Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Remembering Pete Seeger and Celebrating His Legacy: A Selection of Eulogies

As a service to readers interested in reading eulogies of Pete Seeger in addition to the ones to which I linked yesterday by Peter Scheer and John Nichols, here's a selection of tributes to him from news sites and blogs I read (with thanks to Alan McCornick for the link to Mother Jones):

Phyllis Bennis, "We'll Carry the Song: Remembering Pete Seeger," Common Dreams

Kevin Clarke, "Pete Seeger, Banjo Picker," America

David Corn, "Springsteen Pays Tribute to Seeger, Mother Jones

Will Femia, "Remembering Pete Seeger," Maddow Blog

Lisa Fullam, "R.I.P. Pete Seeger, Commonweal

Amy Goodman and Democracy Now, "Pete Seeger: 'Democracy Now' Remembers the Folk Icon with His Own Music and Words," Truthdig

Val Haller, "Protest Songs, From Seeger to Sting to Springsteen, New York Times

Dorian Lynskey, "Pete Seeger: The Man Who Brought Politics to Music," Common Dreams

John Mellencamp, "Remembering Pete Seeger: 'Keep It Small and You Will Make a Difference,'" Huffington Post

Greg Mitchell, "Remembering Pete Seeger, from Woody Guthrie to Occupy Wall Street," Common Dreams

Patrick S. O'Donnell, "Pete Seeger: Folk Singer, Songwriter, and Communist (May 3, 1919-January 27, 2014)," Religious Left Law (by way of Fred Clark at Slacktivist)

Jon Pareles, "Pete Seeger, a Folk Revivalist Who Used His Voice to Bring Out a Nation's," New York Times

Peter Rothberg, "Pete Seeger's Top Ten Songs," The Nation

Matthew Rothschild, "Rest in Peace Pete Seeger, A True Progressive Hero," Common Dreams

Pete Seeger and Sarah van Gelder, "Ho Can I Keep from Singing," Common Dreams

Marina Sitrin, "Thank You, Pete Seeger," Common Dreams

Andrew Sullivan, "The Passing of Pete," The Dish

Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite, "'We Are Not Afriad': The Holy Spirit and the Life of Pete Seeger," Huffington Post

Harvey Wasserman, "So Long, Pete & Tosh Seeger, It's Been Amazingly Good to Know You," Common Dreams

Crystal Watson, "Pete Seeger," Perspective

Jon Wiener, "Pete Seeger's Biggest Day," The Nation

Michael Winship, "Pete Seeger: Beating Flagpoles into Plowshares," Common Dreams

Abby Zimet, "Nobody Can Make Me Turn Back: Rest in Peace," Common Dreams

The graphic is by Aislin of Cagle Cartoons at Montreal Gazette, by way of Truthdig.

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