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Pete Seeger Has Passed Away
« on: 28 Jan 2014, 07:41 »

Well, crap.  Pete Seeger

And I was listening to his stuff just a couple of days ago.
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Re: Pete Seeger Has Passed Away
« Reply #1 on: 28 Jan 2014, 09:10 »

I'm glad that his passing is getting global recognition, he had a sometimes quiet but always profound impact on music and he really deserves the respect of the populace.

Thank you Pete Seeger!
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Re: Pete Seeger Has Passed Away
« Reply #2 on: 28 Jan 2014, 10:20 »

There's not many people who can legitimately claim to have influenced Bob Dylan, but Seeger could.

He is even a part of my regular lexicon - instead of saying 'close but no cigar' I actually say 'close but no Pete Seeger.' That's not a joke. I say that all the fucking time.
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Re: Pete Seeger Has Passed Away
« Reply #3 on: 29 Jan 2014, 18:09 »

Shiiiit  :-(
Back when I was active in student politics, we'd sing his songs all the time - I try and sneak some of them in when I busk, too.
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Re: Pete Seeger Has Passed Away
« Reply #4 on: 30 Jan 2014, 10:34 »

:-( Sad times. He was not only a musical talent but a truly giving and compassionate soul. He played such an integral part in the community- founding the Clearwater organization, playing charity benefits, visiting schools and even donating enough money so that one of the elementary schools could continue an annual music festival for their 3rd graders when funding was cut.

I was lucky enough to student teach in two of the elementary schools in the Beacon City district in 2011.  Every kid in that school knew who he was and why he was so important to their community. They knew about his efforts to clean up the Hudson River and his passion was contagious- they held his efforts near and dear, displaying that same passion and enthusiasm for the river themselves. That year, he won a Grammy for an album featuring a number of students from the district. When I came in the following day, the whole school was abuzz with the happy news. The kids were ecstatic and so proud to be part of something so great. It was a beautiful thing. He will be greatly missed.
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Re: Pete Seeger Has Passed Away
« Reply #5 on: 12 Feb 2014, 15:44 »

There is a "Goodnight, Pete" tribute here.

It is hosted by Holly Near, and features Ronnie Gilbert, among others.  It will only be available online until February 17, 2014.
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