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Thread #105740 Message #2509386
Posted By: billhudson
06-Dec-08 - 02:01 PM
Thread Name: Pete Seeger film/DVD: The Power of Song
Subject: RE: Pete Seeger film/DVD: The Power of Song
I for one am very glad this story has been told on film and what a story it is. The fact that Pete & Toshi has shown many of us of what we can do in making this world a better place and really doing it is a testament that should be spread around, the world, it needs it right now.. They have spread their seeds from one end of the globe to the other. I am just one of those many seeds.
. Now for over 30 years they have always opened their doors and gave me a place to sleep over night and something to eat and Pete and I would trade new songs. To this day when it gets cold I sometimes remember Toshi's pea soup (it's the best!). And then I would have to hit the road and while I head down Pete's home made road I would hear Pete's loud voice (kind of like a yodel but hold one note) and I would stick my head out of my car window and return the yell.
I saw the film when I was up in New York with some Clearwater friends and in some way it was like watching home movies. (especially the early Clearwater days). The early 70's with the Clearwater was a lot of hard work with so many folks but so much fun At one time back then I lived with Jimmy Collier and his band. After the film we took over a bar and were playing music till the wee hours.
But getting back to the film, May it be shown to folks who never of Pete and his music. More important, may it inspire others who feel they do not have a voice and feel they do not have the power to speak up.