New Pete Seeger song about BP

Pete Seeger became famous as one of Woody Guthrie's best friends, a black-listed folk singer fighting for workers' and civil rights and against war and nuclear weapons. He's spent his more recent decades as an environmentalist, devoting his energies to cleaning up the Hudson River and teaching children about music. Although he's now 91 years old and losing his voice, here's a new song from Pete Seeger about the BP oil spill. The best part about the song is that it's not negative, either - it's a very upbeat, inspirational message focused on moving forward and getting the job done.

"When drill, baby, drill / Turns to spill, baby spill / God's counting on me / God's counting on you!"

Seeger is one of my heroes, and seeing him sing with Bruce Springsteen at the 2009 inaugural concert will remain one of the highlights of my life. A big, big h/t to Andrew Revkin for this video.

Tags: Pete Seeger, BP, oil spill, Gulf Coast, music, Environment (all tags)


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RE: New Pete Seeger song about BP

This is one post that I hope can remain on the commented or rec'd list for a while. What a great song, and a great message! :)

For those wondering, I think that's grandson Tao Rodriguez-Seeger playing with Pete, but it's a slightly different haircut and new beard so I'm not really sure. Tao is a great musician in his own right, though, whether that's him or not.

by Nathan Empsall 2010-07-30 06:04PM | 0 recs


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