Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Myself to Death: This Land Is Your Land

Sunday, January 18, 2009

This Land Is Your Land

UPDATE: The video doesn't work. Here's an explanation and a replacement.

Although I'm glad to see Bush going away and Obama coming in, I haven't been getting caught up in all the excitement surrounding the inauguration. It's more important to wait and see what Obama does rather than to party around his arrival. Still, I caught some of today's concert at the Lincoln Memorial on HBO and had to share this little morsel. I've always been partial to this song, but to see the pure joy Pete Seeger brings to leading the crowd in singing it in this context brings actual tears to my eyes. Pete's 89, by the way, and to get a sense of the history he brings to the occasion, here's a picture of him playing for Eleanor Roosevelt and friends 65 years ago.

By the way, although you probably recognize one of these guys, Pete is flanked by his grandson, Tao Rodriguez-Seeger, and Bruce Springsteen.

1 Comments:

At 1:43 AM, January 19, 2009, Anonymous mike a said...

Very nice.

 

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