:12:41 PM  

Bith Set Me Up: Magorn: So let's predict the set lest for his funeral:
Arlo Gutherie
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springstien
The surviving members of Peter Paul and Mary
Leonard Cohen
John Cale

who else?

(and fark the funeral, the greatest place say you were for years to come, would be either the private wake the night before or the hotel where all these folk stay the night before...)

Roger McGuinn?


Ronnie Gilbert, I hope.
 
2014-01-28 03:18:59 PM  

grizzlyjohnson: Bith Set Me Up: Magorn: So let's predict the set lest for his funeral:
Arlo Gutherie
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springstien
The surviving members of Peter Paul and Mary
Leonard Cohen
John Cale

who else?

(and fark the funeral, the greatest place say you were for years to come, would be either the private wake the night before or the hotel where all these folk stay the night before...)

Roger McGuinn?

Ronnie Gilbert, I hope.


Maybe Billy Bragg?

"Here comes the future and you can't run from it
If you've got a blacklist I want to be on it

It's a mighty long way down rock 'n roll
From Top of the Pops to drawing the dole

If no one seems to understand
Start your own revolution, cut out the middleman
In a perfect world we'd all sing in tune
But this is reality so give me some room
So join the struggle while you may
The Revolution is just a t-shirt away "
 
2014-01-28 03:23:31 PM  

Magorn: So let's predict the set lest for his funeral:
Arlo Gutherie
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springstien
The surviving members of Peter Paul and Mary
Leonard Cohen
John Cale

who else?

(and fark the funeral, the greatest place say you were for years to come, would be either the private wake the night before or the hotel where all these folk stay the night before...)


By John Cale, do you mean JJ Cale? He will be there only in spirit.  JJ Cale, 12/5/38 - 7/26/13. And I bet the Grammys left HIM out of their "In Memorium", too.  :(

Rest peacefully, you old peacenik. I remember hearing "Where Have All the Flowers Gone?" as a small child, and feeling sad. I didn't even really understand it yet, but I knew.
 
2014-01-28 03:32:18 PM  

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.

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Playwrights are entertainers, so, you're basically just flat-out wrong there.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V%C3%A1clav_Havel
 
2014-01-28 03:38:18 PM  

Magorn: So let's predict the set lest for his funeral:
Arlo Gutherie
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springstien
The surviving members of Peter Paul and Mary
Leonard Cohen
John Cale

who else?



demonsresume.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-01-28 03:45:35 PM  

dryknife: Magorn: who else?


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Possibly. Martin is farking hard core about his banjo.
 
2014-01-28 03:52:17 PM  

dryknife: Magorn: So let's predict the set lest for his funeral:
Arlo Gutherie
Bob Dylan
Bruce Springstien
The surviving members of Peter Paul and Mary
Leonard Cohen
John Cale

who else?


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No.
 
2014-01-28 04:04:25 PM  

someonelse: 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.

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No biggie, the 2009 inauguration wasn't that big of a media spectacle.


Can't fathom he was 89 years old and performing in Washington in January.
 
2014-01-28 04:14:01 PM  

TimSTP: Fun fact: Seeger and Woody Guthrie were introduced to each other by Grandpa Walton

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Ahh yes, the days when country music was worth listening to.........because it wasn't country music. it was American music


Pete and Johnny
 
2014-01-28 04:16:31 PM  

markfara: I detest most folk music, but Seeger was a good guy. We're a poorer nation now that he's gone.


then turn off your radio, stop listening to whatever .....it's all folk music unless you listen to nothing but symphonies, NTTAWWT
 
2014-01-28 04:19:08 PM  

Carn: Why is it sad when someone who's 94 dies?  That's awesome.  90 f*ckin 4!  Great job dude!


Because human beings think it's sad when someone dies, nno matter how old they are. It's a normal, healthy emotional response.
 
2014-01-28 04:20:02 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org

RIP PETE & PETE
 
2014-01-28 04:21:49 PM  

phrawgh: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 358x388]RIP BoB Seger
/used to smoke five packs of cigarettes a day


I caught Al Jazeera farking up early this morning.  The voice over said Pete Seeger ad they were showing images of him, but for a moment the screen said "Bob Seeger" (with all 3 'e's).

They fixed it fairly quickly.
 
2014-01-28 04:24:19 PM  
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RIP SEAGRAM'S
 
2014-01-28 04:36:30 PM  

derpy: El Supe: purdeyisa10: Seven decades of kicking fascist ass.
Now that's entertainment.

I'm not going to win any popularity contests here but when the Soviet Union was aligned with Germany 1939-1941 Seeger was a vociferous opponent of the US getting  into the war.  He followed the party line.  Then when Fascist Germany and Communist Russia had a falling out, that's when he became anti-Fascist. He and his folk group had released a song just before the German attack on Russia in 1941 attacking Roosevelt for aiding the Democratic countries, then they had to change the lyrics 180 degrees and tried to get back as many of the 'politically incorrect" records as they could.

he was wrong about something when he was young 75 years ago



Yep.  The man had a good heart and was pretty talented as well.

Those on the right (I'm among them in FARK - terms) should remind themselves that if the only art they'll allow themselves to enjoy, is that produced by people whose politics line up with their own, the pickings are going to be pretty slim.

My only complaint of Seeger would be the long necked banjo.
 
2014-01-28 04:49:49 PM  

Clemkadidlefark: Pete Seeger is finally a Good Communist

He dead

FTFY

 
2014-01-28 04:54:15 PM  
He was one of the very, very few who stood up to HUAC and told them to shove it in person under threat of prison. For that he deserves all the blessings and honor in the world
 
2014-01-28 04:56:13 PM  

static.tvtropes.org


RIP

 
2014-01-28 04:56:53 PM  
Respect to Mr. Seeger, but if I had a hammer, there'd be no more folksingers.

//I'd whack 'em in the noggin, all over this land
 
2014-01-28 04:57:34 PM  
 
2014-01-28 04:59:54 PM  
But more words will be spilled over Seeger in the next week than have ever been written in the popular media about WEB DuBois, Frederick Douglass, and Paul Laurence Dunbar.  And that makes me sad.

And weirdly, I spent a good part of yesterday up to my neck in WEB DuBois research. Helluva coincidence.
 
2014-01-28 05:01:05 PM  

Huggermugger: R.A.Danny: someonelse: jigger: Pro-Stalin coontil the 1990s)

Nope.

This. Pro communist in it's very basic, never gonna happen state.

It infuriates me that conservatives pillory naive ex-Communists, and yet they absolve anyone who was an extremist on the right, like the Birchers and the Ayn Rand cultists and the KKK.


Why should it surprise you? Conservatism has been the Birchers, the Randroids and the Klan for close to thirty years
 
2014-01-28 05:14:05 PM  
As political as he was, this should be in the political tab, but then someone would just trash him.

He truly is a legend.
 
2014-01-28 05:15:17 PM  

www.retroplayers.com.br



RIP SIEGER

/victoly
 
2014-01-28 05:32:00 PM  

caddisfly: someonelse: 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.

[img.fark.net image 320x247]

No biggie, the 2009 inauguration wasn't that big of a media spectacle.

Can't fathom he was 89 years old and performing in Washington in January.


I think he was still hiking and chopping his own firewood well into his 80s. He clearly was doing it right.
 
2014-01-28 05:34:10 PM  

gfid: phrawgh: [userserve-ak.last.fm image 358x388]RIP BoB Seger
/used to smoke five packs of cigarettes a day

I caught Al Jazeera farking up early this morning.  The voice over said Pete Seeger ad they were showing images of him, but for a moment the screen said "Bob Seeger" (with all 3 'e's).

They fixed it fairly quickly.


I remember when Bill Clinton was elected oe of the pundits slipped and called him George Clinton. Of course being a pre-internet world it's lost to time
 
2014-01-28 05:40:16 PM  
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RIP Doug Fieger

/seriously
 
2014-01-28 06:37:32 PM  

ObeliskToucher: [i260.photobucket.com image 339x400]

Welcome, tovarisch!


You (and many others in this thread) are confusing him with his father, Charles Seeger, who went to his grave in his 90s an unrepentant Stalinist.  Charles was also the one who tried to stop Dylan's performance at Newport in 1964 with an ax.

Pete was one of the first American Communists to believe the stories coming out of the USSR during WWII, stories which the popular press didn't even accept or print (because the Soviets were our allies) until well after the war.

It was a very fluid time politically, and people seem to forget that political leaders from Huey Long to Stalin to Castro didn't start out the dictators they became.
 
2014-01-28 07:33:29 PM  

Europos: Thanks for making me cry, I guess.

/never fail to get weepy with that song
//RIP


This the song that has had me crying today:

http://myspace.com/peteseeger/music/song/well-may-the-world-go-45385 05 2-48502595
 
2014-01-28 08:17:44 PM  

cptjeff: 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?

Are you perhaps thinking of this?

The Ross Perot Guide to Answering Embarrassing Questions.



That's it. You should submit this link.
 
2014-01-28 08:23:01 PM  
. "I apologize for once believing Stalin was just a hard driver, not a supremely cruel dictator. I ask people to broaden their definition of socialism. Our ancestors were all socialists: You killed a deer and maybe you got the best cut, but you wouldn't let it rot, you shared it. Similarly, I tell socialists, every society has a post office and none of them is efficient. No post office anywhere invented Federal Express."
 
2014-01-28 08:48:11 PM  

Magorn: No post office anywhere invented Federal Express."


Not strictly true, having dealt with the Swiss and Japanese Post Offices.

/
 
2014-01-28 08:52:01 PM  
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE4H0k8TDgw


He may be a damn commie but that will make you say,"America, fark Yeah!"
 
2014-01-28 11:42:49 PM  
Charles was also the one who tried to stop Dylan's performance at Newport in 1964 with an ax.

i think you're wrong about that. doesn't Joe Boyd's book mention Pete doing that?
 
2014-01-29 02:42:07 AM  

E_Henry_Thripshaws_Disease: Charles was also the one who tried to stop Dylan's performance at Newport in 1964 with an ax.

i think you're wrong about that. doesn't Joe Boyd's book mention Pete doing that?


I've heard about six different versions. The most recent one is in No Direction Home, where someone says Pete was trying to get the music turned down because it was too loud, which made it badly distorted and that it was bothering Charles because of that.

I don't know if I believe any of them, but I have a hard time imagining Pete or any performer who's worked with a PA system, going after an electric cable with an ax; that's just suicidal.

What I do know for certain, as multiple sources in the audience have confirmed it, is that Dylan got booed not for playing electric, but because his set was only three songs.  He quickly realized the problem, borrowed an acoustic and ran out to play a full set.
 
2014-01-29 07:26:23 AM  

Dwight_Yeast: ObeliskToucher: [i260.photobucket.com image 339x400]

Welcome, tovarisch!

You (and many others in this thread) are confusing him with his father, Charles Seeger, who went to his grave in his 90s an unrepentant Stalinist.  Charles was also the one who tried to stop Dylan's performance at Newport in 1964 with an ax.

Pete was one of the first American Communists to believe the stories coming out of the USSR during WWII, stories which the popular press didn't even accept or print (because the Soviets were our allies) until well after the war.

It was a very fluid time politically, and people seem to forget that political leaders from Huey Long to Stalin to Castro didn't start out the dictators they became.


No confusion here... Seeger only "repented" his fervent support of Stalin 70-some years too late, and long long LONG after it might have made any difference.

And don't be silly - Stalin started out EXACTLY as the "dictator he became". The only thing that changed was moving from wholesale (mass, forced starvation in the 30s) to retail (gulags & Beria in the 40s and 50s).

Nice tunes, but not worth whitewashing the rest of his life...
 
2014-01-29 10:03:06 AM  
Goodnight you old communist.
 
2014-01-29 01:23:28 PM  
Godspeed and R.I.P. Music Man ...... But you were no Joe South
 
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