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Seeger's swan song?

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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: GUEST,Stephen
Date: 07 Jun 04 - 02:11 PM

I had the immense pleasure of interviewing Pete last summer - he's a great guy, and he spoke about his memory loss then... things like having to ask guys he's known ten, twenty years to remind him of their surnames. Not good.

He played some fine songs too - all of us journalist types just sitting out on the grass and listening.


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 11:28 AM

forgetting acquaintances names - thats not memory loss - just prioritising.
I used to a gig with a guy who forgot the same lines in the same verse nearly every night for a year - in the end the suspense of waiting for him to forget ...it got to me and I had to quit the band


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Folkiedave
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 02:45 PM

I too was lucky enough to see Pete at the Free Trade Hall all those year ago.

Brilliant night. Still in my memory.

Dave
www.collectorsfolk.co.uk


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: cobber
Date: 08 Jun 04 - 09:38 PM

I'm only half Pete's age and I've been forgetting the words to songs most of my career. It doesn't mean the performance is no good, just proves you're human. May he sing as long as he wants to and want to as long as he sings.


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Suffet
Date: 09 Jun 04 - 07:57 AM

I should add that when I spoke with Pete Seeger this past Sunday (6/6/04) he renewd two commitments he made to the People's Music Network Winter Gathering in New York City next year.

Friday night, January 28, 2005, Pete will appear in a concert open to the general public at the Brooklyn High School for the Arts, along with the Brooklyn Women's Chorus and several other performers.

Saturday morning, January 29, 2005, Pete will appear in a children's concert at the Renaissance Charter School in Jackson Heights, Queens, along with Takako Nagumo and members of MacDougal Street Rent Party. The concert will only be for children who go to that school, children of people attending the PMN Winter Gathering, and their respective families.

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Suffet
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 07:55 PM

PEOPLE'S MUSIC NETWORK
for Songs of Freedom and Freedom

presents...

THE MANY VOICES CONCERT
Friday • January 28, 2005 • 7:30 to 10:30 PM
Brooklyn High School for the Arts
345 Dean Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues
Brooklyn, New York


Featuring...
Pete Seeger
Brooklyn Women's Chorus
Disabled In Action Singers
Lafayette Inspirational Ensemble
Harmonic Insurgence
Brooklyn High School for the Arts Chorus
PMN Chorus


Cosponsored by...
Brooklyn High School for the Arts
Renaissance Charter School
Brooklyn Women's Chorus
Peoples' Voice Cafe
New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club


Tickets...
$15 for members of PMN or cosponsors if purchased in advance. All others, and at the door, $20.

For ticket information and sales, please contact...
Bev Grant.
Phone: 718-230-4999
E-mail: bevgrant1@aol.com

Directions:

• B65 bus to 4th Avenue stops in front of the school eastbound or one block north of the school westbound.

• Subway to the Atlantic Avenue - Pacific Street station. Walk south along 4th Avenue to Dean Street. That will be anywhere from half a block to two blocks depending on what station exit you use. Turn right. School will be on your right.

• Long Island Rail Road to Flatbush Avenue terminal in Brooklyn. Cross Atlantic Avenue, then walk south along 4th Avenue two blocks to Dean Street. Turn right. School will be on your right.

• Driving: I-278 (BQE) to Atlantic Avenue exit. Go east (away from waterfront) along Atlantic Avenue to 3rd Avenue. Turn right. Go two short blocks to Dean Street. Turn left and look for parking. School will be on your left.

PMN website: http://www,peoplesmusic.org/

Be there!

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: open mike
Date: 05 Oct 04 - 08:34 PM

ha! one recent issue of home power magazine features pete seeger and the cover shows him on the roof with solar panels! http://www.homepower.com/
seems pretty lively to me!!Pete Seeger solar article in Homepower magazine


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Suffet
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 08:18 PM

For the Love of Pete!

An evening to celebrate the music of Pete Seeger and the release of the updated edition of his autobiography, Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Saturday • May 21, 2005 • 8 PM
Community Church of New York
40 East 35th Street
Midtown Manhattan, New York City

Featuring...
Pete Seeger
Work o' the Weavers
Jim Scott and the Community Church Choir with the Rev. Hope Johnson
Stan Strickland
Geoff Kaufman

Presented by the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee. Cosponsored ny the New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club (Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.).

Tickets: $25 in advance.

For more information: http://www.uusc.org/

Or call 1-800-388-3920 extension 230 to reserve.

Be there!

--- Steve


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: open mike
Date: 27 Apr 05 - 09:04 PM

earlier this link had an extra comma added..
http://www.peoplesmusic.org/ try this...


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Frankham
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 09:27 PM

Pete is still an inspiration. When you inspire, you want to carry on your message through others. He wants us to write songs that say something positive about the human condition and sometimes controversial. He wants all of us to be his legacy. He is still as sharp as a tack. He is up on what's going on in the world. The important thing is to paraphrase him, we used to think that
the world would change by sweeping movements and expansive ideas. Now the time has come for small groups to organize and not be co-opted by big movements that are too general. Maybe just planting a tree or a growing garden to feed a hungry family. Maybe just getting a group together to talk to your congressman about bringing our troops home. Small groups of commited people can do amazing things.

When Pete first started, the folk music movement was small. When I grew up in Los Angeles, I had to search for a teacher to show me anything on the five-string banjo. Pete provided his book. It sold a few copies. I was thrilled to get it. There was a small group of us included were Derroll Adams, Dave Zeitlin, Sid Berland, Ry Cooder,Guy Carawan, Bess and Butch Hawes, Ed Michel, Ed Pearl, Odetta, Jimmy Gavin, Will Geer, Vern Partlow, Sam Hinton , Bill Olliver, Bart Van der Schilling, Jerry Atinsky, Dave Arkin and his talented son Alan, Cisco and Woody. The Folk Scare hadn't kicked in yet. Nobody in the general public cared about folk music in those days.
But there was this small group of people and they kept on meeting together.

When the Weavers were blacklisted, a small group of supporters carried them through into college concerts. Then that magic one at Carnegie Hall.

The point is, we are all Pete's children. We are his legacy. He lives on through all of us.

Frank Hamilton


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: GUEST,Guest - Michael Harrison of Texas
Date: 28 Apr 05 - 11:59 PM

Many good and heart-felt feelings generated here, and my two-cents says - Pete, as long as you want to sing, I will listen. Thanks for the music, the songs and the inspiration. Down the road,.........


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Stephen L. Rich
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 12:21 AM

We all love Pete Seeger and forgive him almost any sin, especially one as seemingly harmless as occasional memory loss. But, as a performer I can see this from his perspective as well. Blowing the words to a song one has been doing all of one's life is, at the very least, very embarassing. I'd rather see him retire than subject himself to what, for him, would be regular humiliation. Let the man go with his dignity intact.

Stephen Lee


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 03:41 AM

According to an advert I noticed in UK press Peggy Seeger is performing a "farewell to UK" concert with Pete and Mike Seeger listed as guests. I didn't note the date but it was in London (possibly Purcell Rooms this summer).

RtS


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Brian Hoskin
Date: 29 Apr 05 - 08:23 AM

Does anyone know who is publishing the new edition of his autobiography Where Have all the Flowers Gone??


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Roger the Skiffler
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 07:06 AM

The Peggy Seeger 70th Birthday "returning home" Concert with Mike & Pete guesting is Queen Elizabeth Hall, South Bank Centre Sunday 29th May 2005. Waterson/Carthy are also schecduled to appear.

RtS


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: GUEST,Tannywheeler
Date: 30 Apr 05 - 05:54 PM

I don't know what he thinks he's lost, but it's not his wisdom, warmth, kindness. For those who've never met him, I assure you those parts of his personality are very real and present. As long as he stays among us he can choose whatever conditions he feels necessary and we'll be lucky to have him.   Tw

p.s.Compuwhizzes, how can I get my cookie back? Help?


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Frankham
Date: 01 May 05 - 02:59 PM

He's got a birthday coming up. May 3, 1919.

Frank


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: GUEST
Date: 01 May 05 - 03:05 PM

"He's got a birthday coming up. May 3, 1919."

Actually, I think his birthday *coming up* is May 3, 2005.

May 3, 1919 was his date of birth. Not quite the same thing.


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Subject: RE: Jerry Atinsky["Seeger's swan song?"]
From: GUEST,Nancy D.
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 01:38 PM

For Jerry:

Saying "Hello," again -- after these many years.

If you want to write, I can be reached at Greenwich_e@yahoo.com .

That's the only way I can be reached these days.


    Nancy D.


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: folkwaller
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 02:55 PM

The angel of music is with you Pete she will help you decide. The concerts in the 60's in London are with me forever. I'm with Seamus on this one. Whisper a song to me Pete and I will listen forever.


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Anglo
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 08:22 PM

I see Brian Hoskin's question went unanswered. The new edition of Pete's book, like the previous one, is being published by Sing Out Publications.


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Lady Hillary
Date: 23 Jul 06 - 10:31 PM

He performed at the recently past Clearwater Revival, both in his own set and in various others' including with Tao and the Mammals. Long may he wave!


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: Richard Brandenburg
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 03:18 AM

How do we regard the fade of the body in this life is what I wonder about. Pete will be Pete until his breath fails and then until his friends and those of us who remember him are gone, and then it's in history's hands.

Those near him see him diminished perhaps but still the same, and he is no doubt the same, to those of his friends who can perceive him. Remembering songs is no longer his task here; and our task may be to remember his singing and let him go in the manner in which he wishes and is able to leave us.

It all ends in forgetting, whatever we wish. Pete's done more than most to ensure and justify remembrance, and to his credit, seemed never to care about any of that. Pete seemed to me to be all about the present moment. I recall him emblazoned in his archetype, singing, "The time is now quite early morning".

But we all know better, despite our love.

I once shook his hand.


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: kendall
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 06:52 AM

On the back of Utah Phillip's brochure there is a saying: "No matter how New Age you get, old age gonna kick your ass". I got a card from Pete (I save all his cards) and it was apparent that his memory was slipping, but I still hold dear that evening in Gordon Bok's living room back in 1969,when Pete gave me my first banjo lesson. That memory will never fade.

I did have the honor of seeing him in concert. In no time at all he took a loud crowd and had them eating out of his hand. He is an entertainer more than a performer.


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: BanjoRay
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 09:04 AM

Here's a picture of Pete being a very naughty boy with Bela Fleck only 14 years ago, on both ends of a panoramic picture. He was obviously still capable of a good sprint.
Tennessee Banjo Institute panorama 1992
Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Seeger's swan song?
From: NormanD
Date: 24 Jul 06 - 11:57 AM

That's some photo.

I can imagine cartoonist Gary Larson seeing this as a vision of hell. You go through this room to.........




......the accordion players.


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