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January 28, 2014

In Memory of Pete Seeger.

“This banjo surrounds hate and forces it to surrender.”

Pete Seeger, songwriter and folk music genius died last night of natural causes, at the age of 94.

In memory for a life well-lived—thank you for the magic, music man.

“Once upon a time, wasn’t singing a part of everyday life as much as talking, physical exercise, and religion? Our distant ancestors, wherever they were in this world, sang while pounding grain, paddling canoes, or walking long journeys. Can we begin to make our lives once more all of a piece? Finding the right songs and singing them over and over is a way to start. And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.”

“I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.”

“My job is to show folks there’s a lot of good music in this world, and if used right it may help to save the planet.”

 

“A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for.”

~ Pete Seeger

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