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For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3

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Subject: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: eddie1
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 05:53 AM

Before you read any further, please do give this a look and listen.

This Land Is Your Land

I'm not American but watching this was a mind-blowing experience and brought a lump to my throat. Whatever you might think about the idea of Pete being nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, you must accept his status as a stalwart for folk music, the power of song and love of his fellow man.

On 3rd May 2009, Pete will be 90. Linked to the campaign for the Nobel prize is a move to have that date designated "For Pete's Sake - Sing!

"Marie Goonan, an activist in Melbourne, Australia, suggested that May 3, 2009, Pete's 90th birthday, be designated as "For Pete's Sake, Sing!" with concerts coordinated around the world. She is producing a concert in Melbourne, another is being planned in Copenhagen, Denmark, and several are planned in the US of A. Big production is not the issue: just imagine what a thrill it would be to know that thousands of people around the world are coming together on one day to join voices for peace, justice, the environment, and honor to a model of personal integrity."

Some of you may already have plans around this but if not, why not get involved. Suggest to your local folk club that they could have a For Pete's Sake - Sing! night on or around 3rd May. Contact your local radio station about a programme featuring Pete and his songs,
Even just include a few of Pete's songs in your performance if you're gigging around that date.

As Marie says above, it's not about big productions - it's far more about the folk world coming together to recognise someone who has given us so much.

For me, I'm devoting the whole 3 hours of my radio programme, "On The Road Again" between 1000 and 1300 UK time on Thursday 30th April to songs of Pete Seeger. Blast1386


Readifolk, the folk club here in Reading, England have set the evening of 3rd May for a concert of Pete's songs.

I'm sure there will be those who disagree with this idea but I hope there will be lots who do!

Eddie


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST,Dani
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 06:10 AM

Thanks for this! It's on my calendar, let's get the word out!

Dani


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: breezy
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 07:27 AM

Great idea


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: Maryrrf
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 10:21 AM

What an inspiring video - it almost makes me wish I'd been at the inauguration.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: EBarnacle
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 10:24 AM

I'll ask some of Pete's friends to join in.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST,guesty
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 10:26 AM

Brilliant idea. I loved that video.
Showed it to my children, as my parents played me Pete's records when I was a child.
A privilege.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: Joybell
Date: 30 Jan 09 - 11:01 PM

We're in. One way or another. What a wonderful idea.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: KT
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 01:07 AM

Thanks for the link, Eddie! I loved it. Great idea!

KT


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: VirginiaTam
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 01:43 AM

Last night on BBC4 I watched documentary Folk America - which had details about the McCarthy era and how it impacted Pete Seeger among many other folk singers.

On the heels of seeing that documentary, this YouTube video had me weeping. Remembering the struggle those singers experienced. Exposing the inequity and singing about the social struggle is the foundation and frame upon which folk music is built.

I am an American now living and folking in the UK. In US schools when I was a child and teen in the late 60s through mid 70s we were taught the safe version of This Land. But never taught what any of it meant or why it came about. There was no link to the life of Woody Guthrie, the Dust Bowl, The Great Depression, Migrant Workers, no history to accompany this song. What a pity. I hope they are teaching it in the schools today. AND I hope they are teaching ALL of the verses.

Re For Pete's Sake - Sing! day. I will be at Rochester Sweeps in Kent, UK. I will try to remember to mention it in sessions there and perhaps sing This Land.


Thank you Eddie for starting this thread.

Tamara


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST,Andymac
Date: 31 Jan 09 - 05:32 AM

I've never seen Pete Seeger in concert but have found him to be a profound influence on my singing and politics for a long time. I should be at the Girvan Folk Festival that weekend and I know there is a talk and show by Alastair Hulett planned on Pete Seeger for that weekend.
Hopefully it'll be on that day but I am certain there will be many of "his" songs (although I am convinced they are everyone's in reality) sung that weekend.

Andymac
(too much of a hurry to comment to bother logging in)


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: eddie1
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 07:50 AM

Refresh


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: Pistachio
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 03:41 PM

Brill, what a great idea. Message passed on.
H.x


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: The Sandman
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 03:57 PM

thanks, I enjoyed it .Pete Seeger , a Hero .


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: mkebenn
Date: 01 Feb 09 - 04:39 PM

Thank You, I'm in. Mike


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 10:38 AM

For Pete's Sake Sing


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GeoffLawes
Date: 02 Feb 09 - 10:41 AM

oops


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: Pistachio
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 12:12 PM

Forgiven!
at least it'll go back to the top now... and lets' keep it there!
Hazel


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST,Pamela from Ithaca
Date: 05 Feb 09 - 09:12 PM

What a fabulous idea! I've got it in my calendar and will host a
singing party here in Ithaca, NY (USA). Pete Seeger and the Sloop Clearwater
were an integral part of my growing up along the Hudson. My parents took me to the folk
picnics up and down the river, long before the big Clearwater Festival started.
I had the rare experience of seeing Pete and his banjo multiple times every summer.
I listened to The Weavers records until I wore the grooves down, and then
I listened some more. It's not a stretch to say that I wouldn't be who I am
without Pete in my life... and now his grandson Tao. To see him sing at the
Inauguration was a heart opening thrill. And yes, I knew exactly what it meant.
There were still folks in my town who remembered ( and took part in)
the Peekskill Riot.

peace, Pamela


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST,Pamela from Ithaca
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 03:43 PM

So, another week has passed... is anyone planning For Pete's Sake events?
If you're in the region of Ithaca, New York, stop by Stewart Park
anytime from 12 Noon to 6pm for singing and sharing food.
We'd love to have any traveling troubadors... or, inspire others to do the same.

peace, Pamela


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: Joybell
Date: 11 Feb 09 - 08:00 PM

I'll be checking in with Marie next week -- in Melbourne. We'll do something out here in the Western District of Victoria, but I don't know what yet.
True-love, like many here, went through that time in the States. Plays down the risks he took. Came close to being killed in Mississippi.
Yes -- I want to organize something.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: Mr Red
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 10:31 AM

May 3rd will be the Sunday of Upton Folk Festival (links from here)

I will see if the organisers have any views on celebrating. Worth a try.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: KathWestra
Date: 12 Feb 09 - 11:23 AM

I'll see if I can drum up some FSGW support for having the monthly Open Sing (actually on Friday evening the 1st) be a "For Pete's Sake Sing!" topic. Great idea!


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: Fidjit
Date: 13 Feb 09 - 11:16 AM

Working on something similar here

Chas


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST,Sue the Borderer
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 04:06 PM

Hi VirginiaTam

I shall be at Rochester Sweeps in May (dancing with Exmoor Border) and would be honoured to join with you in singing This Land.

Sue the Borderer away from home


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: AllisonA(Animaterra)
Date: 19 Feb 09 - 07:35 PM

I'll be in San Francisco for a few days, intersecting with May 3. Anything going on there for Pete's Sake?


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST
Date: 25 Feb 09 - 06:43 PM

Hi all! The Folk Song Society of Greater Boston (Massachusetts, USA) will be participating in this world-wide celebration by having a Pete-themed singing party from 3-6pm at Doyle's Cafe' in Jamaica Plain. Everyone is welcome to join us!

More info will be on our website soon: www.fssgb.org


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Subject: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Joybell
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 08:07 PM

Marie Goonan, of Melbourne, Australia, will come in and tell us all about her idea for Pete Seeger's 90th birthday.
Here you go Marie
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: GUEST,Guest Marie Goonan
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 08:19 PM

American singer-songwriter Pete Seeger turns ninety on Sunday 3rd of May this year. People around the world are being encouraged to get together and sing in groups, large and small, in homes or halls, to celebrate his lifelong contribution to making the world a better place through singing, music and activism. Folk can simply get out records and/or CD's and sing along on the day but let the organisers know that you are doing this.

This idea started in Melbourne and is beginning to catch on around the globe. It is early days yet but there are concerts or singalongs planned in Copenhagen Denmark and country Victoria in Corryong and Mallacoota, in Melbourne and many places in the USA.

If you want more information about Pete Seeger's achievements and about the For Pete's Sake Sing Singalongs Email Marie.   If you let Marie Goonan know she will add your happening to the list.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Joybell
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 08:37 PM

That was so quick. Thanks, Marie. I can contact Marie for anyone who is interested.
And there's a concert in Penshurst, Victoria, Australia.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: katlaughing
Date: 21 Mar 09 - 10:22 PM

Thanks and welcome, Marie!


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Little Robyn
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 02:03 AM

Because it's a Sunday, we can have a special on our radio show, Folk on Sunday, here in NZ.
Robyn


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: GUEST,EBarnacle on a friend's computer
Date: 22 Mar 09 - 10:46 AM

Pete, Tao, Arlo, Bruce S., et al will be giving a concert that weekend to celebrate in NYC. Tickets will be on sale tomorrow.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Joybell
Date: 23 Mar 09 - 06:18 PM

Hall booked.
Open invitation to anyone able to come to Victoria, Australia -- in the Western District.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: eddie1
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 04:17 AM

As the topic "For Pete's Sake Sing!" has come up again, perhaps I should revive this.

Eddie


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake - Sing!
From: GUEST,Pamela from Ithaca
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 05:19 PM

See the above for news of events in Boston, Washington DC, and other places around the Northeast USA...

Energy is gathering for the For Pete's Sake Sing in Ithaca, NY.
We'll be in Stewart Park, right on the edge of Cayuga Lake.
A web site has been mounted and we're getting an email list together.
Should be a great time - join us if you're in the Finger Lakes.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Joybell
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 05:57 PM

Pamela, we'll think of all of you as we sing here in the bush in Australia.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Donuel
Date: 24 Mar 09 - 11:49 PM

I need to go to Folk College first.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Crowhugger
Date: 25 Mar 09 - 09:14 PM

For me it'll be For Pete's Sake Ring Day -- May 3/09 will be the annual fundraising concert date for one of the handbell choirs in which I ring. This year's theme is rhythm, and I'll definitely be ringing one out for Pete.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Joybell
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 03:34 AM

Funny -- This thread has been doing strange things.
refresh
Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Joybell
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 03:37 AM

Ok -- I see now an intermingling.
Back again Marie


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Joybell
Date: 30 Mar 09 - 06:50 PM

Crowhugger -- that's wonderful. Marie will be so pleased her wonderful idea is spreading. Some will be tiny -- just a few people, some bigger.
I'd like to have a map at my little event to tie in all the people around the world. Where are you, Crowhugger? If you don't mind giving out your location.

So far Marie has confirmation of events in South Africa, Denmark, Country Victoria, Australia. She will be organizing one in Melbourne. Also there are the events listed by Pamela from Ithaca.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: Stringsinger
Date: 31 Mar 09 - 06:17 PM

I think that every day should be a Pete Seeger day in that there should be folk music
all the time.

For Pete's sake, let's sing every day every where.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th
From: GUEST,Kate Johnson
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 03:01 PM

From Dayton, Ohio...

The Dayton International Peace Museum (www.daytonpeacemuseum.org)is putting together a For Pete's Sake, Sing! concert at the Kennedy Union Ballroom, University of Dayton on May 3rd, 2-6 p.m. EDT. There will be birthday cake and punch, a multimedia exhibit on Pete's life and work, which will afterward be mounted at the Museum, and a traditional, "Pete-style" audience sing-along (including Happy Birthday to Pete). This event is generating a LOT of enthusiasm among local musicians and peace people.

Peace,
Kate Johnson
Education and Event Coordinator
Dayton International Peace Museum


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3
From: Peter T.
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 03:20 PM

I think something is going to happen in Toronto.

yours,

Peter T.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3
From: Eve Goldberg
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 06:05 PM

I got tickets to go to the concert at Madison Square Hall on May 3rd - the general tickets went on sale on Monday at 9 am, and by 9:03 all I could get was nosebleed section. But I'll be there!

My aunt sings in the New York Labour Chorus so she'll be singing in the concert -- how could I miss that?

Peter, what's going to be happening in Toronto?


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3
From: Joybell
Date: 01 Apr 09 - 06:25 PM

Marie -- sometime could you put a list of places on here. I'd like to have a map at our event showing where the other groups are celebrating.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3
From: GUEST,Kate Johnson
Date: 03 Apr 09 - 12:26 PM

Joy--Great idea! I'd like that too.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3
From: Joybell
Date: 04 Apr 09 - 12:51 AM

Hello Kate. May I put Dayton Ohio on my map? I'm in Penshurst in Victoria Australia. Midway between Warrnambool and Hamilton. That should give you the location for us. I'd be so pleased to be on your map.
Another idea we are using is the showing of the short film "To Hear Your Banjo Play". It shows Pete with Woody Guthrie and several others and a lot of wonderful old scenes of workers, trains, singers in the mountains ... It was made in 1947. It's freely available as a download.
Cheers, Joy


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3
From: GUEST,Eric Anderson
Date: 08 Apr 09 - 05:09 AM

There will be an event at the newly renovated Round Lake Hall in Quick near Smithers in northern British Columbia.The hall is three years younger than Pete. Starts at 1pm. admission free. Song sheets provided.


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Subject: RE: For Pete's Sake Sing Day - Pete's 90th, May 3
From: Joybell
Date: 09 Apr 09 - 12:24 AM

Eric -- May I put your location on my map too, please?
Our local hall is about the same age as yours but it's so far from anything and the nearby town has a lovely tea-room, next to the hall, -- so we'll meet there.
Song sheets are a good idea.
Cheers, Joy


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