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    RIP Pete Seeger

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    Nothing to say, really. He lived a long and incredibly productive and positive life. Hard to think beyond him, really. He was so much a part of my musical and political life for so long. What a guy.
     
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    At least you were there at the start of it all, we have the memories, our house in New Orleans, you working at the Rising Sun, and me, I said it's my land, you said it was yours. Turn turn turn, you said. Puff I said, if I had a hammer, ehmm.
     
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    Well, that about sums it up...
     
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    I was worrying about his death - the significance, and all, but y'know 94 is a good thing, and and...
     
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    http://www.democracynow.org/

    Democracy Now played a recent interview with Seeger this morning and a short clip of an interview from 4 months ago. News coverage on the other stations has been absent. What an incredible life. So many people have no idea.
     
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    Ah...too bad. Rest in Peace.
     
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    Yeah, it's hard to be grief-stricken when somebody has lived as long and productive a life as he did. Just an amazing guy, really. And he spanned SO many changes.

    I got to see him perform live, once, back in the mid-70s. He appeared at Central Michigan University, in a small theatre. I was SO chuffed to be there. He was very funny, and still in fine form, in his 50s. I was a big fan of his brother Mike as well, and saw him at the Wheatland Music Festival. And I've seen Peggy perform with Euan McColl in Glasgow, so that's really the Seeger triumvirate, isn't it? Liked them all a lot, but Pete was more than just a musician.
     
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    Here you go J, this always makes me pretty fed up
     
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    Well, it's certainly not my favourite at all. But some of the traditional stuff they did was fantastic.
     
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    shit, shit, shit. I'll find another
     
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    Interesting. Here's one from Pete that has a history:

     
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    And here he is in fine form, in later years ... The Ross Perot Guide To Answering Embarrassing Questions

     
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    @jannert - That's his grandson, Tao, singing with him. It was at a concert at Wolftrap (Va.) in 1993.

    This is one of my favorite Seeger songs, mostly because I remember the firestorm surrounding it when he first performed it on The Smothers Brothers Show. When he first appeared, CBS cut the song from the program. The Smothers Brothers threatened to quit, and Seeger was brought back a couple of weeks later to perform it. I found myself humming it a lot back in 2003.

     
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