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Thread #70103   Message #1202055
Posted By: Suffet
07-Jun-04 - 12:15 PM
Thread Name: Seeger's swan song?
Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?

I saw, spoke with, and heard Pete Seeger yesterday (June 6, 2004) at Camp Redwood in Walden, New York. His voice is weak, but still right on pitch, and he is more than a bit forgetful, but he is alert, insightful, and a wonderful conversationalist. Pete spent a lot of time speaking with young people -- teens and twenty-somethings -- but he also found time to lead well over a hundred people in singing a slow ("long meter") version of Amazing Grace, and showing folks how to find the harmonies.

Maybe it's just wishful thinking, but I really do believe his "swan song" is still a while off.

--- Steve