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Pete Seeger. RIP.

Post 1

Maria


He died last Monday, 27. I hadn´t heard about him until that day.
I can say he has just born for me. I´m touched , his life, his actions, every thing I read, and listen about him is amazing. I´m meeting this great man. So, if you can say anything about him , I´ll appreciate it.

Some interesting things I´ve found:

an obituary:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/01/29/arts/music/a-folk-revivalist-who-used-his-voice-to-bring-out-a-nations.html?_r=1


an interview :
http://mondoweiss.net/2014/01/greatest-forward-interview.html

a surprise for me. He sings to the Lincoln Brigade:

http://youtu.be/qI9XjWskM0w

smiley - rose


Pete Seeger. RIP.

Post 2

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

This was the first song I ever heard from Pete Seeger. I must have been about 5 years old.
I asked my Mum to explain it to me. She did.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n-sQSp5jbSQ

That memory has stayed throughout my life.

alec.smiley - clown


Pete Seeger. RIP.

Post 3

Lanzababy - Guide Editor

Thank you for starting this tribute Maria

I have to say that Seeger is deep in my youthful memories, and as he was such an influence on later protest songwriters, such as Baez and Dylan, is important from that time.

Here is one I think you may like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rDU5kAnHB8I

Guantanamera

Lyrics from the Cuban poet José Martí - Versos Sencillos - Simple Verses - Seeger explains in his introduction to the song.

(lyrics so you can sing along!)
smiley - winkeye

Yo soy un hombre sincero
De donde crece la palma,
Y antes de morirme quiero
Echar mis versos del alma.

Mi verso es de un verde claro
Y de un carmín encendido:
Mi verso es un ciervo herido
Que busca en el monte amparo.

Cultivo una rosa blanca
En junio como enero,
Para el amigo sincero
Que me da su mano franca.

Con los pobres de la tierra
Quiero yo mi suerte echar:
El arroyo de la sierra
Me complace más que el mar.

smiley - rose to Seeger's memory.


Pete Seeger. RIP.

Post 4

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

I don't think I can comment on Pete Seeger's life in less than 30 or 40 thousand words, let me give a link to that 'other site'
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pete_Seeger Please pay particular attention the 'The Weavers' and the 'Sloop Clearwater' project.

One of the things I am most impressed about Pete is that even if you disagree with a particular message, you had to listen and respect his viewpoint.
smiley - rosesmiley - candlesmiley - rose

The last link in your original post about the Spanish Civil War is set to a very famous American folk song 'The Red River Valley', even some of the original words are included. I thought you might find that interestingsmiley - biggrin

the world will be a poorer place for his passingsmiley - sadface

F smiley - dolphin S


Pete Seeger. RIP.

Post 5

TRiG (Ireland) A dog, so bade in office

Do you remember echomikeromeo, who used to be a very active contributor to this site? I'm pretty sure that it was through her that I first heard of Pete Seeger. I'm not much into music, and I can't say I know much about him, but what I do know, I like and respect.

TRiG.smiley - rose


Pete Seeger. RIP.

Post 6

Maria


Gracias. smiley - smiley

Last night I ( and my husband) were listening to some of his songs for a good time.

I´m ejoying a lot this discovery.

Hubby showed me some words John Fogerty had written about him.


Pete Seeger. RIP

Post 7

h2g2 auto-messages

Editorial Note: This conversation has been moved from 'Ask h2g2' to 'Deathlist 2014 Home Page'.


Pete Seeger. RIP

Post 8

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

Why?


Pete Seeger. RIP

Post 9

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

Why is hootoo doing a facebook on us and shifting our conversations to where IT thinks they belong?

alec.smiley - clown


Pete Seeger. RIP

Post 10

Icy North

h2g2 precedes Facebook. It also proudly moved conversations to where IT wanted to years before Facebook got in on the act, I'll have you know. smiley - smiley


Pete Seeger. RIP

Post 11

Maria


I don´t understand either the change. I don´t follow the Deathlist threads and probably many more, and I think that moving the convo here will avoid messages from people who may contribute.

I think that Pete Seeger deserves a thread, a tribute, and for me it means to know personal experiences of h2 folks about that man that surely I´m going to miss.


Pete Seeger. RIP

Post 12

Witty Moniker

Maria, the thread was moved because the topic does not suit the purpose of the Ask h2g2 forum. One reason we do this is to minimize confusion as we attract more new researchers and readers to the site.

When threads are moved, any subscribers to the thread move with it. In this case, anyone subscribed to Ask was automatically subscribed to this thread and continues to see it in their conversation list. smiley - smiley


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 13

Florida Sailor All is well with the world

All titles in 'ASK' should ask a questionsmiley - smiley

If we correct the subject could we please be moved back to where those who might have something to add can find us smiley - grovel

I agree 100% with moving the 'Death List' threads to the entry, they should be reserved for the game. I have tried to only comment on the deaths of people who have made a profound and personal impact on my own life.

If Pete is looking down at this, I'll bet he has a smiley - biggrin on his face and is composing a song on his harp supporting the Researchers against the Italics. smiley - angel

I will, of course, agree with the final decision of the towers (do we still have towerssmiley - huh)

Humbly

F smiley - dolphin S


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 14

Witty Moniker

Subscribing to Ask h2g2 is the best way to follow threads created there, no matter where they may end up. Subscribers follow the thread automatically, so there is no need to move it back.

As far as management goes, FS, what we have is a number of researchers who have volunteered their personal time without financial compensation in order to keep the site up and running.

So pitting the researchers against the 'italics' doesn't make much sense. We are they. Or they are us. However, I'd still like to hear that song. smiley - angel

I now return you to your regular programming.


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 15

Alec Trician. (is keeping perfectly still)

"Maria, the thread was moved because the topic does not suit the purpose of the Ask h2g2 forum."

Yes it DOES. Please move it back to ask. Is that too much to ask?

alec.smiley - clown


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 16

Peanut

I can understand the Deathlists being moved to their homepage but I think this particular thread is a suitable one for Ask


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 17

paulh. the world is a circus, but why d I have to work without a net?

Well, yes I *do* remember Pete Seeger, though I'm okay with moving the thread.

I have his 1940s "C is for Conscription" on a Smithsonian Institution anthology of great folk songs. He was a member of the Almanack Singers when they recorded that song. I have a collection of greatest songs by the Weavers, of which he was a member. I have a collection of his greatest hits. I was happy to read about the work he did to clean up the Hudson River. He had relatives who were [and I hope still are] great musicians. his family even had a housekeeper who wrote and recorded "Freight train, freight train."

He also loved classical music, and believed that all music is interconnected, with themes and ideas flowing back and forth between all musical styles. My local classical radio station played his guitar transcription of the finale of Beethoven's "9th Symphony." It was great!


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 18

clare

smiley - space
I had to do some fancy sleuthing to find this thread.
I had seen it when it started but couldn't contribute to it at the time.
I forgot how to subscribe to threads.
So I had to find a special way to see a list of recent threads from the last 2 weeks
Then I hit commandF to find Seeger on the page

Maybe it should have been put in the Misc forum - is that still around?

doesn't really matter to me anyway
I just like Pete Seeger


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 19

clare

smiley - space
LOL it was so simple smiley - facepalm "h2g2 pete seeger" in google - first hit this thread!!

http://www.google.com/search?client=safari&rls=en&q=h2g2+pete+seeger&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8


So, not sure if I shared this in that other thread but here's another one of his songs... from 22 years ago... with his grandson who continued to tour with him up until the end...
pete was 73 in this video LOL which really inspires me to continue to Live a Productive Life : )

pete seeger wasnt so much about being listened to as getting others to sing along...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF2LPNiqFWA&list=PL1B2B87D9314D50B9 all mixed up


Do You Remember Pete Seeger - RIP

Post 20

clare

smiley - space
Sorry about that; this will work better: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QF2LPNiqFWA


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