Pete Seeger dead at 94

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  1. mobilehaathi, Jan 28, 2014
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    Thanks for starting the thread, mobilehaathi, and for drawing this sad announcement to our attention.

    In a world increasingly obsessed by the talentless and trivial, where every witless pronouncement by a fatuous celebrity is given excessive prominence, a truly talented, courageous, moral individual, whose integrity in matters of both art and politics remained undimmed over decades offered a rare example of how one can be an artist, political actor, and thoroughly decent human being with a core of moral and artistic integrity over the course of a singularly impressive life.
     
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    he made me want to learn banjo. so i bought one. and learned banjo.

    you will be missed Mr Seeger, fair winds.
     
  5. mobilehaathi, Jan 29, 2014
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    Edit: to be clear this isn't intended to start a political discussion but to document some important events in Mr. Seeger's life. Political discussions can be had in the PRSI version of this thread.

    Hauled in front if the House Un-American Activities Committee...

    Pete Seeger was convicted on 10 counts of contempt of congress.

    Transcript.

     
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    What a man. He was more of an American than those who held him in contempt, of that there is no doubt.

    Who of today's generation will have the same impact? It's hard to imagine there is someone of his caliber out there but every generation has one.

    Here's to those who dared to effect change instead of just floating with the current.
     
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