Thanks Pete! Thanks for all the great music and for making even the most hardened cynic clap and sing along. If you’ve never heard Pete Seeger play live, find a recording and listen. And rest assured that whatever the angels were singing before, from now on they’ll all be singing folk songs.
I have long thought that Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” should be the USA’s national anthem. It’s a song everyone can sing, it’s not pretentious, it’s not about war, it has no specific religious content, and it reflects our independent yet cooperative spirit. I don’t know what it would take to make this change happen, but I think this video might be a useful tool.[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HE4H0k8TDgw&w=420&h=315]