The Weavers even on occasion performed in tuxedos (unlike the Almanacs, who had dressed informally) and their managers refused to let them perform at political venues. Because of this, the somewhat hokey string orchestra and chorus arrangements on a few of their hit numbers, and, no doubt also because of their considerable, if temporary, financial success, the Weavers incurred criticism from some progressives for supposedly compromising their political integrity. It was a tricky dilemma, but Seeger and the other Weavers felt that the imperative of getting their music and their message out to the widest possible audience amply justified these measures.
Pete Seeger get’s shit done and don’t suffer haters. (via grayisthenewgray)
I was lucky enough to catch Pete Seeger at the 2009 Ann Arbor Folk Festival. Even at 90, he’s still that awesome.
I am very much in support of equal rights for marriage. #dealwithit
(We’re so close to marriage equality in NY, I can taste it.)
“You get to the point where you evolve in your life where everything isn’t black and white, good and bad, and you try to do the right thing,” McDonald, 64, told reporters.
“You might not like that. You might be very cynical about that. Well, fuck it, I don’t care what you think. I’m trying to do the right thing.
“I’m tired of Republican-Democrat politics. They can take the job and shove it. I come from a blue-collar background. I’m trying to do the right thing, and that’s where I’m going with this.”
When you’re drunk, things move like claymation; that jerking halting gait. Things can move too quickly, but there are steps missing, buried in the subtleties. It is bad accounting, manifest in reality.
“Ugh! Malort burps are the worst.”
MALORT is the worst! Ugh!
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…And speaking of awesome Rentals stuff, check out these stickers, generously gifted to me by Foggy Bottom Bayou co-owner Scott! That release date you see is October 24, 1995. These guys are at least 16 years old!
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