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Thread #70103 Message #1194273
Posted By: GUEST,Arkie
26-May-04 - 12:01 PM
Thread Name: Seeger's swan song?
Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
I feel very fortunate to have seen Pete Seeger in concert and was amazed at the way he related to his audience and certainly enjoyed the songs. I have also acquired many of his recordings which are treasured and have been nurtured through a number of moves around the country and have survived several waves of downsizing. There is no one in the field of folk music or any other type of music that I respect more. His Sing Out columns are no less worthy of praise than his music.
Eras do come to an end and I am truly thankful to have been around for the Pete Seeger Era. While those of us who have appreciated Seeger over the years would be most forgiving of a few forgotton words, by the standard he has set for himself, which is one of the reasons he is so greatly respected, I would suspect Mr. Seeger cannot accept that himself. Knowing when to quit often requires more of a person than struggling to go on. The world is far richer because of Pete Seeger and those who have been inspired by him. And he has done far more than his share to bring joy and hope of peaceful accord and clean environment. And his memory can't be all that bad. He remembers he forgot some words.