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Book review: Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger, by Anita Silvey

Silvey, Anita. Let Your Voice Be Heard: The Life and Times of Pete Seeger. Clarion, 2016. $17.99. 112p. ISBN 9780547330129. Ages 11-15. P5Q10

Born into a privileged family, this noted folksinger became a social activist because of his parents’ influence and spent his life fighting injustices. 139 more words

Book Reviews

Another Mother for Peace

In 1968, Jim Kelly and I moved to Lansing, Michigan with our toddler son. While Kelly studied for his Masters of Social Work at Michigan State, one-year-old Joe and I marched with the national anti-war organization “Another Mother for Peace” to protest cereal companies that advertised during violent cartoons on Saturday morning TV. 463 more words

Writers

Song Lyric Sunday

Our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song you love that falls in the category of “singer/songwriter”.

Singer-songwriters are musicians who write, compose, and perform their own musical material including lyrics and melodies. 408 more words

Song Lyric Sunday

Rudderless

September 21, 2016

I was born in 1954 and was in elementary school through the early to mid 1960’s. I remember the Civil Rights movement in our country but admittedly, not well.  1,095 more words

My First (and only) Encounter with Bob Dylan

Richard Sahn

On a snowy evening in January 1965 four friends, including myself, drove across the Hudson River from Tivoli NY, where we were living at the time, to Woodstock. 513 more words

American Culture

"Captive on a Carousel of Time"

Last week’s post about cloud gazing was entitled “From the Other Side of a Cloud“. The title refers back to one of my favorite songs, “Both Sides Now” by Joni Mitchell, a Canadian singer/songwriter/artist. 733 more words

Happenings

Ashtabula

I’ve never heard of Canadian folk singer David Francey before yesterday but apparently he has heard of my boyhood hometown of Ashtabula, as he sings about it in this lovely song of his. 27 more words

Music