Pete Seeger- the power of song

Posted by: MrB

Pete Seeger- the power of song - 10/09/13 11:32 PM

By far, my most favorite Folk Singer is Pete Seeger.

The documentary , Pete Seeger- The Power of Song is playing on Palladia channel

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger:_The_Power_of_Song

Singing an all time favorite here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TXqTf8DU6a0&list=AL94UKMTqg-9BErVghzNetF_L6bOqQyzjH

Dave
Posted by: MrB

Re: Pete Seeger- the power of song - 10/10/13 12:24 AM

A fantastic documentary, chronicling his involvement in the communist and labor movement with his wife, siblings and children and friends.

I should have known he would have known Woody Guthrie . I've heard of his speaking of Lee
Hays but didn't realize he was in the Weavers with him.

Dave
Posted by: MrB

Re: Pete Seeger- the power of song - 10/10/13 12:56 AM

And, as I see it his testament of the conformity of our society and politics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XUwUp-D_VV0

Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Pete Seeger- the power of song - 10/10/13 12:57 AM


Thanx for the PlayList smile

I met Pete Seegar and went aboard the "Sloop Clearwater"
about 40 yrs ago during his campaign to Clean the Hudson

Amazing that he's still going after all these years.
(Hadn't known he shared the exact same b'day as my Dad)

He used to travel & sing with Woody Guthrie in the 30's,
dandled Arlo on his knee in the 50's now Arlo's an old fart
with long white hair...with grandkids...
...yet Pete's still bouncin' around doing 'Sing-Alongs'

AMAZING! crazy
Posted by: MrB

Re: Pete Seeger- the power of song - 10/10/13 06:27 AM

94 years old. In the documentary he was 87 and was in the woods chopping wood...and singing.

His melodic voice epitomizes the folk singer. I love it

He said he quit the Weavers because they wanted to sing a jingle for a cigaret company and he refused.

You go Pete



Dave
Posted by: Celandine

Re: Pete Seeger- the power of song - 10/10/13 08:40 AM

Originally Posted By: MrB

He said he quit the Weavers because they wanted to sing a jingle for a cigarette company and he refused.

You go Pete

Dave


GOODON'IM For Never "Sellin'- Out"

He's In Love with America...
...not just the Ideal...but the LAND & It's People.

cry Pete Seeger Songs cry



"Garbage"

Mister Thompson calls the waiter, orders steak and baked potato
Then he leaves the bone and gristle and he never eats the skins;
The busboy comes and takes it, with a cough contaminates it
And puts it in a can with coffee grinds and sardine tins;
The truck comes by on Friday and carts it all away;
And a thousand trucks just like it are converging on the Bay, oh,

Garbage (garbage, garbage, garbage) Garbage!
We’re filling up the sea with garbage (garbage. . .)
What will we do when there’s no place left
To put all the garbage? (garbage. . .)

Mr. Thompson starts his Cadillac and winds it down the freeway track
Leaving friends and neighbors in a hydro-carbon haze;
He’s joined by lots of smaller cars all sending gases to the stars.
There they form a seething cloud that hangs for thirty days.
And the sun licks down into it with an ultraviolet tongue.
Till it turns to smog and settles down and ends up in our lungs, oh,

Garbage (garbage. . .) Garbage!
We’re filling up the sky with garbage (garbage. . .)
What will we do
When there’s nothing left to breathe but garbage (garbage. . .)

Getting home and taking off his shoes he settles down with the evening news,
While the kids do homework with the TV in one ear
While Superman for the thousandth time sells talking dolls and conquers crime
Dutifully they learn the date of birth of Paul Revere.
In the paper there’s a piece about the mayor’s middle name,
And he gets it done in time to watch the all-star bingo game, oh,

Garbage (garbage. . .)
We’re filling up our minds with garbage
Garbage (garbage. . .)
What will we do when there’s nothing left to read
And there’s nothing left to need
And there’s nothing left to watch
And there’s nothing left to touch
And there’s nothing left to walk upon
And there’s nothing left to talk upon
Nothing left to see
And there’s nothing left to be but
Garbage (garbage. . .)

In Mister Thompson’s factory, they’re making plastic Christmas trees
Complete with silver tinsel and a geodesic stand
The plastic’s mixed in giant vats from some conglomeration
That’s been piped from deep within the earth or strip-mined from the land.
And if you question anything, they say, “Why, don’t you see?
It’s absolutely needed for the economy,” oh,

Oh, Garbage! Garbage! Garbage! Garbage!
There stocks and their bonds — all garbage!
Garbage! Garbage! Garbage! Garbage!
What will they do when their system goes to smash
There’s no value to their cash
There’s no money to be made
But there’s a world to be repaid
Their kids will read in history books
About financiers and other crooks
And feudalism, and slavery
And nukes and all their knavery
To history’s dustbin they’re consigned
Along with many other kinds of garbage.
Garbage! Garbage! Garbage! Garbage!