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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 10:57 PM
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For all those DU young'ens who don't know this man.....
One of the greatest, Pete Seeger, turns 90 in 8 days.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g5KnYADCSms
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:01 PM
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1. Happy Birthday, Mr. Seeger!
He still stands on a street corner and protests regularly.

An American treasure, blacklisted long ago. A patriot.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:06 PM
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2. Did you see him at the Lincoln Memorial,
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 11:07 PM by Tangerine LaBamba
the show two days before Obama's inauguration?

It was one of those rare days in Washington, cold AND damp, the kind of cold that goes right through you, right through your bones. Everything hurts in that weather.

All the artists wore warm coats. Scarves. Some wore gloves.

And there was Pete, at 89, without a coat:



http://www4.pictures.gi.zimbio.com/One+Obama+Inaugural+Celebration+Lincoln+Memorial+VzdV0NZ69rcl.jpg
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:15 PM
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3. I found the weather that day invigorating -- nothing "hurt."
But I did notice that about Mr. Seeger, and imagine he was dressed in all sorts of layers (e.g., thermals under the jeans). And most importantly, he had his head covered. He's no dummy.
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Tangerine LaBamba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:17 PM
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5. Oh, god, it was raw .............
It got to me, the dampness. That's always bothered me. But, it WAS cold, and, of course he was thermalled up. I just found the vision absolutely inspiring.

And, behind me, a young - oh, so young! - woman said, "I didn't realize Bob Seger was so old."

Ah, well............................
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:19 PM
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7. Was she waiting for 'Night Moves'?
:rofl:
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WorseBeforeBetter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:24 PM
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10. Ha ha... was she disappointed when he didn't break into "Like a Rock"?
I kept saying early on "They need Pete Seeger up there!" and sure enough, he appeared (along with that honey of a grandson!). It truly was a great day.
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:16 PM
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4. Saw that on television.
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 11:17 PM by Elwood P Dowd
Haven't been to DC since I lived there in 1971-1972. I'm 61, and cold weather really bothers me now. Don't know how someone that old can handle it better than the young people on stage with him.
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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:18 PM
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6. First concert I ever went to
Greek Theater, Berkeley. :D
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mykpart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:21 PM
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8. 'Member this?
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Elwood P Dowd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:30 PM
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11. Member 'Ramblin Boy'?
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 11:33 PM by Elwood P Dowd
The recording of that from the 1963 Carnegie Hall concert is to this day one of the best live recordings in history. This one is with Tom Paxton....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yNfnqueYQY
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ContinentalOp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:22 PM
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9. If I had a hammer for every time you mentioned Pete Seeger...
That bastard who cut Dylan's cable with an axe!? Just kidding, it's an apocryphal story. Love ya Pete.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 11:49 PM
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12. Happy Birthday to you . . . Happy Birthday to you . . . Thank you, Pete--!!!
For your lifelong work to work to help America/Americans --

while joyously singing to us!

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