Thursday, September 1 2011
Even within the US, where democracy and political openness have fostered a rich tradition of rebellious humor, stains still linger from those periods when “God-is-on-our-side” attitudes swept the nation into a mass hysteria of obedience and fear.
Thursday, June 17 2010
These two documents transport listeners and viewers back to the heart of the civil rights era and reaffirm Seeger's creation of a truly global music of conscience that can transcend the limitations of its local translations.
Tuesday, May 25 2010
Somewhat awkward, clunky and charming on his TV show, Pete Seeger seemed to trust the viewers in the same way he recognised that TV's priorities don't represent the priorities of the people he meets in his travels.
Wednesday, May 6 2009
Monday, January 12 2009
Oddly enough, while the major studios continue scratching their heads over how to sell yet another new format (Blu-ray) to disinterested consumers, several outside distributors made sure that this would be a digital year to remember.
Wednesday, August 6 2008
Wednesday, August 1 2007
PopMatters talks to Joe Boyd, a man at the center of the folk, rock and blues scenes of the 1960s who lived to tell the tale. "The whole notion of folk music and an appreciation of things that are more rural and more traditional and more rustic than our lives are now is the privilege of the middle class."
Friday, October 28 2005
Martin Scorsese's film is about Dylan's early life among the Mister Joneses of his era, ahead of rock and roll's learning curve and suffering the judgments of the slower kids in his class.
Monday, June 20 2005
A better title for this compilation would be: The Most Famous Pete Seeger. And because it's not, here's a rant.
Monday, April 21 2003
A meditation on the song of the same name that chillingly relates the story of a lynching.