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Pete Seeger RIP

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by bluesblaster, Jan 28, 2014.

  1. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    the great pete seeger has passed at 94

    RIP cheerful warrior
  2. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    A true American and a great folk singer/musician/song writer.
  3. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    It seemed at this point like he would live forever....


    (He probably couldnt handle losing spoken word Grammy to Colbert.)
  4. Richland123


    Apr 17, 2009
  5. I'm forever grateful for his music and the spirit that went with it, even though he had to go. He's a legend.
  6. slobake

    slobake resident ... something Supporting Member

    A huge loss. I always considered him the heart and soul of America. There are others who fit that desciption too but Pete Seeger was a gentle giant.
  7. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    A great musician and man. RIP.
  8. RIP Pete thanks for a lot of great music
  9. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Sad as he was one of the greats.
  10. In seventeen years of running a mixing console professionally, I can honestly say that no artist ever found my efforts more lacking or expressed it with less grace. Sorry I let you down Mr. Seeger, and please find peace wherever you are.
  11. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Was he still living on his boat? He did it his way
  12. bassdude51

    bassdude51 Supporting Member

    Nov 1, 2008
    Central Ohio
    So typical of today's culturally starved USA. Hundreds of members on Talk Bass and only 11 made any mention of Pete. WOW!

    Now, if it would have been Marcus Miller or Victor Wooten...............
  13. BawanaRik


    Mar 6, 2012
    New Jersey
    Mickey Jones passed and no one gave a darn.

    Nine decades of life is a long time.
  14. Bob Lee (QSC)

    Bob Lee (QSC) In case you missed it, I work for QSC Audio! Gold Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jul 3, 2001
    Costa Mesa, Calif.
    Technical Communications Developer, QSC Audio
    Amen to that.

    Pete's grand-niece used to work here at QSC. A while ago we started doing some Wednesday night jam sessions at Pat Quilter's (the "Q" in QSC) house in Laguna Beach with typically four to eight participants playing a wide range of instruments, mostly acoustic. One day in the lunch room Andrea asked me how the jam sessions were and who played. I gave her a brief run-down of the usual players who showed up and when I mentioned that one of the engineering guys played the banjo, she said that her great-uncle also plays the banjo and has written a lot of songs.

    So I asked who her great-uncle is. She declined to tell me at first, saying she was sure I'd never heard of him. No, no, come on, tell me anyway … maybe I have, I begged her. She answered, "OK, his name is Pete Seeger."

    I think my jaw dropped into my lap at that moment.

    "Your great uncle is Pete Seeger? Of course I've heard of him!"

    She told me she hadn't seen him in years but remembered as a toddler sitting on his knee as he sang to her and bounced her and made her laugh. That was probably in Beacon, NY.
  15. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007
    Great story Bob! Thanks for sharing.
  16. HaphAsSard


    Dec 1, 2013
    Or, as they say around here, "At the blacksmith's house, wooden brooms."

    +1, awesome story.
  17. fjadams

    fjadams Supporting Member

    Jun 7, 2011
    Danbury, CT
    They probably won't make many more like Pete and Woody.
  18. bluesblaster


    Jan 2, 2008
    kids today have young urban troubadors to aspire to :rollno:
  19. sneha1965


    Nov 7, 2007