Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Take a bow, Pete

 Even a non-fan of folkies,  like meeself who never much went for the  earnest, sing-a-along message songs finally had to concede Pete Seeger was a Great American Musical Institution. If he leaned on his vast repertoire of old songs, well, he was always placing them in the service of change in the present, of  contemporary causes,  good causes. The right detested him from start to finish, what better endorsement than that?  They couldn't shut the guy up no matter how they tried to silence him. Pete was 94. His beloved wife Toshi, his rock,  died  last summer.

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