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RIP Pete

Dear Reader,

Relax, our Pete is well and happy, I guess, but somewhat absent minded.

But yesterday one of the best NYers died, Pete Seeger. It is likely, that Glynsky does not like him very much, he was a pacifist, at age 92 a supporter of Occupy Wall Street, and self-proclaimed communist. About that he said:

“I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it. But if by some freak of history communism had caught up with this country, I would have been one of the first people thrown in jail.”

Pete Seeger was a smart man, here is another quote:

“Technology will save us if it doesn’t wipe us out first.”

And Glynsky might even agree with that one:

“I like to say I’m more conservative than Goldwater. He just wanted to turn the clock back to when there was no income tax. I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.”

In case the name Pete Seeger does not mean anything to you – do some reading, will ya? – certainly you have heard his music. Either played by himself, or by the many artist who performed, copied, and remixed his works. Here you can find many of the world famous songs like “Where have all the flowers gone”, “Guantanamera”, “This Land is Your Land”, etc.

And here now one of my favorites, Turn, Turn Turn, by The Byrds:

Stay tuned,

Engine Room

One thought on “RIP Pete

  1. I sympathise with the man, I remember last time I lost my mojo it was something like soul destroying.

    Casper

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