Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Pete Seeger & Friends Perform "This Land is Your Land"

Rest in peace — Legendary folk singer Pete Seeger dies at 94. The "new verse" he adds the end could almost, almost, be directed at our governor's latest call to kick conservatives out of our state.

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Blogger Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

A 'Stalinist Songbird' bites the dust I see. I use to have an Almanac Singers album - one half was anti-War songs, the other half pro-war/or ant-Hitler songs. I see most of the obituaries call him anti-war activist when he was only opposed to wars that would (potentially) fight communists. When Stalinist Russia was attacked the anti-war stance went out the window. His friend Woody Guthrie wrote a rather nasty song about Charles Lindbergh (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw9qJhvxytg) casting aspersions on his 'America First' work and implying he was a tool of Hitler and a traitor to America. Apparently Woody seemed to forget that his friends the Almanac Singers and Pete Seeger also opposed entry into World War II.

February 1, 2014 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

Well said. Here's a leftie who recognizes what you said: http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/01/30/pete-seeger-a-dissenting-view/

February 2, 2014 at 2:13 AM  
Blogger Iosue Andreas Sartorius said...

That disgusting Woodie Guthrie song is to the tune of "Washington Blues," a song making fun of the McKinley assassination.

February 2, 2014 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger Mild Colonial Boy, Esq. said...

The Woody Guthrie tune did seem familiar, but I couldn't place it. I'm more used to fast bluegrass versions of "White House Blues" or "McKinley's Gone" which are also other names for the "Washington Blues" Eg. http://my-ear-trumpet.tumblr.com/tagged/White-House-Blues

February 2, 2014 at 3:29 AM  

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