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Saturday, February 1, 2014

The Music of Our Times, of Our Lives

Here’s a quote from Val Haller, in his article, Protest Songs, From Seeger to Sting to Springsteen

“I didn’t set out this past weekend to write a tribute to Pete Seeger. But in light of his passing, keeping protest music alive is more important than ever. Young artists: carry on.”

After reading his piece, and then listening to the various clips, including of Springsteen, Dylan, and Mumford & Sons with Elvis Costello, I thought:  Would so many of us taken to the streets during those turbulent times--to march against the war, against racism--without this music to inspire us?  To give us common purpose and even courage?

Fellow Boomers & Beyonders, listen and see what you think:

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