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Thread #108772 Message #2277883
Posted By: Bill Hahn//\\
02-Mar-08 - 09:11 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger's Power of Song-PBS, Feb 27
Besides it being a wonderful capture of Pete Seeger as all of Brown's films have been re; him, Weavers, etc; there is one scene that jumped out at me and made me recall an incident of some25 or 3o years ago---boy, do I have time compression syndrome.
It is the scene where a woman runs up to him and Toshi and yelled her thanks and gratitude for his "presence"--I forget the actual word. Pete walked away and left Toshi to speak with her---cult of personality not being his "shtik"
The many years ago that I spoke of was at the New School in NYC for an evening of rememberances of the Spanish Civil War. Long story shore--he sang, oldsters (then) joined in to fill in the words he forgot, a professor lectured and showed slides and afterwards some people said hello to Pete---one couple had an 8x10 glossy for an autograph---I will never forget this---he looked into space, signed it while saying something to the effect that music and photography can tell the stories and all else --inlcuding individuals--are unimportant.