The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #93964 Message #1814331
Posted By: Big Al Whittle
20-Aug-06 - 06:49 AM
Thread Name: How can one meet (or write) Pete Seeger?
Subject: RE: How can one meet (or write) Pete Seeger?
Having intruded on his privacy by writing to him, I sort of understand where Henry's hammer is coming from.
He is an intriguing artist. Rather like Maccoll was in this country, so much of what we know and the way we write, and play aand sing emanates from him, and the people who were his close contemporaries.
I would say before you bother him, make sure you don't waste time asking about stuff that can be easily answered by the folks on mudcat.
I know the stuff i asked him about could easily have been answered here. But in the early 70's, there was no internet, no one was answering the phone, to order a Folkways record from America from Free Reed or something similar, took three months. etc. Also it was damn nearly impossible getting stuff from the States, with exchange rates and bank charges lennie Pogan wanted nearly half my weeks wages for a slide that I'd seen in Sing Out.
Things are very much easier these days. As you can see there are a lot of people readily accessible here who can answer questions and will willingly. Most stuff can be ordered from Amazon or e-bay.