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Pete Seeger has died

Posted on 01/27/2014 11:04:12 PM PST by djf

One of the great voices of folk rock...


TOPICS: Music/Entertainment; Society
KEYWORDS: commies; hippies; music; obituary; peteseeger; seeger

1 posted on 01/27/2014 11:04:12 PM PST by djf
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To: djf

good riddance

that’s one of the good things about death , it eventually befalls all commies


2 posted on 01/27/2014 11:05:25 PM PST by LeoWindhorse
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To: LeoWindhorse

Heck, I thought he died in the late 60’s, early 70’s...

Is Nelson Mandela still dead?


3 posted on 01/27/2014 11:10:51 PM PST by djf (OK. Well, now, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: djf

“little boxes’ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HlSpc87Jfr0


4 posted on 01/27/2014 11:12:17 PM PST by Nachum (Obamacare: It's. The. Flaw.)
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To: djf

Pete Seeger provided cheap entertainment for the Communist Party circuit.


5 posted on 01/27/2014 11:12:20 PM PST by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: djf
pete seeger who?
oh! good riddance, that Marxist sob.

pResident 0'ButtCrack et.al. weeps.

6 posted on 01/27/2014 11:12:59 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (The end move in politics is always to pick up a gun..0'Caligula / 0'Reid / 0'Pelosi)
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To: djf

Good. The world is a better place with one less Commie.


7 posted on 01/27/2014 11:19:32 PM PST by laplata (Liberals don't get it .... their minds are diseased.)
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To: djf

Not too many of the early Communists left.


8 posted on 01/27/2014 11:19:57 PM PST by iowamark (I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy)
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To: iowamark

But there are still far too many communists here and now.


9 posted on 01/27/2014 11:24:16 PM PST by meadsjn
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To: djf

Nazi supporter, Until Uncle Adolf turned on Uncle Joe.


10 posted on 01/27/2014 11:47:33 PM PST by sharkhawk (Mr Gorbachev, tear down this wall.)
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To: djf

There’s another thread, but he wasn’t a great anything in music.

He produced a pale manufactured fake imitation of folk music.


11 posted on 01/27/2014 11:50:21 PM PST by ifinnegan
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To: LeoWindhorse; djf

Heck, Seeger’s always been dead as for as I was concerned.


12 posted on 01/28/2014 12:28:22 AM PST by Bullish (America should yank Obama like a rotten tooth before he poisons the entire body)
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To: djf

I listened to his Carnegie Hall concert over and over and over as a child.


13 posted on 01/28/2014 2:22:16 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: djf

Famous yes.
Great voice? Well to be honest you could say his voice wasn’t awful on the same scale that Dylan’s is awful.

Good riddance.


14 posted on 01/28/2014 4:09:09 AM PST by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: djf

I posted on the other thread, but I’ll post here too. I always thought Seeger was a great singer, nobody else like him. Too bad he was a stinking commie to the end. RIP.


15 posted on 01/28/2014 4:12:32 AM PST by jocon307
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To: djf
"One of the great voices of folk rock..."

I hope that is meant as sarcasm! You do know Seeger's history at the Monterrey Folk Festival in 1968?

That's when Bob Dylan had the nerve to break down Monterrey's barrier against electrified music. When Dylan's electrified folk band was performing Seeger was ranting about "cutting the cables." Seeger's party line Stalinist instinct for crushing those who disagree extended beyond politics to music and culture in general.


Fools for Stalin

The dark side of Pete Seeger

16 posted on 01/28/2014 4:21:05 AM PST by drpix
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To: djf

Never really like his music. I always thought he looked like he smelled.


17 posted on 01/28/2014 4:21:14 AM PST by Vermont Lt (If you want to keep your dignity, you can keep it. Period........ Just kidding, you can't keep it.)
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Further proof that the evil never die young.


18 posted on 01/28/2014 11:12:10 AM PST by PhineasSpear (PhineasSpear)
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To: drpix

Newport not Monterrey. Check your sources.


19 posted on 01/28/2014 11:13:55 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: djf

Imagine if he had been a follower or say Mussolini, or Alister Crowley all his life as he had been a follower of murderous Communism (100-200 million dead, and counting.) Would he still be “One of the great voices of folk rock”?


20 posted on 01/28/2014 11:16:38 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Vermont Lt
I always thought he looked like he smelled.

Amazing! I always figured he smelled like he looked!

21 posted on 01/28/2014 11:21:03 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: djf

There are already two threads here with links to articles. Why are you celebrating evil?


22 posted on 01/28/2014 11:22:12 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: djf

folk rock? lol


23 posted on 01/28/2014 11:26:05 AM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: SoFloFreeper
I listened to his Carnegie Hall concert over and over and over as a child.

How long did the feds have your compound surrounded?

24 posted on 01/28/2014 11:26:42 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: Revolting cat!
Jack Cashill has done a marvelous job in Hoodwinked and elsewhere over the years documenting fellow travelers of the 30s and 40s and how they eventually helped found the New Left Progressivism.

In a WND review in 2007 he cites in a movie review how Seegar finally repented from his support of Stalinsm and actually gives him some credit for coming clean about it.

But it focuses more on the folksinger as hero and victim, rather than shill for Soviet Stalinism.

But, if the movie doesn’t quite get it right, Seeger himself seems determined to repent of old sins.

In a letter to his former banjo student and writer Ron Radosh, he confesses: “I think you’re right – I should have asked to see the gulags when I was in USSR.”

Pete Seeger testifying before House Un-American Activities Committee in 1955

Seeger has even written a song denouncing Josef Stalin, a song inspired by what he thought his mentor, Woody Guthrie, might have written about the fall of the Soviet Union had he been around.

It’s called “The Big Joe Blues” – a song Radosh says “makes the point that Joe Stalin was far more dangerous and a threat than Joe McCarthy

Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2007/10/44217/#2cI526PC4Ah6PQw4.99

If Cashill can cut him a little slack, I think we should cite the instance to go along with our just criticism.

25 posted on 01/28/2014 11:34:02 AM PST by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.ha)
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To: djf

Prayers for a deeply misguided soul.


26 posted on 01/28/2014 11:34:17 AM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: djf

So?


27 posted on 01/28/2014 11:38:55 AM PST by OKSooner ("As the riders went on by him, he heard one call his name...")
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To: djf

Great voice?

Satire?


28 posted on 01/28/2014 11:40:28 AM PST by Rock N Jones
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To: djf

He was a depressing slob. He turned me off to his kind of folk music the first time I saw him. My thought was why are these people complaining about everything. When I listen to music I like to come away happy, not seriously depressed. Seriously depresssed is how Pete Seeger made me feel.


29 posted on 01/28/2014 11:46:32 AM PST by maxwellsmart_agent
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To: maxwellsmart_agent
Seriously depresssed is how Pete Seeger made me feel.

And we'd have to wait nearly half a century until Alanis Morissette came along and was nearly as good at it.


30 posted on 01/28/2014 12:35:28 PM PST by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Liberty Valance
folk rock? lol


31 posted on 01/28/2014 12:40:10 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Fightin Whitey

LOL! None, just had a mom who loved his music. Some of the songs were quite delightful.


32 posted on 01/28/2014 12:52:38 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Revolting cat!
You're right Newport not Monterrey and in fact it was 1965 not 1968. My mistake for relying on a faded memory and not a source.

But I'll never forget that Seeger was a Commie rat who could not bring himself to denounce Stalin's crimes until 2007 - 51 years after Nikita Khrushchev’s denunciation.

33 posted on 01/28/2014 4:03:07 PM PST by drpix
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To: dfwgator

Ha! Missed this last time around. Perfect!


34 posted on 01/28/2014 8:49:58 PM PST by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: drpix
You are way confused!It was the 1965 Newport Folk Festival that Bob Dylan went electric. Dylan was booed, although there is some dispute as to why. Seeger allegedly made the remarks about cutting the cables because the sound quality was poor.

It would have been foolish to complain about him going electric at the Monterey Pop, which was mostly electric.

35 posted on 01/29/2014 2:48:47 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Revolting cat!

Does even the most loathsome of beliefs invalidate the level of talent someone has? You may not want to listen to them, but that doesn’t change the underlying beliefs.


36 posted on 01/29/2014 2:52:02 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

See post # 33. You’re too late!


37 posted on 01/29/2014 6:52:37 AM PST by drpix
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To: nickcarraway

There are 1,000 songwriters in Nashville, and I don’t think that is an exaggeration.I suspect that at least half of them have as much talent as this supporter of Stalinist terror who composed an anthem to the abolition of private property. How many of the 1,000 do you know, admire and listen to? Who decides for you what to listen to? Wasn’t another Communist “folk rock” hero Dean Reed talented? Do you listen to him? Who does?


38 posted on 01/29/2014 12:20:12 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!
I am not disputing what you say, just that talent and worldview have no correlation.

I had never heard of Dean Reed before, but it sounds like he was never successful in the U.S. He moved to East Germany and still filed tax returns to the IRS? What a tool.

39 posted on 01/29/2014 12:47:37 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

We agree, certainly. Unfortunately, so many times an excess of talent is combined with a utopian worldview, Leftist or Rightist. Dean Reed, by the way, was probably murdered by Stasi.


40 posted on 01/29/2014 12:50:06 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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To: Revolting cat!

From what I’ve heard about Paul Robeson, he had a great voice. His political beliefs were naive, at bets.


41 posted on 01/29/2014 1:07:44 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: Revolting cat!

Or he killed himself, which does’t say much for his life over there. Also, they said his wife was spying on him for the Stasi.


42 posted on 01/29/2014 1:08:42 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

In GDR everybody spied on everybody else. German efficiency, you know. I don’t think that the North Korean have reached this kind of perfection. And Dean Reed, who became a big star in Eastern Europe at the time when few Western artists visited there, could have waited a few years Stateside and become the “next Dylan” like Jackson Browne and Bruce Springsteen. A man before his time.


43 posted on 01/29/2014 1:13:33 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious! We reserve the right to serve refuse to anyone!)
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