Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Late, Great Pete Seeger

I grew up on folk songs.  I loved their message of hopefulness and their fearless pointing out of changes needed.  It didn't hurt that many songs were perfect for a neophyte guitar player.  So I discovered Pete Seeger early on and never stopped listening. 

Thanks, Pete, for "Where Have All The Young Girls Gone" and "If I Had A Hammer" and "Turn, Turn, Turn."  Thanks for taking a stand when you felt it was necessary.  Thanks for inspiring us and guiding us ever so gently to the "love between our brothers and our sisters all over this land."


Pete Seeger once said, "The key to the future of the world is finding the optimistic stories and letting them be known."   His gentle soul will be missed but never, ever forgotten.  Requiem in pacem.


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