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Thread #105740 Message #2177790
Posted By: GUEST
23-Oct-07 - 11:40 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger film/DVD: The Power of Song
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger film: The Power of Song
Jim Brown will be my guest on WFDU-FM this Friday at 12 noon Eastern time. You can listen in at 89.1FM in the NYC area, or listen online at www.wfdu.fm
The film is brilliant. There are some wonderful clips and great footage of Pete. He is very open and honest about his life, and very modest about the role he has played. I really found the interviews with his family to be most revealing. There is a scene where Pete and Toshi return to Greenwich Village to see where their old apartment used to be - it really touched my heart. I urge everyone to watch this film - if you think you know the man, you will be surprised.
I also had the honor of visiting with Pete last week at the Beacon Sloop Club. Pete is giving a rare concert appearance at FDU on Friday November 9th. You can also find out about this concert on our website.
Pete chatted with me and two other reporters for well over an hour and we touched on a variety of topics. At 88 years old, it is inspiring to see the passsion that he still has. And don't let him fool you - while his voice isn't what it once was, it is still better than most! His banjo playing is also amazing to witness. The interview with Pete will air on Sunday November 4th.
I urge everyone to go see this incredible documentary. I understand that the screenings are turning into a Pete Seeger concert - the audience sings along! What's next, midnight showings at the Waverly??