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  • RIP Pete

    For those of us coming of age in the 50's and 60's he was a great inspiration. The epitome of decency. One of my high school friends in England had a Weavers record and when he played it to me I was gobsmacked. Turned me on to folk music. You will be sorely missed Pete.

  • #2
    ... and they're all made of tickytacky and they all look the same...

    Good note Nick.


    • #3
      His was the first music I loved and made me get a guitar 50+years ago. There was nothing more joyous than Pete leading a sing-along.


      • #4
        People talk about folks that are great Americans...Pete seeger was one. I like what Nick said: "the epitome of decency".


        • #5
          When most Americans were cowering in fear Pete Seeger sat in front of the TV cameras and called the House Un-American Committee fascists.

          So cool.
          Last edited by twopass; 31 January 2014, 01:11 AM. Reason: sp - duh
          “Taking away someone’s opinion is no different than sewing a man’s butthole shut.”


          • #6
            Arlo Guthrie on Pete Seeger: 'I simply wanted him to know that I loved him dearly'

            Published: 8:38 AM - 01/28/14
            Last updated: 8:41 AM - 01/28/14
            Arlo Guthrie, folk singer and son of the late Woody Guthrie (and longtime friend of Pete Seeger), posted a note about Seeger to his Facebook this morning.
            Seeger died Monday at age 94. Here's Guthrie's note:
            "I usually do a little meditation and prayer every night before I go to sleep - Just part of the routine. Last night, I decided to go visit Pete Seeger for a while, just to spend a little time together, it was around 9 PM. So I was sitting in my home in Florida, having a lovely chat with Pete, who was in a hospital in New York City. That's the great thing about thoughts and prayers- You can go or be anywhere.
            "I simply wanted him to know that I loved him dearly, like a father in some ways, a mentor in others and just as a dear friend a lot of the time. I'd grown up that way - loving the Seegers - Pete & Toshi and all their family.
            "I let him know I was having trouble writing his obituary (as I'd been asked) but it seemed just so silly and I couldn't think of anything that didn't sound trite or plain stupid. 'They'll say something appropriate in the news,' we agreed. We laughed, we talked, and I took my leave about 9:30 last night.
            "'Arlo' he said, sounding just like the man I've known all of my life, 'I guess I'll see ya later.' I've always loved the rising and falling inflections in his voice. 'Pete,' I said. 'I guess we will.'
            "I turned off the light and closed my eyes and fell asleep until very early this morning, about 3 AM when the texts and phone calls started coming in from friends telling me Pete had passed away.
            "'Well, of course he passed away!' I'm telling everyone this morning. 'But that doesn't mean he's gone.'"
            “Taking away someone’s opinion is no different than sewing a man’s butthole shut.”


            • #7
              By my youth, Pete Seeger had seemed to become a singer of children's songs. It wasn't until I was older that I could appreciate his stands on civil rights, equality, peace, justice, etc.

              It's a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with. - Pete Seeger


              • #8
                "This machine surrounds hate and forces it to surrender." Why does that kind of remind me of something very slightly similar to what has happened here?


                • #9
                  “Taking away someone’s opinion is no different than sewing a man’s butthole shut.”